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).

Donations can be made in person, by mail or through online giving.

In Traditional Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Audrey Keller

Acolyte - Cindy Robison

The altar flowers are placed to the glory of God and in memory of of Mother and Dad Kohler, brother Jay and wife Jeanne, sister Lucille and husband Cal Garner, and son Bryan K. Kohler by Joe and Janice Kohler

A Centerpiece is to the glory of God and in memory of Parker Dyer Preisler, who went to be our angel on March 1, 2011. Mike and Chris Preisler and family are sharing this with us.

Flowers placements are available  for March 13, 20, 27, and April 3.  To place flowers contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660)



Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

Pray with us and/or for us (see below) Tuesdays at 2:52pm!

Kids Konnect -Wednesdays this Winter! 6pm-8pm.

2022-2023 Parent Information Packet (Digital)

Prayer Partner February Focus: Pray that God would allow us to create a safe place in our groups where everyone feels respected and no one shows favoritism. Ask God to impress on kids’ hearts the importance of treating others with respect, no matter who they are, what they like, or how they act.

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Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meets regularly at the church on Wednesdays from 6-8pm.

March 17, 2023 6-8pm is Game Night! Bring a Friend!

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Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or Friday Morning, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.


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Women Connect

Next Meeting Date: March 18, 2023

Music, discussion and refreshments.

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

Sponsors are needed for a special program being initiated by the US Government to help Haitians and other impoverish country citizenry immigrate legally.  It does not require a financial commitment but a willingness to help people with completing required documentation.  For information contact Etzer Pierre

Mission Central is in need of  women's briefs,  laundry detergent, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant, small personal size shampoo and conditioner, children's scissors, and rulers.

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one - is a special weekly (13) seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  We know it hurts and we want to help. New Session starts March 6, 2023 at 1pm until 3pm in Alda Bower.

Loss of a Spouse is February 27, 2023. There are 2 sessions: 1-3pm and 6-8pm.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Today! Sunday February 26, 2023!

Susquehanna University Choir concert at St. John’s UCC 1811 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg, February 26 @ 3PM

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!

Lenten Study - Prodigal God Wednesday’s at two times:

1:00 PM and 6:00 PM beginning March 1st then every Wednesday through April 5th.  Please sign up by emailing Pastor Steve at or text or call at 717-873-6626.  We need a count to be sure we have enough books.  We will meet in the Hope Sunday School Room.


February 22, 2023

Labyrinth Experience

8 PM - 5 PM

Ash Wednesday Service

7:00 PM in th Sanctuary



From the Hospitality Team:

Thank you Leslie, Brianna, Amanda & Makayla for setting up The Café and the delicious meal served to the Hospitality team and Pastor Steve on Wednesday 2/15/2023. Special Praises to “First Lights” Declan, Owen, Peter and Matthew for the great service!! These young men were so attentive to all our needs. Also, Thank you to Caroline and Lily Baker for making our desserts!! With Great Appreciation and a job well done to all for a very memorable evening.     - The Hospitality Team.

Weekday Welcome Desk Help Needed -If you can provide coverage at the welcome desk on Mondays OR be a backup when we have a need Tuesday –Thursday, from 9 AM to noon, contact Stacey at 717-263-8491 or

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.

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Gideon Hill

John Parson

Jenny Barnes

Carol Crow

Luke Vulgamott

Gary Gettle

Linda Leidig

Glennis Parris

Helen Rice

Sam Rice

Dottie Vidal

Dave Decker

Jane Pensinger

Dick Jenkins

Bob Thomas

Deb Ewing

Marie Agostinelli

Prayers for Our World

Relief for those dealing with severe weather - cold, snow, flooding, power outages.

Clean air and water for every child of God.

Wisdom for all government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Healing for our divided country, nations, and leaders.

All Military and Law Enforcement and First Responders and Essential Workers.

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

Stephen Ministry

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Grief Share

Mission Experience June 2023

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Don Nolder

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Deb Ewing

Connie Love

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Ron Diehl

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Dottie Vidil

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence

Wisdom, strength and comfort for in-home caregivers.

Families struggling with grief and loss.

Families struggling with housing and financial issues.

Families struggling with reconciliation and forgiveness.

Peace for those dealing with anxiety.

Faith for those who struggle to believe in what they cannot see.


Weekday 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.

Sunday Policy:

Please use one of the following methods to check on cancellations:

A.) The church website

B.) The church’s Facebook page

(Email church notices to by Wednesday)


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