June 24, 2022

Worship Schedule

Traditional Service in Sanctuary at 9am

Sunday School at 10am

Contemporary Service in FLC (Family Life Center) at 11am

This Week's Member Spotlight

Thank you to everyone who participated in a multitude of ways this week!

We want your feedback!

And we want you to join us this summer for Backyard Bible Studies (BBS)!!

Groups are in formation now. If you would like to host, please contact Leslie Gotwald.

Choral Singalong

The Chancel Choir invites all singers and those who love to sing to join us this summer for a Choral Singalong.

We will meet in the choir room to sing together (for fun) Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm on the following dates:

  • June 15
  • July 6
  • July 27
  • August 17

Come when you can, no performance or membership required. Contact any choir member or Linda for further information.

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).

Great News!

Mail Service is up to only missing a day or two a week. We feel confident that tithes and offerings mailed to the church will arrive here safely. If you wish to send your contributions via mail, you are welcome to do so.

Traditional

Contemporary

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Pray with us Tuesdays at 2:52pm

MX Follow-up Event (with water games) July 6 at 6pm

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, and on Sundays at 10am.

If you'd like more information, please contact Collin @xcultureyouth@gmail.com

 

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

Egg Carton supply is full. We do not need egg cartons at this time.

Hungry Heart's Clothing Mission bins are available in the lobby.  We are accepting summer clothing, especially children's clothing and small household items.  When the three bins are full;  please hold your donation for the next week.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Team Haiti/Missions

We want to keep you up-to-date on how the ministry is going in Haiti. These have been very difficult days, weeks and months in Haiti, which has had more than it’s share of trouble and tragedy. The gifts from members and friends of FUMC have helped to ease the struggles for many.

The School of Hope has been open and students have been taught on a regular basis. Some students have taken their standardized tests administered by the state education department. Your scholarship support has made this possible. We recently sent in the last 1/3 of the annual rent for the school facility. Annual cost is $9,000.

This year we have added a lunch program which costs $400 a month and supplements the food given by the government to provide lunch for 200+ students. Leftovers are sent home for other family members at the end of the-day. The school semester payment for each student is $140, which is required in the fall and spring. These scholarships not only pay for school supplies but also salaries for the teachers. Thank you for helping this year be a success at the School of Hope.

Mission Central is in need of Women's briefs, feminine hygiene items, hand and foot warmers, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant (men's and women's), small personal size shampoo and conditioner, new blankets, medical wound care supplies, school rulers, children's scissors, and all sizes of shoes.

 

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one - is a special weekly (13) seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  We know it hurts and we want to help.  Mondays @1:00 - 3:00 pm  here in room 131 -  You may register by calling 717-263-8491.

Stephen Ministry is here to walk with you through difficult journeys.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Women Connect

Women Connect Facebook Group! All women in the church are invited to join!

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

July 16, 2022

Worship at Memorial Park

August 21, 2022

10am -Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Service will be followed by our annual church picnic!

200th Anniversary Celebration!

September 18 -Worship with our Bishop.

November 13 -Homecoming Worship with a luncheon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

We are in need of volunteers to run sound for our 11am service. Training will be provided. If interested, please contact Zach Swan.

Please contact the church about hospitalizations as we no longer are contacted when parishioners are hospitalized.

Post-High/Young Adult Sunday School Class meets weekly on Sundays at 10:00! The class will meet in the lounge and will be led by Young Adults. Post-High young adults in their late-teens or in their 20’s are welcome as we read through the book “The Ninefold Path of Jesus: Hidden Wisdom of the Beatitudes”

Wednesday Men’s Study is changing the start time to 7:00 am every week in the FLC lobby

Refugee Resettlement: Please contact Clint Bolte (717) 267-2157 to volunteer with helps for the family.  Donations can be sent to Congregation of the Sons of Israel, 209 East King Street, Chambersburg 17201—memo “refugee resettlement”.

Service

The 'Following Jesus by Serving People' form is available this morning next to today's worship folder. There is a box for you to return the completed form at the “Next Steps” counter.

Next Steps

Next Steps is the the counter area by the lobby high-top tables is the new spot for forms, information, devotionals, study guides, and sign ups.

 

 

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Don Ardery

Sherrill Kessinger

Emmett Kessinger

Deanna Nolder

Deb Ewing

Bill Peerce
Cary Gibble
 Steve Hessong
Ron Diehl
Prayers for Upcoming Medical Procedures
Prayers for Our World

Humanitarian Corridors in Ukraine.

For the protection and safety of the people in Ukraine.

For an end to the invasion of Ukraine.

For meaningful productive peace talks.

Wisdom for government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

For the children and babies in Ukraine.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather.

Healing for our divided country, nations, and leaders.

All Military and Law Enforcement and First Responders and Essential Workers.

 

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

Stephen Ministry

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

200th Anniversary Celebration

Mission Experience (MX)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

John & Bunny Parson
Larry & Avis Guise
Al & Linda Lojacono
Jack & Bette Bowers
Paul & Erma Collins
Bill & Thelma Peerce
Kirk & Kathy Paul
Chuck & Dianne Salter
Dave & Joan Kauffman
Ron & Mary Diehl
Sarah & Barry Baker

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence

Sherry Bollinger - for strength and wisdom in dealing with life issues.

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.

 

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

June 17, 2022

Worship Schedule

Traditional Service in Sanctuary at 9am

Sunday School at 10am

Contemporary Service in FLC (Family Life Center) at 11am

This Week's Member Spotlight

MX Kicks off today! You can still join us, even if you didn’t register or if you are hearing about it for the first time today! Find the registration forms at the tables where you entered, or at the Next Steps station.

Choral Singalong

The Chancel Choir invites all singers and those who love to sing to join us this summer for a Choral Singalong.

We will meet in the choir room to sing together (for fun) Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm on the following dates:

  • June 15
  • July 6
  • July 27
  • August 17

Come when you can, no performance or membership required. Contact any choir member or Linda for further information.

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).

Great News!

Mail Service is up to only missing a day or two a week. We feel confident that tithes and offerings mailed to the church will arrive here safely. If you wish to send your contributions via mail, you are welcome to do so.

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Pray with us Tuesdays at 2:52pm

MX Toddler Time: M, Tues, Wen, 9:30-11am

MX Family Nights: M, Tues, Wen, 5:30-8pm

MX Serve Day: Thursday

MX Closing Celebration: Thursday 5pm.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, and on Sundays at 10am.

If you'd like more information, please contact Collin @xcultureyouth@gmail.com

 

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

Egg Carton supply is full. We do not need egg cartons at this time.

Hungry Heart's Clothing Mission bins are available in the lobby.  We are accepting summer clothing, especially children's clothing and small household items.  When the three bins are full;  please hold your donation for the next week.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Team Haiti/Missions

We want to keep you up-to-date on how the ministry is going in Haiti. These have been very difficult days, weeks and months in Haiti, which has had more than it’s share of trouble and tragedy. The gifts from members and friends of FUMC have helped to ease the struggles for many.

