What's Happening


Combined Service -Hyssong Concert 10 AM July 25

posted Jun 27, 2021, 10:51 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jul 7, 2021, 11:37 AM ]

The Hyssongs will be presenting a concert of Gospel Music. Mark your calendar to be sure to be in Church on Sunday, July 25 at the 10:00 a.m. Combined Service. Invite family, friends, and/or neighbors.

Dell, Susan, and Richard Hyssong travel full-time as the award-winning Hyssongs. Their  energetic ministry combines family vocal harmony, humor, and brass instruments (trumpet and trombone) to delight audiences with their Christ-centered message, shared through the powerful hmedium of music. The family's classical music background along with their harmony and specific chord structures, lend them a unique sound that has made quite an impact on audiences.

The group has been singing together as a family for 25 years. The Hyssongs have received many accolades for their quality, inspirational Southern Gospel sound. They were awarded the Singing New Fan Award for Favorite New Trio in 2014 at the National Quartet Convention, Pigeon Forge, TN. Every year since then they have been voted Top Ten Trio of the Year. You can visit their website: www.the hyssongs.com.

We will be taking a love offering to help support the Hyssongs ministry as they spread the gospel. Cash and checks made out to The Hyssongs will be appreciated. Questions, see Joyce Hall.

Vacation Bible School Photos

posted May 21, 2021, 6:58 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jul 7, 2021, 11:38 AM ]

We had community children and children from our congregation join us at Leola UMC for this year's Vacation Bible School with games, crafts, snacks and Bible stories. 
Where Kids Caught the Buzz About God's Love.

"Thank You" for the support for the Drive-Thru Easter Giveaway.

posted Mar 12, 2021, 1:12 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Mar 28, 2021, 10:36 AM ]

On March 20th, we handed out 100 baskets of ingredients to make your own breakfast casserole and 1,596 filled Easter eggs to the community.  We took pictures with the Easter Bunny.  Thank you to our wonderful congregation for their generous donations that made the event possible.  And thank you to all the hard workers who made the event a success.
    One mother was crying when she took her kids to see the Easter Bunny because they hadn't been able to see the Easter bunny or Santa last year.
    Another mother was thankful for a safe Easter event that her 3-year-old son could attend before his 2 upcoming surgeries.
    We received so much positive, grateful feedback from people who had attended our Easter egg hunt in the past and people who came by for the first time.  It was a great day to share the love!



Operation Christmas Child for 2021

posted Feb 14, 2021, 12:32 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Apr 30, 2021, 11:29 AM ]

We have already started collecting for 2021! Please leave item donations in the box near the mailboxes. We will also need to collect $9 for shipping for each box. Most importantly, please pray for this mission and the recipients of the boxes!

Located in the Caribbean Sea, the Dominican Republic occupies the eastern side of Hispaniola, the island it shares with Haiti. It is known for its tourism and the merengue dance. Samaritan’s Purse began delivering Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to children here in 1999. Ten years later, we launched The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program for shoebox recipients in the nation.

Thank You Lorraine Gernert and Welcome Margaret Rohnacher!

posted Feb 1, 2021, 12:43 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Feb 1, 2021, 12:43 PM ]

For over 35 years, Leola UMC has been very blessed to have Lorraine Gernert share her talents as an organist and pianist.  She has provided joy and spirituality through music. Lorraine will be stepping down from this role at the end of January 2021.  On behalf of the SPRC, I want to express our deepest gratitude for her time and dedication to Leola UMC through her music ministry. Thank you is not enough; and we will celebrate with her sometime this summer when we can gather, in person. She and Lee will continue to worship with us at Leola UMC, just from a little further back in the pews. 😊 Thank you, Lorraine!!!


Leola UMC welcomes Margaret Rohnacher!!!

The SPRC would like to welcome Margaret Rohnacher as our Organist/Keyboardist, starting February 1, 2021. Margaret has a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University, as well as Teacher Certifications in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. She also received a Master of Divinity from the Lancaster Theological Seminary. Margaret brings to Leola UMC many years of experience as organist or director of music. She has shared her talents in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Masonic Villages of Elizabethtown, and Zion United Church of Christ, to name a few.  Please join me in welcoming Margaret!!!

Bible Study Session This Fall

posted Feb 1, 2021, 12:34 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jul 7, 2021, 11:44 AM ]

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 September 25 at noon

posted Feb 1, 2021, 12:20 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jul 26, 2021, 1:28 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. 

Face Masks- Share the love, not the germs

posted Feb 1, 2021, 12:03 PM by Lois Kerchner

E-Giving Option for LUMC

posted Feb 1, 2021, 11:59 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Feb 1, 2021, 12:00 PM ]

With the COVID concerns currently, LUMC has added a way for you to give online without leaving your home.

Support Leola UM Church - Amazon Smile

posted Feb 1, 2021, 11:48 AM by Lois Kerchner

Support Leola United Methodist Church by shopping at Amazon Smile.   
Here are the directions, if you need help with the link below.

Change Your AmazonSmile Charitable Organization

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations. You can change your selection at any time.

To change your charitable organization:

1.     Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.

2.     From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

Select Leola United Methodist Church as the organization to support.

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