470 Green Lane

Roxborough, PA 19128

(northwest Philadelphia)

(215) 483-0999

Rev. Donald Edwards, Pastor

Sunday Morning Schedule

10:45am - Traditional Worship Service

Note: Summer Schedule

Beginning the Sunday after the 4th of July and ending on the last Sunday of August, our Traditional Worship Service is at 9:30am.

On This Page You'll Find

  • A Brief History Of Green Lane UMC
  • Mission Statement Of Green Lane UMC
  • United Methodists Are.....
  • Who's Who At Green Lane UMC

A Brief History Of Green Lane UMC

Green Lane United Methodist Church has a rich history in the Roxborough Community. Records dating back to the early 1800's outline the steady growth of the congregation during its early years. The original church on Green Lane was completed in 1842. For many years, renovations continued on the property as the needs of the growing congregation dictated. The church itself went through several mergers, eventually coming to be known as Green Lane United Methodist Church. In 1968, Green Lane School was formed and now operates Monday thru Friday, from 7:30am to 6:00pm.

Mission Statement Of Green Lane UMC

Supported by God's Grace, Green Lane United Methodist Church are a spiritual home and family, nurturing the faithful, and welcoming new followers to Christ while serving our community.

United Methodists Are.....

The following text is from a United Methodist Church publication:

  • United Methodists Are.....
  • A Happening People - Involved, committed, diverse, open. A people who try to be accepting, caring, hospitable and inclusive. Family - and community - oriented. A people who are concerned about those beyond their communities, around the world. A people who love music and fellowship. A people who like to tell the story of God's redeeming grace.
  • A Covenant People - When you join a United Methodist congregation, you become a member of the total United Methodist connection. Members promise God and the congregation to uphold the church with their prayers, presence, gifts and service.
  • A Diverse Community - United Methodism was formed when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren church merged in 1968. United Methodists trace their spiritual heritage back to 18th century leaders including John and Charles Wesley, Jacob Albright, Philip Otterbein, Martin Boehm and Francis Asbury. All of our early leaders had a heart warming experience. All persons are welcome in the United Methodist Church. We celebrate a diversity of people, ideas and cultures and are enriched by our broad history.
  • Biblical in Faith - United Methodists trust free inquiry in matters of Christian doctrine. Our faith is guided by Scripture, tradition, experience and reason. Of paramount importance is Scripture. For United Methodists, the Bible is the record of God's people living out God's premise.
  • Mission-Oriented, Socially Conscious - United Methodists are mission-oriented and socially conscious. This is important to our faith. We are aware of world events and strive to help those in need. United Methodists are one in faith and tradition with Methodist Christians around the world.
  • Ecumenical - For generations, United Methodists have cooperated with other churches to spread the gospel, care for those in need, alleviate injustice and foster peace. In national and interfaith groups, United Methodists reach beyond our own churches and our own communities to express concern and to share God's love with people of many faiths.
  • Involved - For more than 200 years, The United Methodist Church and its predecessor bodies, have expressed concern for the worker, the sick, the poor, the orphaned, the aging, the impaired, the oppressed and the imprisoned. Our church participates in the struggles of women, people with physical and mental impairments, and racial and ethnic minority persons, helping them attain equality. United Methodists positively influence society through responsible social action.
  • Connectional - United Methodism took form as an organized church in this country during the revolutionary period of our history. Its structures parallel those of the United State government. Representative bodies carry out church functions at local, regional and church-wide levels. The highest legislative body, the only organization that can speak for the church, is the General Conference. It is composed of equal numbers of laity and clergy and meets once every four years. Delegates are chosen by regional units throughout the United States and in 15 other nations. Non-voting representatives come from affiliated churches in 25 other countries. Annual conferences respond to needs in their regions by developing programs and ministries that carry out the work of Christ and support the policies set by General Conference.
  • Evangelical - The United Methodist Church continues its strong evangelical heritage. Within each congregation is a vital center of biblical study and evangelism - a blending of personal piety and discipleship.

Who's Who At Green Lane UMC

  • Pastor - Rev. Donald Edwards
  • Administrative Assistant - Mary Basmajian
  • Lay Leader - Bill Gingrich
  • Choir Director/Organist - Ernie Meyer
  • Secretary - Lois Mair
  • Green Lane School Director - Fran DiGiovanni