The School of Hope has been open and students have been taught on a regular basis. Some students have taken their standardized tests administered by the state education department. Your scholarship support has made this possible. We recently sent in the last 1/3 of the annual rent for the school facility. Annual cost is $9,000.

This year we have added a lunch program which costs $400 a month and supplements the food given by the government to provide lunch for 200+ students. Leftovers are sent home for other family members at the end of the-day. The school semester payment for each student is $140, which is required in the fall and spring. These scholarships not only pay for school supplies but also salaries for the teachers. Thank you for helping this year be a success at the School of Hope.

Mission Central is in need of Women's briefs, feminine hygiene items, hand and foot warmers, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant (men's and women's), small personal size shampoo and conditioner, new blankets, medical wound care supplies, school rulers, children's scissors, and all sizes of shoes.

 

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one - is a special weekly (13) seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  We know it hurts and we want to help.  Mondays @1:00 - 3:00 pm  here in room 131 -  You may register by calling 717-263-8491.

Stephen Ministry is here to walk with you through difficult journeys.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Women Connect

Women Connect Facebook Group! All women in the church are invited to join!

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

Saturday, June 18, 9:00-10:30am at the home of Pam Reed Women Connect is hosting the program: “Connecting Through Service”. Discussion led by Dianne Salter. Music led by Anne and Elizabeth Hill. Light refreshments will be served! Please join us!

Mission Experience (MX)

June 19-23, 2022

Isaiah 43:19: Be alert. Be present. I am about to do something brand new.

God created us to work together in community. Throughout the Bible, we see how God brought people together to accomplish big things. This June FUMC is coming together as the body of Christ to do something big in Chambersburg.

MX is for the ENTIRE CHURCH FAMILY - all ages! We will work together in intergenerational groups to enhance our faith journeys and build relationships within our church family.

MX kicks off during worship on June 19th and concludes with evening worship on Thursday June 23rd. This is a 'workcamp-like' event that is open to everyone of all ages at FUMC! Let's come together and use our gifts and talents to show God's love to Chambersburg!

More information to come, but I hope you all will be alert and listen for ways you can participate.

 

Worship at Memorial Park

August 21, 2022

10am -Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Service will be followed by our annual church picnic!

200th Anniversary Celebration!

September 18 -Worship with our Bishop.

November 13 -Homecoming Worship with a luncheon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

We are in need of volunteers to run sound for our 11am service. Training will be provided. If interested, please contact Zach Swan.

Please contact the church about hospitalizations as we no longer are contacted when parishioners are hospitalized.

Post-High/Young Adult Sunday School Class meets weekly on Sundays at 10:00! The class will meet in the lounge and will be led by Young Adults. Post-High young adults in their late-teens or in their 20’s are welcome as we read through the book “The Ninefold Path of Jesus: Hidden Wisdom of the Beatitudes”

Wednesday Men’s Study is changing the start time to 7:00 am every week in the FLC lobby

Refugee Resettlement: Please contact Clint Bolte (717) 267-2157 to volunteer with helps for the family.  Donations can be sent to Congregation of the Sons of Israel, 209 East King Street, Chambersburg 17201—memo “refugee resettlement”.

Service

The 'Following Jesus by Serving People' form is available this morning next to today's worship folder. There is a box for you to return the completed form at the “Next Steps” counter.

Next Steps

Next Steps is the the counter area by the lobby high-top tables is the new spot for forms, information, devotionals, study guides, and sign ups.

 

 

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Don Ardery

Sherrill Kessinger

Emmett Kessinger

Deanna Nolder

Deb Ewing

Bill Peerce
Cary Gibble
 Steve Hessong
Ron Diehl
Prayers for Upcoming Medical Procedures
Wayne Gettle - 6/22
Prayers for Our World

Humanitarian Corridors in Ukraine.

For the protection and safety of the people in Ukraine.

For an end to the invasion of Ukraine.

For meaningful productive peace talks.

Wisdom for government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

For the children and babies in Ukraine.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather.

Healing for our divided country, nations, and leaders.

All Military and Law Enforcement and First Responders and Essential Workers.

 

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

Stephen Ministry

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

200th Anniversary Celebration

Mission Experience (MX)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

John & Bunny Parson
Larry & Avis Guise
Al & Linda Lojacono
Jack & Bette Bowers
Paul & Erma Collins
Bill & Thelma Peerce
Kirk & Kathy Paul
Chuck & Dianne Salter
Dave & Joan Kauffman
Ron & Mary Diehl
Sarah & Barry Baker

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence

Sherry Bollinger - for strength and wisdom in dealing with life issues.

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.

 

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

June 10, 2022

Worship Schedule

Traditional Service in Sanctuary at 9am

Sunday School at 10am

Contemporary Service in FLC (Family Life Center) at 11am

This Week's Member Spotlight

Needed:

Empty, cleaned Peanut Butter Jars with lids.

Join us at the church on June 14 at 10am to pray as a group for MX!

Choral Singalong

The Chancel Choir invites all singers and those who love to sing to join us this summer for a Choral Singalong.

We will meet in the choir room to sing together (for fun) Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm on the following dates:

  • June 15
  • July 6
  • July 27
  • August 17

Come when you can, no performance or membership required. Contact any choir member or Linda for further information.

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).

Great News!

Mail Service is up to only missing a day or two a week. We feel confident that tithes and offerings mailed to the church will arrive here safely. If you wish to send your contributions via mail, you are welcome to do so.

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Pray with us Tuesdays at 2:52pm

MX Prep Nights - June 15 at 6pm. Kids can attend with or without parents.

MX June 19-23, 2022.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, and on Sundays at 10am.

If you'd like more information, please contact Collin @xcultureyouth@gmail.com

Prayer Partners for High School Youth are needed during MX week, June 19-23.  Please sign up at the “Next Steps” counter.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

Egg Carton supply is full. We do not need egg cartons at this time.

Hungry Heart's Clothing Mission bins are available in the lobby.  We are accepting summer clothing, especially children's clothing and small household items.  When the three bins are full;  please hold your donation for the next week.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Team Haiti/Missions

We want to keep you up-to-date on how the ministry is going in Haiti. These have been very difficult days, weeks and months in Haiti, which has had more than it’s share of trouble and tragedy. The gifts from members and friends of FUMC have helped to ease the struggles for many.

The School of Hope has been open and students have been taught on a regular basis. Some students have taken their standardized tests administered by the state education department. Your scholarship support has made this possible. We recently sent in the last 1/3 of the annual rent for the school facility. Annual cost is $9,000.

This year we have added a lunch program which costs $400 a month and supplements the food given by the government to provide lunch for 200+ students. Leftovers are sent home for other family members at the end of the-day. The school semester payment for each student is $140, which is required in the fall and spring. These scholarships not only pay for school supplies but also salaries for the teachers. Thank you for helping this year be a success at the School of Hope.

Mission Central is in need of Women's briefs, feminine hygiene items, hand and foot warmers, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant (men's and women's), small personal size shampoo and conditioner, new blankets, medical wound care supplies, school rulers, children's scissors, and all sizes of shoes.

