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!
Save the Date! Dads Group Starting!
Dads Group is designed to help our church create intentional discipleship relationships where dads can be real and encourage one another as they raise families. Where they can journey together and challenge one another in their walks with Jesus.
Dads Group will be meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9:00-10:30 a.m., beginning on January 14th and running through June. Discussions will be based around John El-dredge’s The Way of the Wild Heart. We hope you will be able to join us!
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).
In Traditional Worship Today:
Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick
Acolyte - Rachel Gotwald
Reader - Max Bistline
The centerpiece flowers are placed to the glory of God and in loving memory of Paul and Ruby Byers who both passed away in the month of January by Dianne and Chuck Salter and Paula and Sam Hepfer.
The centerpiece flowers placed in honor of Stephanie's birthday by her mother, Judy Paes.
To place flowers contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660)
Q & A for discernment on disaffiliation will be held on TODAY January 15th at 2:00 PM in the Family Life Center.
A 2nd FAQ sheet is available for pick up today which is focused on reason to continue with the UMC.
ATTENTION SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES/ORGANIZATIONS!
IT IS NOW TIME TO AUDIT YOUR 2022 RECORDS!
Please turn in your checking account/bank statements to Stacey in the Church Office as soon as possible. If you bring them when Stacey is not in the office, they can be placed in the mailbox outside Stacey’s office.
Weekday Welcome Desk Help Needed. We have a need Tuesday –Thursday, from 9 o’clock to noon, please contact Stacey at 717-263-8491 or email@example.com.
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.
Q & A for discernment on disaffiliation will be held on Sunday, January 15th at 2:00 PM in the Family Life Center. A Frequently Asked Questions document will be made available prior to the Q&A session.
A series of meetings for discerning prayer will begin on Wednesday, January 4th. The schedule will be:
Sundays at 10:15 AM for those not in a class
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Thursdays at 12 noon.
It is hoped this schedule gives everyone an opportunity to pray with other people for discernment. The meetings are solely for praying for God's leading First Church. Other meetings are being planned for further discussions and questions.
A Special Church Conference will be held on Sunday, January 29th at 2:00 PM in the FLC for voting regarding First Church remaining in, or disaffiliating from, the United Methodist Denomination. The Susquehanna Annua l Conference stipulates: only professing members present may speak and vote. Voting will be bypaper ballot. The voting results will be announced at the end of the church conference. A 2/3 vote is required to disaffiliate. Pastor Steve is available to discuss and answer any questions and address concerns you have about this process. Feel free to call his cell, 717-873-6626 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is also happy to meet with you in person.
WINTER WEATHER POLICY
Whenever Chambersburg Area Schools close
for inclement weather, all activities at FUMC will also be cancelled.
If they have a 2 hr delay the church office will have a 2 hr delay.
If they get out early the church office
will close early and all activities for the evening will be cancelled.
Please use one of the following methods to check on cancellations:
(Email church notices to email@example.com by Wednesday)