9am Worship at Memorial Park Bandshell

11am Traditional service in the church sanctuary

REMINDER: Please do NOT mail checks or other communication to the church through the U.S. postal system. We continue to have very spotty or non-existent mail service. The church office has gone up to two weeks without receiving mail, even with going into the post office for pick up.

View the service later! You can watch any of our services on our YouTube channel. Just search for First United Methodist Church Chambersburg or click the link above.

We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).

We are asking folks not to mail donations through the US Postal service. Please hand-deliver them to the church, because we are having issues with receiving mail. We also have online giving available as well. Thank you for blessing us!


Children's Ministry

Pray with us Tuesdays at 2:52pm.

Worship with us Sundays at 9am.
Don't forget that kids who complete their worship bulletin get a 'punch' for each bulletin and when all ten holes are punched, they receive a $10 gift card. You can pick up kids' worship bulletins at the welcome tables.

First Lights Kids Ministry will meet at 10am Sunday August 1, 2021.

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Youth Group

Illuminate Youth Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm, and on Sundays at 10am. A full schedule is on the events page at

IMPACT -Wednesday the 28th—Sunday August 1st. Please pray for our youth and adult leaders who will be attending!

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Hungry Hearts
Please save your egg cartons and drop them off for Hungry Hearts so we can repackage flats of eggs for distribution. If you would like to serve with this ministry, please contact Dan Renshaw at
Hungry Heart's Clothing Mission is NOT accepting donations at the present time due to the church elevator being out of operation and several of our regular volunteers not being available due to health issues. We are looking for some additional volunteers.  The job includes sorting and sizing incoming donations, maintaining the store in the church basement, storing out-of-season clothing, and greeting our guests on Thursday afternoons.  Parents and children may want to consider helping during the summer months. (We find younger volunteers to be very helpful in sorting toys.) Our usual hours are from 1 pm to 5pm on Thursday but we can be flexible. Call Carel Fish 717-264-4354.

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Team Haiti

We are on summer hiatus with scholarships, but they will begin again in September. Please remember the needs of the orphans whom we support year-round. If you would like to support the work of constructing the new orphanage, please write your check out to “FUMC Haiti Mission” and write “Orphanage Construction” in the memo.

Stephen Ministry

Have you considered becoming a Stephen Minister?

Those of us who have been through 50 hours of training along with follow-up supervision by our leaders have been blessed to be a part of this ministry. We have walked alongside those struggling with Grief, Divorce, Loss of a job, illnesses, and many other difficulties. Over the weeks and months we spend time together and build a relationship and often a friendship that continues after the crisis is past. We have many memories! Continue Reading Here.

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Women Connect

 Ladies, feeling the need for a little room to breathe in your life?  Mark your calendars now for our annual Women’s Retreat that will be held on October 15th-17th at the Mt. Asbury Retreat Center in Newville, PA.  Registration coming soon.

Please join us for Women Connect this Saturday, July 17th, for guided discussion on “Freedom & Faith,” light refreshments and music! We are meeting on Paula Hepfer’s Porch. View Flyer.


VIRTUAL LEARNING WRAP - UP Our total cost for 2021 virtual school for 50 kids was $21,000. Because of generous contributions from our congregation we have now lowered the unfunded portion for the year to $3,000.  Your donations are helping us wrap-up the debt by the end of July. Thank you!

A CARD SHOWER is being held for  Paul & Erma Collins who are celebrating there 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, August 7th.


"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27

Please pray for...

Healing for Nina McIntire

Comforting prayer for Susan Briggs and her family and  friends

Healing prayers for Stacy Everly (Suzanne Everly's sister-in-law)

Pray for Helen Rice's daughter Tina as she is in hospice care.  Pray for family as well

Pray for Helen and  her daughter

Pray for Pastor Genre's safety as he is in Haiti now

 Bev Rensch – healing- Menno Haven Rehab

Prayers for Dave Hill - - to find work

Continued prayers  for Postal Service

Prayers for those facing life struggles -

  • John and Bunny Parson
  • Larry & Avis Guise
  • Al & Linda Lojacono
  • Jay & Betty Upperman
  • Bill & Mary Butts
  • Jack & Bette Bowers
  • Dean & Carol Crow
  • Paul & Erma Collins
  • Bill & Thelma Peerce
  • Richard & Susan Briggs
  • Kirk & Kathy Paul
  • Chuck & Dianne Salter

Praise and Thanksgiving

Praise for Dave Hill - housing found
Praise for Jared and Jenna McIntire at birth of Elsie Eloise McIntire

Important Dates to Remember

Church Picnic

August 15, 2021

The schedule for the day will be as follows:
9:00 am - Sunday school classes at the church.
10:15 am - Combined Blended Worship in the Sanctuary.
12:30 pm - Church Picnic at Pine Pavilion at Caledonia State Park.

With games/events planned and led by the Leadership Team.
The picnic will be catered and table service provided. Come with just your appetite.

Kiwanis Blueberry Sale


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