June 18, 2020 e-CR

New! Phased Reopening Guidelines

Currently in Phase Yellow: On June 5th, our county shifted to Phase Yellow of the Commonwealth’s directives. While we’re in Phase Yellow, LUMC will remain closed to all activity except the LiveStream service on Sunday mornings and the June 19th Red Cross Blood Drive. The church’s phased reopening guidelines, based on the denomination’s, conference’s, and CDC’s guidance, call for us to stay closed until the shift to Phase Green. Once in Phase Green, faithful, prudent, and safe decisions will be made and announced. In the meantime, commit yourselves to prayers for the many who have suffered personal and economic losses during this long pandemic crisis. Forthcoming will be the phased reopening guidelines for you to examine and help implement.  

LiveStreaming to LUMC YouTube Channel!

It’s simple to access! Click on the YouTube logo above, and you’ll zip to our Lansdale UMC Channel. Next, click on the red SUBSCRIBE button. Then, click on the notification “Bell.” When prompted, click on “All,” and you’ll receive a notification whenever we broadcast live or upload a video to our channel! Easy!

June’s Mission Emphasis–UMCOR Covid-19 Relief

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is expanding its efforts in the fight against the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. UMCOR has launched a giving campaign, “Sheltering in Love,” to assist vulnerable communities in the United States and around the world.

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, UMCOR has been working with health boards, medical professionals, disaster management coordinators and faith leaders to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. Partners in China, Africa and the Philippines have already received solidarity grants. Training materials have been developed and disseminated in four languages to facilitate online trainings focused on preparedness and prevention. The impact of COVID-19 is far-reaching and demands an even greater response. Read more. You can support June’s Mission Emphasis in three ways: Snail mail your check payable to LUMC, memo: UMCOR Covid -19 in your Blue Envelope or give through www.lansdaleumc.org, click the dropdown menu to find UMCOR Covid-19 or text message your gift to 73256 with the message “LansdaleFirstUMC.” Thank you for your generous support!

A Conversation on Race

Pastor Bill invites members, attenders, friends, all concerned to attend “A Conversation on Race.” this Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. After a presentation about race, racism, and anti-racism, an open discussion and time for questions and stories will follow. The aim is to support, learn, pray, and influence as the church steps out in peace with justice in our nation. Here is the Zoom link information: Meeting ID: 853 3130 6620 Password: 901597 or click here to go right to the meeting.  For more resources on these topics, click here.

Fight for Floyd: Where do we go from here?

On June 1, the Urban Commission offered a two-hour dialogue, with comments by guest participants and also breakout groups, as “an urgent response to current racial violence and injustice in law enforcement.” Nearly 300 people participated. If you’re interested, you can view the recording on the EPAUMC Facebook page by clicking here.

Click here to read the UMC Council of Bishops’ Statement on the Scourge of Racism.

Red Cross Blood Drive – Click Image to Register

Virtual VBS is Coming June 29 – July 1

UMC Summer Camps Cancelled for 2020

Summer camps at three of the centers–Gretna Glen in Lebanon, Innabah in Spring City, and Pocono Plateau in Cresco–are suspended for the summer. But Carson-Simpson Farm in Hatboro is taking it a month at a time.  Read more here.

Save the Date!

Prayer Requests

Lansdale UMC Children’s Ministry is on Facebook!! 

Watch Miss Liz LiveStream Sunday School each Sunday after worship on this page. She also posts interesting items for our children to watch, read and do throughout the week.  Please join us at: Lansdale UMC Children’s Ministry on Facebook.

Zoom Bible Studies with Pastor Bill

Pastor Bill is leading two weekly Zoom Bible Studies on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday evenings at 7:00 a.m. The four daily readings from the lectionary will be studied each day! Rather than a continuous study of a Bible book, these studies will focus on the daily lectionary readings for each Tuesday and Thursday of the coming weeks. Join both studies if you like, each study will be different each week!

To access Zoom on Tuesday morning: Meeting ID: 968 6161 6463; Password: 020706 To access Zoom on Thursday night: Meeting ID: 965 4177 8998; Password: 014790

Zoom Covid-19 Support Group

The Upper Room May/June 2020

Click here to access the May/June edition of The Upper Room.

New Horizons Fellowship

New Horizons Fellowship is studying “The Five Practices from the Cross” based on “The Walk Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life” by Adam Hamilton. Class format is a video followed by discussion. Anyone may attend and notes from previous sessions are available. Email warren1438@gmail.com for invite and / or notes. We meet online using Zoom at 10:00am Sunday morning.

Wesleyan Adult Sunday School Class continues AT HOME

The class has begun a new series of eight sessions based on the book Journey Through the Psalms by Biblical scholar Denise Dombkowski Hopkins. Each week class members receive an e-mail with a link to a short Vimeo to watch online, along with a study guide and related materials.  It is not necessary to purchase the book on which the series is based. All are welcome to join this study. Please contact Verna Colliver if you wish to be added to the e-mail distribution list (vmcolliver@gmail.com).

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Stay safe and well.
Becky Conrad, Administrative Assistant