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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Live As An Example Of Love

Sunday April 21, 2024 10:00 AM

The Disciple's First Healing

Sunday April 14, 2024 10:00 AM

Join us as we explore the profound acts of the apostles Peter and John in the wake of the Holy Spirit's arrival, witnessing the first miraculous healing performed by Jesus's disciples. We delve into the transformative moment at the temple gate called Beautiful, where a man crippled from birth experiences a life-changing encounter. Through this narrative, we discuss the societal perceptions of disability in ancient times, the profound faith displayed by the disciples, and the ongoing mission of Jesus's ministry as it is carried out by his followers. This poignant story serves as a powerful reminder of the legacy of faith, trust, and the unceasing promise of spiritual rejuvenation.In this heartfelt conversation, we reflect on the enigmatic nature of healing and the complex reasons behind the answering of prayers. Listen in as we examine how, even in the absence of physical miracles, we can offer a different kind of healing to those in pain—be it loneliness, despair, or grief—by embodying the love and teachings of Christ. We also discuss the role of modern medicine, the enduring need for compassion, and how each of us can act as vessels for Jesus's healing power. Whether you're wrestling with doubts or looking to strengthen your faith, this episode is an invitation to share in the life-giving faith that sustains us through trials and tribulations, offering solace to all those in search of hope.

Living Purposefully Between The Ascension And Pentecost

Sunday April 07, 2024 10:00 AM

Ever found yourself caught in the quiet anticipation of what's to come, much like the early disciples awaiting the Holy Spirit? Join us as we traverse the sacred space between the Ascension and Pentecost, unearthing the rich lessons of active waiting and the significance of preparation for the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. In this compelling episode, we bridge the gap between the Gospel of Mark and the Book of Acts, navigating through the transformative journey of the disciples and directly into the vibrant, sometimes challenging, reality of modern-day Christian living. We're not here to dish out end-time prophecies but to invite you into a space of hopeful expectation and purposeful action.Have you ever considered the power of hope and its ability to transform fear into action? That's the cornerstone of our discussion, as we confront the anxieties stirred by apocalyptic predictions and uncover the beauty of living each day in Christ's love. We'll dissect the reasons behind the doomsday clock's persistent ticking in popular culture and redirect our focus towards a life of service, kindness, and prayer. By embodying the lessons of the early church, actively seeking the Holy Spirit's guidance, and living as if each day could be our last, we craft a narrative of hope that resonates in our daily walk with Christ. Tune in, and be inspired to treasure each moment as an opportunity to align with God's will.

Featured Upcoming Events:

Lunch and Learn with Pastor Kevin

on 4/24/2024 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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Next Steps

on 5/5/2024 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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The Next Two Weeks at Berwyn UMC:

Date: Time: Summary
Apr 24 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch and Learn with Pastor Kevin Learn More
Apr 24 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Steps to Freedom - Women's AA Meeting Learn More
Apr 28 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Every Topic Considered Small Group Learn More
Apr 28 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM Weekly Worship Learn More
Apr 30 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Food Pantry Distribution Hours: Learn More
Apr 30 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Troop 181 Meeting Learn More
May 01 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Steps to Freedom - Women's AA Meeting Learn More
May 05 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Every Topic Considered Small Group Learn More
May 05 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM Weekly Worship Learn More
May 05 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Next Steps 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.

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.