 

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one - is a special weekly (13) seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  We know it hurts and we want to help.  Mondays @1:00 - 3:00 pm  here in room 131 -  You may register by calling 717-263-8491.

Stephen Ministry is here to walk with you through difficult journeys.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Women Connect

Women Connect Facebook Group! All women in the church are invited to join!

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

Saturday, June 18, 9:00-10:30am at the home of Pam Reed Women Connect is hosting the program: “Connecting Through Service”. Discussion led by Dianne Salter. Music led by Anne and Elizabeth Hill. Light refreshments will be served! Please join us!

Mission Experience (MX)

June 19-23, 2022

Isaiah 43:19: Be alert. Be present. I am about to do something brand new.

God created us to work together in community. Throughout the Bible, we see how God brought people together to accomplish big things. This June FUMC is coming together as the body of Christ to do something big in Chambersburg.

MX is for the ENTIRE CHURCH FAMILY - all ages! We will work together in intergenerational groups to enhance our faith journeys and build relationships within our church family.

MX kicks off during worship on June 19th and concludes with evening worship on Thursday June 23rd. This is a 'workcamp-like' event that is open to everyone of all ages at FUMC! Let's come together and use our gifts and talents to show God's love to Chambersburg!

More information to come, but I hope you all will be alert and listen for ways you can participate.

 

Worship at Memorial Park

August 21, 2022

10am -Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Service will be followed by our annual church picnic!

200th Anniversary Celebration!

September 18 -Worship with our Bishop.

November 13 -Homecoming Worship with a luncheon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

We are in need of volunteers to run sound for our 11am service. Training will be provided. If interested, please contact Zach Swan.

Please contact the church about hospitalizations as we no longer are contacted when parishioners are hospitalized.

Post-High/Young Adult Sunday School Class meets weekly on Sundays at 10:00! The class will meet in the lounge and will be led by Young Adults. Post-High young adults in their late-teens or in their 20’s are welcome as we read through the book “The Ninefold Path of Jesus: Hidden Wisdom of the Beatitudes”

Wednesday Men’s Study is changing the start time to 7:00 am every week in the FLC lobby

Refugee Resettlement: Please contact Clint Bolte (717) 267-2157 to volunteer with helps for the family.  Donations can be sent to Congregation of the Sons of Israel, 209 East King Street, Chambersburg 17201—memo “refugee resettlement”.

Service

The 'Following Jesus by Serving People' form is available this morning next to today's worship folder. There is a box for you to return the completed form at the “Next Steps” counter.

Next Steps

Next Steps is the the counter area by the lobby high-top tables is the new spot for forms, information, devotionals, study guides, and sign ups.

 

 

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Don Ardery

Sherrill Kessinger

Emmett Kessinger

Deanna Nolder

Deb Ewing

Bill Peerce
Cary Gibble
 Steve Hessong
Ron Diehl
Prayers for Upcoming Medical Procedures
Wayne Gettle - 6/22
Prayers for Our World

Humanitarian Corridors in Ukraine.

For the protection and safety of the people in Ukraine.

For an end to the invasion of Ukraine.

For meaningful productive peace talks.

Wisdom for government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

For the children and babies in Ukraine.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather.

Healing for our divided country, nations, and leaders.

All Military and Law Enforcement and First Responders and Essential Workers.

 

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

Stephen Ministry

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

200th Anniversary Celebration

Mission Experience (MX)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

John & Bunny Parson
Larry & Avis Guise
Al & Linda Lojacono
Jack & Bette Bowers
Paul & Erma Collins
Bill & Thelma Peerce
Kirk & Kathy Paul
Chuck & Dianne Salter
Dave & Joan Kauffman
Ron & Mary Diehl
Sarah & Barry Baker

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence

Sherry Bollinger - for strength and wisdom in dealing with life issues.

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.

 

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

June 3, 2022

Worship Schedule

Traditional Service in Sanctuary at 9am

Sunday School at 10am

Contemporary Service in FLC (Family Life Center) at 11am

This Week's Member Spotlight

Needed:

Empty, cleaned Peanut Butter Jars with lids.

Choral Singalong

The Chancel Choir invites all singers and those who love to sing to join us this summer for a Choral Singalong.

We will meet in the choir room to sing together (for fun) Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm on the following dates:

  • June 15
  • July 6
  • July 27
  • August 17

Come when you can, no performance or membership required. Contact any choir member or Linda for further information.

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).

Great News!

Mail Service is up to only missing a day or two a week. We feel confident that tithes and offerings mailed to the church will arrive here safely. If you wish to send your contributions via mail, you are welcome to do so.

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Pray with us Tuesdays at 2:52pm

MX Prep Nights - June 8, 15 at 6pm. Kids can attend with or without parents.

MX June 19-23, 2022.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, and on Sundays at 10am.

If you'd like more information, please contact Collin @xcultureyouth@gmail.com

Prayer Partners for High School Youth are needed during MX week, June 19-23.  Please sign up at the “Next Steps” counter.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

Egg Carton supply is full. We do not need egg cartons at this time.

Hungry Heart's Clothing Mission bins are available in the lobby.  We are accepting summer clothing, especially children's clothing and small household items.  When the three bins are full;  please hold your donation for the next week.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Team Haiti/Missions

We want to keep you up-to-date on how the ministry is going in Haiti. These have been very difficult days, weeks and months in Haiti, which has had more than it’s share of trouble and tragedy. The gifts from members and friends of FUMC have helped to ease the struggles for many.

The School of Hope has been open and students have been taught on a regular basis. Some students have taken their standardized tests administered by the state education department. Your scholarship support has made this possible. We recently sent in the last 1/3 of the annual rent for the school facility. Annual cost is $9,000.

This year we have added a lunch program which costs $400 a month and supplements the food given by the government to provide lunch for 200+ students. Leftovers are sent home for other family members at the end of the-day. The school semester payment for each student is $140, which is required in the fall and spring. These scholarships not only pay for school supplies but also salaries for the teachers. Thank you for helping this year be a success at the School of Hope

Mission Central is in need of Women's briefs, feminine hygiene items, hand and foot warmers, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant (men's and women's), small personal size shampoo and conditioner, new blankets, medical wound care supplies, school rulers, children's scissors, and all sizes of shoes.

 

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one - is a special weekly (13) seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  We know it hurts and we want to help.  Mondays @1:00 - 3:00 pm  here in room 131 -  You may register by calling 717-263-8491.

Stephen Ministry is here to walk with you through difficult journeys.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Women Connect

Women Connect Facebook Group! All women in the church are invited to join!

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect: June 18 at the home of Pam Reed.

The acronym S.I.S.T.E.R.S. teaches us a lot about our connection –
We Support, Inspire, Serve, Teach, Encourage, Respect and Share.

Mission Experience (MX)

June 19-23, 2022

Isaiah 43:19: Be alert. Be present. I am about to do something brand new.

God created us to work together in community. Throughout the Bible, we see how God brought people together to accomplish big things. This June FUMC is coming together as the body of Christ to do something big in Chambersburg.

MX is for the ENTIRE CHURCH FAMILY - all ages! We will work together in intergenerational groups to enhance our faith journeys and build relationships within our church family.

