The Loudonville United Methodist Church
It’s that time of year to start thinking about what the kids are going to do this summer! East Ohio Camps have opened up registration for programming in 2021.
LUMC has camp scholarships available again this year. Traditionally, $100 scholarships are available for children of church members who registered to attend an East Ohio-affiliated camp and $50 scholarships are available for children of church members registering to attend non-conference affiliated camps.
If you’d like to apply for a camp scholarship for a child in your family, complete an application, and return it to the Office by April 30, 2021.
Worship Service February 28, 2021
February 9, 2021 Re-opening Task Force Update
Dear Church Family,
The Re-opening Task Force met on February 8, 2021.
During our time together, we assessed the COVID-19 case and hospitalization count for Ashland and surrounding counties. For the first time, we see the numbers decreasing. As we continue into the new year, the vaccines’ distribution have begun, and beginning February 15, those who are 65 and older become eligible. After discussing these points, the Task Force concluded that on February 21, 2021, Loudonville United Methodist Church would resume in-person worship for those who feel comfortable returning.
The Re-opening Task Force did express concerns about the accessibility of the building. The last snowfall left thick ice on the parking areas on E. North Park Pl. and on the ramp entrance. Volunteers will work to clear these areas so that we have safe access to the building. As always, the weather may still hamper our gathering on Sunday morning. It is winter in Ohio.
A virtual worship service will continue to be made available each Sunday on our Facebook page and website. Also, each worship service will be broadcast on 87.9 FM so that you can park close to the church and listen. We have incorporated a phone line for members to call and listen to the service for those who do not have internet access. You may call (419) 920-8070 Monday afternoon through Saturday to hear the worship service. You may also listen on WZLP 95.7 FM on Tuesdays at 11 am.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we journey through this pandemic together. Our goal is to protect one another and our neighbors, which requires selfless sacrifice. Galatians 5:14 (NIV) says, “For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Reopening Task Force
Pastor Kenn Curren
Listen to Our Worship Service on Your Phone!
Loudonville UMC was awarded a United Methodist Communications grant that allows us to share our worship service by phone. Weekly worship services will be posted by noon Mondays. Simply dial from any phone 419-920-8070 to listen to Sunday's worship service in its entirety.
Most recordings will be about 30 minutes long, so call when you can kick back, sip a cup of coffee, and worship with us. And let your friends know! Anyone can call to listen--it's free for them (other than connection time, if they're calling on a metered phone plan) and free for us for the duration of our grant.
Contact the Office if you have any questions or feedback.
Join us March 15th, 5-6:30pm, for dinner! On the menu: Sausage/potato/cabbage packets, church-made applesauce, and white cake with green frosting.
Meals will be packaged at the time of pick-up. Simply drive up to the church, tell the runner how many people you're feeding, and a family-sized meal will be brought to your waiting vehicle! Meals are free, but donations are gladly accepted.
We observe the guidelines from the US Dept. of Agriculture, which include taking meals to those who come for them in their cars. Persons will be asked not to leave their cars so that they will not have the opportunity to violate the social distancing we are trying to maintain. We will keep the number of volunteers to a minimum, in order to further maintain as much social distancing as possible.
Meals are available the first and third Mondays, from 5-6:30pm. (NOTE: October's first meal will be Wednesday, October 6th, for Loudonville Fair, instead of the first Monday, from 5-6:30pm.) No reservations or advance orders are necessary, just stop by the church to pick up a hot, delicious, hand-prepared meal!
Contact the church office with questions at 419-994-4939 Monday through Thursday from 9am to noon, or see our Facebook page or posts to this page for event information.
Sermons During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Archives of past sermons and music can be found here.
Looking for Daily Scripture Readings?
They're now included in our Calendar!