Christmas cantata: “The Heart of Christmas”
The Chancel Choir will perform the Christmas Cantata on December 18, 2022 at 10am in a combined worship service.
In Today's Service:
Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick
Assistant Organist - Ben Schellhase
Reader—Rev. Don Nolder
Acolyte - Rachel Gotwald
The altar flowers are placed to the glory of God and in loving memory of Paul and Gerry Kriner who would have celebrated their anniversary on November 15. Placed by the Culler Family.
The centerpiece is in loving memory of mother Susie Robison whose birthday was November 19, from the Robison Family.
The Floral arrangement is from Work Camp Friends in loving memory of John Martin, November 25, 1946 - November 5 2021.
Please contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660) to place flowers
Our Bicentennial Spotlights will resume on November 20, 2022!
Today is Homecoming Sunday!
There will be one worship service at 10am followed by a luncheon.
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).
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.
THE OLD KNIT, CROCHET MARKETPLACE will be open Sundays starting November 27th in between church services and after services until Christmas. Come do some Christmas shopping with us.
November 20th and December 4th @ 2:00 PM - Group discussion on current denominational issues and the future of the UMC and First Church. Your attendance is vital to making informed decisions regarding First Church!
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.
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 email@example.com for transportation.