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CELEBRATING 160 YEARS AS A COMMUNITY OF FAITH!

In celebration of our 160th anniversary, we asked some members of our congregation about their thoughts on Leander UMC’s past, present, and future. Check out the video!

CHRISTMAS CANTATA

Sunday, December 12

8:30 & 11:00 am

The LUMC choir will be presenting “Wonders of Christmas”, a cantata by various composers on Sunday, December 12 during the 8:30 and 11:00 am services.

Due to copyright restrictions on the music for the Cantata, we will not be live-streaming our services to Facebook this Sunday.

We invite you to come join us in-person and welcome in the Christmas season with the choir. From the miracle of prophecy to the miracle of the Savior’s birth, this Cantata blends familiar carols with original compositions in rich harmonies and blend to create a celebration that is moving, fun and inspirational.

"The Wonders of Christmas" Sermon Series

August 29-September 26

How do you find contentment in life, especially during a season when the world seems to tell us we need to strive for an overflowing cornucopia of more, more, more? During the month of November, our sermon series will focus on appreciating all we have and living with a sense of abundance rather than scarcity.

8:30 am

Traditional service with weekly communion and hymnal music.

(Service also available on Facebook livestream)

9:45 am

Contemporary service with music led by the Praise Band. Communion on the first Sunday of each month.

11:00 am

Traditional service with hymnal music. Communion on the first Sunday of each month.

ADVENT WONDER with Pastor Laura

Wednesdays, December 8 & 15

12:00 Noon

All are invited to join Pastor Laura for reflection on the scriptures for Advent at noon on December 8 and 15. We will meet in-person and those who prefer to join virtually may do so via Zoom (info below). 

Zoom Meeting ID: 822 0242 3813 
Password: 78641

Blue Christmas Service

Tuesday, December 14

6:30 pM

We recognize that the holidays are sometimes “blue” or filled with difficult feelings around painful life events such as the death of a loved one. The Blue Christmas service is full of hope and healing.

During the service, we ask the Lord for healing blessings and offer up to Him all that is now lost. It is a time of individual and congregational prayer, a lighting of candles, quiet Christmas music, and comforting scripture readings.

This service is open to anyone in the community who is grieving a loss of any kind.

Gingerbread House Build & Supper

Wednesday, December 15

6:00-8:00 pm

All are invited to a free sandwich supper followed by gingerbread house building and live Christmas music.

Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Serices

5:00 PM
Candlelight service with contemporary music led by the Praise Band and a special Children’s Time

7:00 PM
Candlelight service with traditional carols led by the Choir and a special Children’s Time

8:30 PM
Candlelight service with traditional carols and special music by Fran Venditte and Crissy Williams

Children

youth

Adults

sunday school

Please Join us on Christmas Eve!

4:00 PM
Music led by the Praise Band

6:00 PM
Music led by the Choir

8:00 PM
Music led by the Choir

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Subscribing to our emails is a great way to stay up to date on what’s happening at Leander UMC! We email newsletters regularly as other important information.

Holy Week WORSHIP

Maundy Thursday

April 1 | 7:00 pm

In-Person & Livestreamed

Commemorating the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified. 

Good Friday

April 2 | 7:00 pm

In-Person & Livestreamed

A remembrance of the final hours of Christ’s journey to the cross and the ultimate act of love for all people: his crucifixion, death, and burial.

JOIN US FOR LIVESTREAMED WORSHIP ON SUNDAYS

8:30 & 11:00 am

On December 27 and January 3 we will only offer online worship on Facebook Live. We will not have in-person worship on either of those Sundays.

We hope you will join us on Facebook Live at 8:30 or 11:00 am!

THE PUMPKIN PATCH IS HERE!

OCTOBER 11-31

We won’t be selling pumpkins this year, but we will have a small pumpkin patch display set up for visitors to come and enjoy, play a little, and take some pretty fall pictures! We have activity books for children. Come back the week of Halloween and pick up a Boo Bag filled with treats for children (while supplies last).

Outdoor Worship Service

November 15, 2020

10:00 am

(The service will also be live-streamed on Facebook)

We won’t have an 11:00 am service on October 25th.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a lawn chair, wear a mask, and print the worship outline (link below). Holy Communion will be served and distributed to those sitting in the church-yard and parking lot. There will be no Sunday school, no nursery, and no playground access. A Children’s Time will be offered, but will have special instructions for observing distance.

