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 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
Oct 07 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Blessing of the Animals Learn More
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Recent News:

Share Your Transformational Journey

Published: September 13, 2023

I'm deeply moved by the belief that stories possess an enduring power to connect, inspire, and remind us of the constant presence of God's goodness in our lives. Today, I extend a heartfelt invitation to all of you who have consistently supported our church ministry through your unwavering prayers, active presence, generous gifts, talents, and powerful witness. I am thrilled to invite you to share your personal stories of transformation through the ministries that have touched your lives.Our journey together has been filled with remarkable moments of faith and growth. We believe that every story matters - whether it's about how our church helped you better understand God, forge meaningful relationships, or provided vital support during challenging times. Your experiences are a source of inspiration, not only to us but to those who may be seeking similar encounters in their own lives.By taking just a few minutes to share your stories, whether they're grand and extraordinary or simple yet profound, you have the incredible opportunity to show how this church, as it faithfully lives out God's calling, has been and continues to be a blessing for others. Your story might be the spark that ignites someone else's faith journey. Imagine the impact you can have on their life by sharing your story.Here's how you can make a difference: Click the link below to access a web form where you can share your story with us and with others.Share Your StoryTogether, let's explore how the stories of what God has done for people through the church's ministries can serve as a guiding light for those seeking answers today. Your willingness to participate and share your transformative journey is deeply appreciated.I want to take a moment to express my profound gratitude for each and every one of you. You are an integral part of our vibrant community, and your contributions have been instrumental in the work we do. Thank you for considering this opportunity to share your experiences and the profound ways in which our church has touched your lives.

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.