MX kicks off during worship on June 19th and concludes with evening worship on Thursday June 23rd. This is a 'workcamp-like' event that is open to everyone of all ages at FUMC! Let's come together and use our gifts and talents to show God's love to Chambersburg!

More information to come, but I hope you all will be alert and listen for ways you can participate.

 

Worship at Memorial Park

August 21, 2022

10am -Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Service will be followed by our annual church picnic!

200th Anniversary Celebration!

September 18 -Worship with our Bishop.

November 13 -Homecoming Worship with a luncheon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

Sunday  9AM Greeters are needed at the Welcome Desk. Please feel free to contact Suzanne Everly for details.

Please contact the church about hospitalizations as we no longer are contacted when parishioners are hospitalized.

Post-High School Connections - First Church Friends: I am looking for people to connect with our post high age young adults. Check-in texts, notes, and emails are a great way to let them know they're a part of the family even when they may not be able to attend regularly. If you're willing to friend one of our post high young adults, please contact Beth Stahl (stahlfamily2000@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

Wednesday Men’s Study is changing the start time to 7:00 am every week in the FLC lobby

Refugee Resettlement: Please contact Clint Bolte (717) 267-2157 to volunteer with helps for the family.  Donations can be sent to Congregation of the Sons of Israel, 209 East King Street, Chambersburg 17201—memo “refugee resettlement”.

Service

The 'Following Jesus by Serving People' form is available this morning next to today's worship folder. There is a box for you to return the completed form at the “Next Steps” counter.

Next Steps

Next Steps is the the counter area by the lobby high-top tables is the new spot for forms, information, devotionals, study guides, and sign ups.

 

 

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Don Ardery

Sherrill Kessingerer

Emmett Kessingerer

Nessie King

Reed deSalis

Deb Ewing

Bill Peerce
 Steve Hessong
Ron Deihl
Prayers for Uvalde, TX
We join with so many broken-hearted around the world in sorrow and grief. When we think of the tragic and senseless deaths of the children and the teachers at the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas; when we think of the pain and suffering of families and a community, our hearts are filled with sadness and despair. We pray the impossible: comfort for their families. But we also pray that no other children or families will have to suffer this way again. We pray that as a nation we will come together and protect our children - that we will protect their lives and futures before all else. We pray God’s mercy for failing to put the lives of children first. We pray God’s strength to end hatred and violence and bring peace.
Prayers for Our World

Humanitarian Corridors in Ukraine.

For the protection and safety of the people in Ukraine.

For an end to the invasion of Ukraine.

For meaningful productive peace talks.

Wisdom for government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

For the children and babies in Ukraine.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather.

Healing for our divided country, nations, and leaders.

All Military and Law Enforcement and First Responders and Essential Workers.

 

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

Stephen Ministry

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

200th Anniversary Celebration

Mission Experience (MX)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

John & Bunny Parson
Larry & Avis Guise
Al & Linda Lojacono
Jack & Bette Bowers
Paul & Erma Collins
Bill & Thelma Peerce
Kirk & Kathy Paul
Chuck & Dianne Salter
Dave & Joan Kauffman
Ron & Mary Diehl
Sarah & Barry Baker

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence

The Swan family. McKenna's sister passed away.

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.

 

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

May 27, 2022

This week is one service at 10am!

Join us at Memorial Park Bandshell at 10am Sunday May 29, 2022!

This Week's Member Spotlight

Needed:

Empty, cleaned Peanut Butter Jars with lids.

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).

Great News!

Mail Service is up to only missing a day or two a week. We feel confident that tithes and offerings mailed to the church will arrive here safely. If you wish to send your contributions via mail, you are welcome to do so.

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Pray with us Tuesdays at 2:52pm

Pray Through May with us!

Because prayer is such a big part of our relationship with God, we want our children’s prayer lives to grow and flourish. That’s why, starting on May 1 we’re launching the Pray Through May Calendar. We hope that this will be a great way for your children (and even you) to go on a prayer adventure and experience the joys and challenges of praying. There are 31 prompts, but it is up to you how many prompts you do and when you do them. To keep the kids engaged, Ms. Brianna will be out and about praying. Sometimes I might pop up somewhere as a surprise for kids, but here is a schedule of locations and times where I invite you to join me for prayer!

We will not meet for Sunday School on May 29, 2022 because we will be at the park for a combined service at 10am.

MX Prep Nights - June 1, 8, 15 at 6pm.

MX June 19-23, 2022.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, and on Sundays at 10am.

If you'd like more information, please contact Collin @xcultureyouth@gmail.com

Prayer Partners for High School Youth are needed during MX week, June 19-23.  Please sign up at the “Next Steps” counter.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

Egg Carton supply is full. We do not need egg cartons at this time.

Hungry Heart's Clothing Mission bins are available in the lobby.  We are accepting summer clothing, especially children's clothing and small household items.  When the three bins are full;  please hold your donation for the next week.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Team Haiti/Missions

Sponsors are Needed for Haitian Children at Kaendra's Place orphanage. School of Hope tuition sponsorships at $140 a semester or $280 for the school year.  Fall semester tuition is due now.  Talk to Pastor Steve or mail haiti4fumc@gmail.com for more information.

Mission Central is in need of Women's briefs, feminine hygiene items, hand and foot warmers, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant (men's and women's), small personal size shampoo and conditioner, new blankets, medical wound care supplies, school rulers, children's scissors, and all sizes of shoes.

 

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one - is a special weekly (13) seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  We know it hurts and we want to help.  Mondays @1:00 - 3:00 pm  here in room 131 -  You may register by calling 717-263-8491.

Stephen Ministry is here to walk with you through difficult journeys.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Women Connect

Women Connect Facebook Group! All women in the church are invited to join!

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect: June 18 at the home of Pam Reed.

The acronym S.I.S.T.E.R.S. teaches us a lot about our connection –
We Support, Inspire, Serve, Teach, Encourage, Respect and Share.

Mission Experience (MX)

June 19-23, 2022

Isaiah 43:19: Be alert. Be present. I am about to do something brand new.

God created us to work together in community. Throughout the Bible, we see how God brought people together to accomplish big things. This June FUMC is coming together as the body of Christ to do something big in Chambersburg.

MX is for the ENTIRE CHURCH FAMILY - all ages! We will work together in intergenerational groups to enhance our faith journeys and build relationships within our church family.

MX kicks off during worship on June 19th and concludes with evening worship on Thursday June 23rd. This is a 'workcamp-like' event that is open to everyone of all ages at FUMC! Let's come together and use our gifts and talents to show God's love to Chambersburg!

More information to come, but I hope you all will be alert and listen for ways you can participate.

 

Worship at Memorial Park

August 21, 2022

10am -Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Service will be followed by our annual church picnic!

200th Anniversary Celebration!

September 18 -Worship with our Bishop.

November 13 -Homecoming Worship with a luncheon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

Sunday  9AM Greeters are needed at the Welcome Desk. Please feel free to contact Suzanne Everly for details.

