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Feb 01, 2023

Mission to Mama Land: Church bonds with UM orphanage in Sierra Leone

A “dream team” from First UMC Lancaster landed in Sierra Leone, West Africa, Feb. 1, on a mission to visit a children’s village known affectionately as MamaLand. The Rev. Dorcas Kamanda, an elder in Eastern PA, birthed the fledgling home for children orphaned in 2014-16 by the country’s devastating Ebola… Read More
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Jan 24, 2023

Church hosts MLK Jr. Day of Action to End Gun Violence

On a cold but sunny Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16, volunteers gathered on a street in Lansdale with T-shirts, rebar, PVC frames and mallets to install a Memorial to the Lost for the 66 lives taken by gun violence in the last five years in Montgomery County. Lansdale… Read More
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Jan 23, 2023

Support groups: a new chapter in youth ministry

I have been in ministry with youth, young adults and families for over 25 years; and over time I have seen ministry with young people change as their needs have changed. Still, I felt there was more we could do.  When the pandemic hit, we had to make a drastic… Read More
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Jan 13, 2023

Church’s ministry serves 30,000 breakfasts, opens warming center

New ministry aided by EPA Wholeness Center grant Anchor Lancaster, a ministry at First UMC Lancaster, served 30,000 hot breakfast meals in 2022. The breakfast ministry, which serves every weekday, including holidays, was recognized as “the best non-profit in Lancaster.”  Each Monday through Friday, 6-9 volunteers prepare, serve and clean… Read More
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Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm
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610.666.9090 ext. 1013
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