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Aug 5 Combined Service 10 AM, Luncheon Follows

posted Jul 31, 2018, 12:57 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Aug 3, 2018, 3:54 PM ]

We will hold a combined service on Aug 5 at 10 AM. Unfortunately, our original concert planned with the group Adoration Quartet had to be cancelled. A Hot Dog/ Baked Potato Event will follow the service.Sign up sheets are in the bulletin or on Facebook.

Back to School Combined Service Sept 9

posted Jul 31, 2018, 12:55 PM by Lois Kerchner

We will be holding a Combined Service at 10AM for a Back to School Celebration for teachers and students.  Sandwiches provided after the service.  Everyone bring a side or dessert.

Holy Lands Trip Oct 29 - Nov 8

posted Jul 31, 2018, 12:51 PM by Lois Kerchner

Pastor Tom invites you to join him on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land October 29 - November 8, 2018. This trip will expand your knowledge of the Bible and this sacred land. A journey following in the footsteps of Jesus will change the way you read the Bible, and you will learn why scholars refer to the land as the "Fifth Gospel." This is truly an adventure in faith and to walk where Jesus walked is the experience of a lifetime. more info on trip
If you or someone you know is interested, see Pastor Tom for brochures that contain detailed information. Also, feel free to ask any questions.
Pastor Tom
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Kensill Fund for Hope Auction Sept 29

posted Jul 31, 2018, 12:47 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jul 31, 2018, 12:48 PM ]

The date has been set for the Kensill Fund for Hope Auction this fall.  Save the date, September 29th, for this exciting event that benefits the educational opportunities for individuals at Mid Town Parish in Philadelphia.

Joel Fisher will again have his delicious chicken for sale that day.

This year we will not have a yard sale, but you may rent a table for that morning to bring, display and sell your own items.  More information on this will be available. 

Fall Harvest Party October 13

posted Jul 31, 2018, 12:36 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jul 31, 2018, 12:44 PM ]

Our Fall Harvest Party will take place on October 13.  More details to follow later. This is always a fun community event.

Church Picnic July 21, 3 - 6 PM

posted Jun 29, 2018, 12:20 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jun 29, 2018, 12:50 PM ]

We will be holding a church picnic on Saturday, July 21st, from 3 - 6 PM.  Everyone bring a covered dish, yard games, and water games! Should be fun!

"Families Belong Together" Prayer Vigil, Trinity Lutheran, New Holland

posted Jun 29, 2018, 12:13 PM by Lois Kerchner

Trinity Lutheran Church in New Holland will hold a Prayer Vigil for "Families Belong Together.  This will be held, Monday, July 2 at 7 PM.  The church is at 221 East Main Street, New Holland.

VBS "Thank You"

posted Jun 29, 2018, 12:06 PM by Lois Kerchner

Wow! All the planning and hard work has come to an end once again. A great big thank you goes out to everyone who helped with this year’s VBS program. Without the help of all the volunteers we would not be able to put this program together every year. So thank you.

We had wonderful time learning about Jesus and how Jesus is our friend. The little campers learned new songs, made amazing campfire crafts, learned new Bible stories, ran and played games and of course who can forget the yummy snacks! I’m sure all of the little hikers and all of the camp counselors were tired at the end of the week. Check in with Erik (AKA Mike Emery) and Alex (AKA Daryl Summerson) on their experience.

This year’s offering went to Aaron’s Acres in New Holland. This is a camp area that specializes in recreational programs for children and young adults with developmental disabilities.

On behalf of the children’s ministry we thank you!     Lori Strickler

Combined Service Oct 28

posted Jun 29, 2018, 11:36 AM by Lois Kerchner

We will have a combined worship service at 10 AM, followed by a soup and sandwich luncheon.  Everyone bring soup, sandwiches or dessert.

Vacation Bible School June 24-28, 6:30-8:30 PM

posted Jun 1, 2018, 1:28 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 1:32 PM ]

We always have a lot of fun at VBS. A new camper, Erik, is already registered to attend. But Erik is really nervous about attending. Our camp counselor Alex is already on the lookout for Erik’s arrival so that he will have a wonderful experience. We are also on the lookout for other new hikers to join us this year. Will you be one of them?

If you are, Leola UMC has been working hard to meet the entire standards to follow a Safe Sanctuary policy. This year as part of the registration we need additional forms completed by parents or guardians in order to comply with the guidelines 1) Parent Information & 2) Parental Consent, General Waiver form. Please consider printing the form ahead of time off of our web site (links are at bottom of this page) or plan to arrive at 6:00 PM on Sunday June 24th to allow time to complete the forms. We want all the children to have a fun, safe, and enriching experience during our VBS week.


The hiking adventure will take place June 24 to June 28, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM right here at Leola UMC. Start working those leg muscles to be prepared for our climbs up and down the mountains.

The forms below are available for printing:

VBS Personal Information Form

Parental Consent, Waiver, Claims Release Form

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