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:

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

Wrestling With God

Sunday September 24, 2023 10:00 AM

Join us on a spiritual journey today as we uncover the profound lessons within the story of Jacob wrestling with God. In this sermon, we'll explore the incredible power of persistent prayer, drawing inspiration from Jacob's unyielding determination and boldness in seeking God's blessing. Just as Jacob refused to let go until he received God's intervention, we too can learn to pray with unwavering faith and tenacity. Let's delve into this transformative message together! #PrayerPower #JacobWrestlesWithGod

Laughing At The Promise

Sunday September 17, 2023 10:00 AM

What if you discovered that waiting, often seen as a frustrating process, could be a beautiful and transformative experience? Join us as we journey through the poignant tale of Sarah and Abraham, gleaning wisdom from their long wait and the fulfillment of a promise that seemed impossible. This episode is an exploration of hope, hospitality, challenges, and the unwavering faithfulness of God. We examine the doubts and fears that come with waiting, and we analyze how these very obstacles can prepare us for God's blessings. Can you imagine being a catalyst for transformation within your community? Brace yourself as we discuss the potential for transformation that lies within each one of us. We pose thought-provoking questions about God's ability to make the impossible possible and about our roles as His messengers to those in need. We challenge you, our listener, to grapple with the reality of God's promises and to be an instrument of change in the world. As always, we're ready for meaningful and thought-provoking discussions, and we're excited to have you join us on this journey of discovery and transformation.This service was initially livestreamed on Facebook Live.

Created For Relationship

Sunday September 10, 2023 10:00 AM

Have you ever wondered about the deeper meanings behind the creation story in Genesis or questioned the controversial passage where God forms a 'helper' for man? Join us in this eye-opening journey as we dig into these intriguing narratives and explore the empowering lesson of humanity being not just a passive spectator but an active partner in God's grand creation. In our first segment, we unravel the intimate details of creation, uncovering a hands-on God who forms humanity from the dirt and breathes life into it. This segment will challenge your conventional understanding of the creation story, showing how God fashioned us to partner with God in nurturing and upholding creation. Next, we courageously explore a controversial scripture often used to justify a hierarchy between genders. Here, we learn that the 'helper' God creates is not submissive but assertive, an equal partner in God's creation. In the concluding part of our journey, we delve into the profound significance of Jesus' resurrection and its call for restored equality between men and women. We discuss how the scripture is less about defining marriage but more about our innate longing for companionship. Wrapping things up, we move into a powerful prayer session asking for courage to face injustices and for God's spirit to guide those who can make a difference. Join us in this enriching journey as we seek to inspire you to be a conduit of God's love, mercy, and justice.

Featured Upcoming Events:

Lunch and Learn with Pastor Kevin

on 9/27/2023 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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Church Work Day

on 9/30/2023 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

You're invited to help clean the outside of the church. Join us for a day of fellowship, unity, and service as we unite to transform our church grounds into a vibrant and welcoming space for all. Our "Church Beautification Day" is a wonderful opportunity to roll up our sleeves, work side by side, and make a visible difference in our church community.

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Troop 181 Pancake Breakfast

on 9/30/2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Boy Scout Troop 181 invites the Berwyn UMC community to their pancake breakfast cooked by parents and served by youth. It's an opportunity to support the program hosted in our church that is leading to positive life change among the youth who participate and hear about what they are doing. The suggested donation is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids.

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Blessing of the Animals

on 10/7/2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us for the "Blessing of the Animals Service" where you can bring your cherished pets to receive a special blessing and enjoy a heartwarming community gathering. Don't forget to bring a bag of pet food to share, as we're collecting donations to support both those in need at our food pantry and the animals awaiting care at a local shelter.

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The Next Two Weeks at Berwyn UMC:

Date: Time: Summary
Sep 26 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Food Pantry Distribution Hours: Learn More
Sep 26 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Troop 181 Meeting Learn More
Sep 27 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch and Learn with Pastor Kevin Learn More
Sep 27 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Steps to Freedom - Women's AA Meeting Learn More
Sep 30 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Church Work Day Learn More
Sep 30 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Troop 181 Pancake Breakfast Learn More
Oct 01 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Every Topic Considered Small Group Learn More
Oct 01 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM Weekly Worship Learn More
Oct 03 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Food Pantry Distribution Hours: Learn More
Oct 03 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Troop 181 Meeting Learn More
Oct 04 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Steps to Freedom - Women's AA Meeting Learn More
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Recent News:

The Transformative Power Of Waiting: Lessons From Sarah And Abraham

Published: September 17, 2023

The concept of waiting is often associated with frustration and stagnation. But what if we told you that waiting could be a beautiful and transformative experience? The story of Sarah and Abraham, biblical figures from the Old Testament, sheds light on the transformative power of waiting and the unwavering faithfulness of God.The Art of Patient ExpectationSarah and Abraham waited for years for the fulfillment of a divine promise - a child. When God fulfilled this promise, they welcomed it with immense hospitality. Their story illuminates the beauty of God's promises and the transformative power of hope and waiting.In a world where instant gratification often takes precedence, Sarah and Abraham's story teaches us the art of patient expectation. Their unwavering faith in God's promise, despite the passing years and their doubts, inspires us to embrace the waiting season in our lives.Embracing Doubt as a Path to FaithTheir journey also explores the concept of doubt, a familiar feeling during periods of waiting. Sarah and Abraham themselves doubted whether what they were waiting for was something God intended to give them. Despite their doubts, God met them with grace and love, teaching us that doubt can prepare us for receiving God's blessings.Doubt can serve as a stepping stone rather than being a barrier to faith. It challenges us to question, seek understanding, and strengthens our faith. As Sarah and Abraham's doubt didn't deter God's plan, our doubts need not hinder our journey toward transformation.Becoming Catalysts for TransformationTheir story prompts reflection on our lives, questioning whether we could be catalysts for transformation within our communities. Could God make the impossible possible in your life? Could you serve as a messenger of hope to those in need? These thought-provoking questions encourage us to grapple with the reality of God's promises and inspire us to be agents of change in the world.Sarah and Abraham's story is not merely a historical account but a timeless reminder that we, too, can be agents of transformation. By embracing our waiting periods with faith and purpose, we can inspire change and bring hope to those around us.Waiting as a Journey, Not Just a DestinationThe story of Sarah and Abraham demonstrates that waiting, though often challenging, can lead to transformative blessings. Their tale serves as a reminder of God's unwavering faithfulness and His power to turn the impossible into possible.What You Can Do: Share Your JourneyDon't keep your transformative experiences and insights to yourself. Share your story with others. By sharing your journey and lessons, you can inspire and uplift those around you. Your experiences may encourage someone else to navigate their waiting season with faith and resilience.In conclusion, let us remember that waiting is not just about the destination; it's about the transformational journey. As you navigate your seasons of waiting, take heart in the lessons of Sarah and Abraham. Embrace the transformative power of waiting with unwavering faith, knowing God's promises are always fulfilled in His perfect time.

The September 2023 Lighted Cross Newsletter

Published: September 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:

Need Prayer? No matter what you're facing, we'd love to pray with you!

There are times when life is overwhelming, when all we have is questions. In those moments, hope can feel far away. The great thing about prayer is that it shifts our perspective toward the One who stands ready to listen.