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Missions are the the very core of our existence as a church and help us to live our Mission which is to "Share the Love of Jesus Christ everyday."  Whether its helping people in our local community or assisting others in another corner of the globe, we at the Leola United Methodist Church find great joy in both lending a helping hand to others and sharing the gospel with them so that they can come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  The many missions which we are involved in are listed below.

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 Local Missions


Bird Ministries (House of Ruth)
    To build stronger and safer communities by providing women who have been in prison the spiritual, emotional and practical support needed to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.
    A local children's home in Paradise, PA with the heart to serve the Lord by providing services to disadvantaged children (and senior adults) in an atmosphere graced with love, dignity, compassion and respect.
An organziation supported via our participation in the Leola Ministerium, recently renamed the Conestoga Valley Ministerium,  

From the CVCCS website: The Conestoga Valley Ministerium (formerly the Leola Ministerium) - comprised of 10 churches and ministries - has formed a non-profit organization to address needs in the community. This organization has been incorporated and named, Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services (CVCCS).

     Below are CVCCS missions directly supported by Leola United Methodist church.

Harvest of Home Community Food Bank
    Located at the Lapp Building, 2420 Gehman Rd, Lancaster, Building 1,000. This organization provides local support of food to families in need.
          Corner of Hope    2420 Gehman Lane. Bldg. 1000, Lancaster, PA

    Homes donated by Zion Lutheran Church and maintained in partnership with other local churches to provide transitional housing and support services in multiple learning areas that will enable individuals to become self supporting.

Regional Missions
    Provides both educational services and scholarships for students of all ages who need financial aid for their studies and who articipate in the ministries of the Mid-Town Parish UMC in North Philadelphia - breaking a cycle of poverty and dependency and developing their God given talents.  

    A community of believers in North Philadelphia that serves in meeting inner-city challenges - currently seeking to rebuild the church building.

Woldwide Missions
The Wengers
    Missionaries Janet & Irv who serve through Camino Global in Guatemala at SETECA - the seminary that prepares Central Americans to go into the mission field spreading God's love by the Word and Music and establish Biblical churches in the world's less reached areas.