Vacation Bible School
“Knights Of The North Castle VBS” is coming this summer!!
Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14 from 6:30 pm -8:00 pm (with a light supper offered at 6:00). The final program will be Thursday evening. We need helpers for the kitchen and also with tech, crafts, games, music and storytelling! Wednesday evening decorating nights will begin in May. Please come out and join in on the excitement!
For more info contact Liz Bonner. 215-353-0965 email@example.com
Mark your calendars. Lansdale UMW are planning a trip to see “David” at Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster in October. Contact Maryellen Reinmiller at 215-913-1666 for information on the trip.
Lansdale Borough and LUMC 150 Year Celebration!!!
Read about our 150 Celebration as it appeared in the Eastern PA Conference newsletter the NEWSpirit Digest.
We celebrated Lansdale’s first church, LUMC, in conjunction with Heritage Sunday 2022. We have a rich heritage as a church and a unique history of splitting, separating and reconciling. But as we know, this is not the complete story for our church. We continue to write our story as we navigate the choppy waters of the 21st century. Our story is still unfolding!
Heritage Sunday shall be observed on Aldersgate Day (May 24), or the Sunday preceding that date (this year it is May 22). The day provides an opportunity for reflection on heritage, celebration of where the Church has been, how it understands itself as it shapes us today, and the meaning of Christian conferencing. Heritage Sunday calls the Church to remember the past by committing itself to the continuing call of God.
The theme for Heritage Sunday 2022 is “Splits, Separations, and Reconciliations.” From now through the remainder of the year, GCAH will be producing and releasing a number of resources to help the denomination better understand the multifaceted and multi-faced history of the Methodist movement in a global context. From the original split from the Church of England in 1784 to smaller splits over the last 250 years, we’ll examine how and why various schisms happened. We’ll also look at different mergers and attempts at reconciliation to learn how Methodists come (back) together. And we’ll do all of this with Wesley’s words as a guide:
“If there be any word in the English tongue as ambiguous and indeterminate in its meaning as the word Church, it is one that is nearly allied to it — the word Schism.” — John Wesley, ‘On Schism’
Resources you can look forward to are: 1) an interactive timeline of the history of Methodism in America 2) an online course entitled “Splits, Separations, and Reconciliations” 3) episodes from our Un-Tied Methodism podcast 4) interviews with key Methodist scholars and leaders and 5) digital images from the repository at GCAH.
Summer Camps for Children & Youth
Our Eastern PA Conference of the UMC offers three Christian Camps to reach and serve children, youth and adults. Pre-Covid, more than 4,000 children and youth attend summer camps. And more than 15,000 children, youth, and adults attend and participate in Christian retreats throughout the year. Summer camp registration is now open. Visit one of the websites below to learn about the many camps that we offer. You can also register online. LUMC will contribute $50 per person for any child or youth from LUMC that attends one of the camps. Contact Pastor Warner to take advantage of this $50 gift.
Camp Innabah www.innabah.org
Gretna Glen www.gretnaglen.org
Pocono Plateau www.poconoplateau.org
Carson Simpson Farm www.csfarm.org
New Member Class
A group of 6 new members joined Lansdale UMC on Sunday, February 13 during the worship service. Welcome all new members!
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.
Cottage Meeting Update
Cottage meetings with Pastor Warner will continue in the Fall, as we continue to take a break due to the recent Covid-19 numbers increasing and summer vacations. Cottage meetings are a time for you to meet with Pastor Warner in a small group setting. We need people to host a meeting. Please contact Pastor Warner firstname.lastname@example.org if you can host a gathering. Hosts provide your home and light snacks for four to no more than 10 people.
New Nursery Attendant Search
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 email@example.com for a job description and application.
Community Block Party Team
LUMC will be offering a community block party in our parking lot in summer 2022. The next planning meeting is scheduled for June 8 at 7 pm. Pastor Warner is looking for people to be part of this planning team as we seek to build bridges and connections with people in our community. The Block Party will also be a time for us to make connections with local agencies and municipalities. We will have activities for children and youth and hope to have lots of food as well. Email Pastor Warner (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to serve on this team as we seek to be in mission to our surrounding community.