ordination watch party and Recption

Watch Party @ 11am in the Sanctuary         

At CUMC beginning at 11 AM on Saturday, May 21. Anyone who would like to watch the

live-streamed service of ordination is invited to view it in the sanctuary. If you prefer, you also can watch from home by accessing the Eastern PA District United Methodist Church Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/epaumc


Reception - On May 22, after 11am service, we’ll have a reception on the church lawn

with refreshments, special guests, and a few surprises! (If it rains, we’ll move the

celebration inside.) There will be a basket to collect your cards, congratulatory notes,

or prayers for the Hopples. Please sign up on the CUMC website or on the sheet in the narthex by May 15, if you’ll be coming to the reception so we can gauge the amount

of food we’ll need. https://www.cumclansdale.org/events-sign-ups

Snacks for Pastor Zach!

If you would like to make a food donation to Pastor Zach’s ordination celebration, we are looking for individual-size, prepackaged snack bags of chips or pretzels. All snacks must be nut free/peanut free. Please drop off any donations in the church kitchen on

Sunday morning, May 22. Thank you!

Children's Musical

On Sunday, May 22nd , our Carol Choir will be presenting the musical, G P S - God's Plan of Salvation at both services. Join Andrew (and his friends) as he takes his driver's license test on the Holy Highway!  Listen as Andrew learns that with Jesus Christ, the road of obedience leads to the throne of God! 

It be presented during both the 8:30am and 11am Service.  

Communion will not be served at the 8:30am service.

Handbell Concert

On Friday, June 3rd, watch our annual Handbell Concert at 7pm. This will be a streamed only concert that you enjoy from the comfort of your home. You will be able to access it through our Facebook page. All of our handbell and Chime ensembles will participate. This will be a great concert for the whole family!

15th Annual Jim Hayes Memorial golf outing

The Jim Hayes Memorial Golf Outing is coming up on June 4th. It will be a Scramble format at Mainland Golf Course. All are welcome. The outing raises money for our Christ UMC Preschool Scholarships.  This year we will have fellowship after golfing.  There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby or contact Don Albacker at (215)692-2958 or dalbacker@jclfg.com to sign up or with questions.

The first tee time will be 8:33 AM. 

Susanna Wesley Circle Tour and Lunch

On Saturday, June 4, Sarah Hamill will be guiding the Susanna Wesley Circle on a tour of the West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd.  

The tour begins at 10:00 and is approximately 90 minutes in length.  It is easy walking, almost all of it on a path.  There are no physical challenges - anyone can easily do this tour!  We will return to Lansdale after the tour and have lunch at a local restaurant.   If you would like to attend, please sign up on the church website. Contact Judi Plummer if you have questions (plummergjmc@yahoo.com). 

We are planning to carpool from the church, leaving at 9:00 AM.  

To sign up, please click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BAEAD23A0F85-swcwest or go to our website www.cumclansdale.org/events-sign-ups

If you would like to drive yourself and meet us at the cemetery, here are Sarah’s directions:  

  • I want to emphasize that this tour is of West Laurel Hill in Bala Cynwyd, not Laurel Hill in East Falls.

  • I hop on 476 and then take the exit to get on I-76 towards Philly.

  • Take exit 338 (about 5 miles on I76), ‘Belmont Ave/Green Lane’

  • At the bottom of the exit ramp turn RIGHT onto Belmont Avenue

  • West Laurel Hill is about ½ a mile on the left hand side of the road, just pass the light for Levering Mill Road.  NOTE:  you will pass ‘Westminster Cemetery’ just before WLH – keep driving!  Not the right cemetery.

  • WLH has dramatic gates at the entrance and there’s a ball field across the street.

  • Once you enter the gates, keep going straight past the funeral home.  You are heading for the Conservatory.  Stay straight and veer slight left at the first fork in the road.  You’ll come to a T-intersection – turn LEFT (there’s a sign for the conservatory).  Follow that curved road around, climbing slowly up (do not take a turn that goes down hill).  You’ll see the Bell Tower ahead of you and that’s the conservatory.  Parking lot right there where we will meet.

  • The conservatory is closed on the weekends; there is a restroom available in the funeral home either before or after the tour.  Simply go in the mail door and the restroom is on the left.

Here is the direction to the Cemetery from Google Maps.  It does follow Sarah’s directions for the most part. https://goo.gl/maps/1ykfu7ArbW3NvuUC8

Susanna Wesley Circle annual picnic

The Susanna Wesley Circle will end the season with our annual picnic, which will be held at 6:30 PM on June 9th at the Plains Mennonite Pavilion on Orvilla Road and Main Street in Lansdale. Please bring your own dinner and beverage. We will discuss programs for next year’s meetings, so please come with ideas and suggestions. We welcome new faces, so invite a friend to join us! Contact Nadene Stauffer (nstauffer@verizon.net) or Suzanne Williams (slwmusic@hotmail.com) if you have questions.

Mary Conroy's Retirement Celebration

Sunday, June 19: At both services, we will recognize Mary Conroy as she retires after 25 years of service to our Preschool. Join us after the second service for a reception in the lobby to greet her. 

More information coming soon.

Eric Chelton's Last Service Celelbration

Sunday, June 26: Pastor Eric Chelton will be preaching his last services with us at both services. After the second service, we'll have refreshments and fellowship time to thank him for his service and wish him well in his new adventures.

More information coming soon.