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).

Make every day a day to connect with Jesus!

This week's Featured Bible Plan: 5 Daily Habits to Integrate Faith at Work


Donations can be made in person, by mail or through online giving.



Worship Bulletin

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Terri Stevens

FLOWERS A center piece arrangement is placed this morning to God’s glory and in thanksgiving for Bette Renshaw on the occasion of her 80th birthday.

A centerpiece this morning is in praise and thanks to the Lord for the 80-year journey we have been on since January 7, 1944.

Traditional Service Order of Worship

Contemporary Order of Worship


Children's Ministry

2023-2024 First Lights Permission Form

Family Worship FAQs

First Arts & Crafts Swap

Kids Konnect 

  • Wednesday night programming for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Parents can sign in children in the lobby at 6pm and pick children up at 7pm in the lobby. Program resumes January 10, 2024.

Visit First for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meet Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM.

  • Mission Trip -- The youth are heading to Philadelphia on June 23-29, 2024 with the Philadelphia Project. All students in high school are able to join. We would be seeking other adults to join as well who might be willing to participate with us and drive through the week. If you'd like more information, please contact Collin. The sign-up and deposit deadline is December 31.

Basketball It’s time for the FUMC boys' youth basketball team to start practicing for the new season. Practice will start Monday October 9th from 7:00 till 8:30 for boys in grades 9 thru 12.  Games begin in early January.  Parents, please contact Bob Byers (717-816-6976) if your child would like to play.  No experience necessary.

Visit for more

College Students Group

College Students

Pray for college students as they rest and enjoy winter break and prepare to return for spring semester.



Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down and sweep up the floors after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or anytime that is convenient for you, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect


We look forward to connecting again this year on Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 9 - 10:30am in the Connect Café.
This month will be Part 1: The New Year Puzzle - Inviting God To Put the Pieces Together.  Discussion will be led by Dianne & Paula. Refreshments & Music, too!
This will be a 2-part Bible study on Isaiah 43.
Join us February 17, 2024 for Part II of The New Year Puzzle - "Seeing" the New Things God is Doing.  Discussion led by Robin.


WIN Wish List - Win Victim Services is in need of an infant car seat, wood platform bed frames, and consumable items. There is a list of current needs clipped to a box marked "WIN donations" by the welcome desk. You are invited to take a picture of the list or visit their site:  If you purchase items from the website, please mark the quantity purchased. Monetary donations can be given to Pam Reed. Collected money will be used to purchase a car seat first. Donations of items can be placed in the box or given to Pam.

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

School of Hope scholarships are due for the first semester and we need your help! The cost per semester per scholar-ship at the School of Hope is $140.00. The cost for support for an orphan at Kaendra’s place is also $140.00. There’s also an offering plate at the door to help pay for school uniforms for the children. Your support is really appreciated!

Mission Central needs:

Hats and gloves, and new and gently used blankets, deodorant, shampoo, and body wash.

Adult Workcamp team members are on their way to Kentucky this morning.  Please pray for them all week for personal blessings, safety and productivity in everything the Lord gives them to do!

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -

A 13-week GriefShare Support group will resume in the spring. For more information, call Gail at 717-263-8491 ext. 207.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Music & Worship



Pastor's Bible Study

Wednesdays at 1pm and 6pm looking at Galatians.


A Special Shout Out!

To all the greeters at both the 9am & 11am services,

Thank you for continuing God’s work to make everyone feel welcome at First Church.  Praises all around!

- Suzanne Everly

Another meeting that should've been an email?!?!

NOPE! That's not what you'll find here! We'll be chatting, sharing, and listening lots. And we want to hear from you ... your input matters!

January 23, 2024



Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Deb Ewing

Karen Brennan

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw

Lori Kelsey

Doris Bitner

Judy Glass

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Leslie Gotwald

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Chris Preisler

Wayne Gettel [is home]

Kathy Paul

Delores Burkhart

Janet Shultz Wood (Dick Jenkins sister-in-law)

Chuck Salter

Sharri Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger recovering at home

Emmitt Kessinger recovering at home

Jackie Rock

Ray Kauffman

Georgia Kauffman

June Maring

Marie Agostinelli

Pam Shatzer

Denzil Heckman

Nathalie Aylesworth
Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry



Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Linda Lojacono

Sarah Baker

Bob Thomas

Ann, friend of Glennis Parris

Glennis Parris

Bill Holland

Mike Preisler

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.

Prayers for Israel

Safe return of hostages

End to Hamas terrorism and torture of Israel and the Jewish people


Steady and consistent Humanitarian aid into the Gaza strip

Relief and end to suffering of the Palestinian people


Scam Emails Please do not respond to any emails asking you for Urgent help or gift cards which proport to be from the pastor or a staff member.  This is always a scam.

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.

Posted in Being the Church.