Celebrating the presence
of the Lord through prayer,
community, and outreach
Welcome to the Ivyland New Church!
Pastor - Rev. Ryan Sandstrom
Times are changing and Ivyland will continue to grow! Ivyland is a place where anyone who comes will be part of a warm and supportive congregation. We are unified in the belief that the Lord Jesus Christ is known in the Scriptures and the Heavenly Doctrine of the New Church. He is best experienced through helpful actions and caring words, essentially applying His teachings to life. I hope you take the time to explore our site, and please feel free to contact us!
On Wednesday the 8th, feel free to come to the church to our continual study of the book of Revelation. In this study we will continue Chapter 13. What does this all mean? Come and see!
Join us on Palm Sunday for our service at 10am. We will begin this traditional service with a procession where people may come up to the chancel with palm fronds (provided) and lay them down on the chancel floor. People are encouraged to bring used clothing items to lay down along side the palm fronds, just like they did for Jesus in His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. These clothing items will be collected afterwards and donated to Good Stuff Thrift, whose proceeds from sales directly benefit local charities that help children. Feel free to bring extra bags of clothing as there will be a donation bin at the church. Come and be a part!
On March 17, at 7:30, bring your kids, your grandkids, nieces and nephews, or come alone to watch a movie at Ivyland, theater style. There will be two movies playing, for adults and for kids. Children are welcome to come in their pajamas and blankets. We have three choices of movies to watch. For the adults we have Sully, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Exodus: Gods and Kings. For the children we have Moana, Finding Dory, and Zootopia. These movie titles along with descriptions and details are posted in the community room. When you are at the church, feel free to mark the movie you would like to see (and one for your kids). We will watch whichever movies have the most check marks. The movie we watch will be announced within the week prior to March 17.
To honor Swedenborg's birthday, all are invited to stick around after church on the 29th to hear Suzy Laidlaw speak on the life of Swedenborg. Who was he? Why was he chosen to be THE revelator? What was happening in Sweden at that time? Come and learn more about Swedenborg and many details that surrounded his all important role, a role which has significantly aided the flourishing of the New Church on earth. This talk will begin at around 11:30 in the Sunday School room.