We are a dynamic, positive congregation that seeks to make disciples of Jesus Christ by proclaiming the good news of God's grace and thus seeking the fulfillment of God's reign and realm in the world. We are a warm family of believers who welcome you to join our faith family and begin to experience God's grace in your life.
We at Lansdale United Methodist Church are deeply rooted in the Christian tradition with a heritage of faith in experiencing both a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a communal expression of compassion for others. All of this is based on the foundational belief in the gift of prayer that sustains us as individuals and as a church. We seek to know God's will and express that will in disciplined lives of faith through worship, Bible study and Christian education, financial giving, talents, time and service.
The Hopewell UMC Passion Play was first performed on Easter weekend in 1963, which makes 2013 its 50th Birthday. In honor of this milestone, Hopewell will be presenting that original version of The Passion Play in June 2013, bringing the production back after a several-year hiatus.
Generations have enjoyed dramatic presentations of the story of Christ's Passion. The tradition of passion plays began in 1633 when the mountain village of Oberammergau, Germany, vowed to perform the "Passions-Tragedie" every ten years if their people were spared from the plague. More than three centuries later, Hopewell's Drama Ministry sustains a similar commitment in telling the eternal truth of God's reconciliation with man through the death and resurrection of his son, Jesus Christ.
Laymen Playmen of Hatfield have surprised us with a wonderful compliment and a check for $500!
June 3, 2013
Dear Pastor Max and Board of the Lansdale United Methodist Church,
On behalf of The Laymen Playmen, Inc. I want to offer our sincerest thanks for your generosity to our organization once again. You are so kind to allow our group access to your facility for our productions. Since we experienced the fire at Grace Lutheran Church of Hatfield, we have had many offers of kindness, but your is the most exceptional! You opened your church to allow us the chance to continue our Mission to the Hatfield Community. In a time of great trials for some families, we feel the need to support the Hatfield's Pastors' Fund and other local charities offering a Hand-up and not a Hand-out.
One of the Pastors who was instrumental in the beginning of Laymen Playmen, shared with the group a number of stories of how the group helped families through their donations. These monies have helped with utility bills, repairs for cars so that the parent could get to work, rents, mortgages, home heating bills, child care, food, clothing and a funeral.
Without your wonderful support, we would not be able to donate to any of these situations or needs. Through your amazing kindness, we are able to continue. What is also overwhelming to us is that you extended your hand to us yet again for a second year. You and your parishioners are truly a blessing to us. We really can't thank you enough for your graciousness and help.
Please accept this check as a "Thank You" from The Laymen Playment, Inc.
God Bless You All,
Mary Catherine Reilly
Secretary, Laymen Playmen, Inc.
What a wonderful letter!
Thanks be to God for their work and for the privilege they have given us to be supportive.
What a blessing!
Beautiful letter! Glad we are able to help them. They are a wonderful organization!
Lansdale UMC Preparing for the Future
Church Council recently passed a modified church "committee" structure that will provide more flexibility and cooperation as we strive to continually grow our church congregation and expand our ministry and service. This new structure evolved from the leadership training offered to all church leaders in 2011 and 2012. This approach maintains the work assigned to committees, but opens the way for various teams to cooperate on tasks or projects broader than or supplementing one committee’s assignments.
This new structure also strives to encourage volunteerism by offering many options for service. Over the next several months, you, as members and friends of the congregation, will have an opportunity to serve in ways that allow you to best use your gifts and balance your time commitments. We are asking all members, especially those who are not currently committing time to service at LUMC, to consider ways that they can participate so that the burden does not rest on a few. Imagine what God could do through this church if everyone was actively serving in some way.
James 2:18 But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.
This visual shows the new structure. The current structure is maintained and is supplemented by a number of teams with specific missions or tasks that can support projects and ministries as needed. Some of these teams have already developed naturally as a result of someone seeing a need and feeling called to take action; this is how the Prayer Team and the Congregational Care Team werestarted. These two teams have already had such an impact on our congregation and have spiritually enriched so many. We believe that the additional teams will evolve over the next several months in the same way.
We will continue to communicate with the congregation as this exciting new approach continues to move forward. If you have questions or ideas, please feel free to contact anyone on Church Council or the Vision Team. If you have a specific interest in one of the new teams, we would love to hear from you as well.
UMW's Annual Mommy Market
Come and shop indoors for new and gently used baby and children's items. Snacks available for purchase. Reserve your tables now by completing the form attached here.
Click on the Mommy Market Flier for more information.