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Free Christmas Luncheon
Join us for some excellent food and fellowship this Sunday at our Annual Christmas Luncheon from 1 pm - 3 pm! Santa will be there to take pictures with the children.
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The book of Hebrews repeatedly uses the word "better" to show the superiority of Jesus. In the Old Testament God often spoke to his people through His prophets. This was incomplete until Jesus burst onto the scene. Join us this week as we examine God's final revelation in His Son and the message that God has spoken by His Son.
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Featuring our own Organist and Choir Director, Kurt Faussette and his Family. Relive the amazing show! Celebrate Jesus!
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Welcome

I am so glad you are visiting the Mt.Pocono United Methodist Church website.    

We are a family of people from diverse backgrounds that believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and strive to apply his principles in our lives.  Mt. Pocono UMC is a place of New to Mt. Pocono UMC? Start herespiritual and loving relationships, ministries, and resources and support for each other in this journey called faith. We are a church without walls, that means we are building relationships in the church and outside the church working in our communities and supporting missions around the world.  

Whether you are a seasoned Christian or someone who is seeking to explore your faith, our doors are wide open to you. We'll be happy to welcome and support you in any way we can to help you discover God in your life.  

I hope that you will take a few moments of your time to check out our website, and I pray you find it helpful. I want to extend a personal invitation to you to come through our doors and worship with us on any Sunday so we can get to know you better.  

Once again, thank you so much for visiting us on our website.

Wishing you God's blessings!  

Samuel Kofi Ashley, Pastor

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Mt. Pocono United Methodist Church

570.839.9902

12 Church Avenue
Mount Pocono, PA 18344
(Off Route 611)

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-2pm EST

JOIN US FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP

8:15am
Communion Service

9:30am
Contemporary Worship Service

11:00am
Traditional Service

40 Ways To Connect & Serve!

Find your niche...there is a spot with your name on it.

Administrative Teams

Trustees - Recommend the best use of the use of Church buildings and properties. Maintain the church facilities and help with the overall administration of the church. Help with improving and building use and church administration. Contact person: Dave Lansdowne

Communication - Provide guidance in optimizing the best communication within the church and the outside world. Contact persons: Barbara Smith and Sarah Ashley

Counters - Help to count and organize offering for deposits. Contact person - Ann Davis

Vacation Bible School - Help prepare the church for Vacation Bible School during the summer. Serve as crew leader, for children or teachers, help with crafts, games and snacks and help children learn about God. Contact person: Lynn Lansdowne

Kofi’s Breakfast Korner - Help serve breakfast once a month in-between services and raise funds to help the ministries of the Church. Contact person: Tammy Drugatz

Brother’s Keepers - Help make sleeping bags for the homeless and send them to Salvation Army or the Homeless Veterans. Once a month in the Parlor. Contact person: Marilyn Moritz

Card Ministry - Send cards to those who are ill, those who are grieving or those celebrating events such as birthdays, birth of a child, and weddings. Contact person: Carol Haslem

Homebound Nursing Home and Hospital Visit - Visit people who are unable to attend Church. Visit folks at the hospital when needed. Help serve communion in the homebound residences. Contact persons: Pastor Kofi and Cathie Morgan

Meal Ministry - Provides meals to families that have experienced death in the family or are recuperating from surgery. Contact person: Christine Collazo

Prayer Ministry - Prays and intercedes for those who request prayer and pick names on the Prayer Chain and prayer lists. Join the pastor once a month for prayer time. Contact person: Pastor Kofi and Cathie Morgan

Leadership Administrative Council - Is the primary governing body of our church and meets once a month to review items including annual budget, financial reports and committee reports and approvals. The council is composed of all the representatives of the other committees such as Staff Parish Relations (SPR), Finance, Trustees, Missions, Kids Day Out, Evangelism, Nominations, and others. Two of the members serve at large. Representatives that do not represent a specific group. Contact person: Kristin Grubb

Finance – responsible for advising on the financial matters of our church, including approving the annual budget, monitoring the revenue and expenses for the church. They also help in raising awareness of the financial needs of the church. Contact person: Tim Chase

Stewardship - Plan and organize, recruit members and volunteers to coordinate with pastor on all the operations of the year-round stewardship efforts, with emphasis on Annual Stewardship Campaign to allow the church to fund its mission and ministry effectively. Contact person: Rev. Dr. Stanley Menking

Lay Leaders - Duties include fostering awareness of the role of the Laity. Involvement in study and training, assisting and advising the Council. Informing and working with the lay workers and pastor to implement the mission and vision of the church. Contact persons: Kristin Grubb and Cathie Morgan

Lay Leader to Annual Conference - Attend and represent the church at all the sessions of the Annual Conference. Along with the pastor, serve as the interpreter of the actions taken at the Annual Conference. They report to the Church all other important information and actions that affect the local church as soon as the conference ends. Contact person: Pastor Kofi Ashley

Staff Parish Relations (SPR) - The SPR supports and works with the staff and clergy to assist them in filling the positions of the church. They conduct interviews, deal with personnel issues and conduct annual performance evaluations of staff and pastor; works on compensation for staff and pastor. Contact person: Christine Scarfo

