We enjoy celebrating special occasions throughout the year.
During January – February we hold a “Souper Bowl” lunch after worship for the congregation. In the winter we gather on at least one Sunday afternoon for games and snacks. In March our men’s group provides a delicious Fish Fry dinner.
Spring brings a variety of Easter services; including, Mandy Thursday, Good Friday, the Sunrise Service, breakfast, Easter worship service, and of course our annual Easter Egg Hunt for the little ones. Our Homecoming service is a great time for worship and fellowship on the first Sunday in May, with a meal, and revival services beginning that night.
The summer brings Vacation Bible School and a Charge “End of Summer” cook-out at Fisher River Park.
Everyone looks forward to our Harvest Sale on the first Saturday in October. It is a Level Cross tradition with food all day, a yard sale, handmade items, a bake sale, a BBQ dinner (Gary Marion’s specialty), and more great fellowship than you can imagine. Everyone’s favorite is our Homemade Apple Pies available for purchase about two weeks before our Harvest Sale through the day of the event. As Fall arrives we look forward to the men’s chicken stew that’s just right when the weather begins to cool. On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving our church celebrates our many blessings with a meal and service following.
We end our year’s celebrations with a variety of Christmas activities beginning with our Hanging of the Green and first Advent service, a Christmas program presented by adults and children, a caroling night for our community shut-ins, and a cantata presented by the choir. Our Christmas Eve eleven o’clock service for the community is the only one in our area.
Special holidays are observed throughout the year with music, worship altar displays, interaction with the congregation, and special mention during the service. Some of these holidays include; Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Veteran’s Day, All Saint’s Day, Thanksgiving, Advent, and more.
Some of our celebrations are not season specific but take place throughout the year; such as our community meals and our Women’s group chicken pie makings. Our walking track is available anytime for the community. We schedule Bible Studies and a variety of other Outreach activities. Our Homeless bags are available for church members to share as they see a need. Our Kid’s Zone tutoring program and our exercise classes also serve as successful outreach community programs. The things listed here are not all inclusive but hopefully give those visiting our website an idea of the goals of Level Cross UMC to be a place of good fellowship, outreach to the community, and a place where doing God’s work as we worship Him is our priority.