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HOINA Visitors - Darlene Large and Glory Janes

posted Nov 4, 2019, 6:18 PM by Lois Kerchner

It was wonderful to have two visitors from the HOINA school in India.  Darlene Large, founder of this school for children, and Glory Janes, who is to take over as Director for this school, were able to worship with us this morning. We've been involved with the HOINA school as one of our mission projects for many years, and it's always great to have Darlene visit us. She is truly a remarkable woman with a remarkable story.

Craft Fair Nov 2, 9 AM to 1 PM

posted Oct 31, 2019, 12:25 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Oct 31, 2019, 12:27 PM ]

Please come join us as we once again hold our Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov 2, from 9 AM  to 1 PM.  There's always great crafts, including Christmas decorations. 

Soup and Sandwich Luncheon Nov 12

posted Oct 31, 2019, 12:23 PM by Lois Kerchner

Please join us for  a Soup and Salad Luncheon held on Nov 12 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.in Fellowship Hall. Call the church office by Nov 3 to make reservations(717-656-7600).  Transportation can be arranged if needed.

Kensill Fund for Hope Auction - Thank You

posted Oct 31, 2019, 12:16 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Oct 31, 2019, 12:17 PM ]

Praise the Lord!  Thanks to His leading and the generous outpouring of donations from businesses and church members, the many who helped with solicitation of donations, mailings, set up, food preparation and serving, clean up, those who came to bid at the auction (49 numbers were assigned this year), and those who made monetary donations, the auction was a huge success.   (Just a fun fact, this year all baked goods brought in over $2,100!)

But the true joy comes from helping the youth in the area of Philadelphia where Mid-Town Parish UMC is located with scholarship money to supplement the cost of their higher education.  Many of our Mid-Town friends and three of the students receiving scholarships were at the auction bringing their donations and taking home some of the "treasures" from the auction. This fall semester there are eight scholarship recipients. It is because of your support and contributions to the KFH that the foundation will be able to award funding to these students, thus having the opportunity to touch the lives of these young people who in turn give back to their church and community.

Thanks be to God and our faithful supporters here at Leola UMC and at Mid-Town

Parish UMC.

The Mission Committee

Combined Services, Sprecial Dates for 2019

posted Oct 31, 2019, 12:06 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Oct 31, 2019, 12:11 PM ]

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, August 17- Church Picnic.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Harvest Party.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - Craft Show.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM,  Soup, Sandwich Luncheon

Combined Service and Christmas Dinner Dec 8th

posted Oct 31, 2019, 12:03 PM by Lois Kerchner

Our annual Christmas Dinner will follow the 10 AM Combined Service on Dec 8th.  

Seniors Event - Christmas Show at AMC Dec 18

posted Oct 31, 2019, 11:52 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Oct 31, 2019, 11:56 AM ]

The Seniors will meet at 10:15 AM on Dec 18 at the American Music Theatre to enjoy the Christmas Show, Joy to the World.  Lunch will follow at 1:15 PM.  more info


Harvest Party October 19, 4-6 PM

posted Oct 17, 2019, 12:10 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Oct 17, 2019, 12:16 PM ]

We are hosting a FREE Community Outreach Harvest Party for children and their families. Music by Jimmy Emig Band, Pumpkins, Hayrides, Face Painting, Giant Fishpole, Food, Games & Prizes, Leola Ambulance

 Come out to our Harvest Party on October 19th from 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. for food, fun and fellowship for all ages!

Invite your friends and neighbors.

"Outreach Ministry" Fundraiser Oct 6

posted Sep 30, 2019, 6:11 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Sep 30, 2019, 6:18 PM ]

                     “Outreach Ministry” FUNDRAISER.

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, GREENFIELD ISAAC’S is hosting a fundraiser benefiting Leola UMC’s Outreach events. Bring your family and friends to enjoy great food and great company while supporting this free community event, sponsored by Leola United Methodist Church. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the cost of your meal will go directly to the Outreach Event Fund. We hope to see you!

WHERE:           GREENFIELD ISAAC’S—Valid at this Isaac’s only.

The Shoppes at Greenfield, 565 Greenfield Road, Lancaster

          Call 717-393-6067 to place your takeout order complete the information and hand in when paying.


WHEN:           Sunday October 6, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

HOW:            Bring this flyer with you or show it on your phone . Click for printable copy of this flyer


This form can be used for Dine-In, Takeout & Online Orders at www.isaacsrestaurants.com.

           Use coupon code FUND for online fundraiser orders.


Please complete this information for your server.


              # of People in Party:              Cost of Meal (excluding tax):   

In order to maximize the amount of donation for the organization, we ask our Loyalty members to kindly refrain from using their number during fundraisers. Meal Deals, Coupons, Discounts, and Loyalty Perks are not valid during Fundraisers.

Want to help us earn even MORE? Add an Isaac’s Gift Card to your check  and 15% of the gift card sale will be added to the fundraiser! Gift card must be used on future visit.

Kensill Fund for Hope Auction Sept 28 at Noon

posted Sep 24, 2019, 5:54 PM by Lois Kerchner

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, September 28, 2019 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.

 We will again have delicious chicken Bar-b-que for sale that day.

 What can you do to help?

Donate new or gently used items for the auction; think of services, dinners, food or activities you can donate (we will print up certificates for these); talk to friends with shops or businesses to solicit donations; and let a Mission Committee member know if you would like to help with the auction in any way. We would greatly appreciate help before and during the day of the auction.  Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex. 

Donations may be placed on the stage in Fellowship Hall beginning in September.  You may do Sunday drop offs when the church is open, or call Mary Yohe to arrange a date or time for drop off.    

Our thanks in advance for your continued support!   

The Mission Committee

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