Christmas cantata: “The Heart of Christmas”
The Chancel Choir has started rehearsing the Christmas cantata, “The Heart of Christmas” to be presented Sunday, December 18.
All singers are welcome to join us Wednesday evenings at 8:00 in the choir room.
In Today's Service:
Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick
Scripture Reader - Terri Stevens
Acolyte - Ryan Eckert
The altar flowers are placed to the glory of God and in loving memory of Earl and Mary Kean. Given by Jed and Susie Detrich, Shirley Jones and families.
Please contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660) to place flowers
The Café is open. Stop by for some refreshments!
We are in need of a class or group to set up the Café on the 4th Sunday of the month. If your class or group can serve in this way, please contact Suzanne Everly.
Did you know that if you can’t make your preferred Sunday morning service, you can come Thursday Night for a brief but meaningful service and stay for a delicious dinner?
At First Church you can!
It's called Dinner Church and you are welcome to join us every week to connect with God through worship and with our community through food and conversation!
Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!
We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).
Mail Service is up to only missing a day or two a week. We feel confident that tithes and offerings mailed to the church will arrive here safely. If you wish to send your contributions via mail, you are welcome to do so.
Joyful for Jesus (previously known as “Joyful Jingle Shop”) is part of FUMC’s mission ministry to our neighbors/friends who would otherwise receive little or no Christmas gifts. At this time the Missions Committee is asking you to consider how you might help this year. Volunteers are needed to shop, donate, prepare/wrap the gifts and then to provide Christmas snacks, hospitality and fellowship at the event to distribute the gifts on December 16th.
If you desire to be a volunteer or to donate in any way to this special outreach activity, please contact Susie Kunkle or Michelle Brubaker. Please mark your calendar for Sundays December 4 and 11 (immediately after the 11 am worship service) to be part of the group that will assemble the gift baskets for our neighbors/friends. Thank you for all your awesome generosity in the past and now!
Continue to Connect, Ignite and Shine for Jesus!
Parking lot - Please do not park in the lot across from the side of the church by Smith alley (the stone parking lot next to the garage) from Noon, October 30th to November 13th. This area is being paved.
Important Note regarding upcoming events: If you are planning a church event, please contact Stacey in the church office so that we can coordinate all events in the church and are not overlapping ministries. Thank you!
Please contact the church about hospitalizations as we no longer are contacted when parishioners are hospitalized.
Refugee Resettlement: Please contact Clint Bolte (717) 267-2157 to volunteer with helps for the family. Donations can be sent to Congregation of the Sons of Israel, 209 East King Street, Chambersburg 17201—memo “refugee resettlement”.
The Chancel Choir meets for weekly rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the choir room. All singers are welcome!
Lisa McNair will be at Carlisle UMC (333 S. Spring Garden Street, Carlisle) on Sunday, November 13th from 5:00-6:00pm for a discussion on her newly released book Dear Denise. Her sister Denise was one of four little girls who were killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham in 1963. Books will be available for purchase ($20 hardcover). Signing will also be available. If you are interested in attending contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626 or firstname.lastname@example.org for transportation.