upcoming events

Cherry Lane hosts many great events from delicious dinners, cookie and pie sales, soup sales, yard sales, and much more.  Check out this page for all the wonderful events we have planned!

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023

Advent 1 ~ Series: The Gift of Presence

"The Gift of Hope"

Gospel Reading Mark 13: 24-37

The first Gospel reading of Advent from the

Book of Mark describes life as calamity. In the

midst of it, Jesus reminds his disciples to

make sure they pay attention and don’t get

distracted by all the bad news. Stay awake,

stay alert, he says. Watch for the signs of a

new day.

“But in those days, after that time of distress,

‘the sun will be darkened, the moon will lose

its brightness, the stars will fall from the sky

and the powers in the heavens will be

shaken.’ Then they will see the Promised One

coming in the clouds with great power and

glory; then the angels will be sent to gather

the chosen from the four winds, from the

ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. Take

the fig tree as a parable: as soon as its twigs

grow supple and its leaves come out, you

know that summer is near. In the same way,

when you see these things happening, know

that the Promised One is near, right at the

door. The truth is, before this generation has

passed away, all these things will have taken

place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but

my words will not pass away. But as for that

day or hour, nobody knows it — neither the

angels of heaven, nor the Only Begotten — no

one but Abba God. Be constantly on the

watch! Stay awake! You do not know when

the appointed time will come. It is like people

traveling abroad. They leave their home and

put the workers in charge, each with a certain

task, and those who watch at the front gate

are ordered to stay on the alert. So stay alert!

You do not know when the owner of the

house is coming, whether at dusk, at

midnight, when the cock crows or at early

dawn. Do not let the owner come suddenly

and catch you asleep. What l say to you, I say

to all: stay alert!”

Sunday December 3rd at 5PM

Hanging of the greens service

Covered Dish Dinner to follow.

The Advent series is called:  The Gift of Your Presence
We can get worried about finding the right gift and fill out schedules with activities, wondering if we are making everyone happy, when the most important thing we can give this Christmas season is the gift of our presence.

Mission Work through the Holidays.....

Angel Tree and Christmas STOCKINGS

Angel Tree –  The Angel Tree in the Narthex is a very special mission with the Salvation Army.  Please take a name from our Angel Tree and bring the unwrapped gift back by Sunday December 3rd.  Please make sure that a part of the coded tag is on the gift.  If any questions, contact Florinda Martz.  


Christmas Stockings - Church Women United will once again collect filled Christmas Stockings to give to women and men in the Christmas Season. If you would like to fill one, please see Lucey for a suggestion for what to put in them. They will be collected NEXT Sunday December 3rd.

Thursday november 30th at 6PM

Church Council Meeting

wishing all a happy and blessed birthday...

December Birthdays!!!

If you are not on our list, please let us know and you will be added!

12/4  Charlie Ferguson             

12/9  Maryann Ferguson               

12/9  Devon Schwab                

12/12 McKenzie Hadlock                

12/15  Amy Blackmer              

12/21  Michele Turnbull                      

12/24  Julia Rettle

you are invited as we join together in prayer...

Prayer Circle

Our Prayer Circle meets the 2nd Thursday of every month.  The next Prayer Circle is December 14th at 6PM.  If you cannot make the gathering, please send prayer requests to Linda Snyder or to PrayerRequestCLUMC@gmail.com.  


Wednesday, December 20th

Men's Group Meeting

Our United Methodist Men's group are having their meeting, meal and study on Wednesday, December 20th @ 6PM!  

Every 2nd Sunday of the month...

Blessings in a backpack program donations

Every second Sunday of the month we pass the buckets during the regular offering to collect for our BackPack Program. During the school year we pack a back of food and drink items for children in the Pocono School District who have been selected based on need by the School Social Worker.  All donations are welcome! If you would like to know what the food/drink items are, you can find information on the table in the back of the sanctuary.

ONgoing Event

Weis Rebate program

Please bring in those Weis Receipts.  We receive 1% of the sales and that adds up!  Collection basket in the Narthex.