Advent and Christmas

Christmas Eve 4 pm Service Bulletin

Christmas Eve 7 pm Service Bulletin

Listen to Pastor Stew’s Christmas Message!

Advent Decorating & Dinner

Make sure to stay after the service on Sunday November 28th for a new twist on our Hanging of the Greens! Directly following our service on Sunday, November 28, we will kick off our celebration of Christmas with a special family event at 10:15 am in the Sanctuary. We will be singing Christmas Carols, hearing the story of the 1st Christmas, and hanging a “family” Christmas ornament on the Sanctuary Christmas Trees. Ornaments have been saved from previous years so if you are new to our church please bring an ornament from home to hang on the tree. The ornaments that we use have been donated previously by LUMC families. Extra ornaments will be available.

We will also have a special gift for the children!

Following this, we will head into Stringer Auditorium for a festive light luncheon and our traditional singing of the “12 Days of Christmas.”

All are welcome. Make sure to bring friends and family! You won’t want to miss it!

Giving Tree Update

The Missions Committee would like to thank the congregation for your response & donations to the Giving Tree Agencies

The following are the Agencies and gifts, cards, and cash received:

  • Methodist Services: received 80 gifts, $235 in gifts cards, & $265 cash donations.
  • Glad Tidings Christmas Shop: received 45 gifts and $240 cash donations
  • Laurel House: received $445 in gift cards & $370 cash donation

Grand Total: 123 gifts, $680 in gift cards, & $875 in cash donations

December Mission St. John United Methodist Church, Bridgeton NJ

The community around Bridgeton has been served by a Methodist church for more than 170 years. Today, St. John United Methodist Church continues to serve the community, many of them Native Americans. St. John UMC holds a Native American worship service the fifth Sunday of the month, organizes Vacation

Bible School with a Native American centered curriculum and provides much needed food and other necessities to the community. The congregation is now searching for a Native American pastor to fill the position left vacant by the death of Rev. Roy Bundy who served the church for a number of years.