What's Happening


Craft Fair Nov 4

posted Oct 3, 2017, 9:53 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 9:59 AM ]

 We will be holding a Craft Fair on November 4, 2017 ~ 9:00a.m.–1:00 p.m. A sub sale will also be held that day. Deadline for orders is Oct 22.

Kensill Fund for Hope Auction Oct 7

posted Sep 1, 2017, 7:42 AM by Lois Kerchner

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, October 7, 2017 for the Kensill Fund for Hope Auction starting at noon. It is a great time of fun and fellowship, but, most importantly, it is the annual event our church holds to contribute to the Kensill Fund for Hope, the fund used to provide scholarships for students who participate in the ministries of the Mid-Town Parish United Methodist Church in North Philadelphia.

Joel Fisher will again have his delicious chicken on sale for us 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. 

Donations may be placed in a designated area of the choir room before September 28.  After that they are to be placed at the stage in fellowship hall.

Our thanks in advance for your continued support!  

more info 

Irvin and Janet Wenger will visit Nov 12

posted Sep 1, 2017, 7:38 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 8:21 AM ]

We look forward to a visit on Nov 12 from Irv and Janet Wenger, missionaries in Guatemala since 1979.  Irv and Janet work at SETECA (Central American  Theological Seminary), the largest Christian training center in the world for Spanish speaking students who come from all over the world. Always a treat to have them visit us.

Safe Sanctuary Documents for LUMC

posted Aug 26, 2017, 11:06 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Aug 26, 2017, 11:21 AM ]

Here are the links for the Safe Sanctuary Documents for our church.  Thank you to the people who worked hard to develop these documents.These documents can also be found in the left column of the webpage under "About Us".  There are also links on the Children's Page under "Ministries".

Safe Sanctuary

Safe Sanctuary Definitions

Our Nursery at LUMC

posted Aug 19, 2017, 7:00 AM by Lois Kerchner

Here's two of our children enjoying the Nursery room while the service is happening in the sanctuary.  Good to seem them happily playing.

Thank you for VBS Attendees and Helpers

posted Jul 6, 2017, 11:09 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 11:10 AM ]

Hello everyone,

          On behalf of the Children’s ministry I wanted to express a great big thank you to all who helped make this year’s VBS a great success. It takes many hands to put this event into motion and I appreciate all who helped in one way or another. We always have fun each year reaching out to our church and community children and teaching them about Jesus. This year the kids got to learn about Jesus’s teaching with water in Take the Plunge. If you get a chance, ask one of our children what they liked best about the week. They may say snacks, games, a Bible story, one of the water experiments, or even the skits.

This has now been my 10th year of directing the VBS program. It has been a great honor and a privilege to keep this program going. I am humbled to work with so many great people who are willing to give of their spare time to help each night. Thank you again for all of your help. Until next year!

Lori Strickler

Super Seniors Activity September 13 at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

posted Jul 6, 2017, 11:05 AM by Lois Kerchner




WEDNESDAY, September 13, 2017

 Seats are located on the Third level, The food is outstanding!


Cost: $ 51.00 per person (Gratuities included)

Car pool as needed

Arrive at Dutch Apple Theatre @ 11:30 AM


Deadline for payment: Sun, Aug. 13, 2017, Group Leader: Paulette Bledsoe 


Mature Driver Safety Course Offered Sept 25-26th and 28th

posted Jul 6, 2017, 10:57 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 11:20 AM ]

A Safety Course for the Mature Driver will again be offered at our chuch in September. There is a Full Course – 2 Sessions (8 hours total) Monday & Tuesday September 25-26. There's also a
Refresher Course – 1 Session, Thursday September 28, (4 hours)  All sessions run from 1-5 PM.

Contact the church office for a registration form. The cost is $15.00 per person($20 for non-AARP members) made payable to “Leola UM Church.” Return this form and your money (Checks preferred) by mail(USPS) or hand delivery to: DRIVER SAFETY COURSE, Leola UM Church, 7 West Main St, Leola, PA 17540

 (This is a state-approved driver improvement course and qualifies for a vehicle insurance discount)

more info

Spring Fling, June 10, 4 - 6:30 PM, Concert 7 PM

posted May 3, 2017, 7:51 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 6:38 PM ]

Our Spring Fling Event will be held June 10 from 4 - 6 PM. 

We want families to come and enjoy our friendly fellowship, and to plant seeds of God’s love in each person’s heart!


Vacation Bible School June 25 - June 29

posted May 3, 2017, 7:35 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jun 26, 2017, 6:45 PM ]

It is time to grab your sunglasses and beach towels and get ready for some splashing fun at our Take the Plunge VBSTake the Plunge is a water park adventure. But more than that, it’s a Bible adventure that you’re going to love. Each day we’ll Plunge into the word and learn how Jesus used the very common element of water to teach some very uncommon lessons. 
As we soak up the Word, we'll Plunge into obedience, worship, courage, faith and service. Ecah day we'll Take the Plunge at Raise the Reef Praise, Oceans of Motions, the Snack Shack, Craft-Away Cove and Bibleland Bay.

 The twisting and turning of the splash-making adventure will take place each day from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM  June 25 to June 29, 2017 -- right here at Leola UMC. So get prepared to get soaked as we Take the Plunge and Make a Splash with Jesus! It will be an adventure you’ll never forget!

Note:  Bible School on Thursday is at 6:30, the usual time.  The Closing Program (for parents, guests) begins at 7:30.  Refreshments follow the program.

Click for link to a printable registration form

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