From the Pews

Blessing of the Animals on the Feast of St. Francis - October 4, 2018

posted Oct 4, 2018, 11:28 AM by Bowmansville UMC


October Birthdays and Anniversaries

posted Sep 25, 2018, 1:08 PM by Bowmansville UMC

05 – Al May

07- Jeffrey Creighton

09 – Steve Siekmann

11 – Melissa Gilroy

13 – Sheryl Ziolkowski, Bonnie Skare

14 – Phoenixx Walters

20 – Crystal Creighton

21 – Linda Rupert (50th)

26 – Chris Barnosky

05 - Sheryl & Dennis Ziolkowski

11 - Ted & Carol Janicki

17 - Chris & Tracy Barnosky

Celebration of September Birthdays

posted Sep 24, 2018, 7:38 AM by Bowmansville UMC

Carol and Milly were delighted to be honored at a recent coffee hour.

Scoopers back at the Fairways

posted Sep 5, 2018, 1:06 PM by Bowmansville UMC

Pastor Jim, Rev. Cheryl, Wilma, Nancy and Ed were a part of a team from BUMC involved with outreach at the Fairways at Lancaster on Thursday, August 30, 2018.  They served up Sundaes and root beer floats to our neighbors during the Resident Summer Party.

Welcome Ed and Nancy!

posted Aug 31, 2018, 11:46 AM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Aug 31, 2018, 11:47 AM ]

Ed and Nancy Wierbowski have been part of our church family for a number of years.  Now it's official!  We welcome you as new members of the Bowmansville United Methodist Church.

September Birthdays and Anniversaries

posted Aug 18, 2018, 2:58 PM by Bowmansville UMC

02 – Kathy Schell

04 – Aaron Stenzel

06 – Grace Creighton

10 – Ken May, Mike King

16 – Bill King

17 – Milly Whittaker

18 – Wilma Taylor, Darlene Stoos

22 – Carl Lathrop, Sharon Wilde

25 – Austin Stenzel

20 – Ed & Nancy Wierbowski

Check out the new face of our church.....look up!

posted Aug 16, 2018, 8:01 AM by Bowmansville UMC

If you don't enter the church through the front door, you may not have noticed the improvements. No more peeling paint or a steeple in severe need of repair.  We finally have a new and improved steeple to beautify our church.  The steeple has been refurbished and new cedar-look siding and trim installed.  We hope the steeple and trim are now maintenance free for many years.  Thanks to Ken May for his persistence and on-site supervision of the project.

Estonia Missionaries (click on "View this email in your browser" to read the news from Kulli and Doug)

posted Jul 5, 2018, 7:06 PM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Jul 10, 2018, 5:11 PM ]

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DEAR FRIENDS and if you are receiving this newsletter for the very first time, WELCOME to Kulli Toniste's and Douglas Childress' mission updates! And, most of all, THANK YOU for sharing your e-mail. We will only use your contact information for sending out these mission updates about us and the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary using this MailChimp platform and for personal communication with you. Thank you for your interest in God's mission. Here is our latest update.

Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra

posted Jun 22, 2018, 12:03 PM by Bowmansville UMC

Interested in attending some lively concerts this summer?   The Lancaster Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra (CKSO) under the direction of our own Ken Kowalski has a full line up of performances this summer that are bound to fit somewhere in your busy schedules.  The Summer 2018 Schedule is available at the church, or visit their website at

Summer Project

posted Jun 22, 2018, 11:46 AM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 11:53 AM ]

Communion offerings for July and August will be donated to Red Bird Mission.  We are also collecting school supplies for the children.  We can start shopping for the following items to help the kids through the Red Bird Mission.

Construction paper                                        Board games                                     Chlorox wipes
Calculators:  TXI, TXI 30 A                              Full size tissue box                           colored pencils 
Colored and black markers                            1 inch binders                                   Children's dictionary    
Loose-leaf "college" ruled paper, 3 hole 

Red Bird Mission, Inc. and Red Bird Clinic, Inc. have been providing ministries in the distressed region of the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission and Clinic strives to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement.

Support for these ministries come from churches and individuals across the nation, including The United Methodist Church. The Mission reports there has been a decline in the support received, and they are currently facing a financial crisis that is making it difficult to continue all the areas of ministries provided. 

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