Guest Author: Sandra Miller
Hopefully everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Remembering exactly what all of the preparation and celebration is for! Love came down at Christmas, God in human form; vulnerable and dependent upon his mother and father for his every need! And to think, he did all of this to be sacrificed on the cross for the sins of the world!
It seems like just yesterday, we were wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and celebrating Jesus’ birth. Now that it’s February we’re preparing for the very reason Jesus was born, EASTER! It’s so hard to believe that 2017 passed so quickly! Or DID it?
Below are some of the highlights for 2017.
- Old Testament Bible Reading Challenge
- 1st Family Fun Night (3rd Friday of each month)
- 6 week Prayer Course
- 6 week Prayer Course (cont.)
- First E-Mail Church Newsletter (1st of each month, 10 Newsletters E-Mailed total)
- Ash Wednesday Service
- Lenten New Testament Bible Reading Challenge
- Pork Supper
- Palm Sunday Worship Service
- Holy Thursday Worship Service
- Good Friday Worship Service
- Easter Fair/Egg Hunt
- Easter Sunrise Worship Service, Hillcrest Park
- Easter Sunday Worship Service
- Annual Auction
- Annual UMC Women’s Banquet
- Pastor David Jacobson Graduated Seminary
- Pastor David led a missions trip in the Dominican Republic
- In-Between’s Covered Dish Picnic
- Vacation Bible School
- Christmas in July
- National Community Night Out at Hillcrest Park
- Church stain glass windows got a new protective exterior covering
- Lansdowne United Methodist Church’s Annual Rally Sunday Breakfast.
- Confirmation Sunday (Grace Falahee was confirmed)
- A Family Fun Day at Clark’s Eli-oak Farm
- NEW Alpha Group Meeting started
- Rummage Sale
- Nominations Committee Meeting
- Apple Butter Making @ Betty Cain’s
- Roast Pork Supper
- Planning Retreat for Leaders in the Church
- Homecoming Sunday
- Church (Charge) Conference
- Thanksgiving Community (Free) Dinner
- Annual Decorating the Church
- Annual Children’s Christmas Bazaar
- Lansdowne United Methodist Women’s Advent/Christmas Mission
- Christmas Eve Family Worship Service
- Christmas Worship Service
- New Years Eve Worship Service
There were also
- 3 Baptisms: Greg Brown, Dylan Benedict and Hannah Jacobson.
- 13 Blog entries
- 35 Sermon Podcasts
- 5000+ souls with Free Community Meals and Fellowship!
Forgive us if we left anything out!
Thanks to all who follow their hearts and do so much for the Church and the Community!