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 Worship
In Worship Today:
Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick
Reader - Landen Bistline
FLOWERS The basket arrangement this morning is in honor of Suzanne Everly's birthday. Thank you Suzanne for being a servant of God in so many ways here at 1st Church. We love you.
To place flowers contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660)
June 2, 2023
Join Team '1st United' during registration!
Join the First United Methodist Church Team on Friday, June 2, 2023, for Race Against Poverty.
Running, walking and kid’s fun runs are all part of the event.
To register for the race, go to: Race Against Poverty and join our team, 1st United.
Note: Early bird registration ends on April 30.
Fun Runs in May
Go at your own pace!
Consider joining us for practice runs in May.
We will meet at Memorial Park at the bandshell on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30.
If you have any questions, contact Laura Mellott, LauraAMellott@gmail.com or 724-504-4708.
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.
MX Sign Up Sheets are available at the Next Steps Desk in the Lobby.
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!
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.
Service Opportunity: Trustees are looking to volunteers to mow the lawns at the church and trim once a week. Volunteers must be 18 years. Contact Doug Davis email@example.com
Memorial Stone There have been discussions over the last few years about memorializing the people who were buried in our grave yard, which was located next to the Family Life Center. Joan Bowen did extensive research to determine a complete list of names. She also donated $8,000 to the project. We have decided to contract with Shull-Koontz Memorials for a granite stone and bronze plaque. The estimated total cost is $11,500. If you would like to donate to this project please put your donation in a plain envelope marked Cemetery Memorial.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.