We give thanks to God for the smooth transition of power our nation experienced this week. Let us continue to ask for God’s leading and guidance for of national, state and local elected leaders, that God will enable them to humbly seek his favor for our nation.
Worship with us this Sunday, January 24th online at our YouTube channel at 9:00 AM here. Listen to our services by dialing 717-899-4569. If you know someone who is not online and would like to hear our service, please share this number with them.
Lent begins Ash Wednesday, February 17th. Our Lenten theme will be “The Road to the Resurrection” In the weeks leading up to Lent our sermon series will focus on the book of Jonah. If you want to read the chapter for a given Sunday here is the schedule : January 17, Jonah 1 on “Running”, January 24, Jonah 2 on “Praying”, January 31, Jonah 3 on “Relenting”, February 7, Jonah 4 on “Learning”, February 14 we switch it up with John 15:9-17 - “No Greater Love”
Clothing Ministry - Now that cold temperatures are here the Clothing Ministry needs
Men’s and Women’s Extra-large and bigger winter coats as well as large (1x,2X,3X) men’s and women’s clothing. Bed linens and blankets are needed. There is also a request for a hand mixer and a microwave. If you can donate any of these items, it will be greatly appreciated. To arrange drop off call Carel Fish at 717-264-4354
Virtual Learning - Thank you for making your weekly or monthly contributions to the streaming education taking place at First Church. We continue to host Chambersburg school students and supervising staff from the Boys and Girls Club. We have gained 7 more students this week are at 52. Staffing has increased students are using the Apple place, the sanctuary annex behind the glass doors and the Open Door room. Your support continues to be very much needed and appreciated!
Firstlights - This Week
Tuesday - Pray with us at 2:52pm on Facebook.
Wednesday - Join us for First Lights Live on Zoom at 6pm.
Sunday - 9am Worship on YouTube. Followed by - First Lights Small Group on Zoom.
First Lights Back to the Bible Challenge
As the new year begins, it's a great time to encourage kids to start a habit of reading their Bible daily or to reward kids who have developed the habit and reinforce it. I want to make sure the kids are given the opportunity to all start off together on our Bible journey, so if your child does not have a Bible or needs a more age-appropriate version, please let our children's minister know. It is a privilege for us to equip you and your child! You can email Brianna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illuminate Youth Ministry. Look for episodes of Virtual Youth Group on our YouTube channel. We also encourage our small groups to keep meeting via zoom. Be sure to check e-mails from Collin for a specific date and time!
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC13b6gueSfGMb-z9crWkaLQ and website www.illuminateyouth.org.
Confirmation Class meets every other Sunday at 4:00 PM on Zoom. Class meets on Zoom January 31st at 4 PM. Please pray for our 8 confirmands and their mentors!
Grief/Share – Has moved on-line and meets Mondays at 1:00 PM. If you or a friend struggle with grief, come and join others who are walking the same journey. For information or to register please call Gail at 717-263-8491 ext.207.
Hungry Hearts Christmas and Holiday Update A big thank you to our faithful volunteers who serve people every week in the food pantry and with the hot evening meal!