Leonia Church News

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Ji Sun Yang has been appointed to Repaupo United Methodist Church

Leonia Church has some bittersweet news. Ji Sun Yang, our sister in Christ and wife of our associate pastor – Aiden Lee – has been appointed to Repaupo United Methodist Church in Logan Township, New Jersey. As you know, Ji Sun was recently named a Certified Candidate for Ordination by the District Board of Ordained Ministry. She has been serving for a year as pastor of Congers Church in Rockland County, NY. Since Aiden was recently appointed the new full-time pastor of Evangelical United Methodist Church in Clarksboro, New Jersey, Ji Sun needed a new appointment near Aiden’s assignment.

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At Leonia Church, childcare is provided during our Sunday worship service for Infants – 5 year-olds. Those providing care have been trained and background checked. Our nursery is located on the same level as the Sanctuary. Please speak with a greeter/usher if you need an assistance finding the Nursery.


Brendan Galvin Has Been Appointed Associate Pastor Of Leonia Church

Leonia Church is very pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Galvin as Associate Pastor of Leonia United Methodist Church effective July 1, 2018. Pastor Brendan is currently serving as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Passaic and will continue in that capacity 1/4 time. He will serve as Associate Pastor of Leonia Church 3/4 time. Following is a bio from the First Church (Passaic) website:

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Summer Camp Returns!

Next Generation presents GNJ Camping at Pinelands Center at Mt. Misery

GNJ Next Generation Ministries has partnered with Barefoot Republic Camp to offer an innovative multicultural camping experience for middle and high school students for summer camp in 2018.

Since it’s founding in 2000, Barefoot Republic Camp has built Christ-centered unity between campers from diverse racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds through a pursuit of common passions and engaging discipleship.

Open to middle school students, everyone will find something that they love. Choose specialty activities from football to dance, swimming to art. Campers make friends for life in daily competitions like dodge ball, messy games, adventure relays and more!

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Miracles Everywhere – Annual Conference 2018

May 20 – May 22, 2018
Wildwoods Convention Center

This year, our own Aiden Lee will be commissioned as a provisional elder in the United Methodist Church at the Commissioning and Ordination Worship on Friday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m!

Annual Conference is a yearly session for clergy and lay members to worship, learn about programs and conduct the business of the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. During the Annual Conference session, members of the conference will hear reports of past and ongoing work; adopt future goals, programs and budgets; ordain clergy members as deacons and elders and vote on Constitutional amendments. All are welcome to the May 20-22 event at the convention center in Wildwood.

Complete information and registration is available at the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference website.

Pastor Aiden Has A New Appointment

Leonia Church has some bittersweet news. Pastor Aiden, our brother in Christ and associate pastor, has been appointed to Evangelical United Methodist Church in Clarksboro, New Jersey. As you know, Sung Woo was recently recommended by the Board of Ordained Ministry and will be commissioned by our Annual Conference and Bishop John Schol as a Provisional Elder. It is common for pastors to receive a full-time appointment (one that is not split between two churches) at this point in their ordination process. Evangelical United Methodist Church is such a full-time appointment. It is a good church, and a good fit for Sung Woo… and Ji Sun. Pastor David is familiar with the church since he pastored First United Methodist Church of Mount Ephraim, only eight miles away, and was acquainted with the Rev. Gary Turk, pastor of Evangelical United Methodist Church, at that time.

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Worship With Us Live Online!

Did you know that you can join Leonia Church live in worship even when you aren’t able to get to the church building, and even when you aren’t available on Sunday morning? That’s right! Just visit the Leonia Church Facebook page and click on the “Videos” link in the left-hand column or scroll down.

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