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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


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Worship Bulletin

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Linda Peppernick


The centerpiece given today is from Chuck and Dianne Salter and Paula and Sam Hepfer in loving memory of Paul and Ruby Byers who both passed away in the month of January.


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.
  • Launch Meeting for the ministry year is open to anyone who is interested, and it will be available online on January 23, 2024, at 6pm.

Visit First for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meet Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM.

Our annual high school retreat is quickly approaching! All high school students are welcome to join for this event on February 16-18. It is a restful weekend filled with joyful fellowship and Bible teaching, and it is one of our favorite events of the year! The cost is $30 to attend. Please sign up by contacting Collin by February 2.


Basketball Games Coming Up[All at the Recreation Center]

January 18th at 8:15 with Grand Point

January 23rd at 7:15 with Network Ministries

February 1st at8:15 with Falling Spring

February 8th at 8:15 with King Street

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 Wednesday's at 1pm and 6pm

A Study on Galatians

Beef BBQ, Soup and Baked Goods Sale - Faith and Fellowship

To benefit Ryan Sanchez and FUMC Mission Projects

Saturday, January 27, 2024.

Pickup from 12 - 5PM

FUMC Lobby

Advanced orders required for soup and BBQ.

Pies, Cakes and Specialty Baskets available for sale on 1/27 when items are picked up.  Payment can be made at pickup.

Order forms are available at the doors.



Please turn in your checking account/bank statements to Stacey in the Church Office as soon as possible.  If you bring them in after hours or on a Sunday morning, they can be placed in the slot outside Stacey’s office.

Thank you!


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

Kathy Paul [in rehab]

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

Deb Ewing - Chambersburg Hospital

Sandy Decker - had medical procedure

Karen Null upcoming knee surgery

Don Ardery - medical procedures 1/18, 1/19 or 1/20

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

The staff as we start a new year.



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

Family and friends of Thomas Houser who has entered the Church Triumphant.

Alina Marshall daughter of Thomas Houser and cherished SGL in First Lights Children's Ministry.

Brooke Marshall granddaughter of Thomas Houser and cherished graduate of Illuminate Youth Ministry.

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


Weekday Policy:

Whenever Chambersburg Area Schools close for inclement weather, all activities at FUMC will also be cancelled.

  • If CASD has a 2 hour delay the church office will have a 2-hour delay and will not be open until 11am.
  • If CASD has a 2-hour early dismissal, any evening events, programs or activities that were planned at the church in the evening will be cancelled.

Sunday Policy:

Please use one of the following methods to check on cancellations:

Look at the top headline on our website:



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.

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