Please contact the church about hospitalizations as we no longer are contacted when parishioners are hospitalized.

Post-High School Connections - First Church Friends: I am looking for people to connect with our post high age young adults. Check-in texts, notes, and emails are a great way to let them know they're a part of the family even when they may not be able to attend regularly. If you're willing to friend one of our post high young adults, please contact Beth Stahl (stahlfamily2000@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

Wednesday Men’s Study is changing the start time to 7:00 am every week in the FLC lobby

Refugee Resettlement: Please contact Clint Bolte (717) 267-2157 to volunteer with helps for the family.  Donations can be sent to Congregation of the Sons of Israel, 209 East King Street, Chambersburg 17201—memo “refugee resettlement”.

An Adult Work Camp is being planned by Cindy Shoemaker at Central Presbyterian for this spring or summer to take place at Bowling Green, Kentucky in response to recent tornado damage.  First Church’s coordinator for this camp is Greg Stouffer.  If you are interested in finding out more information, contact him at Gregs5456@gmail.com or 717-658-2351.

A district conversation on our current understanding of what is occurring with the UMC General Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 18th , at 10 a.m., at Calvary UMC in Dillsburg. Our District Superintendent, Cathy Boileau will be hosting to talk about what we know, what we don't know, and how to continue in ministry together. The Rev. Dr. Tom Salsgiver, assistant to our bishops, as well as Secretary for the NE Jurisdiction, will be joining us and leading the conversation. You are invited to submit questions ahead to the District Office (York@susumc.org) so that Dr. Salsgiver has time to research. Feel free to submit questions that evening and if necessary, Dr. Salsgiver will research and share answers at a later date.

Organ Options

Anyone wishing to donate a voice or effect option to the glory of God, in memory or in honor of someone, or wishing more information, please contact Linda Peppernick: 717-360-6425;  lindapeppernick@embarqmail.com

  1. A new 29 note extension, allowing the existing Pedal Trompet to play in the manuals as a solo stop.  Cost: $10,900.
  2. Addition of 12 pipes, wind chest, electronic extension, and action changes to allow the Swell 4’ Oboe to also play at 16’ and 8’ pitch.  Cost: $15,100
  3.  Addition of a new stop to the Swell, an 8’ Geigen Principal with vintage pipes, new wind chest and necessary action.  The scale of the existing Swell 4’ Principal will also be increased.  Cost: $11,200.

 

Next Steps

Next Steps is the the counter area by the lobby high-top tables is the new spot for forms, information, devotionals, study guides, and sign ups.

 

 

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Don Ardery

Sherrill Kessingerer

Emmett Kessingerer

Nessie King

Reed deSalis

Deb Ewing

Bill Peerce
 Steve Hessong
Ron Deihl
Prayers for Uvalde, TX
We join with so many broken-hearted around the world in sorrow and grief. When we think of the tragic and senseless deaths of the children and the teachers at the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas; when we think of the pain and suffering of families and a community, our hearts are filled with sadness and despair. We pray the impossible: comfort for their families. But we also pray that no other children or families will have to suffer this way again. We pray that as a nation we will come together and protect our children - that we will protect their lives and futures before all else. We pray God’s mercy for failing to put the lives of children first. We pray God’s strength to end hatred and violence and bring peace.
Prayers for Our World

Humanitarian Corridors in Ukraine.

For the protection and safety of the people in Ukraine.

For an end to the invasion of Ukraine.

For meaningful productive peace talks.

Wisdom for government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

For the children and babies in Ukraine.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather.

Healing for our divided country, nations, and leaders.

All Military and Law Enforcement and First Responders and Essential Workers.

 

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

Stephen Ministry

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

200th Anniversary Celebration

Mission Experience (MX)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:
Shirley Jones
Mary Butts
Linda Leidig
Peggy
Lucille Lower
Jane Pensinger
Barb Armstrong
Susie Bulger
Kathy Beaston
Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence

The Swan family. McKenna's sister passed away.

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.

 

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

May 20, 2022

In Traditional Service this week:

Pastor - Steven M. Livermore

Organist - Diaconal Minister  - Linda Peppernick

Scripture Reader -Maddie Harmon

Altar flowers are placed this morning to the glory of God and in loving memory of our parents Oscar and Harriet Foor and Charles and June Wilhite. Given by Bob and Becky Foor.

REMINDER! Next Sunday’s one worship service, May 29th will be held at 10:00 AM at Memorial Park for Memorial Day.

 

 

 

This Week's Member Spotlight

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).

Great News!

Mail Service is up to only missing a day or two a week. We feel confident that tithes and offerings mailed to the church will arrive here safely. If you wish to send your contributions via mail, you are welcome to do so.

Traditional.

Contemporary.

We welcome into membership today: Laura Davis-Bulger and Dorothy Vidal during our 11 o’clock service.

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Pray with us Tuesdays at 2:52pm: This week we are praying for teachers as the school year comes to an end!

Kids Konnect is officially on Summer Break - but First Lights is jamming all summer long!

Pray Through May with us!

Because prayer is such a big part of our relationship with God, we want our children’s prayer lives to grow and flourish. That’s why, starting on May 1 we’re launching the Pray Through May Calendar. We hope that this will be a great way for your children (and even you) to go on a prayer adventure and experience the joys and challenges of praying. There are 31 prompts, but it is up to you how many prompts you do and when you do them. To keep the kids engaged, Ms. Brianna will be out and about praying. Sometimes I might pop up somewhere as a surprise for kids, but here is a schedule of locations and times where I invite you to join me for prayer!

We will not meet for Sunday School on May 29, 2022 because we will be at the park for a combined service at 10am. We hope you will join us in Worship to kick off the summer season!

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, and on Sundays at 10am.

If you'd like more information, please contact Collin @xcultureyouth@gmail.com

Prayer Partners for High School Youth are needed during MX week, June 19-23.  Please sign up at the “Next Steps” counter.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

Egg Carton supply is full. We do not need egg cartons at this time.

Hungry Heart's Clothing Mission bins are available in the lobby.  We are accepting summer clothing, especially children's clothing and small household items.  When the three bins are full;  please hold your donation for the next week.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Team Haiti/Missions

Sponsors are Needed for Haitian Children at Kaendra's Place orphanage. School of Hope tuition sponsorships at $140 a semester or $280 for the school year.  Fall semester tuition is due now.  Talk to Pastor Steve or mail haiti4fumc@gmail.com for more information.

Mission Central is in need of Women's briefs, feminine hygiene items, hand and foot warmers, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant (men's and women's), small personal size shampoo and conditioner, new blankets, medical wound care supplies, school rulers, children's scissors, and all sizes of shoes.

 

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one - is a special weekly (13) seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  We know it hurts and we want to help.  Mondays @1:00 - 3:00 pm  here in room 131 -  You may register by calling 717-263-8491.

Stephen Ministry is here to walk with you through difficult journeys.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Women Connect

Women Connect Facebook Group! All women in the church are invited to join!

