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Luncheon,Game Event following Combined Service Feb 10

posted Feb 4, 2019, 11:58 AM by Lois Kerchner

Wintertime brings us to the Game Event Day once again.  Come join us after the Combined Service and Luncheon for several hours of fun and fellowship.  Games will be provided, but you may bring one of your favorites also.


Children's Bell Choir Practice Schedule

posted Feb 4, 2019, 11:55 AM by Lois Kerchner

All kids welcome!  Join us for the Children's Bell Choir!
Our Children's Bell Choir will begin practice again in March at 9:15 in Fellowship Hall. 
Practices are March 10, March 17, March 24.  The performance will be during the Combined Service on March 24th. 
See Laura Summerson for any questions.

Operation Christmas Child for 2019 at LUMC

posted Jan 29, 2019, 11:40 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 11:47 AM ]

For 2019 we would like to collect items year round for Operation Christmas Child.  We need your help in collecting donations to fill our shoeboxes, which go to children around the world. Last year we filled 50 shoeboxes with donations.

What ages are the children?  Ages 2 to 14
Where do donations go?  A collection box near the mailboxes in the narthex.
Monetary Donations?  Yes. Shipping is $9 per shoebox. Place monetary donations into a pew envelope marked OCC, and place it in the offering plate.  The children will be taking a collection at the combined services this year for Operation Christmas.

Items that cannot be included in Shoeboxes.  Candy; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military toys; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquids); liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers, aerosol cans.

Suggestions for Items to Donate by Month






Combs, Hair Brushes & Hair Ties


Coloring Books & Stickers




Wash clothes & Bar Soap


Toothbrushes & Dental Floss


Colored Pencils, Crayons


Jump Rope & Toy Cars


Pencils, Pens, Pencil Sharpeners


Legos & Baby dolls


Handwritten Note to Recipient

Red Party for kids on Jan 21

posted Jan 3, 2019, 10:50 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 7:42 AM ]

Calling all kids!  Join us for a
Red Party!
  This will be held in Fellowship Hall on Monday, January 21 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  Wear red clothes, come eat red snacks, do a red craft, listen to a red book.  If inclement weather, contact Laura Summerson or check Facebook.

Valentine Box for Conestoga View

posted Jan 3, 2019, 10:32 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jan 3, 2019, 10:36 AM ]

2019 Valentine’s Day


It will soon be here! It is time to fill up the Valentine Box with gifts for the residents of Conestoga View. Articles may be wrapped or unwrapped. The box will be in the Narthex until Feb.10th. Thank you! 

Any questions, call the church office 717-656-7600 or contact Kathy Geltz.



                                         Suggested articles include:

Hairbrushes / Combs / Shampoo

Toothbrushes / Toothpaste


Kleenex / Chapstick

Body Wash or Lotion / Hand Soap

Socks for men and women

Costume jewelry

Puzzles under 100 pieces

Large print Word search,

Sudoku or crossword books

Walmart gift cards


Please No Denture Cleaner, Powder, Mouthwash or Bar Soap


Get to Know You Form

posted Jan 3, 2019, 10:17 AM by Lois Kerchner

We would like to encourage members to get to know each other more at Leola United Methodist Church. With 2 different worship times, this should help us get more familiar. The link below is available for printing. Please fill this out and return it to the church office or place in the offering plate.  The monthly newsletter will feature different members for our "Get to know you" effort.

Combined Services for 2019

posted Jan 3, 2019, 9:35 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jan 3, 2019, 9:40 AM ]

Combined Services, 2019

Feb 10, 2019 - Luncheon and Game Day.  

March 24, 2019 - Combined Service & Luncheon.  

April 21, 2019 - Easter Combined Service  - Breakfast, brunch.  

May 19, 2019 - Combined Service - Luncheon.  

June 30, 2019 - Use VBS video and songs - Combined Service - Luncheon.  

July 28,  2019 - Combined Service, Luncheon, Concert.  

October 13, 2019 - Combined Service, Luncheon.  

December 8, 2019 - Combined Service & Christmas Dinner.  

Other Dates for 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Easter Egg Hunt.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - Spring Fling.

Sunday June 23 - Thursday, June 27 - Vacation Bible School.

Saturday, date TBD- Church Picnic.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Harvest Party.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - Craft Show.

Calendars needed for GAIN(Global Aid Network)

posted Jan 3, 2019, 9:22 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Feb 4, 2019, 11:32 AM ]

Something new for GAIN!! Women in the Horn of Africa are using calendars to make into jewelry as a source of income for their families. Please place these in Mary Carrigan's mailbox!  Thank you!

Christmas Eve Service at 7 PM

posted Dec 11, 2018, 5:00 AM by Lois Kerchner

Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at 7 PM.  We welcome everyone to attend service to celebrate the birth of Christ.!

Poinsettia Orders Due Dec 16

posted Dec 3, 2018, 11:07 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Dec 3, 2018, 11:13 AM ]

You may purchase a beautiful poinsettia as a gift for yourself or someone else and as a decoration in the church sanctuary through Christmas Eve. The link below is available for you to print out the order form.  Please return the order form by placing it in the offering or returning it to the church office by Dec 16.

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