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Welcome to the Lena United Methodist Church website. Thanks for visiting with us. Guests are always welcome. Whether you visit in person or via the Internet, we hope you will find something here to encourage you in your spiritual growth. We invite you to drop in for a personal visit. Our doors and arms are opened wide to those who want to discover the joy of loving and being loved by God.



Please join us at the church for services


9 AM Sunday Morning

10 AM Fellowship

10:30 AM Sunday School for all ages (Sept. - May)

The Friendship Adult class continues year round. There will be childcare for those parents wishing to attend the Adult SS Class.


118 W. Mason Street
Lena, IL 61048
Office: 815-369-5291






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"Cafe Church"

Saturdays @ 4:30 PM


A new and different non traditioinal way to do church with open minds, open hearts and open doors as the people of the

United Methidist Church




Starting Thursday, November 19th @ 7 Pm, and Sunday, November 22 @ 10:30 AM, we present  "Not a Silent Night" by Adam Hamilton. This Advent study takes a look at the Birth of Jesus through the eyes of His Mother, Mary. Please join us.



Please join us Wednesday,

November 25th at 7 PM

for our Thanksgiving Eve Service.


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We will Decorate the church for Christmas on

Saturday, November 28th at 1:30 PM.

We hope you can join us for this fun event.



Angel cards will be available on Sunday, November 29th for  you to purchace gifts for our little Angels.



L   UMC provides music for a monthly hymn sing at Lena Living Center. Although   it is a ministry of the church, members of other area congregations also help out o on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Residents seem to enjoy the singing and t  the friendly conversation between hymns.

   From Lena UMC, those who sing or help residents during the hymn sing include, as work and travel allow, Vera and Marv Kempel, Carol and Bob Buss, Eileen Snapp, Wayne Benson, Rose Black, Gary Rich, and Larry Nelson. Vera, Eileen, and Carol usually have devotional material to share with the residents.

   Other area residents who make the ministry possible include Judy Rampenthal, who always has a story to share. Her mother, Joyce Scheider, is the accompanist. Jerilyn Strohecker has helped so much by stepping in to accompany the singers when Joyce is unable to attend the hymn sing.

 If you can find 45 minutes of time one morning a month to help with this music ministry, please contact Vera Kempel or call the church office. We have a good time, and so would you.


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After School Program at the Hangout

Every Wednesday, 

3:15 - 5 PM.

If you are a 4 - 8th grade student, come join all the fun.

We have a Devotion, play games and eat Pizza.

You won't want to miss it, see you there!!!


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Be sure to join us every Thursday for Food & Fun. We meet at the church at 6 pm for a delicious supper. Following supper, we break off into groups of our choice, some knit prayer shawls and lap robes, some tie pollows for the hospital patients, some play card games, and a Bible Study about the apostle Paul from the Adam Hamilton series, "The Call".



Children’s Worship Services
A portion of the Sunday morning worship services, offered the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month, Open to all students. Students will be dismissed part way through the Sunday morning worship service to attend a worship time geared more towards young people. Participate in music, activities, and discussions about faith with other kids your age.

Did you know that a Devotion is just a click or a dial away? You can get a Daily Devotion by clicking on the link below, or you can call the Church at 815-369-4411 to have one read to you on the phone. Either way,  you are connecting with God and getting a Spiritual Uplift for the day.



Daily Devotional


Please check out ALL our events and activities in our newsletter.
November 2015 newsletter .pdf




Mission Statement

Rooted in Christ, Growing Towards God, Producing the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, Spreading Seeds for the Future.



Look at Our Photos

Come see a slideshow of our wonderful community, and get a glimpse of some of the many activities that take place at Lena UMC.




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