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect

Join us on Saturday May 21, 2022 from 9– 10:30 AM in the Connect Café and Lobby, as we discuss “Making Room for Jesus,” led by Paula Hepfer. Special guest, Kristy Hepfer will also present “Making Beautiful Spaces:” a brief how-to make a room beautiful.
Music and light refreshments served.
Matthew 6:6 – But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Worship at Memorial Park

May 29, 2022 

10am Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Mission Experience (MX)

June 19-23, 2022

Isaiah 43:19: Be alert. Be present. I am about to do something brand new.

God created us to work together in community. Throughout the Bible, we see how God brought people together to accomplish big things. This June FUMC is coming together as the body of Christ to do something big in Chambersburg.

MX is for the ENTIRE CHURCH FAMILY - all ages! We will work together in intergenerational groups to enhance our faith journeys and build relationships within our church family.

MX kicks off during worship on June 19th and concludes with evening worship on Thursday June 23rd. This is a 'workcamp-like' event that is open to everyone of all ages at FUMC! Let's come together and use our gifts and talents to show God's love to Chambersburg!

More information to come, but I hope you all will be alert and listen for ways you can participate.

 

Worship at Memorial Park

August 21, 2022

10am -Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Service will be followed by our annual church picnic!

200th Anniversary Celebration!

September 18 -Worship with our Bishop.

November 13 -Homecoming Worship with a luncheon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

Sunday  9AM Greeters are needed at the Welcome Desk. Please feel free to contact Suzanne Everly for details.

Please contact the church about hospitalizations as we no longer are contacted when parishioners are hospitalized.

Post-High School Connections - First Church Friends: I am looking for people to connect with our post high age young adults. Check-in texts, notes, and emails are a great way to let them know they're a part of the family even when they may not be able to attend regularly. If you're willing to friend one of our post high young adults, please contact Beth Stahl (stahlfamily2000@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

Wednesday Men’s Study is changing the start time to 7:00 am every week in the FLC lobby

Refugee Resettlement: Please contact Clint Bolte (717) 267-2157 to volunteer with helps for the family.  Donations can be sent to Congregation of the Sons of Israel, 209 East King Street, Chambersburg 17201—memo “refugee resettlement”.

An Adult Work Camp is being planned by Cindy Shoemaker at Central Presbyterian for this spring or summer to take place at Bowling Green, Kentucky in response to recent tornado damage.  First Church’s coordinator for this camp is Greg Stouffer.  If you are interested in finding out more information, contact him at Gregs5456@gmail.com or 717-658-2351.

A district conversation on our current understanding of what is occurring with the UMC General Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 18th , at 10 a.m., at Calvary UMC in Dillsburg. Our District Superintendent, Cathy Boileau will be hosting to talk about what we know, what we don't know, and how to continue in ministry together. The Rev. Dr. Tom Salsgiver, assistant to our bishops, as well as Secretary for the NE Jurisdiction, will be joining us and leading the conversation. You are invited to submit questions ahead to the District Office (York@susumc.org) so that Dr. Salsgiver has time to research. Feel free to submit questions that evening and if necessary, Dr. Salsgiver will research and share answers at a later date.

Organ Options

Anyone wishing to donate a voice or effect option to the glory of God, in memory or in honor of someone, or wishing more information, please contact Linda Peppernick: 717-360-6425;  lindapeppernick@embarqmail.com

  1. A new 29 note extension, allowing the existing Pedal Trompet to play in the manuals as a solo stop.  Cost: $10,900.
  2. Addition of 12 pipes, wind chest, electronic extension, and action changes to allow the Swell 4’ Oboe to also play at 16’ and 8’ pitch.  Cost: $15,100
  3.  Addition of a new stop to the Swell, an 8’ Geigen Principal with vintage pipes, new wind chest and necessary action.  The scale of the existing Swell 4’ Principal will also be increased.  Cost: $11,200.

 

Next Steps

Next Steps is the the counter area by the lobby high-top tables is the new spot for forms, information, devotionals, study guides, and sign ups.

 

 

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Don Ardery

Sherrill Kessingerer

Emmett Kessingerer

Nessie King

Reed deSalis

Deb Ewing

Bill Peerce
 Steve Hessong
Ron Deihl
Praises!
Praise for Josie Jane Stouffer who was born on April 23.
Prayers for Our World

Protection for military and humanitarian groups in eastern Europe.

Humanitarian Corridors.

For the protection and safety of the people in Ukraine.

For an end to the invasion of Ukraine.

For meaningful productive peace talks.

Wisdom for government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

For the children and babies in Ukraine.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather.

Healing for our divided country, nations, and leaders.

All Military and Law Enforcement and First Responders and Essential Workers.

 

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

Stephen Ministry

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

200th Anniversary Celebration

Mission Experience (MX)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:
Shirley Jones
Mary Butts
Linda Leidig
Peggy
Lucille Lower
Jane Pensinger
Barb Armstrong
Susie Bulger
Kathy Beaston
Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence

The Swan family. McKenna's sister passed away.

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.

 

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

May 13, 2022

Sunday May 15, 2022

In Traditional Service this week:

Pastor - Steven M. Livermore

Organist - Diaconal Minister  - Linda Peppernick

Scripture Reader - Ben Schellhase

Altar flowers are placed this morning to the glory of God.

 

This Week's Member Spotlight

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).

Great News!

Mail Service is up to only missing a day or two a week. We feel confident that tithes and offerings mailed to the church will arrive here safely. If you wish to send your contributions via mail, you are welcome to do so.

Traditional.

Contemporary.

*Healing Prayer will be offered at the conclusion of both worship services at the altar and the cross respectively on Communion Sundays beginning Sunday May 1.

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Pray with us Tuesdays at 2:52pm: This week we are praying for teachers as the school year comes to an end!

Kids Konnect is officially on Summer Break - but First Lights is jamming all summer long!

Pray Through May with us!

Because prayer is such a big part of our relationship with God, we want our children’s prayer lives to grow and flourish. That’s why, starting on May 1 we’re launching the Pray Through May Calendar. We hope that this will be a great way for your children (and even you) to go on a prayer adventure and experience the joys and challenges of praying. There are 31 prompts, but it is up to you how many prompts you do and when you do them. To keep the kids engaged, Ms. Brianna will be out and about praying. Sometimes I might pop up somewhere as a surprise for kids, but here is a schedule of locations and times where I invite you to join me for prayer!

We will not meet for Sunday School on May 29, 2022 because we will be at the park for a combined service at 10am. We hope you will join us in Worship to kick off the summer season!

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, and on Sundays at 10am.

If you'd like more information, please contact Collin @xcultureyouth@gmail.com

Prayer Partners for youth are needed during MX week, June 19-23.  Please sign up on the “Next Steps” counter.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

Egg Carton supply is full. We do not need egg cartons at this time.

Hungry Heart's Clothing Mission has remained open since last January.  From January until June, we asked our customers to fill out request forms and the ladies did their best to fill those orders.  Since June, customers have been making appointments to shop for themselves on Thursday afternoons.  During that entire time the ladies have been meeting on Thursday to size and sort donations.  When the elevator quit in August, several of our volunteers were unable to continue because they couldn't manage the stairs.  We also found that without the elevators we weren't physically able to move donations downstairs.  With the help of some special young men from our congregation we were able to move all our stored winter clothes from the NAPA building to the  basement and continue to meet the needs of our community.

