Christmas cantata: “The Heart of Christmas”
The Chancel Choir will present Pepper Choplin’s Christmas cantata, “The Heart of Christmas” on Sunday, December 18 at 10:00 am.
The Christmas story found in St. Luke’s gospel is told musically through the creative use of various musical styles, ranging from bluegrass to traditional carols. Come join with us as we worship the newborn King. Fellowship will follow in the FLC.
In Today's Service:
Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick
Acolyte - Maddie Harmon
Reader - Maddie Harmon
The altar flowers are placed to the glory of God and in loving memory of Harold Barnes who would have celebrated a birthday on December 1 by Beverly Barnes and family.
To place flowers contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660)
ADVENT DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS are available for pick up at the Welcome Center.
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!
TODAY at 2:00 in the afternoon in the Family Life Center, a second informational meeting will be held to discuss changes in the United Methodist Church. This is the beginning of a process of discernment regarding our relationship with the denomination. It is vitally important that members attend one of the meetings. In January a Church Conference will be held of voting on the issue of disaffiliation.
New Years Day Service is a Combined Worship in the FLC at 10am.
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.