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: Kingdom People


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



Worship Bulletin

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader -



Traditional Order of Service

Contemporary Order of Service

CASHS Choristers Performance – Sunday, May 19th at 3:00 in the sanctuary. 

We'd love to have you join us. Refreshments will be served in the lobby after the performance.

Post General Conference Webinars

The Susquehanna Conference delegation is hosting two post-General Conference webinars to share the most important takeaways from General Conference and answer questions that you may have.

You MUST register to receive the webinar link. Feel free to register individually or as a congregation! These webinars are scheduled for:

Thursday May 16 (7 – 8 pm)  REGISTER

Tuesday May 21 (12 – 1 pm)  REGISTER

Note: If you have specific questions regarding General Conference, please submit them using the "Questions & Comments" field in the registration form.


Children's Ministry

Little Lights and Sparks Early Childhood 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.

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

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.

Grad Sunday -- On June 2, we will recognize our graduates! If you are graduating this year (or did in winter of 2023) from high school or higher education, we want to celebrate you! Please contact Collin ( for more information.

 Youth Mission Trip -- The youth are heading to Philadelphia on June 23-29 to serve with the Philly Project. We are in need of an additional adult female who is willing to drive and participate with us for the week. Please contact Collin if you are interested/available!


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!

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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


May 18, 2024 - Join us in the Connect Café from 9 - 10:30 AM for the lesson: Bad Girls of the Bible.
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

Thank you for the support you have given to provide education and a daily meal to the children of the School of Hope and for providing security, shelter, food and education to the orphans at Kaendra’s Place.  These ministries are still vitally functioning through all the turmoil in Haiti and continues to need our support as our treasury is becoming low.  The expenses needing to be met on a monthly basis are as follows: $2800 for running the School of Hope which educates over 200 children (10 months/year)  $1850 to provide the daily needs for 11 orphans at the School of Hope. A monthly transfer fee of $50 fo a monthly total of $4700.  In addition, we pay rent for the building housing the School of Hope for $3000 a semester— $9000 a year.  Annual expense for the Haiti Ministry is $59,200.  Your ongoing generosity changes the world the children and families to whom we minister.

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



Race Against Poverty – June 7, 2024

Running, walking and kid’s fun runs are all part of the event.

To register for the race, go to: and join our team, 1st United.

For more information contact Laura Mellott, or 724-504-4708.


Prayers for Healing

Susan Livermore's sister.

Gideon Hill

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Karen Brennan

Brianna Renshaw

Doris Bitner

Erma Collins - in Chambersburg hospital

Leslie Gotwald

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Kathy Paul [Laurel Lakes]

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

Race Against Poverty

VBS 2024

Illuminate Mission Trip

Prayers for Members with Long Term Concerns

Dick Jenkins

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

Prayers for Members with Long Term Concerns

Gary Gettel

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Lori Kelsey

Judy Glass

Chuck Salter

Emmitt Kessinger

Sherrill Kessinger

Jackie Rock

Georgia Kauffman

Ray Kauffman

Marie Agostinelle

Nathalie Aylesworth

Jack Kramer

Bette Bowers

Wayne Gettel

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


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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