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:


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



Worship Bulletin

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Accompanist - Ben Schellhase

Reader - Linda Peppernick

Alter Flowers - THE CENTERPIECE TODAY is in loving memory of Bob and Becky Hoover from Steve and Bobbi Gillespie.

Traditional Order of Service

Contemporary Order of Service

Join us in celebrating!

Shirley Wright is arranging a card shower for Susie Bulger’s 70th birthday. If you would like to send a card, please send either to Shirley Wright (113 Park Circle W., Cham-bersburg, PA 17202) or directly to Susie Bulger at Quincy Home — Room 270 — 6596 Orphanage Rd, Waynesboro PA 17268. Please send cards before April 28.


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.

April 16 and May 14 - 6pm Kidmin Meetings with VBS Prep & Planning and Safe Sanctuary Refresher training. - Safe Sanctuary Refreshers happen at beginning and take 15 minutes.

United Way Learn & Play Day is at FUMC on May 4, 2024.

Kingdom Seekers VBS (June 10-13) - Preregistration is now open until June 2! 

2023-2024 First Lights Permission Form
Family Worship FAQs

Visit First for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meet Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM.

You can support our Summer Mission Trip to Philly by participating in our current fundraiser! We are currently selling meat sticks through Country Meats. Please reach out to one of our Mission Trip Participants (or I can connect you with one) for more information if you'd like to support us in this way! We are taking orders through April 17.
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.
Sign ups for the Impact Festival (July 24-28) are available now! Students in 6th-12th grades who would like to participate may sign up by contacting Collin, or by signing up in the youth room. Ticket prices are $100 if you pay before May 1, and increase to $140 after that time. We never want cost to be a hurdle for participating in an event. If this presents any issue to you, please contact Collin. Thank you!

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.

We are running low on plastic bags! These are used for our weekly food pantry. Any plastic bags you could return to us or donate would be appreciated!


Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect


April 20, 2024 - Women Connect Spring Tea: Abide in Me - John 15:4.
Held in the FUMC Family Life Center from 10 AM - 12 Noon.
  • Tickets to sign up will be at the tea cart in the church lobby or you can sign up online (scan QR code on the ticket).
  • Invite a friend and join us for tea, food and fellowship!
  • Donation of $20/person suggested (payment accepted on day of tea).
  • Any questions, contact: Robin Barrick 717-360-3860.
May 18, 2024 - Join us in the Connect Café from 9 - 10:30 AM for the lesson: Bad Girls of the Bible, led by our lovely Dianne.
June 15, 2024 - Garden Party on Robin's Patio!
More info to come.


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:

hand towels, travel size body wash, children's books, chapstick, 2.5 oz. bath soap, laundry detergent

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -

How will GriefShare help you? When a loved one dies, it can feel like you’re alone.  Few people understand how painful and isolating your grief can be.  But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer by yourself. At GriefShare, you’ll find a safe, comforting place where you can talk with others about your grief.  You’ll find support, direction, and guidance on how to make it through. GriefShare Support group meets at First Church on Mondays at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information or to register, call Gail at 717-263-8491 ext. 207.

Loss of a Spouse

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Music & Worship



A Message from Deanna Nolder

Thank you so much for everyone that helped with Don’s Celebration of Life service and lunch. It took many willing hands to provide hospitality, parking lot guides, music, sound, set up and clean up, donation of cookies and serving food. You helped make it a very special time.
— Deanna Nolder and Family

Celebration of Life Services

Celebration of Life Services — A service for Deb Ewing will be held on April 27 at 1:00pm in the Family Life Center (FLC).

On April 28 at 3:30pm, a Celebration of Life service will be held for Irma Kaslow in the Renaissance Dining Room at Chambers Point.


Prayers for Healing

Gideon Hill

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Karen Brennan

Brianna Renshaw

Doris Bitner

Erma Collins - in rehab

Leslie Gotwald

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Wayne Gettel

Kathy Paul [home]

Delores Burkhart

Brian Barnes

Dianne Salter

Sharri Ewing (home)

June Maring

Pam Shatzer

Denzil Heckman

Karen Null

Don Ardery

Sue Kitting

John Kitting

Tiffanie a mother of 3 battling stage 4 lung and colon cancer

Jennifer Henderson (Wheezie's daughter)

Bob Foor

Louis Hill

Nancy, John Hostetler's sister

Timothy Thomas


Jacob Salter

Wanda Levengood

Larry Fischer


Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

GriefShare starting March 18 at 1:00 pm

Learn & Play Day

VBS 2024

Illuminate Mission Trip Fundraising Goals

Prayers for Members with Long Term Concerns

Dick Jenkins

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 for Members with Long Term Concerns

Gary Gettel

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Lori Kelsey

Judy Glass

Chris Preisler

Chuck Salter

Emmitt Kessinger

Sherrill Kessinger

Jackie Rock

Georgia Kauffman

Ray Kauffman

Marie Agostinelle

Nathalie Aylesworth

Jack Kramer

Bette Bowers

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence

Prayers for comfort and peace for family and friends of Mary Butts as she has entered the Church Triumphant.

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


Setup the FLC for 11 o’clock service: We need teams of 2 or 3 to prep the room for Sunday worship any time after noon on Friday or Saturday morning. 45 minutes would be needed to do this job. If you would like to help, please speak to pastor Steve or email:

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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