Worshipping God,
Serving Jesus,
Loving Others

Striving To Be A Diverse Community Of Socially Conscious Believers,
Affirming Our Faith In Christ Through Action.

140 Waterloo Ave Berwyn, PA 19312-1733
(610) 644-5555

Welcome to Berwyn United Methodist Church

Working Together to Serve the Berwyn Community & our Neighbors in Need!

140 Waterloo Ave Berwyn, PA 19312-1733
(610) 644-5555

Worship Times

Sundays at 10:00 AM In Person or Online

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Recent Services:

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Caught In Chains We Cannot See

Sunday December 03, 2023 10:00 AM

Join us this First Sunday of Advent for "The Chains We Cannot See," part of our series on the "Redemption of Scrooge." Inspired by Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," we explore unseen chains binding us, mirroring Scrooge's journey. Like a blacksmith shaping iron, our struggles refine us. Christ, love incarnate, helps break these chains, offering liberation and lasting peace amid life's storms. Discover the transformative journey towards internal serenity, resilience, and growth. This Advent, embrace the continuous process of breaking free and find enduring peace within, a source of stability amidst life's challenges.

Josiah’s Reform

Sunday November 26, 2023 10:00 AM

In the passage from 2 Kings 22:1-20; 23:1-3, we are introduced to King Josiah of Judah, who is described as a righteous king who sought to follow the Lord's commands. Upon discovering the Book of the Law in the temple, which had been lost for many years, Josiah is deeply moved by its contents and initiates a nationwide spiritual revival. He leads the people in renewing their covenant with God and eradicating all forms of idolatry from the land.In today's world, it is easy to get caught up in the pursuit of worldly pleasures and personal ambitions. However, the passage from 2 Kings reminds us that true happiness and contentment come from aligning ourselves with God's will. When we choose to follow Christ's commands, we are not only obeying God, but also investing in our own spiritual growth and well-being.

Isaiah’s Vineyard Song

Sunday November 19, 2023 10:00 AM

Join us for an exploration of the power of metaphors in the book of Isaiah, particularly focusing on the story of the beloved vineyard. Listen in as we dissect the role of prophets, their messages to the people, and how they warn of deviating from God's path. We pray together, asking for guidance in a world filled with challenges and yearning for God's voice amidst the noise.Let's embark on a journey through gardening, metaphorically connecting it to the beloved vineyard in Isaiah. We share personal anecdotes, revealing the trials and tribulations of nurturing growth. The episode takes a deep, thoughtful look at the consequences of straying from God's plan and the fear that can often accompany this realization. However, there's a silver lining as we find hope in the promise of new life and rebirth, embodied by a shoot emerging from a tree stump in Isaiah 11. We reflect on this as a possible prediction of Jesus' arrival, but also as a universal message of hope.In the final part of our conversation, we encourage listeners to see the possibility of new life even in the most challenging circumstances. We discuss how new growth might look different, but it remains connected to the original source. We end the episode on a hopeful note, encouraging listeners to seek areas in their lives and the world where new growth might be possible. Together, we reflect on the importance of patience, faith, and justice in nurturing this growth.

Featured Upcoming Events:

Christmas Poinsettias Order Form

Join us in spreading the festive spirit this Christmas by participating in our annual Poinsettia Celebration at Berwyn United Methodist Church. You can order beautiful Christmas Poinsettias for just $10 each, whether in celebration of, remembrance of or to honor a special person. We offer two convenient ways to place your orders – in person at our church or online. Let's adorn our sanctuary with the vibrant colors of Poinsettias and fill our hearts with the warmth of the holiday season. Let's make this Christmas a memorable one.

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Decorating our Church for Christmas

on 12/2/2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Join this fellowship time to get our church ready for the Christmas Season. We will gather in the sanctuary to put together Christmas trees, hang wreaths outside the church, and decorate the narthex as we enter this season to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Come share your creative decorating ideas, as we transform the sanctuary to a festive place to worship.

