Pathways to Vitality

We have as a church made it through the pandemic and we look forward to revival and more participation in the coming months. To continue offering the church and the community our services and the best selection of activities to do this in the long term, we rely on your feedback. 

PATHWAYS TO VITALITY is a small group set up to mobilize this initiative of increasing our Markers of Vitality- which are:

  • Worship attendance
  • Mission
  • Small groups
  • New professions of faith
  • Giving toward missions

We have been collecting feedback over the past few weeks from the congregation and would like to invite you to participate in our survey to prioritize the activities you have fed back to us on the forms. The participation is anonymous and will take about 2 minutes. However, you also have the option to leave us your contact details at the end of the survey for possible queries. If you have any questions, please get in touch with pastor Stew at <

To complete the simple online questions, please click here. PATHWAYS TO VITALITY (

Acts Sermon Series and Bible Study Group

We have nine people signed up for the Acts Bible study group so far. More are welcome to join the group. The study group will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm beginning October 4. Pastor Warner will preach on a section of Acts on Sunday and the study group will study the same section that week following the sermon. The group session will also be broadcast on Zoom for people who may not be able to be physically present. You can purchase the book “Life Lessons from Acts: Christ’s Church in the World” by Max Lucado from or from other major bookstores or websites. Purchase the study guide prior to attending the class. The group will meet for 12 weeks. We are currently scheduled to meet in the Conference Room next to the church office. We may change locations if the group gets too large. Please let Pastor Warner know if you will be participating in the group.

CROP HUNGER WALK 2023 – North Penn/Lansdale Area
The Crop Walk for our North Penn/ Lansdale Area will be taking place on Sunday October 8 at 2 PM. We are also looking for walkers this year, let Pastor Warner or Ally in the Church Office know if you are able to walk. Our church has participated in the CROP Walk to End Hunger for many years. The website will give you information about how you can contribute or participate.

Crafters Wanted!

Our 5th Annual Craft Fair will be held in Stringer Auditorium on Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you are a crafter and interested in participating please contact Doris Shaedle, 215-692- 0667 or Nancy Silknitter, 215-368-4025. Cost of a table is $15.
Registration forms are located here or on the bulletin board outside of Stringer Auditorium. You can also email us at
Please share this information with your friends and family.

Proceeds from the Craft Fair support our United Women in Faith.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross provides about 40% of our nation’s blood and blood cell components, making it a vital source to hospitals and their
patients. The need for blood is in constant demand. Please consider donating blood to the last American Red Cross blood drive hosted at LUMC and help to potentially save a life. The blood drive will be held on Monday, November 27, from 1PM to 6PM.
Please sign up to donate online at or call 1-800-Red-Cross

College Student Care Package Teams

We want to support and encourage college students from LUMC and let them know that we are thinking about and praying for them. We’d like to send care packages to them. We’re looking for a group of people to organize and put together care packages for college students. Let Pastor Warner know if you can help again if you were part of the team last year. New people are also welcome to join the team. We’ll talk about contents and dates to send the packages when we have our first meeting. A meeting date will be set once we know who this year’s team members are. Please contact Pastor Warner if you would like to be part of this team to encourage and support college students from LUMC.

Thanks to all the folks that brought Hero Hotline to life!

And a huge KUDO to Liz Bonner for making this year’s VBS an amazing success!

To see the video of the week, click here!

September Mission Emphasis

The September Mission Emphasis is designated for Oak Park ElementarySchool. Christmas gifts for needy families will be sponsored with children in elementary school & younger for 2023. By your donating in September, we will be able to let the school know how many children we can sponsor this year from LUMC. Names of families are confidential, and we will purchase items or gift cards from wish lists we receive. Please help to support our adopted school with this project this year and make some local children have a happy holiday. Contact Barb Hartmann at for any questions, not Oak Park Elementary.

Congregational Care Team

Did you know we have a team of people from our congregation who visit shut-ins?  This team has been visiting and at times taking communion elements to shut-ins.  We currently have fifteen people who are being visited.  We would like to invite more people to be part of this visitation team.  Contact Pastor Warner or Maryellen Reinmiller if you are interested in being part of this caring team, and would like to know more about this caring ministry.

Church Council and the Staff Parish Relations Committee have approved two new Nursery Attendant positions as we seek to connect with and support families with young children. Nursery attendants will staff the nursery on Sunday mornings during worship and Sunday School. This is a paid position of $60 per Sunday morning. Attendants will also be available for other church functions where children may attend. We are seeking two persons who will share this schedule throughout the year. Please share this information with people you think may be interested. Criminal, Child Abuse, and FBI fingerprint checks are also required. Persons must be 18 or older. Contact Pastor Warner for a job description and application.