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 plan: We are the Church


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



Worship Bulletin

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Ben Schellhase


The altar flowers are given by Frank and Jean Flohr and family in memory of Jean's father, Paul Hoover and by Betty Clopper in memory of her mother, Mildred Rice.

Marie Agnostinelli has placed a centerpiece in memory of Rosemary and her husband, Michael, who would have celebrated his birthday on February 22.

A centerpiece is placed by Charles and Linda Hess in loving memory of their son Eric who passed away 2 years ago on January 14. He would have celebrated his birthday on February 22.

 (There are openings for flowers or centerpieces for March)

Traditional Service Order of Worship

Contemporary Order of Worship

New Members Class

If you are interested in joining Frist Church please contact Pastor Steve at Classes will be held Sunday mornings at 10 AM during Sunday School Class beginning at the end of February.


Children's Ministry

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.
  • Please note these Konnect Dates:
    • February 28: Kids Konnect: Do you wanna' Build a Scripture Snowman? (Little Lights Sign up)
    • March 6, 13, 20: Kids Konnect: Basketball Bible Blitz: (Featuring) Concession Stand (tickets earned by knowing the memory verse), basketball-themed Bible skill games, basketball-themed memory verse games, and of course, just-for-fun basketball games.  
  • The next Kidmin Meeting is open to anyone who is interested, and it will be available through Google Meet and in-person on February 19, 2024 at 6pm.
2023-2024 First Lights Permission Form
Family Worship FAQs

Visit First for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meet Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM.

Our annual high school retreat is this weekend 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! Please pray for the adults and students attending.


Basketball Games Coming Up[All at the Recreation Center]

February 8th at 8:15 - King Street

February 15th at 8:15 - King Street

February 27th at 7:15  - Grand Point

March 3rd at 7:15 - Grand Point


Visit for more

College Students Group

College Students

Pray for college students as they dig into the spring semester.



Hungry Hearts

Clothing Ministry is in need of new underwear for all ages and sizes including bras, panties, boxers and briefs.


Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect


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:

Activity Kit Bags:

Need volunteers to sew bags. Patterns available upon request.

Also, needs for January and February:

Hand towels, Wash cloths, Gallon-size Ziploc bags, Household cleaner (16oz.-40oz), Combs, Re-usable wipes, Deodorant (any size), Body wash (travel size)

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

Pray Through Lent

After Ash Wednesday, these prayer stations will be set up in the Lounge throughout Lent for your use. This “Prayer Closet” will have several guided activities with the goal of deepening your prayer life during this season.

We invite you to pray with us, not just during Lent, but always!

1 Thessalonians encourages us to “rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”. 

May we make this season one full of prayer, joy, and gratitude for all God has done and will continue to do for us.





Wednesday Nights



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

Erma Collins

Leslie Gotwald

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Chris Preisler

Wayne Gettel

Kathy Paul [in hospital]

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

Sandy Decker - had medical procedure

Karen Null

Don Ardery

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

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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