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).
Traditional Order of Service
Contemporary Order of Service
In Traditional Worship Today:
Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick
Acolyte - Gabriel Cieza
Reader - Doug Harbaugh
The centerpiece flowers are placed to the glory of God.
To place flowers contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660)
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!
Offering Envelopes Due to supply chain and the inability to add employees at the rate necessary has created a slow draw on production and shipping the envelope company is forced to suspend the production of the remaining supply of your February envelopes. The offering envelopes will resume and be delivered by the first Sunday in March. Please record your envelope number and use a regular envelope with the number and your name written on it during February so we can keep an accurate recording of giving. Thank you! The company apologizes for the inconvenience.
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 by paper 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)