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Trunk or Treat Slide Show

posted Sep 29, 2021, 6:51 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Oct 23, 2021, 6:42 PM ]

This year Leola UMC held Trunk or Treat to share the love with the community! The first 100 registered children received a pumpkin.  We had a great time and fortunately the sprinkles held off until late in the event.

Click for a slide show of the event.   After linking, click on the first photo to start the slide show.

Kensill Fund for Hope Auction was Successful and Fun

posted Sep 28, 2021, 10:56 AM by Lois Kerchner

On Saturday, September 25, 2021 the Mission Committe held the  Kensill Fund for Hope benefit auction.

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The Kensill Fund for Hope, a 501 (c) (3) scholarship and educational foundation established in1995, was named in honor of the late Rev. Frank Kensill. His goal was to provide educational opportunities for the inner-city youths at Mid-Town Parish, the church he served in Philadelphia. These opportunities include after-school programs for grade school through high school students and scholarships for those continuing post high school education.

Lorraine's Celebration of 38 Years as our Organist!

posted Sep 21, 2021, 8:28 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Sep 21, 2021, 9:57 AM ]



Sunday September 19 was a wonderful day at LUMC as we celebrated Lorraine's talent as our organist for 38 years, her strong Christian faith, and her patience with all of us as she accompanied our musical endeavors. She has been a true blessing to our congregation. 


 
 
 
 
 



Click for full album of pictures from Lorraine's Retirement Celebration

Kensill Fund for Hope Auction Sept 25

posted Sep 13, 2021, 10:36 AM by Lois Kerchner


Visit to Mid-Town Parish on September 12

posted Sep 13, 2021, 10:30 AM by Lois Kerchner


A group from our congregation went to visit Mid-Town Parish in Philadelphia on Sept 12. Looks like they had a wonderful time. Mid-Town is one of our Missions that we have supported for many years.

Celebration for Lorraine Gernert on Sept 19

posted Sep 11, 2021, 11:41 AM by Lois Kerchner

Our church is planning a luncheon on Sept 19 to celebrate Lorraine Gernert’s retirement from 35 years as our organist.  The luncheon and program will follow the combined 10 AM service that day. Join us as we show how much we have appreciated her talent, her faith and her patience.  Anyone is welcome to share memories.  A signup sheet will be in the narthex as well in the bulletins.

Accompanist Needed for Worship

posted Sep 11, 2021, 11:36 AM by Lois Kerchner

Accompanist for worship. If you are, or if you know someone who is excited about sharing your/their musical skills with a loving and dynamic Christian congregation, consider this opportunity to share your talent and expand your skills. Responsibilities include playing organ and piano for the traditional service as well as electronic keyboard for our growing Contemporary worship team. This is a part-time salaried position of 12 to 14 hrs. per week. Organ experience is helpful but not mandatory. However expansion into that skill will likely be expected over time.
Letters and resume can be emailed to the church via the website (leolaumc.com “Contact Us”). Phone: 717-656-7600.

Tree Sharing

posted Sep 2, 2021, 12:20 PM by Lois Kerchner

For I know the plans I have for you.” Declares the Lord.  “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”                                                              Jeremiah 29:11

 In September there will be a tree in the narthex.   No, we are not starting Christmas decorating early!  The motto of our church is “Sharing the love of Jesus every day”.   We are inviting you to join us in sharing the love of Jesus and the love and caring of our congregation with those members who, for reasons beyond their control, are not able to join us in person for worship or other activities.   We will be asking you to take a card bearing a name and then call, write to, or visit that person throughout the next year – or longer if possible.  You will brighten that person’s day AND yours.  You will both be blessed and, who knows? ---- You may find a new friend

Bible Study Session Begins Sept 12

posted Sep 2, 2021, 12:13 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Sep 2, 2021, 12:14 PM ]

Come join us on Sunday, September 12 from 3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m. in Fellowship Hall for a Bible study entitled Workbook on Virtues and Fruit of the Spirit  by Maxie Dunnam  and Kimberly Dunnam Reisman.  This study leads us to remember that God empowers us for lives of love and mercy and helps us to be the persons we were created to be through focus on daily virtues.  This eight week study explores the seven cardinal virtues (wisdom, courage, justice, temperance, faith, hope, and love) and the fruit of the Spirit.

Contact Joyce Hall by Sunday, August 15, so that she may order the book.  

Kensill Fund for Hope Auction & Bar-b-que Sept 25 at Noon

posted Sep 2, 2021, 12:01 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Sep 2, 2021, 12:10 PM ]

On Saturday, September 25, 2021 the Leola United Methodist Church, 7 West Main Street, Leola will hold the Kensill Fund for Hope benefit auction. The auction will begin at 12 noon.  A chicken bar-b-que will be held from 9 AM until 2 PM or when sold out.  Additional food and beverages will be for sale from 12 -2 PM during the auction.  Join us for a time of fun and fellowship.

Items to be auctioned include needlework, quilts, artworks, furniture, sports tickets and sports items, vacation weeks, dinners, desserts, decorative items, jewelry, gift certificates for groceries, restaurants, theaters and more. 

The Kensill Fund for Hope, a 501 (c) (3) scholarship and educational foundation established in1995, was named in honor of the late Rev. Frank Kensill. His goal was to provide educational opportunities for the inner-city youths at Mid-Town Parish, the church he served in Philadelphia. These opportunities include after-school programs for grade school through high school students and scholarships for those continuing post high school education.

Donations may be sent to the church at the above address or call 717.560.2865 for pick-up.

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