Outreach & Mission
 
Outreach Mission Statement:
We will work hard to share God’s love
with local and global communities,
through mission, outreach and education.


Lehman Memorial Church – You belong here!

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Unheard Angels 

Unheard Angels is a much-needed group that offers connection, comfort, support and strength to women who have experienced or are currently struggling with infertility, miscarriage, adoption, and fostering issues.The group meets every first and third Monday evening at 7 p.m. at Lehman Memorial Church, 300 S. York Road, Hatboro, PA in Room B17 on the lower level of the church. Find out more...

 

 


 

 OUTREACH 
 
 
 
 
The Lehman Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
Open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 12:00 noon each week. We serve the disadvantaged in our community within a five (5) mile radius. If you would like to volunteer to help with the Food Pantry, please contact Terry Morisstte at 215-620-2540 or jmorissette@verizon.net. Thank you!
 
 
 
 
 
Mission Central
Located in Mechanicsburg, Mission Central supplies mission education, mission outreach and disaster response. They always have needs, and the leaders of our church reach out to our congregation to try to fill some of those needs to the best of our abilities. 
 
Adopt a Child/Christmas Angel Tree
This is an “adopt-a-family” program where members of our church choose a family or individual and purchase gifts to provide Christmas to those in the community who would otherwise not have one. 
 
 
Not Home Alone Thanksgiving Dinner
This beautiful program rovides a Thanksgiving meal to those members of our community who would otherwise be alone as family does not exist for them, they are unable to travel, or for whatever reason they choose to share in the Thanksgiving feast with us. Volunteers pick up shut-ins, prepare turkeys and desserts ahead of time, and donate their time setting up the hall, serving the meal and cleaning up. Each year, hundreds of participants enjoy delicious food and fellowship! See The Spark and The Flame for more information as Thanksgiving approaches.
 
Aid for Friends 
This Christian organization supplies meals to persons in need, especially the elderly in the five-county Greater Philadelphia region. We have supplied frozen meals from the leftovers of any dinner held at the church and “Not Home Alone Thanksgiving Dinner." We have also provided breakfast bags as noted under Christian Education Missions. If you know of someone who cannot cook for themselves, please contact Karen Douglass, our parish nurse.
 
 
 
 

 
  MISSION
 
Women’s Circles
Our church has many circles where women meet for fellowship, studies, support and friendship. There’s a group that fits you regardless of age and stage in life. We also have the Contagious Joy Study Group that is a merger of our small group studies and a women’s circle. Circle meetings and studies come together at various times. For more information contact Georgi Bernard or call the church office at 215-675-2110.
 
Camp Innabah Work Day
Sponsored by the 7th & 8th Grade Sunday School classes, the first Saturday in May is the day to go and work at getting the camp ready for the season. We do general clean-up, painting, building bunk beds--all sorts of projects based on the needs of the campers and staff. Contact Georgi Bernard at 215-675-2110 for more information
 
 UNITED METHODIST WOMEN collect Shop Rite cash register receipts from WARMINSTER store only. Please leave the smaller items at the Care & Share table in the narthex. Thank you!
 

OUR MISSIONARY FAMILY  zimmerman.jpg

Dr. Mark Zimmerman is a United Methodist missionary assigned to work in Kathmandu, Nepal, a predominantly Hindu country in the Himalayan region of Asia. A medical doctor specializing in internal medicine, Mark has been working in Nepal since 1986 – initially as a hospital-based clinical doctor, later as medical director of Patan Hospital (1998-2005), and now as director of the Nick Simons Institute (NSI), an organization working in Nepal with a mission to train and support skilled, compassionate rural health care workers.
 

"NSI emerged out of several confluent streams. First, those of us working in Nepal's hospitals have long been aware of (and frustrated by) the huge urban-rural gap in health care. For many people in the hills, quality health care is the privilege of the prosperous few. Second, in the last few years our mission hospitals have conducted innovative types of training that improved rural health care. Finally, Jim and Marilyn Simons of New York came to Nepal to create a memorial for their son, Nick, who had worked here and died. Through training and staff support, NSI is working to improve health care for rural Nepali people. We believe that God's hand brought these situations together, and we value your prayers for this exciting work."

During the summer of 1980, Mark worked as a medical student in a hospital in The Gambia, West Africa, and that experience stimulated his interest in overseas medicine. After completing his internal medicine training in 1986, he worked for two years as a doctor in Nepal, supported by funds from the United Methodist Women. This experience led Mark in 1990 to become a long-term Global Ministries missionary.

A native of Warminster, PA, Dr. Zimmerman holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.

Mark is a member of the Lehman Memorial UMC in Hatboro, PA, although his most recent church affiliation in the U.S. was with the State Street UMC in Fulton, NY.

Mark is married to Deirdre Zimmerman, also a Global Ministries missionary. They are the parents of two sons, Zachary and Benjamin.

 

 Read about Mark's daily commute and his work at the hospital in Kathmandu, and his request for our prayers...

 

► Read how Mark's suggestion that Grandview UMC members visit him led to the trip of a lifetime. 

 

► Read as Mark writes about Prayer, Medicine, and a Mother's Love.

 

H.A.T. Packs

During the school week, approximately 40% of Hatboro’s local elementary school children benefit from the district's free and reduced priced meal program.

But what happens when school's out?

Sadly, it's been reported that some kids will save a portion of their Friday school meals so they have something to eat over the weekend.

Or worse yet, some may simply go hungry.

The H.A.T. Packs Program was established to help.

H.A.T. Packs' Mission

The H.A.T. (Helping Around Town) Packs program partners with Hatboro public schools, area grocery stores, food distributors and manufacturers, restaurants, civic and government organizations, local parishes and congregations, and individual contributors, to help fill weekend hunger gaps.

Through monetary, food and resource donations, the H.A.T. Packs program provides packs filled with breakfast, lunch and snack items to Hatboro's elementary school children and their siblings who face food insecurity—in-between the school bell.

Find out more about H.A.T. Packs here.