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.

Traditional Order of Service

Contemporary Order of Service


In Traditional Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Doug Harbach

Acolyte - Cindy Robison

The centerpiece this morning is given in memory of Robert Maring from June Maring and family.

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!

First Lights Ministry Meeting [open to parents of children and anyone committed to making First Lights KidMin the best it can be and who are advocates for FL to the rest of the church] April 24 at 5:30pm in the Connect Café.

Kids Konnect -Wednesdays 6pm-8pm.

Toddler Teas for Little Lights on 2nd Saturdays! 9am.

2022-2023 Parent Information Packet (Digital)

Prayer Partner April Focus: We live in a “me-centered” world, where people act as if the world revolves around them. It can be hard to figure out how to be humble throughout the different circumstances we face. Thankfully, we don’t have to figure this out on our own. When Jesus was on earth, He gave us the ultimate example of humility. Jesus is God, and He put that aside for us. Through His life and death, Jesus also showed us how to serve others and put them first. Pray that you would be able to model what it looks like to put others ahead of yourself and pray the same for your prayer partner.

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Youth Group

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

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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


April 15, 2023 – Save the Date, We’re Having A TEA! 9-11am in the Family Life Center.

“You Are My Cup of Tea” Steeped in God’s Love.

Invite a friend and join us for scones, tea sandwiches, and dessert, served with tea, and a wonderful morning of fellowship! Registration is required to attend. Donations are welcome at the tea tables that day and benefit the Women Connect Ministry and Outreach. Sign-ups and more information coming soon!

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

Mission Central needs:

women's briefs,  laundry detergent, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant, shoes, small personal size shampoo and conditioner, children's scissors, school supplies and rulers  Kids underwear, Kids socks, Kids summer shoes, Kids slippers, Men's underwear, Women's underwear, toothbrushes (single packs), Kids shampoo, hairbrushes, Kids summer clothes   (all sizes of kids items)


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.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Join us at 5:00pm for dinner, worship and fellowship!  If you can help tear down afterward on Thursdays at 6:00pm or anytime Friday Morning please contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.


The MX Week Schedule is posted.

VBS Registration is open!

MX Dates: June 14-18th, 2023

What is MX? MX is an abbreviation of Mission Experience. It's a new way of saying 'Service Project' or 'Work Camp'; except for these differences:

  • MX is intentionally as intergenerational as we can make the entire week-long experience be! It's not just a term we use to mean 'all ages'; it's a term we use in our vision! The church AND the family working in partnership to disciple their children. Discipleship happens in small age-appropriate groups; Discipleship also happens when two different generations sit next to each other and share EXPERIENCES!
  • MX is about being open to all possibilities and saying confidently and enthusiastically, 'Yes. Lord!' to opportunities instead of listing reasons why something is too expensive; too difficult; too bizarre; too different.
  • MX is about connecting FUMC with our neighbors, but also with each other!
  • MX is about experiencing our vision of 'Connect Ignite Shine' to understand our vision.

Every member of FUMC is invited to join us this summer as we set out to experience whatever moments God has in store for us!

Day 1

Creation Station


Day 2

From the pit to the Palace


Day 3

All Tracks Lead to Jesus


5th Sundays at FUMC!

New Worship Schedule

We will meet together in one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary.

Sunday school classes will meet at 9am.

The remaining 5th Sundays of 2023 are:

  • April 30
  • July 30,
  • October 29,
  • December 31

Combined services will be blended traditional/contemporary.

Confirmation Sunday (Combined Service in Sanctuary)

May 21, 2023 10am

MX Kick-Off Sunday (Combined Service in Sanctuary)

June 11, 2023 10am

Church Picnic (Memorial Park)

August 13, 2023 1pm

Please be in prayer

for our 11 confirmands and their mentors.

The CASHS Choristers will be performing their spring concert in our sanctuary on Saturday, April 29th at 7pm. The concert is free and open to the public. (Donations will be accepted.) Refreshments will be served in the lobby after the concert. We hope you can join us.



There will be an informational meeting held on Monday, April 24th, 6:30 pm in the Connections Café for anyone interested in finding out more information on an adult mission trip or being involved with a local mission experience during the week of MX. For questions or more information contact Greg Stouffer at 717-658-2351.

Safe Sanctuary Monitor Needed - We need an additional Monitor/Romer on Sunday mornings to walk the halls during Sunday School hour as part of our Safe Sanctuaries ministry.  If you are Safe Sanctuaries trained, or willing to be and have secured your clearances or are willing to secure them and serve, please contact Pastor Steve at or 717-873-6626.

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

Jenny Barnes

Luke Vulgamott

Gary Gettle

Linda Leidig

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dave Decker

Jane Pensinger

Dick Jenkins

Bob Thomas

Deb Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Scott Tarner

Karen Brennon

Brandy Ashley

Dave Kauffman

Dave Kauffman Jr.

Brianna Renshaw

Lori Diehl

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

Bryan (Bev Barnes' son [recovery from heart surgery])

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland - continued healing

Prayers for Our World

Disaster relief for Turkey and Syria after Earthquakes.

Humanitarian aid to all people in Syria and Turkey who need help.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather - tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding.

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

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Grief Share and Grief Share Participants

Mission Experience June 2023

The Little VBS that Could! (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

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Dottie Vidil

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence
Prayers for comfort and peace for Ron Diehl's family as he has entered the Church Triumphant
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.


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