From the Pews

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. 

July and August Birthdays & Anniversaries

posted Jun 22, 2018, 11:38 AM by Bowmansville UMC

7/01 – Tim McCarthy

7/02 – Andrea McCarthy

7/03 – Tracy Barnowsky

7/11 – Deanna Skare

7/13 – June Brant


8/05 – Joan Miller

8/10 – Joshua Walters

8/12 – Bob MacPeek

8/19 – Dustin Skare,Tyler Siekmann

8/28 – Conner Brown

7/02 – John & Jeannette French

7/03 – Jim & Phyllis Hoskins

7/23 – Greg & Darlene Stoos

7/27 – Pastors Jim & Cheryl Brown


8/01 – Al & Sandy May

8/10 – Bob & Jane MacPeek

Untitled Post

posted Jun 2, 2018, 7:30 PM by Bowmansville UMC

02 – Gianna Cash

07 – John French

14 – Sandy Bittermann

28 – Ken Kowalski

29 – Harley Cash


11 – Bud & Judy Martin

Estonia Mission

posted May 3, 2018, 10:21 AM by Dustin Skare

Coming to America......... MAY 7 - JUNE 19

Happy Easter from Estonia!

We are eager for spring to begin.  April 2nd, Tallinn had one of its biggest snowfalls of the year.  Presently, spring seems to have come.  We hope spring is in full swing in your part of the globe!  

Spring brings better weathe,r and it will also bring us to the United States for itineration.  Both of us will be visiting America in May and June, and we hope to see all of you at some point in our travels when we can tell you all the exciting things God is doing through our ministry in Estonia.

Kulli will come over first and be in the following states on the listed dates:  Virginia and Tennessee in the Holston Annual Conference (May 7 - 17) and Kentucky (May 18 - 21).

When Doug and the kids arrive, all of us will visit churches in the Upper New York Conference (May 25 - June 1) and attend the Annual Conference session and be together in Michigan June 3 - 5.

Doug will stay in Michigan until June 7, then visit Oklahoma (June 9 - 13), Houston (June 15 - 17), and Indiana (June 17 - 19).

Many of your churches have been contacted through a missionary liaison/conference mission chair, and we hope to visit you during our travels.  If we are not visiting a church with which you are connected, you may email us, and we will see if we can set up a time to have coffee with you during the week.

God is doing great things in Estonia.  We cannot wait to share them with you.  See you soon!

God bless you!

Doug and Kulli

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