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 not meet August 15, 2021. Please join us at Caledonia State Park for a picnic at the Pine Pavilion!

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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

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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.

Pastoral Care Ministries

Coming Soon - Loss of a Spouse Seminar

Monday August 27 at 1:00 PM

What is Loss of a Spouse?

Loss of a Spouse is a two hour outreach seminar designed to:

Bring grieving spouses together to receive care and practical teaching on dealing with their tremendous loss.

Introduce people to the regular GriefShare group which will start September 13 2021 at 1:00 PM.

For more information or to register for the seminar contact Gail at 717-263-8491 ext. 207.

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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.

Join us for 'Streams in the Desert - Tools for the dry times in life.'

August 21, 2021 *  9-10:30am * Connect Café


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!



"I am the Lord that healeth thee." Exodus 15:26 KJV

Please pray...

Comfort for the the Parris family as Carrie Lynn's father has entered the Church Triumph.

Comfort for Tina Varner’s family as she has entered the Church Triumph.

Comfort for the family and friends of Jack Brandt as he has entered the Church Triumph.

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

Healing for Carel Fish.

Healing for Dave Kauffman.

Healing for Bev Rensch.

Healing for Mark Henderson.

Healing for John Parson.

For those dealing with fire in the west and Canada.

For the water shortage in the west.

For those traveling for work or vacation.

Continued prayers for Postal Service.



Prayers for those facing life struggles -

  • John & 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
  • Kirk & Kathy Paul
  • Chuck & Dianne Salter

Praise and Thanksgiving

Praise for baptism of Leighton Avery Truett - daughter of Janelle & Wilber Truett.

Praise that Illuminate Youth group had a good time at Impact and experienced the moving of the Holy Spirit.

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.

Movie Night

When: Saturday August 21, 2021

Where: Memorial Park Bandshell

What: Free outdoor movie night!


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