Nominations Committee – Works with the pastor help recruit the slate of officers for our church and provide opportunities to people to match their gifts to their passion. Contact person: Pastor Kofi Ashley and Wanda Altemose

Preschool Advisory Board - Oversee the operation of the church’s preschool, Kids Day Out. Work with the Director and other board members to meet goals and objectives of the Church and the Preschool. Contact person: Tammy Drugatz

Youth and Children’s Ministry - Work with youth from 6th grade- 12th in Christian education. Volunteer for youth group meetings and activities related to youth. Contact person: Danielle Lemasters

Christmas Dinner - Help with annual Christmas Dinner for the community. Come to plan meetings, help to serve during the dinner. Contact persons: Rev. Dr. Stanley Menking and Kim Killoran

Christmas Decorations Team - Help get the Church get ready for the Christmas Season with greens and other decorations, such as Christmas tree and other ornaments. Contact person: Janie Bonney and Wanda Altemose

Worship Support Teams

Technology - help with AV Technology during 9:30am contemporary worship service, run song lyrics on the screens for congregation to participate during worship, manage the audio during worship and church events, to operate a video camera during 9:30 worship and other church events, to help post information on Church website, and other social media. Contact persons: Dave King and Sarah Ashley

Contemporary Worship Praise Team - Serve as a singer or instrumentalist on the praise team to help make worship beautiful. Contact person: Lloyd Keller

Traditional Worship Sanctuary Team – Help to ensure the chancel is properly adorned with the correct paraments and prepares banners around the church. Straighten up and supply pew racks with envelopes, pencils, Bibles, and other supplies. Contact person: Pastor Kofi

Chancel Choir - The musical ensemble of the church. In addition to singing during traditional worship, the choir presents special concerts in the church and the communities. Contact person: Kurt Fausette

Bell Choir - Play hand bells for worship services as well as concerts in the church and special events. Contact person: Wendy Gross

Outreach Ministry - Focus on inviting new members to the life of the church and help them to feel comfortable in the congregation. Contact persons: Eddie Lester and Mary Rolles

Missions - Oversee the mission and outreach including mission trips and programs that support local missions within walls of the church and overseas missions outside the walls of the church. Contact persons: Rev. Dr. Stanley Menking and Pastor Kofi Ashley

Family Promise - Help with welcoming the homeless into Mt. Pocono UMC. Help provide food and fellowship for them. Help with laundry and other related duties while they stay in our church. Contact person: Sharon Lester

Special Fundraisers - These are events that offer silent auction, Christmas concerts and other fundraisers to raise funds for the church.

Yard Sales - help with the setup and tear down and the sale of items for Church yard sales. Also help with picking up items for sale. Contact person: Wendy Gross

Chicken Dinner - help sell tickets and help in the kitchen with the preparation of the dinner. Contact persons: Dan and Debbie Snyder

Cookie Sales – Help sell cookies for the church. Contact person: Wendy Gross

Spiritual Growth – (Adult Bible Study) Studies presented multiple times during the year to explore the bible messages. Contact person: Pastor Kofi

Sunday School - Serve as a teacher or chaperone for the kids attending church with parents during the Sunday school hour (9:30-10:30am). Help with Sunday School Curricula and prepare children with biblical passages and knowledge. Involve the kids during the service. Contact person: Beth Sockman

Sunday Greeters - Greet parishioners and guests at the door and help them with name tags and other related information if they are new, give them right information and point them in the right direction. Contact person: Stanley Menking

Ushers – Provide bulletins, assist with seating, help with offering and guide congregation during communion or special healing and blessing services. Contact person: John Davis

Set up and Tear Down - Help set up and pack up chairs for contemporary worship service and special events. Contact person: Jerry Youngken

Mowing and helping with Church Landscape - Help mow the church to get it ready for Sunday worship and other events. Contact person: Jerry Youngken

Snow Removal - Help remove snow around the pavements after snowstorms. Contact person: Jerry Youngken

Church Website Team - Help keep Church website current with up-to-date information. Post and remove events on website. Contact person: Sarah Ashley

Social Media - Manage our social media pages and post information and events on church Facebook page, twitter and other platforms. Contact person: Christine Collazo

Founded 1886

Mount Pocono United Methodist Church is committed to providing a variety of worship opportunities. The sacrament of Communion is available every Sunday at the 8:15am service in the Sanctuary and on the first Sunday of the month at the 9:30am and 11am services. A more contemporary/informal service is offered at 9:30am in our air-conditioned Covenant Hall. A traditional service with a choir and hymns led by an organist is available at 11am in the Sanctuary.

DEC 9, 2018
WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL
Psalm 46:1-4 (NIV)
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song. 1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.

Song of the Week

I'm Forgiven, Amazing Love (YouTube Video)

by News Boys

Quick Information

The Mt. Pocono United Methodist Church falls under the North PA District (Eastern PA Conference) of the United Methodist Church

Read more about our connectional beliefs.

Hall Rentals

The Church has different rooms available for renting to groups and organizations for events such as weddings, meetings, etc.  Please contact the church office for more information and availability.

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