August 8, 2020

Please Remember - this Sunday, August 9th at 9:00 AM we will worship together at the Bandshell in Memorial Park!

Bring a lawn chair, shade umbrella and masks. Hand sanitizer will be available. We will practice social distancing. Sunday school classes may meet following the service as will First Lights and Illuminate Youth Ministry. A parents group facilitated by Stephanie Byers to discuss helping children and youth in a time of COVID-19.
We will continue to worship in the park, weather permitting through the end of October or until we are able to safely return to 225 South Second Street.

We continue to live stream worship from the park. You can watch the service live on our YouTube channel here or by going to our website at and clicking on the “Watch Us Live…” button.
If the stream stops, wait 10 seconds and refresh the page. You may need to repeat that process but usually you will be able to get back on the stream.
Here is the order of worship for Sunday:


Thank you for your faithful giving to the Lord and His work through First UM Church. Your generosity is critically important for accomplishing what we believe God is calling us to do through the pandemic and beyond. There are three ways for you to give to Christ through First Church:
You can mail your checks through the postal system to First UM Church, 225 South Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201
You can go online at and click on the word GIVE in the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions.
We will take an offering at the park.
Your generous gift is greatly appreciated.

First Lights Children’s Ministry
Check out all the cool stuff on our website or our Facebook page.

August 23rd is Back to School Blessing and Promotion Sunday. We will celebrate kids, students and teachers.

Illuminate Youth Ministry
We continue to meet online for virtual youth group and for small groups on zoom.
August 7-8, we are excited to be together for a campout. For more info on either of these events, please contact Collin.
In our virtual youth group videos this summer, and in our Sunday devotions, we have been sharing lessons that explore Jesus' sermon on the Mount. As life continues to throw uncertainties and frustrations at us, it is important for us to hold on to the encouragements and teachings of Jesus. This message shared in Matthew 5-7 holds truth that is so applicable to us as Christians during this time, in how to interact with others and how to grow in our relationship with God. We will continue to look at segments from this passage of scripture through August, and we hope you'll join us online!

Hungry Hearts
continues to provide food to an average of 125 families every week.

Loss of a Spouse
You have begun a journey we know you did not want. We are sorry for your loss and want to come alongside you on this journey of grief. Our desire is to help you process your grief and think about what life after the loss of your spouse might look like. Please use parking lot and entrance behind First UM Church off W. Washington St.

Monday August 10, 2020 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
At First United Methodist Church
225 South Second St. Chambersburg
Please register by
calling 717-263-8491 ext.207

Special Note!

Pastor Steve’s First Church email is Someone has added the number “1” to change it to “”. These emails are NOT from Pastor Steve. This has happened before and when the recipient responds, the culprit asks for gift cards or money. Pastor Steve will never email anyone directly asking for donations having nothing to do with First UM Church. Please delete these false emails if you should receive one.

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