With the elevator still out of order and our stored clothing already on display, we need to ask for donations of winter clothing, blankets, and housewares.  The catch is that we can only accept donations if you are willing to carry them to the basement.  The bins are in the Faith and Fellowship Sunday School classroom and items can also be left on tables in that room.  If you are unsure of where to leave donations please talk to Carel Fish on Sunday and I will be glad to give you the short tour of the basement. You can also call me for info.  (717 264 4354).  Please only donate items that can be used at this time (winter clothing) and that you are able to  carry to the basement.  Thanks to you all for making this mission possible as it greatly benefits our neighbors.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Team Haiti/Missions

Sponsors are Needed for Haitian Children at Kaendra's Place orphanage. School of Hope tuition sponsorships at $140 a semester or $280 for the school year.  Fall semester tuition is due now.  Talk to Pastor Steve or mail haiti4fumc@gmail.com for more information.

Mission Central is in need of Women's briefs, feminine hygiene items, hand and foot warmers, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant (men's and women's), small personal size shampoo and conditioner, new blankets, medical wound care supplies, school rulers, children's scissors, and all sizes of shoes.

 

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one - is a special weekly (13) seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  We know it hurts and we want to help.  It starts:  Monday April 4,  @1:00 - 3:00 pm  here in room 131 -  You may register by calling   717-263-8491.

Stephen Ministry is here to walk with you through difficult journeys.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Women Connect

Women Connect Facebook Group! All women in the church are invited to join!

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect

Join us on Saturday May 21, 2022 from 9– 10:30 AM in the Connect Café and Lobby, as we discuss “Making Room for Jesus,” led by Paula Hepfer. Special guest, Kristy Hepfer will also present “Making Beautiful Spaces:” a brief how-to make a room beautiful.
Music and light refreshments served.
Matthew 6:6 – But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Worship at Memorial Park

May 29, 2022 

10am Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Mission Experience (MX)

June 19-23, 2022

Isaiah 43:19: Be alert. Be present. I am about to do something brand new.

God created us to work together in community. Throughout the Bible, we see how God brought people together to accomplish big things. This June FUMC is coming together as the body of Christ to do something big in Chambersburg.

MX is for the ENTIRE CHURCH FAMILY - all ages! We will work together in intergenerational groups to enhance our faith journeys and build relationships within our church family.

MX kicks off during worship on June 19th and concludes with evening worship on Thursday June 23rd. This is a 'workcamp-like' event that is open to everyone of all ages at FUMC! Let's come together and use our gifts and talents to show God's love to Chambersburg!

More information to come, but I hope you all will be alert and listen for ways you can participate.

 

Worship at Memorial Park

August 21, 2022

10am -Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Service will be followed by our annual church picnic!

200th Anniversary Celebration!

September 18 -Worship with our Bishop.

November 13 -Homecoming Worship with a luncheon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

Sunday  9AM Greeters are needed at the Welcome Desk. Please feel free to contact Suzanne Everly for details.

Please contact the church about hospitalizations as we no longer are contacted when parishioners are hospitalized.

Post-High School Connections - First Church Friends: I am looking for people to connect with our post high age young adults. Check-in texts, notes, and emails are a great way to let them know they're a part of the family even when they may not be able to attend regularly. If you're willing to friend one of our post high young adults, please contact Beth Stahl (stahlfamily2000@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

Wednesday Men’s Bible Study meets every week at 6:30 am in the FLC lobby.

Refugee Resettlement: Please contact Clint Bolte (717) 267-2157 to volunteer with helps for the family.  Donations can be sent to Congregation of the Sons of Israel, 209 East King Street, Chambersburg 17201—memo “refugee resettlement”.

An Adult Work Camp is being planned by Cindy Shoemaker at Central Presbyterian for this spring or summer to take place at Bowling Green, Kentucky in response to recent tornado damage.  First Church’s coordinator for this camp is Greg Stouffer.  If you are interested in finding out more information, contact him at Gregs5456@gmail.com or 717-658-2351.

A district conversation on our current understanding of what is occurring with the UMC General Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 18th , at 10 a.m., at Calvary UMC in Dillsburg. Our District Superintendent, Cathy Boileau will be hosting to talk about what we know, what we don't know, and how to continue in ministry together. The Rev. Dr. Tom Salsgiver, assistant to our bishops, as well as Secretary for the NE Jurisdiction, will be joining us and leading the conversation. You are invited to submit questions ahead to the District Office (York@susumc.org) so that Dr. Salsgiver has time to research. Feel free to submit questions that evening and if necessary, Dr. Salsgiver will research and share answers at a later date.

Organ Options

Anyone wishing to donate a voice or effect option to the glory of God, in memory or in honor of someone, or wishing more information, please contact Linda Peppernick: 717-360-6425;  lindapeppernick@embarqmail.com

  1. A new 29 note extension, allowing the existing Pedal Trompet to play in the manuals as a solo stop.  Cost: $10,900.
  2. Addition of 12 pipes, wind chest, electronic extension, and action changes to allow the Swell 4’ Oboe to also play at 16’ and 8’ pitch.  Cost: $15,100
  3.  Addition of a new stop to the Swell, an 8’ Geigen Principal with vintage pipes, new wind chest and necessary action.  The scale of the existing Swell 4’ Principal will also be increased.  Cost: $11,200.

 

Next Steps

Next Steps is the the counter area by the lobby high-top tables is the new spot for forms, information, devotionals, study guides, and sign ups.

 

 

FUMC Prayer & Study Group-

You are invited to join us on a new journey toward intimacy with God. We will be studying different prayer techniques and spiritual rhythms. We use Padlet to post our comments & experiences. Email Lindsay Zubal at lindsayzubal@gmail.com for information. Our next meeting will be May 3, 2022 at 6:30pm-8pm.

 

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Don Ardery

Sherrill Kessingerer

Emmett Kessingerer

Nessie King

Reed deSalis

Deb Ewing

Suzanne Everley

Cindy Robinson

Bill Peerce
 Steve Hessong
Ron Deihl
Praises!
Praise for Josie Jane Stouffer who was born on April 23.
Prayers for Our World

Protection for military and humanitarian groups in eastern Europe.

Humanitarian Corridors.

For the protection and safety of the people in Ukraine.

For an end to the invasion of Ukraine.

For meaningful productive peace talks.

Wisdom for government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

For the children and babies in Ukraine.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather.

Healing for our divided country, nations, and leaders.

All Military and Law Enforcement and First Responders and Essential Workers.

 

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

Stephen Ministry

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

200th Anniversary Celebration

Mission Experience (MX)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:
Shirley Jones
Mary Butts
Linda Leidig
Peggy
Lucille Lower
Jane Pensinger
Barb Armstrong
Susie Bulger
Kathy Beaston
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.