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Commitment Sunday

on 12/3/2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Commitment Sunday is NOT about judgment, guilt or coercion. It’s not about the Church’s budget. It's About:A love response to Jesus: It’s an opportunity to declare God as our King, our No. 1, returning to Him a portion of all that He has given us.A proclamation of faith: As we intentionally release fear and anxiety and choose, instead, to wholly trust in God:A Declaration of our Commitment to our shared mission to "{{ 'Global' | Attribute:'Mission' }}"

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Next Steps

on 12/3/2023 from 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM

"Join us at 'Next Steps,' our recurring gathering where we explore the future of our church's ministry and your role within it. Discover how you can make a meaningful impact by plugging into our diverse ministries."

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Berwyn Community Tree Lighting

on 12/3/2023 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Celebrate the magic of the season at the Berwyn Community Tree Lighting and Santa Palooza, a timeless event filled with cherished traditions. Children's Choirs set the stage with their angelic voices, while Alyana Gomez brings a touch of whimsy to the Ugly Sweater Contest. Mrs. Claus arrives in style in an Ice Cream Truck, and the arrival of Santa, accompanied by the Berwyn Fire Co, marks a highlight as they lead the community in lighting the tree. The Betsy Daily Dancers enchant with their performances, and the Adult Choir fills the air with festive carols. Awards for the best-decorated houses, gnome giveaways, and a community brimming with holiday spirit make this event a perennial favorite for families and friends alike.

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Lunch and Learn with Pastor Kevin

on 12/6/2023 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Join us for a weekly Bible study and lunch with Pastor Kevin on Wednesdays at 12:30pm. Bring your lunch and come ready to dive deeper into the Sunday morning scripture. This is a great opportunity to discuss and learn more about the word of God in a small group setting with the guidance of our pastor. See you there!

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The Next Two Weeks at Berwyn UMC:

Date: Time: Summary
Dec 02 12:00 AM - 11:59 AM Christmas Poinsettias Order Form Learn More
Dec 02 12:00 AM - 11:59 AM End of Year Giving! Learn More
Dec 02 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Decorating our Church for Christmas Learn More
Dec 03 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Every Topic Considered Small Group Learn More
Dec 03 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Advent Worship Learn More
Dec 03 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Commitment Sunday Learn More
Dec 03 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM Weekly Worship Learn More
Dec 03 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Next Steps Learn More
Dec 03 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Berwyn Community Tree Lighting Learn More
Dec 05 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Food Pantry Distribution Hours: Learn More
Dec 05 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Troop 181 Meeting Learn More
Dec 06 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch and Learn with Pastor Kevin Learn More
Dec 06 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Steps to Freedom - Women's AA Meeting Learn More
Dec 10 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Every Topic Considered Small Group Learn More
Dec 10 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Advent Worship Learn More
Dec 10 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM Weekly Worship Learn More
Dec 12 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Food Pantry Distribution Hours: Learn More
Dec 12 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Troop 181 Meeting Learn More
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Recent News:

The Power Of Choice: Navigating Faith, Decisions, And The Blessings Of God

Published: November 07, 2023

This article delves into the theme of choice within the realms of faith, decision-making, and divine blessings. Drawing inspiration from the biblical story of Elijah and the Israelites in 1 Kings 18:17-39, it underscores the significance of well-informed choices and unwavering faith. It emphasizes that decision-making can be complex, and the fear of making the wrong choice often leads to inaction. The article draws parallels between everyday choices and more significant life decisions. It also highlights the power of evidence in decision-making, exemplified by Elijah's calculated test. Furthermore, it advocates for sharing personal stories to guide others in their choices and celebrate God's blessings, ultimately reinforcing the idea that choices are about more than just decisions.

The October 2023 Lighted Cross Newsletter

Published: October 01, 2023

The Lighted Cross is Berwyn UMC’s monthly newsletter, which offers up-to-date information on our church, community events, mission projects and allows members to share updates or messages with the entire congregation.

The latest Lighted Cross Newsletter is available here:

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