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Stamp Out Despair

More than 2500 asylum seekers are being detained in jails and detention centers in New Jersey. Isolated and with no money to contact their families, First Friends of NJ and NY distributes phone cards, writing materials and stamps to the detainees. Supplies are especially needed at the holiday season.

The Outreach Ministry team at Leonia Church invites you to assist in collecting the following materials:

  • Size #10 (business size) envelopes With Forever Postage Stamps
  • Blank 2 Pocket Folders
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Blank Colored Paper (not construction paper)
  • Note pads
  • Greeting Cards (Including Christmas Cards)
  • Soft Cover Books (non-violent)
  • Stick Pens (no metal inserts)

Leave any donations on Ellie Spiegel’s front porch, 187 Leonia Ave., by December 1. 

#GivingTuesday: Connect Your Passion with God’s Mission

#GivingTuesday is Tuesday, November 28

Now is a great time to start thinking about where you want your GivingTuesday gift to go. Visit and select from more than 600 United Methodist Church related projects and more than 300 United Methodist missionaries who bring hope and healing to a world in need. At, you can search for projects and missionaries that align with your passion. When you specify a destination for your gifts, that’s exactly where every dollar goes; not one dollar of your gift goes to overhead.

Help Us Decorate for Thanksgiving

Bring Your Gift before Saturday, November 18 at 10 a.m.

Thanksgiving is almost here! Help us decorate our communion table for Thanksgiving Sunday, November 26. (After that Sunday, your gift of fruits and vegetables will be given to the CUMAC food pantry in Paterson.) Please bring your gifts to worship on Sunday, November 12, or to the church office during office hours by Friday, November 17, or to the Sanctuary on Saturday, November 18 between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Please bring gifts of fruits and vegetables that do not require refrigeration. (No greens, please!)

You Are Invited To A Thanksgiving Meal – Sunday, November 19

Tyson Hall @ Leonia Church
Sunday, November 19 @ 1:30 p.m.

Our brothers and sisters of Grace-Bethel United Methodist Church have invited the Leonia Church family to join them for a Thanksgiving meal on Sunday, November 19 at 1:30 p.m. in our own Tyson Hall. The meal is an opportunity for Grace-Bethel Church to thank Leonia Church for sharing our building, as well as to celebrate our friendship and get to know one another better.

Please contact the church office (Office@Leonia.Church or 201.944.2970) or use your Connection Card on Sunday to RSVP.

Get Connected – Young Adult Gathering on Saturday 11/18

Saturday, November 18 @ 8:00 p.m.
Mavi’s Coffee and Patisserie
(237 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024, USA)

“People learn from one another, just as iron sharpens iron.” – Proverbs 27:17

Our whole purpose at Leonia Church is to build healthy relationships. Pastor Dave and Pastor Aiden are looking for a way to support and encourage young adults in their day-to-day lives. And, we believe it is more important than ever for young adults to discover people they can connect and grow with. God did not create people to live alone but to live and thrive in community… and in relationship with him.

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Leonia Community Thanksgiving Celebration

Tuesday, November 21, 8:00 p.m.
Sanctuary at Leonia Church
Nursery provided

This year Leonia Church will welcome the entire Leonia faith community in giving thanks for all of God’s blessings at the 2017 Leonia Community Thanksgiving Celebration. An offering (cash or check) and gifts of food and toiletries will be taken for the Center for Food Action.

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Give A Child In Paterson A Christmas Gift

CUMAC Holiday Wish List Program
Dedication During Worship on Sunday, December 3

Every year, CUMAC’s Wish List program matches area youth with donors to make holiday dreams come true. Last year, holiday gifts were collected and distributed to over 1,200 children living in shelters or dealing with illness, poverty or other difficulties. Thank you to all the donors that help bring joy to youth in our community every year. We couldn’t do it without you. 

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Family Promise Walk In Dinner at Hackensack Shelter – November 26

Sunday, November 26

Family Promise has been committed to feeding the hungry since 1991.  Every day of the year, a different group is scheduled to prepare and serve dinner at the Health and Human Services Center in Hackensack. Up to 120 people are served a nutritious meal each night. Many of the guests utilizing the program are residents of the shelter. However, the program is open to anyone in the community, no questions asked.

There are two ways you can help:

  1. Bring part of the dinner. Cook something and bring it to the Leonia Church kitchen between 1 and 3 p.m.
  2. Help serve the dinner. Join us at the Hackensack Shelter from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Read moreFamily Promise Walk In Dinner at Hackensack Shelter – November 26

Current Sermon Series – “A Disciple’s Path”

A Disciples Path is an engaging approach to discipleship from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective. This worship and preaching series will challenge you to take the next step in discipleship and become a more dynamic, engaged followers of Jesus.

Read moreCurrent Sermon Series – “A Disciple’s Path”

Small Group and New Members’ Class – “A Disciple’s Path”

Sunday Afternoons at 11:45 a.m. at the Pastor’s Study
Thursday Evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Pastor’s Study

A Disciples Path is an engaging approach to discipleship from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective. This small group will challenge individuals to take the next step in discipleship and become dynamic, engaged followers of Jesus Christ.

Read moreSmall Group and New Members’ Class – “A Disciple’s Path”