Mission Statement: To make disciples of Jesus Christ by nurturing spiritual growth and providing avenues for service to others.
Worship Service every Sunday:
Youth Group Sundays from 5-7:00pm (with students from Emmanuel, Faith, Long Memorial, and Oregon Community UMC)
FAITH UMC - EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:
Easter Family Activities at Faith UMC:
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 24 8-10:30AM -- Join us for this all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, sausage, cereal, etc. There will be crafts and games for the kids. The Easter Bunny will be available to take pictures with the kids as well.
Community Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday, March 25 at Noon -- Join us for this Easter Egg Hunt and refreshments after our Worship Service. There will be egg hunts for kids from toddlers through high school separated by age.
Holy Week Schedule:
March 25 Palm Sunday Service at 9AM at Oregon Community UMC and 10:30AM at Faith UMC
March 29, 2018 – Maundy Thursday Service with sister churches at Emmanuel UMC with a meal at 6:30PM and the Worship Service at 7:15PM.
March 30, 2018 – Noon Good Friday Service at Long Memorial; Stations of the Cross throughout the day at Faith UMC; and a 7:00 PM Evening Service at Long Memorial UMC.
Easter Services on April 1:
Sunrise Service at Long Memorial UMC
Breakfast following the Sunrise Service at Long Memorial UMC
Easter Service at Oregon Community UMC at 9am
Easter Service at Faith UMC at 10:30am (no Sunday School)
Thursday Morning Lenten Bible Study & Prayer at Faith UMC at 10:00am
Oregon Community & Faith UMC are partnering together on Thursday Mornings for Bible Study and prayer. We meet at Faith UMC, 1290 Fruitville Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Pastor Jason will be leading these Bible Studies. This is a chance to deeply explore your faith—and how it impacts the rest of your life. We would love to have you join us. We meet in the first classroom in the Education Wing. The Lenten Bible Study was produced by Hopewell UMC and is called After 40: Ready for Action. It's about how the 40 Days of Lent, Jesus' 40 Days in the wilderness, Moses' 40 Days on Mt. Sinai, etc. are times that prepare us for action and ministry. Please join us for this study taught by Pastor Jason. This is a chance to deeply explore your faith—and how it impacts the rest of your life. We would love to have you join us. We meet in the first classroom in the Education Wing.
Intergenerational Sunday Night Lenten Bible Study --rotating between Faith and Long Memorial UMC at 6:00PM -- Everyone is invited--children through adults
All of our sister churches are partnering together on Sunday Evenings for a Lenten Bible Study and prayer during Lent beginning on February 18.
We will meet at Long Memorial UMC (2660 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601) on Feb. 18, Mar. 4, and Mar. 18 in the Library Classroom on the main floor
We will meet at Faith UMC (1290 Fruitville Pike, Lititz, PA 17543) on Feb. 25, Mar. 11, and Mar. 25 in the Fellowship Hall
The Lenten Bible Study (produced by Hopewell UMC) After 40: Ready for Action is about how the 40 Days of Lent prepare us for action and ministry just like periods of 40 days/years prepared God's people in the Bible. This is a chance to deeply explore your faith—and how it impacts the rest of your life. We would love to have you join us.
A light meal will be provided each week (you may sign up to help provide a meal as part of a team for one of the weeks). We will eat together and then share in the Bible Study (please bring your Bibles).
All ages are invited to join together in this. There will not be separate childcare, but we will enjoy this as a family style event. The youth group will NOT be meeting separately, but will meet for this Bible Study instead of their normal youth group activities.
Please email Pastor Sharon at Pastorlongmemorialumc@gmail
Chicken Corn Soup Sale - Saturday, February 24th
Our annual Chicken Corn Soup Sale will take place Saturday, February 24th. Soup is sold by the pint ($5) or quart ($9) ready to take home and reheat or freeze. Pre-orders can be requested by calling the office at 717-560-0321 or signing up in the hallway—and they may be picked up between 9am & 11am. Walk-ins are welcome and will be available 10am until sold out.
Ukrainian Easter Egg Making Class on Saturday, March 3rd from 2-4PM
You are invited to learn the art of making Ukrainian Eggs. Join us to make your own egg. All supplies are provided. Just bring a container to take your egg home. Everyone is invited. So, come out and bring a friend! Please contact Carol Kennedy at Faith UMC's Office (717) 560-0321 to register.
Tools for Ministry at Church of the Good Shepherd, Lebanon on Sat., Mar 10 from 8:15 AM until noon.
Dozens of engaging topics on how to enhance our ministries are offered. We would like to see as many of our members attend these sessions to explore how God is calling you to serve—perhaps in new ways. Let us know if you would like to carpool. There is money in the budget to cover the cost of the training. Deadline for registering is February 28th. For more information and to register visit:
or pick up a brochure in the hall. Walk-ins are welcome, but there may not be openings in some sessions.
Native American Ministry: "Loss of Turtle Island" Workshop on Saturday, April 14th from 9:30-11AM
Oregon Community UMC & Faith UMC are exploring ways to connect directly with Rev. Hill and the Blackfeet UMC Parish in Montana. We may raise money for equipment for the ranch or take a mission trip there. Contact Mike Shifflet at 717-419-4863 or email@example.com to get involved.
April 14th from 9:30-11AM at Lititz UMC we will host an interactive and engaging workshop on Native American History and the struggles that these nations have experienced. The event is called Turtle Island. A luncheon will be provided after the workshop. For more info visit the conference website article. Contact Mike Shifflet at 717-419-4863 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this event.
NEW Evening Bible Study starting -- planning meeting scheduled
On Wednesday, February 21st at 6pm at Faith UMC there will be a planning meeting for folks interested in being part of a new evening Bible Study. Meet, greet, & decide! We will decide on study material, day and time we want to meet. Are there others willing to teach? What do you want out of your Bible Study? Please come out so that your voice can be heard in setting up this new study series for folks who may not be available for the Thursday morning Bible Study.
LifeTree Cafe - Mondays at 7pm at the General Sutter Inn
Lifetree Café is an outreach ministry where people who are not currently part of a church can come out and discuss a variety of issues where faith and life intersect—including hot-button issues like relationships, immigration, forgiveness, loss, etc. Life Tree Café is held at the General Sutter Inn in Lititz on Monday nights @7pm. Bring friends who are not currently engaged with a church out for dinner and a discussion. You can buy appetizers, a meal and/or drinks during the session. Visit www.lifetreecafelancaster.us for more info and video clips of all of the upcoming topics. And please like and follow us on Facebook to get weekly updates: Lifetree Cafe - Lititz.
Alcoholics Anonymous at Faith UMC at 10:00am Every Thursday Morning
Every week AA meets at Faith UMC to support one another in recovery. It is an open group, and all who are in recovery or beginning recovery are invited to come out to the meeting at 10am each week. They are meeting in an Adult Classroom the Education Wing.
The ROCK Youth Group (5th-12th grade)
Youth meet every Sunday—normally at Faith UMC from 5-7 pm. We also have Sunday School at Faith UMC at 9am and at Long Memorial UMC at 9:30am. For more info about upcoming events, please check out the Youth Section of our Website. Gretna Glen Youth Nights happen on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We meet at Faith UMC at 3:30pm to carpool to the camp and are back to the church by 7pm. There is no cost for that trip, but we do need to have you bring a signed permission slip.
Please note that during Lent, there will NOT be regular youth group meetings. The youth and their families will meet as part of the 6pm Sunday Lenten Bible Study (see above for more info).
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