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).
In Worship Today:
Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick
Reader - Denise Lucas
Flower Update - Dear Folks, There are 7 openings for altar flowers this summer. I am inviting anyone, who would like, to share a vase or a basket of flowers from their garden. This would be in place of the regular altar vases. So many of you have beautiful flowers during the summer. Wild flowers could be included, also. I thought this would be a way to share the beauty of your flowers. If you are interested let me know. My email address is email@example.com or call me at (717)263-3660. I will also have a signup sheet at the Welcome Desk. Here are the dates: June 4, July 2, 9, 16, 23, August 6, and September 3. Thank you, Bette
June 2, 2023
Join Team '1st United' during registration!
Join the First United Methodist Church Team on Friday, June 2, 2023, for Race Against Poverty.
Running, walking and kid’s fun runs are all part of the event.
To register for the race, go to: Race Against Poverty and join our team, 1st United.
Note: Early bird registration ends on April 30.
Fun Runs in May
Go at your own pace!
Consider joining us for practice runs in May.
We will meet at Memorial Park at the bandshell on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30.
If you have any questions, contact Laura Mellott, LauraAMellott@gmail.com or 724-504-4708.
Join us at 5:00pm for dinner, worship and fellowship! If you can help tear down afterward on Thursdays at 6:00pm or anytime Friday Morning please contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.
The MX Week Schedule is posted.
MX Sign Up Sheets are available at the Next Steps Desk in the Lobby.
MX Dates: June 14-18th, 2023
What is MX? MX is an abbreviation of Mission Experience. It's a new way of saying 'Service Project' or 'Work Camp'; except for these differences:
- MX is intentionally as intergenerational as we can make the entire week-long experience be! It's not just a term we use to mean 'all ages'; it's a term we use in our vision! The church AND the family working in partnership to disciple their children. Discipleship happens in small age-appropriate groups; Discipleship also happens when two different generations sit next to each other and share EXPERIENCES!
- MX is about being open to all possibilities and saying confidently and enthusiastically, 'Yes. Lord!' to opportunities instead of listing reasons why something is too expensive; too difficult; too bizarre; too different.
- MX is about connecting FUMC with our neighbors, but also with each other!
- MX is about experiencing our vision of 'Connect Ignite Shine' to understand our vision.
Every member of FUMC is invited to join us this summer as we set out to experience whatever moments God has in store for us!
5th Sundays at FUMC!
New Worship Schedule for 5th Sundays
We will meet together in one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary.
Sunday school classes will meet at 9am*.
The remaining 5th Sundays of 2023 are:
- July 30
- October 29
- December 31
Combined services will be blended traditional/contemporary.
*Whenever we have a combined service (1,2,3, 4 or 5th Sunday), Sunday School will be at 9am.
For her retirement, the York District will gift Pastor Cathy by ask-ing local churches to make contributions to First UMC’s Haiti minis-try. You are invited to make a personal contribution to that gift to augment the gift the church will be making. Mark your check memo or cash envelope with “Haiti Gift for Cathy.”
Veteran’s Group - You are invited to make a donation to the Church Veteran’s Group. Containers are stationed at each entrance.
Safe Sanctuary Monitor Needed - We need an additional Monitor/Romer on Sunday mornings to walk the halls during Sunday School hour as part of our Safe Sanctuaries ministry. If you are Safe Sanctuaries trained, or willing to be and have secured your clearances or are willing to secure them and serve, please contact Pastor Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-873-6626.
Service Opportunity- Trustees are looking to volunteers to mow the lawns at the church and trim once a week. Volunteers must be 18 years. Contact Doug Davis email@example.com
Memorial Stone -There have been discussions over the last few years about memorializing the people who were buried in our grave yard, which was located next to the Family Life Center. Joan Bowen did extensive research to determine a complete list of names. She also donated $8,000 to the project. We have decided to contract with Shull-Koontz Memorials for a granite stone and bronze plaque. The estimated total cost is $11,500. If you would like to donate to this project please put your donation in a plain envelope marked Cemetery Memorial.
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.