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
The altar flowers are placed to the glory of God and in loving memory of Nancy Bowser who would have celebrated a birthday on November 19 by Kim and Jerry Overcash and family.
The centerpiece is placed to the glory of God in loving memory of David Thomas Wright, son on Dave and Shirley Wright.
There is an opening for alter flowers on Sunday December 11, 2022. Please contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660) by December 1 to place flowers on that date.
Copies of the “200th Anniversary” booklet and the “Celebrating Families with Four or More Generations of Membership/Attendance” booklet are available at the “Next Steps” area of the main foyer. Help yourself if you did not get one last week.
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!
CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR YMCA’S SAM’S PROGRAM KIDS
FUMC has had the privilege to support the Chambersburg YMCA for several decades as they outreach to underprivileged kids, 1st through 7th grade. Keeping with this longstanding mission opportunity, we have been asked to provide volunteer help, food and gift items for the 2022 Sam’s Program Christmas Party.
We have sufficient teddy bears for gifts this year but please continue to bring in new teddy bears now and throughout the new year. Just place them on top of the mailboxes near the sanctuary so we are sure to have plenty for next year. If you would like to volunteer to serve at the event, or to donate money for the meal or homemade cookies for dessert, please contact Susie Kunkle 717-352-2562 or use the Sign-Up Sheet for Sam’s Program Christmas Party located at the Connect Center in the FUMC lobby. The party is on Tuesday, December 13th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm (children in Sam’s Program meet each Tuesday at the “Y” during the school year for physical activities, fellowship, mentoring and Christian education). This Christmas event is only a few weeks away so mark it on your calendar and tell us how you can help! Thank you!
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).
TODAY and December 4th @ 2:00 PM - 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!
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.
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.