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Readiness 360 Survey
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NEXT MESSY CHURCH!!!! - Thurs., Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm




Special Event: LAS POSADAS!!!

.....in Lancaster!!!


The whole family participates!

Dec 18, 5:30-7:30pm 


Dinner-Crafts-Piñata-Fun!

(Tamales & Churros too!!!) 

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REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN FOR QUALITY DAY CARE

Footprints Christian Children's Center offers top quality child care.  
Infants, Pre-School, Pre-K  
PLUS: Day Care for Elementary.  
(With transportation to and from their schools.)
www.footprintsav.org

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POVERTY AND HUNGER MINISTRIES - MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Help us make a difference with Poverty and Hunger Ministries.   full story
DO YOU SUFFER FROM CHRONIC PAIN?

Does someone near you suffer from Chronic Pain? 
Join our support group that meets regularly on the 1st Tuesday every month @ 7 pm.

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING is happening in the Antelope Valley
Eliminate Modern Day Slavery!
Our Social Justice Team is working together
with other churches and agencies to address
the growing problem of sex slaves here in our
nation.  
View the Movie: "Sex + Money" at Lancaster United Methodist Church, Saturday, Sept. 20 @ 9:30 am. Read more about it here.
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GREAT CHRISTMAS GIVE-AWAY 2014

STARTS THIS SUNDAY: Nov. 9
God gives us Jesus in great and abundant ways.  
We can respond with unconditional love and give in the same way.  
   • Do you need a special gift for someone?
   • Do you have "gently used" clothes and toys?
See how you can turn those all into a gift of God's grace this year. 
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Pray 31 - MONTH OF PRAYER FOR AMERICA and the WORLD
Join us for a full month of prayer for America and the world.  
Each day will have a different focus.
Starting October 1 and going for 31 days.  

Prayer Journals available in the lobby of the Lancaster United Methodist Church or by contacting the church office  661-942-0419    LUMC@lancasterunited.org
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OFFICERS & BUDGET: 2014-2015


On Tuesday, June 24 @ 7 pm at our Annual Meeting, we elected our church officers for the year July 1, 2014 - June 30 2015.  We also adopted our budget at the Admin. board following. Check them both out on the next page.
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re:Group - Leadership Training for Church Leaders
Saturday, May 31  - 9 am to Noon all Church leaders are invited to a training in Small Group principles and how they apply to each and every Committee, Team, Class and Small group. full story
THINKING OF GETTING MARRIED?
LANCASTER UMC has a wonderful venue for a wedding along with a great staff to assist you with the big day!

And in addition, FIVE FREE WEDDINGS will be given away to couples who cannot affort a church wedding, may be older and do not need a big wedding package, or for other reasons have postponed marriage. 

Check out our WEDDING GIVEAWAY page and let us know if you are interested!

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ADULT CLASSES - SPRING 2014
Great classes at our Wed. night Dinner Series!
Do you have questions about Jesus and Christianity? 
Want to understand what Deep Prayer is all about?
Ready for some background on the NewTestament?
Our Wednesday Classes are for you!!  
(Note: for this Spring Interim, dinner will not be provided.)
Register here!
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RELAY FOR LIFE - Team LANCASTER UMC 2014 - Apr 26
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE
Worship with us Holy Week and Easter!  Many opportunities to deepen your understanding of God, Jesus Christ and the meaning of life.

MORE HERE...
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MARRIAGE SUCCESS WORKSHOP - Sat. April 19
We all need a little relationship education and "tune up."  Dr. Karen Coy offers a great 3 hour workshop next Saturday, April 19  - 9 am to Noon. full story
"In the mourning.... JOY!"
Palm Sunday Concert 2 pm Apr. 20
A wonderful experience of the Easter Story through Music. Sanctuary Choir, Oliver Hand Bell Choir.  
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JOIN THE CHRISTMAS REVOLUTION
 
Ever wonder if Christmas will have that special "glow" again?  It's time to live out the reason for the season.  Be part of.....
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Taizé Prayer and Music service this Sunday - April 6
Our next Taizé service is this Sunday at 5 pm in the Sanctuary!
Come early for a Prayer walk on our Labyrinth (4 pm) 
Details are found here.
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ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING - Sun. March 30 An opportunity to help others around the world.
QUIET PRAYER WORKSHOP - Sat. Mar. 22 @ 9 am
Need some time alone?  Seeking the "still small voice of God?"  Join others as they learn the ancient/future insights of centering prayer. 
Details here.
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'TRAFFICKING" FILM THIS SATURDAY
"SEX & MONEY" A film about human trafficking will be shown this Saturday morning, March 15 9:30 am at Lancaster UMC. It will be followed by a discussion about combating this evil here in the Antelope Valley  full story
ASH WEDNESDAY / LENT BEGINS
ASH WEDNESDAY (March 5 @ 7 pm) begins the time of the 40 days of Lent.  
Prayer, Ashes and Holy Communion mark our first steps in this time of focussed attention on our Spiritual Life.

PANCAKE SUPPER TUESDAY (March 4 @ 5:30-6:30 pm) is our gathering to celebrate and support each other.
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MARRIAGE COVENANT RENEWAL - Sunday Feb. 16
Join all of us as we pray for our married couples.  We have a stake in strong and successful marriages.  All of us, divorced, single, never married are needed to surround those couples who have made a life long pledge to each other.   9 am & 10:45 am 

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MEN'S BIBLE STUDY.... Sat. Feb. 15 @ 8 am
A great bible study on the 3rd Saturday of every month!
 Good food, good friends and God's good word.  
Everything you need...
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CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH US!
CHRISTMAS EVE - Dec. 24:
Christmas Crafts @ 5:30 pm

CANDLE LIGHT SERVICES @
 6 pm, 8 pm and 11 pm.
Holy Communion @ 11 pm
Everybody welcome!

