Oregon Community United Methodist Church

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Mission Statement: Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and the world.

Adult Bible Study every Friday: 10:00am at Faith UMC

Sunday School for all ages: 8:00am (in the Fellowship Hall in the basement at Oregon Community)

Worship Service every Sunday: 9:00am

Youth Group: Sundays from 5-7:00pm at Faith UMC (with students from Emmanuel, Faith, Long Memorial, and Oregon Community)

 


Who we are:

Oregon Community UMC is a quaint little chapel nestled back on Creek Road in the village of Oregon--just North of Oregon Dairy. The worship includes traditional hymns and an engaging, practical, Bible-based message. It provides an intimate atmosphere where you can get to really know other people and have them care for you. Oregon Community is not just a name, it really speaks to who we are. If you are looking for a worship community where you can get to know people and be known, Oregon Community UMC may be the place for you.


OREGON COMMUNITY UMC - UPCOMING EVENTS:

Craft Show & Yard Sale at Oregon Community UMC on Saturday, October 23 from 8am-1pm

We are hosting a Craft and Yard Sale to support our church's ministries. Come check out various hand crafted items and other new-to-you treasures from a variety of vendors. Enjoy some delicious food as well!

Yard Sale to support Ferris Wheel Clothing Bank at Faith UMC on Saturday, October 30 from 7am-1pm

Ferris Wheel Clothing Bank will be running a Yard Sale at Faith to support their work of providing clothing and other household goods to people in need in Lititz. Come check out various new-to-you treasures and support a great cause. For more information about renting a table or about the clothing bank, contact Sherry Gassert, (717) 742-0543 or ferriswheel14@hotmail.com.

Trivia Night at Faith UMC on Saturday, March 30 at 5:30pm.

Join us for a fun evening. We will start with a potluck dinner at 5:30 PM and Pastor Jason will run a trivia show. Test your knowledge of random trivia--music, history, pop culture, science, etc.--and maybe a couple of Bible questions. Invite a group of friends to join you and compete! Prizes will be awarded.

A Journey to the Cross Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study: A  Journey to the Cross -- A 40-Day Devotional for Lent on Luke 22-21

The Rev. Dave Woolverton, who is an amazing pastor at St. Paul's UMC in Elizabethtown, just released this Lenten devotional he created for anyone who is looking for a good daily study for Lent. We encourage you to download it and read it day-by-day as a spiritual practice beginning on Ash Wednesday.

The spiritual disciplines are a major focus for Lent--in preparation for Easter. Jesus spent forty days praying and fasting in the wilderness after his baptism in order to prepare his heart and mind for the ministry. The early church often used this period of forty days before Easter to prepare confirmands to join the church and for those who had fallen away from the church to come back home again. We encourage you to used this season to develop new or enhanced spiritual practices: Bible Study (alone or in a group), reading devotions, prayer or meditation, fasting from food or comforts, service to others, giving up negative habits and replacing them with positive ones, spiritual journaling, worship, etc. If you need help developing these habits, please contact Pastor Jason.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 13, 8-10:30am at Faith UMC

Faith UMC will be hosting a fun family event. It includes an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast, games and crafts for the kids, Easter egg hunts throughout the morning (instead of on Palm Sunday), and photos with the Easter Bunny. Invite your friends!

Holy Week & Easter Services

We will be sharing Holy Week Services with sister churches again this year. You are invited to join us for any or all of these services. Please note times and locations:

Maundy Thursday, April 18 for Dinner at 6pm and Worship at 7pm at Salem UMC: Rothsville, 1744 Old Rothsville Road, Rothsville, PA 17543

Good Friday, April 19 at Noon at Faith UMC, 1290 Fruitville Pike, Lititz, PA 17543

Good Friday, April 19 at 7pm at Long Memorial UMC, 2660 Lititz Pike, Lancaster PA 17601

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service (outside on patio beside the Fellowship Hall) & Breakfast, April 21 at 6am at Faith UMC, 1290 Fruitville Pike, Lititz, PA 17543

Easter Sunday Service, April 21 at 9am at Oregon Community UMC, 1214 Creek Road, Lititz, PA 17543

Easter Sunday Service, April 21 at 10:30am at Faith UMC, 1290 Fruitville Pike, Lititz, PA 17543

FREE Mental Health & Drug Abuse Prevention Workshop on May 14 @7-9pm at Faith UMC

We are inviting in experts on these subjects from local social service agencies to come in and provide this training. Mental health struggles and the opioid crisis are epidemics that are taking the lives of so many people and impacting their family and friends. In many cases the individuals who are impacted have underlying mental health struggles that fuel their addiction. We cannot keep silent about either of these topics and the lives they impact nor can we allow them to stigmatize people. We are inviting everyone to this informative session--whether you or a loved are struggling you are welcome to join us.

Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information. Tickets will be required--although they will be FREE. We need to monitor seating and parking. If there is more interest than our facilities can handle, we will look to offer additional sessions and/or locations. Contact Pastor Jason at (717) 333-9238 if you have questions. If you are actively struggling and need help now, please call 211 for support--or 911 if it is an emergency.

LifeTree Cafe - Mondays at 7pm at the General Sutter Inn

Lifetree Café is an outreach ministry where people who are not currently part of a church can come out and discuss a variety of issues where faith and life intersect—including hot-button issues like relationships, immigration, forgiveness, loss, etc. Life Tree Café is held at the General Sutter Inn in Lititz on Monday nights @7pm. Bring friends who are not currently engaged with a church out for dinner and a discussion. You can buy appetizers, a meal and/or drinks during the session. Visit www.lifetreecafelancaster.us for more info and video clips of all of the upcoming topics. And please like and follow us on Facebook to get weekly updates: Lifetree Cafe - Lititz

Wednesday Evening Bible Study at 6:30pm

Every Wednesday at 6pm at Faith UMC there is a Bible Study led by Amy Boughter. Everyone is invited to join them.

Alcoholics Anonymous at Faith UMC at 10:00am every Thursday Morning

Every week AA meets at Faith UMC to support one another in recovery. It is an open group, and all who are in recovery or beginning recovery are invited to come out to the meeting at 10am each week. They are meeting in the Fellowship Hall in the Education Wing.

Friday Morning Bible Study & Prayer at Faith UMC at 10:00am

Everyone is welcome. We meet at Faith UMC, but folks from the community and several different churches attend. Pastor Jason leads these Bible Studies. This is a chance to deeply explore your faith—and how it impacts the rest of your life. We would love to have you join us. We meet in the Fellowship Hall in the Education Wing at Faith UMC (1290 Fruitville Pike, Lititz, PA 17543). We are just beginning a series on "Social Justice" from a Christian perspective. We will explore how to make decisions on complicated issues for ourselves and our society that are righteous and just in the eyes of God. This is not partisan. We are not attempting to define the right answer for each person. Our goal is to talk about the process of how to make those types of decisions as individuals and as groups. Over the next few weeks we will be specifically studying what the Bible has to say about human sexuality in light of the decisions made at the 2019 specially called General Conference. Please join us.

Saturday Morning Men's Group at 7am at Lititz Family Cupboard Restaurant

Led by Mike Shifflet (from Oregon Community UMC), this group meets each week to study a book of the Bible in depth. Come out for for the coffee, food, fellowship and growth in your Christian Faith.

Sunday Morning Bible Study at Oregon Community UMC at 8am

Mike Shifflet will be leading this weekly study regarding issues affecting Native Americans. There are many injustices perpetrated against our Native American brothers and sisters that could be addressed by effective church ministry, common sense laws and awareness by other citizens of the United States. And the United Methodist Church is working toward some of these solutions. If you are interested in learning more, and being a part of the conversation please join us.

The ROCK Youth Group (5th-12th grade)

Youth meet every Sunday—normally at Faith UMC from 5-7 pm. We also have Sunday School at Faith UMC at 9am and at Long Memorial UMC at 9:30am.  For more info about upcoming events, please check out the Youth Section of our Website. We will be going to Lititz UMC on April 7th to watch The Blindside, enjoy some wings, and hang out with kids from several youth groups--we will meet at 5pm at Faith and be back by 8:15pm. Permission Slips are needed for all off-site trips and can be downloaded from the Youth Section of our Website. RSVP each week (on sign up sheets at Faith UMC, by text or by calling Pastor Jason) so that we can plan accordingly for chaperones, food and vehicles.

Philosophers' Club on Second Sundays at 7:30pm at Faith UMC 

This is a new small group. Pastor Jason will guide us in discussions on a variety of philosophical and theological questions that people raise about God, faith, the meaning of life, morality, the nature of evil, etc. Come with your questions and willingness to hear and learn from the group. The next meeting will be on April 14th. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend!

Oregon Community UMC

Contact Information

  • Pastor: The Rev. Jason Perkowski Cell Phone: (717) 333-9238
  • Church Office Phone: (717) 656-7198
  • Address: 1214 Creek Road, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Facebook: Oregon Community UMC  (feel free to add us as a friend)
  • Youth Ministry: Rev. Jason Perkowski (Includes youth from Oregon Community UMC, Faith UMC, Long Memorial UMC, and Emmanuel UMC:Brownstown and the community.)

 Other resources can be found at:

West District of the EPA Conference of the United Methodist Church

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church

The World Methodist Council