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

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Sundays at 10:00 AM In Person or Online

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Recent Services:

Please visit the most recent sermons below. You will find the sermon, reflection questions, a suggested reading plan, and the order of worship.

You Bear An Image

Sunday March 03, 2024 10:00 AM

In this sermon, explore the message behind Jesus' words in Mark 12 as we delve into the metaphor of the coin and the image of God. Join us as we consider the responsibility we bear as beings created in the image of God. Discover how sin can act as a tarnish on the coin, obscuring the reflection of God's qualities in our lives. Gain insights into living a life that mirrors God's attributes of creativity, life-giving, restoring, and merciful love. Let's uncover the power of recognizing God's image in ourselves and others, fostering a deeper connection with God and a renewed sense of purpose in our relationships. Don't miss this opportunity to polish away the tarnish and let the brilliance of God's image shine through you! #ReflectingGodsImage #Transformation #SermonSunday

From Blindness To Sight: Bartimaeus' Journey Of Restoration

Sunday February 25, 2024 10:00 AM

This worship service delves into the spiritual journey of Jesus to Jerusalem, with a central focus on his teachings and the profound contrast between the disciples' expectations and the humble faith exhibited by Bartimaeus, a blind beggar. Jesus foretells his impending suffering and death, correcting his disciples' misconceptions about greatness in the kingdom of God. The narrative accentuates Bartimaeus's story, illustrating genuine faith as he persistently calls out to Jesus for mercy, ultimately leading to his healing. The worship service draws parallels between the disciples' ambitious requests and Bartimaeus's simple plea for mercy, underscoring the significance of acknowledging one's need for Jesus and having faith in his transformative power. It encourages worshippers to adopt Bartimaeus's attitude of desperation and faith when approaching Jesus for their own spiritual needs and healing. How can I find mercy in my life's journey? What does it mean to approach Jesus with an open heart? Can persistent faith lead me to redemption? In what ways can my belief in miracles transform my life? How does the story of Bartimaeus guide my own spiritual healing? What steps should I take to deepen my commitment to Christ's teachings? How do I persist in faith when facing challenges? Is spiritual healing an instantaneous event or a gradual process? What should I truly seek from Christ's compassion? How can I recognize and act upon my need for Jesus? Why is it important to call out for mercy even when I'm not sure of my needs? What does it mean to follow Jesus beyond just praying for help? How can I ensure that I don't miss out on the healing and life change possible through faith? What role do I play in the healing process? Why is it necessary to make my needs known to God with conviction? How does the transformative power of belief apply to my life today?#Jesus #Faith #Healing #Transformation #Bartimaeus #Disciples #Mercy #BiblicalNarrative #SpiritualHealing #FaithWalks #Compassion #Pursuit #UnwaveringFaith #Commitment #Teachings #Foretelling #Suffering #BlindBeggar #Humility #PersistentFaith #Attentiveness #Cries #GradualNature #Miracle #SteadfastBelief #Restoration #Transform #Conviction #Amen

First Last And Last First

Sunday February 18, 2024 10:00 AM

In a world that often exalts the powerful, the successful, and the influential, Jesus' teachings challenge our perceptions and beckon us to a counter-cultural understanding of greatness. The paradoxical nature of the Kingdom of God, where the least becomes the greatest, and the last become the first, challenges us to reevaluate our priorities and attitudes. Join us as we embark on a journey to unpack the profound implications of this teaching. Together, we will explore the radical love, humility, and selflessness that Jesus modeled for us. Through engaging scripture, insightful reflections, and a spirit-led community, we will seek to understand how we can embody the transformative message of the last being first in our daily lives.

Featured Upcoming Events:

Next Steps

on 3/3/2024 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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Lunch and Learn with Pastor Kevin

on 3/6/2024 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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Game Day

on 3/9/2024 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Calling all board game enthusiasts in the Mainline area! We're thrilled to invite you to our Local Board Gaming Meet and Greet. Get ready for a day filled with laughter, strategy, and endless tabletop adventures. Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just starting, this event is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow board game enthusiasts, play exciting games like 2 Rooms and a Boom, Ready Set Bet, and more!In addition to organized events, we'll have dedicated spaces for tabletop and RPG gaming. Bring your own games or choose from our modest library. It's a day to share your love for gaming, discover new favorites, and make some new friends. Don't miss out on the fun.

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Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

on 3/22/2024 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Get ready for an exciting evening filled with a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt, music, games, and prizes for youth in 5th through 12th grade!

