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Stay up to date with the happenings of Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church by visiting our blog. You'll find information such as announcements, sermon notes, and updates to encourage and challenge your walk with the Lord.

United Women of Faith Update

by: Karl Smith

10/07/2022

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Our monthly meetings for United Women in Faith will continue for October and November. Both groups - Lydia & Eunice- meet at Lehman: Tuesday, October 11, and then on November 8. During these two months, Betsy Leone will continue our study of Luke 13 - looking at Jesus Healing on the Sabbath and The Parable of the Mustard Seed. Also, we will be collecting our World Thank Offering in October. With grateful hearts, UWF share their blessings with others. These donations help w

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Stay Healthy and Help Stop the Spread of Germs

by: Karl Smith

10/06/2022

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Cold and flu season is fast approaching, and the COVID-19 virus is still circulating in the community. Withthe cooler temperatures arriving, we will be spending more time indoors and in enclosed spaces. Hereare some reminders for staying healthy, and keeping others healthy:

Cover your cough and sneeze - use a tissue if possible or the crook of your arm. Avoid coughing into your hands. If you do, wash your hands immediately.WASH YOUR HANDS frequently. Use soap and water and ...
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Update from Pastor Andy on disaffiliation

by: Karl Smith

09/16/2022

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Lehman Memorial UMC Members and Friends,

On behalf of the Church Council, I write to inform you that this past Tuesday night, the Council voted to explore disaffiliation from the UMC, under the guidelines of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. What this means is that we will undergo a process laid out by the conference by which we explore what are the advantages and disadvantages of leaving or staying in the denomination. Without a long explanation, the reason behind the

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Our Bishop's August Letter on Disaffiliation

by: Karl Smith

08/10/2022

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In his latest letter, Bishop John Schol shared that more than 10% of our conference's churches have signed up for EPA Pathways,  which includes programs to grow vitality, re-envision space, end the sin of racism and develop leaders. 

He also addressed the ongoing discussions about disaffiliation, spelling out the specific steps involved.

"The Cabinet and I recognize this is a difficult season for some of our congregations. We are praying for each of our congregations and pas

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Stewardship Thoughts: How to achieve clarity

by: Karl Smith

08/08/2022

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“Sometimes life gets confusing, doesn’t it? Do you wake up with a list of things to do that is far longer than the hours you have? To set your priorities, find an answer to this question: Where do you want to be100 years from now? If your answer is heaven, then your daily choices will have only one criteria: getting there!” - Max Lucado

1 Peter 1:13: So prepare your minds for service and have self-control All your hope should be for the gift of grace that will be yours whe

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Message from the bishop about leadership

by: Karl Smith

08/04/2022

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Dear EPA Leaders,

I continue to be grateful for your leadership in your congregation and in the larger church. Your gifts and leadership are leading us forward. As we look to engage more deeply in growing faith and developing vital, sustainable mission congregations, leadership is essential to God’s plans for us. Today I want to consider with you how leaders develop.

Throughout my life of ministry and leadership, invariably people have asked me how I knew something or wh

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Bishop shares vision for how we move forward

by: Karl Smith

07/06/2022

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Our bishop followed up the recent Annual Conference by sharing how he envisions the way we move forward, focusing on four main goals. You can read his recent email on the conference website

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A letter from our Nepal missionaries

by: Karl Smith

07/05/2022

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Kathmandu  |  June 20, 2022

 Dear friends,

"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?" - Isaiah 43.19

"Everybody!" I yelled, beginning to lose my in-charge demeanour, "Step back! Everybody, please step back! If you haven't completed your registration form, move out! Only come in the door once you've completed your form". It was the second morning of registration and measurement-taking for the first ever Patan Hospital weight loss competitio

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Stewardship Thoughts: Casting votes through your giving

by: Karl Smith

06/29/2022

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If I give nothing . . . I cast a vote in favor of closing my church.

If I give only to local support . . . I vote to stop missionary activity in this hour of great world need.

If I give grudgingly . . . I shall find no joy, nor receive the blessing of the Lord.

If I give proportionately . . . I shall give something, even if of necessity, mine must be small.

If I give systematically . . . I make it possible for my church to plan in advance and make it easier for myself.

If I gi

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Learn about UMC history and its future

by: Karl Smith

06/28/2022

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Have you heard of the General Commission on Archives & History?

The Historical Society of The United Methodist Church promotes interest in the study, preservation, and dissemination of the history and heritage of The United Methodist Church and its antecedents. It works to enlist the support and cooperation of commission on archives and history (or equivalent) at the annual conference, jurisdictional conference, and general Church levels as well as other interested agencies

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an invitation to learn about laity

by: Karl Smith

06/27/2022

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Registration is open for Session 1 of the 2022 Laity Academy, scheduled for Friday evening and Saturday, August 5–6, in-person, onsite at Cedarville UMC in Pottstown. Session 2 will happen online via Zoom Sept. 30 to Oct. 1. Planners invite all persons, laity and clergy, who thirst for learning that enhances faith and ministry.

Laity Academy is an opportunity to expand one’s faith, explore ones’ gifts and advance ones’ ministries in service to our Lord.  

“An Invitation to t

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The final push for VBS is on

by: Karl Smith

06/21/2022

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We're in the home stretch for VBS preparation. Here's what you need to know:

When: Evenings, July 11 through 15

Registration: Simply click here

Supplies needed: We have almost everything we need. Still on the list - gallons of water, and old sheets/curtains that people no longer need or that we could borrow for some backdrops. 

Questions: Contact Rebekah Small

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Updated safe sanctuary training

by: Karl Smith

06/21/2022

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Seems there has been some confusion about the upcoming Safe Sanctuary training. It is happening this Sunday, June 26 at 9:30 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. We are now going to offer another session Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m.

This training is mandatory for anyone working with Lehman youth - VBS, Sunday School, youth group, youth choirs, etc.

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VBS Supply Drive In the Homestretch

by: Karl Smith

06/08/2022

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From our Youth Director Rebekah Small:

Just wanted to reach out with a few items. Our VBS supply drive is going well but if you could help circulate our new list of donation needs that would be great:

Brads / brackets 4”-5” Glowsticks Bracelet Beads Stretchy Bracelet String Packaging Tape Air Dry Clay Paper Clips Small crafting magnets Balloons Disposable Cups Gallon Water Jugs Streamers Snacks Chex Mix Popsicles Veggie Straws Fruit Roll-Ups

We also have Safe Sanctuary train

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Food pantry update

by: Karl Smith

05/25/2022

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The Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is closed Monday for Memorial Day, but here’s an update on its impact on our community from Terry Morrissette, our tireless volunteer leader:

The food pantry has been blessed this past month with several donations.  Hatboro and Horsham Post Offices ran a food drive and we benefitted with a large amount of donations. It filled the hallway. 

Special thanks to Upper Moreland Senior Patrick Kieran, who held another neighborhood food drive and

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