Coming Events at Lansdale UMC

You are invited to participate in

a Good Friday Program for Children

Age 4 through Sixth Grade


Friday, April 19 – 1:00-3:00 P.M.

Lansdale United Methodist Church

300 North Broad Street, Lansdale, PA  19446

(215) 855-8364


All activities and snacks are free.

Your registration on or before April 12

is greatly appreciated!
Enjoy a lesson as well as games, songs, crafts, and snacks. 
Please fill out the
 and return it to the church office or mail it to the above address.
You may also sign up on the bulletin board outside of Stringer Auditorium.
All registration forms need to be returned by April 12.
For more information or to help with the program please contact Liz Bonner,
Christian Education Director at
or call Liz at 215-393-7786.

Join us on Holy Thursday, April 18 at 7 PM for the Tenebrae Service.

  Tenebrae is one of the oldest traditions of the Christian church for the commemoration of the passion and death of Christ.  It was first celebrated in the fourth century.  The word “Tenebrae” is the Latin word meaning “darkness” or “shadow.”       In this service, seven candles are gradually extinguished.  As the Passion story unfolds, the darkness increases, until with the death of Jesus, only one light, an eighth candle symbolizing Christ, is left burning.  This candle remains lighted throughout the service; the light of Christ can never be extinguished.  The light is removed from the sanctuary, symbolizing Christ’s three days in the tomb.  In that light, we find forgiveness and fellowship in communion with our Lord.       Stripping the altar is a practice that dates from the seventh century.  At the conclusion of the service, in silence and in darkness, communion vessels, pulpit and altar paraments, candles, Bible and any other liturgical objects are sensitively removed, dramatizing the desolation, abandonment and darkness of the passion and death of Christ.  The congregation departs in silence.  The sanctuary remains bare until the beginnings of the Easter celebration.

 Worship and Sunday School 

 9-10 AM             Worship

10-10:30 AM       Fellowship

10:30-11:15         Sunday School for all ages 

Please join us!
There is a Sunday School class to fit you.  
The Wesleyan Class
Lecture style bible studies
New Horizons Fellowship
Casual, discussion style, scripture based studies
Upper Room
Casual, discussion style, scripture based studies
Jr. & Sr. High Students’ curriculum is current and uplifting
Elementary aged children
are engaged in a rotational curriculum that includes
cooking, science, storytelling, games, and crafts