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🐰 Hop into Spring: Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza for Kids! 🌷

on 3/23/2024 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

🌈 Join us for a morning of Easter enchantment at our Hop into Spring Extravaganza! Geared towards kids up through 4th grade, this delightful event promises a continental breakfast feast, adorable photos with the Easter Bunny, engaging crafts, and captivating story time. Little ones will also embark on an egg-citing adventure during the Easter Egg Hunt, searching for hidden treasures. Don't miss this chance to create lasting memories and celebrate the magic of spring together! 🐰🥚🎉

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The Next Two Weeks at Berwyn UMC:

Date: Time: Summary
Mar 03 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Every Topic Considered Small Group Learn More
Mar 03 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM Weekly Worship Learn More
Mar 03 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Next Steps Learn More
Mar 05 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Food Pantry Distribution Hours: Learn More
Mar 05 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Troop 181 Meeting Learn More
Mar 06 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch and Learn with Pastor Kevin Learn More
Mar 06 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Steps to Freedom - Women's AA Meeting Learn More
Mar 09 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Game Day Learn More
Mar 10 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Every Topic Considered Small Group Learn More
Mar 10 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM Weekly Worship Learn More
Mar 12 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Food Pantry Distribution Hours: Learn More
Mar 12 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Leadership Team Meeting Learn More
Mar 12 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Troop 181 Meeting Learn More
Mar 13 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Steps to Freedom - Women's AA Meeting Learn More
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Recent News:

How To Approach Jesus: Lessons From Bartimaeus

Published: February 27, 2024

In our journey of faith, we often find ourselves in moments of uncertainty and need. We may not fully comprehend what Jesus can do for us, or we may struggle to express our needs to Him. In these moments, we can learn valuable lessons from the story of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar encountered by Jesus. His approach to Jesus is a testament to the power of faith, persistence, and humility. Join us as we explore the profound insights hidden within Bartimaeus' story and discover how it can guide us in our own walk with Christ.Recognizing Our Need:Bartimaeus, aware of his blindness and lack of sight, cried out to Jesus, saying, "Son of David, have mercy on me." This heartfelt plea demonstrates the first step we should take in approaching Jesus — recognizing our need for Him. We must acknowledge our shortcomings, frailties, and the areas in our lives that require healing and restoration. Even when we are unsure of what Jesus can do for us, we must cry out for mercy, just as Bartimaeus did. This act of humility opens the door for Jesus to work in our lives.Persistent Faith:Bartimaeus' persistence in calling out to Jesus serves as a powerful example for us. Despite the attempts of others to quiet him, he continued to cry out even louder. In our own lives, there may be moments when people around us question or discourage our faith. They may fail to understand the significance of our needs or the importance of seeking Jesus. However, we must remain resolute and persistent in our faith, trusting that Jesus hears and responds to our pleas for mercy and healing.Approaching Jesus with Confidence:When Jesus called Bartimaeus to come to Him, the blind man threw off his cloak and eagerly approached Jesus. In his request, he demonstrated boldness and clarity, saying, "I want to see again." This aspect of Bartimaeus' approach highlights the importance of approaching Jesus with confidence. We should not hesitate or doubt the power of God to bring about transformation in our lives. Instead, we must confidently ask for what we need, understanding that Jesus is willing and able to meet our deepest longings.Partnering with Jesus:Surprisingly, Jesus asked Bartimaeus, "What do you want me to do for you?" This question reveals an aspect of Jesus' desire to work in partnership with us. When Jesus brings about miracles and healing, He invites us to participate in the process. It is not merely about Him imposing His will upon us, but rather a collaborative effort between God and us. Our role in this partnership involves recognizing our need, persistently seeking His mercy, and taking steps of faith towards Him. Jesus wants us to be active participants in our transformation and restoration.The Journey of Healing:Following his healing, Bartimaeus joined Jesus on the way to Jerusalem. This journey symbolizes a life committed to following Christ and experiencing the abundant life that He offers. Similarly, in our own lives, after experiencing the healing and restoration that Jesus brings, we must continue to walk with Him, leaving behind our old ways and embracing a transformed life. This journey requires us to trust and have faith in Jesus, even when we do not know the full extent of what He will do in us.Conclusion:The story of Bartimaeus teaches us valuable lessons on how to approach Jesus. By recognizing our need, persistently seeking His mercy, approaching Him with confidence, and partnering with Him in our healing, we can experience the transformative power of Christ in our lives. Let us draw inspiration from Bartimaeus' faith and resolve to cry out to Jesus for mercy, confidently ask for what we need, and follow Him on the journey to abundant life. May we always remember that Jesus is eager to hear our pleas, respond to our needs, and guide us into a future filled with hope and restoration.

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