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.

Dinner Church Thursday Evenings at 5pm!

In Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Terri Stevens

The altar flowers this Sunday are in loving memory of Kenneth and Helen Guise, Frank and Elva Gunnells, and Harold Gunnells from Larry and Avis Guise.

There are openings for any garden flowers on July 2, 9, and 23.



Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

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

Kids Konnect will return in September!

Check out our summer calendar!

Prayer Partner June Focus:

Since the beginning, God has always been deeply involved in the world. We see God’s handiwork on display in creation. We see God’s love on display through Jesus, who came to rescue us. We respond to God in faith, believing in what we can’t see because of what we can see. When we focus on what we know to be true about God and the world God created, we can have faith in what we can’t see or fully understand. We put that faith into action as we follow Jesus and show His love to the world.

Pray for the kids who might be struggling with certain fears, that they would have comfort and hope in the knowledge that God is always with us and wants to help us face our fears. Ask God to put the right people and the right resources around kids in and around the church to guide them as they face their fears. For those who aren’t currently struggling, ask God to plant seeds of encouragement in their hearts that they can refer back to when they do go through hard times.

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Youth Group

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

Worship Night: Illuminate Youth is excited to be hosting Salt ‘n Light Youth Ministry for a worship night! Everyone is invited to join us for an intimate night of outdoor worship and fellowship on Wednesday, July 12 at Mike and Sue Stouffer’s home — 4198 Edenville Road.
Collin is looking for some extra volunteers for this event to help with set-up, parking, and preparing dinner for Salt ‘n Light’s worship team. If you are interested, please contact Collin:

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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.

Clothing Mission In June, during MX week the clothing mission will be open and is seeking volunteers to sort, label and hang up clothing and to display household items for our customers.  Please look around at your house and donate any summer clothes, linens and household items that you do not need.  These items can be placed in the linen bins that are located outside the door of the Family Life Center.  Please consider volunteering with us on Thursday  June 15th.


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Women Connect


June 17
MX Ministry
Join us as we pamper the ladies of Hungry Hearts Ministry.

July 15
Susan Livermore Biblical Finances at the home of Pam Reed.

August 19
Rev. Pat Wollover The Good Shepherd Location TBA

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, Mens underwear, Women's underwear, toothbrushes (singlepacks), 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 will be announced.

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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.

Pastor's Bible Study!

Beginning Wednesday July 5th we will be studying the book of James. We will meet every Wednesday at 1:00 and 6:00 PM in the Hope Class room. Study guides are available at the welcome center.

Friday, July 7th, is on-your-own.

We’ll provide some conversation starters.  Maybe you can have a nice dinner out or just a glass of wine on the back porch after the kids are in bed. Do whatever works for you.

On Saturday, we’ll gather together in the morning for breakfast, discussion, and fellowship.

We’ll end with lunch. Again, make this work for your schedule.

If you need to come late or leave early no worries.

Mark your calendar for July 7th and 8th. Contact Leslie ( or John Gotwald ( to receive materials and more detail closer to the weekend.

Marriage Mini Retreat


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.”

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.

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

Memorial Stone - We have decided to contract with Shull-Koontz Memorials for a granite stone and bronze plaque to memorialize those interned on our grounds. The estimated total cost is $11,500, of which $8000 has already been given. 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.

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder - Rehab

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Bob Thomas

Deb Ewing - Procedure 6-23

Sherrill Kessinger

Karen Brennon

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

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

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland Chambersburg Hospital

Cindy Glance (Brianna's Mother)

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Bob Thomas in rehab

Leslie Gotwald

Lisa Stouffer

Mike Preisler

Geri Rosental

Alan Hassler - Rehab

Connie Love - Rehab

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Bob Glass

Prayers for Our World

Humanitarian aid to all people in countries around the world in need.

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

Mission Experience June 2023

VBS 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
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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