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).
Dinner Church Thursday Evenings at 5pm!
In Worship Today:
Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick
Reader - Becky Foor
The altar flowers The Patriotic Vase of flowers is in loving memory of our dear friend Billie Ward who passed away 6 years ago today. Gone but not forgotten, Cindy and Suzanne.
There are openings for any garden flowers on July 9, and 23.
NOTE—Whenever we worship in a combined service at 10 AM the Sunday School hour will be 9 AM that Sunday. The next combined service is July 31st.
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 (email@example.com) or John Gotwald (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.