A warm welcome is extended to
you from the over 500 members of the Trinity Tower Church family.
For five decades, Trinity Tower
has provided opportunities for spiritual growth, Christian fellowship,
celebration, nurture, and service.
This website will inform you of
the many programs and opportunities awaiting you here. We encourage
you to become a part of the Christian life of Trinity Tower United Methodist
Church of Penn Hills.
We exist to:
Glorify Almighty God and His
Son Jesus Christ through celebration and praise;
believers in Christian discipleship;
Equip believers to provide
ministries of love, justice and
peace to those in need throughout the surrounding communities, our nation
and world; and,
the Gospel message with believers, seekers and non-believers.
When are services held? (Click Here)
Who are United Methodists? (Click Here)
Trinity Tower Church is located at 6729 Saltsburg Road,
in the center of Penn Hills on Saltsburg Road (Route 380) about one mile
east of Frankstown Road, across from the Alcoma Golf Club.
From the Parkway (Route 376 East) take Exit 11 (Rodi Road).
Go to the top of Rodi Road, turn right
on Frankstown Road (Route 380). Go three traffic lights and turn right on
Saltsburg Road (Route 380). Go 1.1 mile. Church is on the left.
Watch for our sign.
TRINITY TOWER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
We began as Penn Hills Methodist Church in
1957 when several families, sensing a need for a Methodist presence in
the area, began holding church school classes in their homes.
The first full-time pastor was appointed the following year. At that
time, worship and church school classes were held in the Penn Hills
1962 witnessed a merger with the former Rock Bend Methodist Church of
Our present structure was completed in 1963, and in 1968 our name became
Trinity Tower United Methodist Church.
An extensive building addition was completed in 1999 including:
administrative offices, 4 classrooms, 4 restrooms, nursery,
conference\library\kitchenette, elevator, and an additional parking lot.
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
"UNITED METHODISTS ARE ...
When you join a United Methodist congregation, you become a member of
the total United Methodist connection. Members promise God and the
congregation to uphold the church with their prayers, presence, gifts
United Methodists trace their spiritual heritage back to18th-century
leaders including John and Charles Wesley, Jacob Albright, Philip
Otterbein, Martin Boehm and Francis Asbury.
All persons are welcome in the United Methodist Church. We are firmly
committed to inclusiveness. We celebrate a diversity of people, ideas
and cultures and are enriched by our broad history.
United Methodists trust free inquiry in matters of Christian doctrine.
Our faith is guided by Scripture, tradition, experience and reason. Of
paramount importance is Scripture. For United Methodists, the Bible is
the record of God's people living out God's promise.
United Methodists are mission-oriented and socially conscious. We are
aware of world events and strive to help those in need. United
Methodists are one in faith and tradition with Methodist Christians
around the world.
For generations, United Methodists have cooperated with other
denominations to spread the gospel, care for those in need, alleviate
injustice and foster peace. In national and interfaith groups, United
Methodists reach beyond our own churches and communities to express
concern and to share God's love with people of many faiths.
For more than 200 years, The United Methodist Church and its predecessor
bodies have expressed concern for the worker, the sick, the poor, the
orphaned, the aging, the impaired, the oppressed and the imprisoned.
Our church participates in the struggles of women, people with physical
and mental impairments, and racial - and ethnic - minority persons,
helping them attain equality in the church, the economy and society.
United Methodists positively influence society through responsible
United Methodism took form as an organized church in this country during
the American Revolution. Its structures parallel those of the United
States government. Church leadership is shared by executive, legislative
and judicial branches. Representative bodies carry out church functions
at local, regional and churchwide levels.
The highest legislative body - the only organization that can speak for
the church - is the General Conference. An assembly of up to 1,000
delegates, it's composed of equal numbers of laity and clergy and meets
once every four years. Delegates are chosen by regional units (annual
conferences) throughout the United States and in 15 other nations.
Annual conferences respond to the needs in their regions by developing
programs and ministries carrying out the work of Christ and supporting
the policies set by General Conference.
The United Methodist Church continues its strong evangelical heritage.
Within each congregation is a vital center of biblical study and
evangelism - a blending of personal piety and discipleship.
...a happening people! Involved,
committed, diverse, open. A people striving to be accepting, caring,
hospitable and inclusive. Family and community-oriented. A people
concerned about those beyond their communities, around the world. Active
in mission, responsive. A people loving music, church suppers and
fellowship. Initiators, with a history of creating ministries related to
education, employment, health and other issues. A people fond of telling
the story of God's redeeming grace.