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 Worship Today:
Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick
Reader - Bob Foor
Acolyte - Cindy Robison
Flowers - Last week’s altar flowers were given by Bob and Becky Foor in loving memory of their parents Oscar and Harriet Foor and Charles and June Wilhite.
The vase of flowers this week is part of God’s beautiful creation.
The centerpiece is in memory of Alma and John Harvie from Linda Harvie.
June 2, 2023
Join Team '1st United' during registration!
Join the First United Methodist Church Team on Friday, June 2, 2023 (TONIGHT), for Race Against Poverty.
Running, walking and kid’s fun runs are all part of the event.
Cheering on the participants and connecting with the community are also part of the event!
RAP Official Event Schedule:
5:00 p.m. Same Day Registration and Pre-registration Packet Pick-up Opens at King Street Church parking lot. (Closes at 6:30 p.m. for 5K walkers and runners)
Raber Runs for Kids (11 and under)
6:00 p.m. Raber Kids Dash Begins
6:20 p.m. Raber Kids 1 Mile Begins
Race Against Poverty 5K
7:00 p.m. 5K Runners Begin
7:05 p.m. 5K Walkers (Begin right behind the runners)
8:00 p.m. Door Prizes Posted
8:00 p.m. Runners Award Ceremony
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Music and more
The race starts at the Franklin Fire Dept.
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 for 5th Sundays
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:
- July 30
- October 29
- December 31
Combined services will be blended traditional/contemporary.
*Whenever we have a combined service (1,2,3, 4 or 5th Sunday), Sunday School will be at 9am.
Card Shower: Former Pastor Rev. Dr. Samuel Sheffler and wife Sharon will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this sum-mer. Their daughter is organizing a card shower and is inviting our congregation to send cards to help celebrate! Please send cards no later than Friday, June 16.
You can send cards to:
Samuel and Sharon Sheffler
6041 Anthony Hwy
Waynesboro, PA 17268
The Custodian (aka Toby) will be on vacation from June 10 - 18.
For her retirement, the York District will gift Pastor Cathy by ask-ing local churches to make contributions to First UMC’s Haiti minis-try. You are invited to make a personal contribution to that gift to augment the gift the church will be making. Mark your check memo or cash envelope with “Haiti Gift for Cathy.”
Veteran’s Group - You are invited to make a donation to the Church Veteran’s Group. Containers are stationed at each entrance.
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.
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.
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.