Children will have the option to attend an outdoor, socially-distanced Sunday school class during the service.

PARKING:
If you plan on sitting in the courtyard, please park in the parking lot or school parking lot (rather than in front of the church or on the street). Those needing to sit in their vehicles and listen from there may park in front of the church on West Drive.

ANGEL TREE DONATIONS

We are sponsoring 4 families through Hope Alliance for Christmas this year. Hope Alliance provides assistance to victims of domestic violence.

If you would like to participate by donating gifts, there are 2 ways to sign up:

1. Pull an ornament from the Angel Tree by the Sanctuary.
2. Sign up to purchase an item from our list online using the link below.

Gifts should be brought to the church no later than December 13. When you are ready to bring your gift, make sure you have the tag attached or a note indicating what you signed up for. You do not need to wrap the gift. You can drop off your gift in one of the following ways:

1. Drop off your item by the Angel Tree on Sundays.
2. Drop of your item at the church office on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
3. Contact the church office to make other arrangements ([email protected]).

Prayer Parade

Sunday, July 5, 2020

10:00 am

Get some shoe polish, window markers or just tempera paint and decorate the windows of your car with any of our Power Launcher phrases, Vector Verse, VBS 2020, To Mars and Beyond. Make some posters to hold up or tape to the sides of your vehicle.

VAcATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2020

June 29-July 3, 2020

Vacation Bible School  is still happening this year . . . just in your own backyard! We are offering a virtual Vacation Bible School experience. We have interactive activities posted online for each day. If you didn’t pre-register for a supply pack, you can still participate by improvising on some of the materials by using whatever you have on hand. 

FALLSermon Series

“No Fair!”
In the trials of one family, we find hope for our own.

Summer is a time for family reunions. For some of us, family reunions are fun and fulfilling. For others of us, they are uncomfortable or even painful. We all have some dysfunction in our families. We all have stories that we’d rather not tell. In the stories of Genesis, we discover God’s chosen family – those first generations of Israel – had struggles, secrets, sibling rivalries, and even threats of murder. As we explore these rich and ancient stories, we see how God works through and in spite of family dysfunction to bring about God’s purposes for the world, and we find hope for God’s presence and movement in our own families.

Worship Times

8:30 am
Traditional Worship Service

9:45 am
Contemporary Worship Service

11:00 am
Traditional Worship Service

12:30 pm
Servicios Evangelicos En Espanol

christmas eve services

2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 pm

2:00 pm

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Interactive service geared towards families with children

4:00 pm

Candlelight communion service with music led by the Praise Band

(child care available)

6:00 pm

Candlelight communion service with music led by the Choir

(child care available)

8:00 pm

Candlelight communion service with traditional music

MAUNDY THURSDAY

APRIL 9
7:00 PM
Live Steam on Facebook

You’ll want to have the following supplies: A table setting, towel, water and basin, hand sanitizer, and a cross.

GOOD FRIDAY

APRIL 10
7:00 PM
Live Stream on Facebook

EASTER SUNDAY

APRIL 12
6:45 AM
Sunrise Worship Service
Live Stream on Facebook

APRIL 12
8:30 AM
Worship Service
Live Stream on Facebook

Copy of EASTER Handout (4)

DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Festival services of celebration will take place as we move from the somber reflection of the previous week, into the glories of God’s triumphant Word, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Ash Wednesday 2

Ash Wednesday Worship Service

Wednesday, February 26

12:00 & 7:00 PM

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lent, a forty day period of repentance and reflection. Ashes are placed in the shape of a cross on the forehead as a sign of mourning and repentance. The act echoes the ancient tradition of throwing ashes over one’s head to signify repentance before God. Join us for one of two services at 12:00 & 7:00 pm on February 26 in the Sanctuary.

Children

infants - 5th grade

youth

6th - 12th grade

Adults

sunday school

6 months - adults

Happenings

There are plenty of opportunities to find connection with others through our many activities happening on and off campus. Check out our Happenings page to learn more about current events and activities.

serving opportunities

We are the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. Every person has been given gifts, talents and resources to help serve our church out of love and help lead our community to Christ. There are many ways in which you can serve at Leander United Methodist Church.