BLESSING OF THE TOYS:
Next Sun. Dec. 29-9 & 10:45 am 
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IS THIS THE YEAR TO PAY OFF YOUR CREDIT CARDS?
Citizenship Assistance Workshop and Immigration Clinic
January 11, 2014 @ 10 am 
Information in English and Spanish available in full article.
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Christmas Message tonight (6 pm & 8 pm) - - Three steps to Restarting Your Spiritual Journey
       

Life has a way of distracting us from our desire for love and family, God and a meaningful life.

Join us Christmas eve to get back on course. 

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SHOPPING THE INTERNET RESULTS IN MICRO-DONATIONS!
NEW...

When you shop on the Internet,
you can now have businesses
make a "micro-donation"
to Lancaster UMC
or Footsteps Christian Children's Center
without costing you anything!
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HEALTHCARE REFORM & YOU -
Saturday, December 7 
from 9 am - Noon  

Educational Town Hall
& Enrollment Fair

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MEDICAL CARE & THE CHURCH
by Pastor Terry Van Hook
The recent passage of comprehensive medical reforms has be a difficult and unusually contentious process.   In the midst of it all, the United Methodist Church, Board of Church and Society has been shared this statement of care and concern about health care for everyone. full story
PICTURE THE POWER - UMC WORLD SERVICE FUND
Prayer Concern? Submit it to our email Prayer Chain.
CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN - TODAY!
This is a time to contact your congressman.
Call, write or email them today!
Let them know your views on shutting down the government.
(click on the names below for their website) 

Rep Buck McKeon  (Palmdale & Lancaster - east side)
California-25th, Republican
2310 Rayburn HOB 
Washington DC 20515-0525
Phone: (202) 225-1956

Kevin McCarthy  (Rosamond & Lancaster - west side)
California-23rd, Republican
2421 Rayburn HOB 
Washington DC 20515-0522
Phone: (202) 225-2915

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WHAT IS CHURCH TO YOU?

         
         
         
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Need a ride to church?

 Van Ministry 

IF YOU NEED A RIDE
 or CAN OFFER A RIDE:
 
Please call Janie
LUMC Office-661.942.0419
 
 
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CARING FOR THE ELDERLY AND CHRONICALLY ILL
Friday, Oct. 4 @ 7 pm.  Prof. Vicky Beatty speaks on the stresses and possibilities found in caring for the elderly.  A Pot luck dinner starts at 6 pm.  full story
RESOURCES TO USE IN TIMES OF GREAT TRAGEDY
We've assembled some of the resources available to help us address such tragedies as the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. full story
UNITED METHODIST STATEMENT ON MORMONISM

Over the years, the United Methodist Church has had scholarly and detailed discussions with leaders of the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormonism).  There are some significant differences in the way each church defines and lives out the Christian faith.

You can download here a study document a study document titled Sacramental Faithfulness that outlines the most salient of those differences so that you may be informed and aware of the theological issues between mainstream christianity and the mormon church.

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CAMP SUNDAY THIS SUNDAY JUNE 2
Last year we sent over a dozen campers to our week long resident camps.  This year we are praying to send even more.  
Come and hear the powerful stories of lives changed and encouters with Christ this Sunday, June 2, our "Camping Sunday."
9 & 10:45 am Holy Communion will be served.
Camp info here.
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FINANCIAL PRINCIPLES FOR THE CHRISTIAN...

FINANCIAL PRINCIPLES FOR THE CHRISTIAN...

In times of uncertainty, change and exploration, it's important to have a solid financial foundation for your life.  

Explore these few key principles for everyone to use.


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SERMON SERIES: GOD'S CHALLENGE - OUR CHOICE!

CONSECRATION SUNDAY IS COMING!


Sunday, May 5 is our Consecration Sunday featuring a FREE Sunday Brunch!

Be sure to join us at 9 am & 10:45 am Worship then stay for the brunch afterwards!


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DESKTOP MEDITATION
Take a four minute "Retreat Break" today in pictures and sound and silence.   full story
MISSIONARY FRIDO KINKOLENGE

Learn how Frido Kikolenge, our missionary in Liberia, is working with the teenagers and youth cast aside by war and a sex-based society. 

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HURRICANE SANDY:
100% OF YOUR DONATION GOES TO THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST.  UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is already on the job working with those most devastated by the Storm Sandy.  Your Donation can help.  Give online today.   full story
KIDS: Scouting Grows at Lancaster UMC

Cub Scout Pack Growing - Meets Tues @ 7 pm

We really have a great and growing Cub Scout Pack 31!  There are 30 boys and the pack is only a few months old.  Plus there are at least 8 Boy Scouts working to form a Troop.  (with 18 adult leaders to help them!) R U interested? Contact Phil Cooper and let us know.

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MULTICULTURAL & HISPANIC MINISTRIES - MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Christ invites all to the table of forgiveness, repentence, transformation and hope!  Help us reflect the diversity that is all around us. full story
Free Mobile Apps for you

Mobile device users can easily access daily devotions and information about The United Methodist Church on the go with a new free Upper Room application and the  United Methodist application for iPad, iPhone, and Android smartphones.

To download the free apps on your iPad or iPhone, go to your device's app store. Search for 'Upper Room' and 'United Methodist.' 

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HELP for hard times...

Stress. Anxiety. Fear

These words capture well the state of mind of many of us in America today. Join us for a Sermon Series in October along with a chance for some small group discussions on what we can do about it.

(Sunday's Sermon Handouts found here.) 

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