Although he had participated in meal deliveries to disadvantaged neighbors at Thanksgiving and Christmas, Dick Stiles of Grace UMC in Pen Argyl—located in the Slate Belt region near the Poconos—felt that outreach mission should extend to Easter also. In fact, the extended isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic made an Easter outreach even more imperative for him.
So Stiles, an adult Sunday School teacher and chair of Grace UMC’s Trustees, asked the church to help make up to 50 dinners and deliver them to residents of two local affordable housing communities, plus the church’s own homebound members... Learn More
Grace UMC in Telford held a socially distanced Easter Drive-Through Parade on Saturday, March 27, from 1 to 3 PM in our church lot. This colorful celebration event was free for all who attended. We handed out “He Is Risen” plastic bags with church fliers inside at the first stop, where the pastor greeted all visitors in their cars. They were instructed to drive from table to table to acquire items for their bags, including a cross made of chocolate , colorful jelly beans, a craft, and coloring books.
Also, a local Girl Scout troop that we host at our church attended and participated. We handed out 170 bags to the community. See Photos
Bethel Hill UMC partners with Help Build Hope
Founded in 1870, Bethel Hill UMC in Lansdale, Pa., the state’s second oldest Methodist church, may be 250 years old. But it can still find new ways to serve in mission, especially when a viral pandemic demands adaptability.
Mission-minded members enjoy taking trips each year to work on building projects that help others. But while the pandemic has prevented that joyful experience lately, they found a new way to help build a home for distant neighbors by doing it at home…in the church’s parking lot, that is. Read More
Conshohocken UMC’s 80 members believe in the adage, “Through God, all things are possible.” In addition to serving in mission with local neighbors, “ConshyUnited” works with Living Waters for the World to share the gift of clean, sustainable water with community partners in Kenya, Cuba and soon, at the Karama Education Center located in Uganda.
“I feel that I’ve been called to do this work because God has given me so many blessings in life,” says Dave Patterson, who with his wife, Pat, helm the ConshyUnited Living Waters team...” Read More