 

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

May 6, 2022

Sunday May 8, 2022

Mother's Day Memories at FUMC

In Traditional Service this week:

Pastor - Steven M. Livermore

Organist - Diaconal Minister  - Ben Schellhase

Scripture Reader - Terri Stevens

Altar flowers are placed this morning to the glory of God and in loving memory of mothers Elizabeth Upperman and Ivy Miller by Betty Upperman and her family.

This Week's Member Spotlight

Initial Jobs List

We are still planning and organizing service projects. Look for Stop the Bleed, AED and CPR training during MX as well!

MX Needsdistribution

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).

Great News!

Mail Service is up to only missing a day or two a week. We feel confident that tithes and offerings mailed to the church will arrive here safely. If you wish to send your contributions via mail, you are welcome to do so.

Traditional.

Contemporary.

*Healing Prayer will be offered at the conclusion of both worship services at the altar and the cross respectively on Communion Sundays beginning Sunday May 1.

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Pray with us Tuesdays at 2:52pm: This week we are praying for teachers as the school year comes to an end!

Kids Konnect is officially on Summer Break - but First Lights is jamming all summer long!

Pray Through May with us!

Because prayer is such a big part of our relationship with God, we want our children’s prayer lives to grow and flourish. That’s why, starting on May 1 we’re launching the Pray Through May Calendar. We hope that this will be a great way for your children (and even you) to go on a prayer adventure and experience the joys and challenges of praying. There are 31 prompts, but it is up to you how many prompts you do and when you do them. To keep the kids engaged, Ms. Brianna will be out and about praying. Sometimes I might pop up somewhere as a surprise for kids, but here is a schedule of locations and times where I invite you to join me for prayer!

Moms are invited to join us for Mamas or Llamas on May 8 at 10am for snacks, games and fun.

We will not meet for Sunday School on May 29, 2022 because we will be at the park for a combined service at 10am. We hope you will join us in Worship to kick off the summer season!

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, and on Sundays at 10am.

If you'd like more information, please contact Collin @xcultureyouth@gmail.com

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

Egg Carton supply is full. We do not need egg cartons at this time.

Hungry Heart's Clothing Mission has remained open since last January.  From January until June, we asked our customers to fill out request forms and the ladies did their best to fill those orders.  Since June, customers have been making appointments to shop for themselves on Thursday afternoons.  During that entire time the ladies have been meeting on Thursday to size and sort donations.  When the elevator quit in August, several of our volunteers were unable to continue because they couldn't manage the stairs.  We also found that without the elevators we weren't physically able to move donations downstairs.  With the help of some special young men from our congregation we were able to move all our stored winter clothes from the NAPA building to the  basement and continue to meet the needs of our community.

With the elevator still out of order and our stored clothing already on display, we need to ask for donations of winter clothing, blankets, and housewares.  The catch is that we can only accept donations if you are willing to carry them to the basement.  The bins are in the Faith and Fellowship Sunday School classroom and items can also be left on tables in that room.  If you are unsure of where to leave donations please talk to Carel Fish on Sunday and I will be glad to give you the short tour of the basement. You can also call me for info.  (717 264 4354).  Please only donate items that can be used at this time (winter clothing) and that you are able to  carry to the basement.  Thanks to you all for making this mission possible as it greatly benefits our neighbors.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Team Haiti/Missions

Sponsors are Needed for Haitian Children at Kaendra's Place orphanage. School of Hope tuition sponsorships at $140 a semester or $280 for the school year.  Fall semester tuition is due now.  Talk to Pastor Steve or mail haiti4fumc@gmail.com for more information.

Mission Central is in need of Women's briefs, Feminine hygiene items, Hand and foot warmers, Dental floss, Toothpaste
Deodorant (men's and women's), Small personal size shampoo and conditioner, New blankets, Medical wound care supplies, school rulers, children's scissors, and all sizes of shoes.

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one - is a special weekly (13) seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  We know it hurts and we want to help.  It starts:  Monday April 4,  @1:00 - 3:00 pm  here in room 131 -  You may register by calling   717-263-8491.

Stephen Ministry is here to walk with you through difficult journeys.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Women Connect

Women Connect now has a private Facebook Group! All women in the church are invited to join!

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect

May 21, 2022 – Connect with us again
BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS for April
Joyce Horst – April 15
Cathy Cellucci – April 25

Worship at Memorial Park

May 29, 2022 

10am Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Mission Experience (MX)

June 19-23, 2022

Isaiah 43:19: Be alert. Be present. I am about to do something brand new.

God created us to work together in community. Throughout the Bible, we see how God brought people together to accomplish big things. This June FUMC is coming together as the body of Christ to do something big in Chambersburg.

MX is for the ENTIRE CHURCH FAMILY - all ages! We will work together in intergenerational groups to enhance our faith journeys and build relationships within our church family.

MX kicks off during worship on June 19th and concludes with evening worship on Thursday June 23rd. This is a 'workcamp-like' event that is open to everyone of all ages at FUMC! Let's come together and use our gifts and talents to show God's love to Chambersburg!

More information to come, but I hope you all will be alert and listen for ways you can participate.

 

Worship at Memorial Park

August 21, 2022

10am -Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Service will be followed by our annual church picnic!

200th Anniversary Celebration!

September 18 -Worship with our Bishop.

November 13 -Homecoming Worship with a luncheon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

Sunday  9AM Greeters are needed at the Welcome Desk. Please feel free to contact Suzanne Everly for details.

Please contact the church about hospitalizations as we no longer are contacted when parishioners are hospitalized.

Chancel Choir-Practice is held Wednesday nights at 7:00. All singers welcomed! Contact Diaconal Minister Linda Peppernick at lindapeppernick@embarqmail.com

Post-High School Connections - First Church Friends: I am looking for people to connect with our post high age young adults. Check-in texts, notes, and emails are a great way to let them know they're a part of the family even when they may not be able to attend regularly. If you're willing to friend one of our post high young adults, please contact Beth Stahl (stahlfamily2000@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

Wednesday Men’s Bible Study meets every week at 6:30 am in the FLC lobby.

The Veterans Fellowship will meet Tuesday May 10 at 6:30p.m. in the Alder Bowers Class room. “

Friendly reminder that if you need to take tables out of the FLC please return them by Wednesday night so they are available for Thursday morning food distribution.

Refugee Resettlement: Please contact Clint Bolte (717) 267-2157 to volunteer with helps for the family.  Donations can be sent to Congregation of the Sons of Israel, 209 East King Street, Chambersburg 17201—memo “refugee resettlement”.

An Adult Work Camp is being planned by Cindy Shoemaker at Central Presbyterian for this spring or summer to take place at Bowling Green, Kentucky in response to recent tornado damage.  First Church’s coordinator for this camp is Greg Stouffer.  If you are interested in finding out more information, contact him at Gregs5456@gmail.com or 717-658-2351.

A district conversation on our current understanding of what is occurring with the UMC General Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 18th , at 10 a.m., at Calvary UMC in Dillsburg. Our District Superintendent, Cathy Boileau will be hosting to talk about what we know, what we don't know, and how to continue in ministry together. The Rev. Dr. Tom Salsgiver, assistant to our bishops, as well as Secretary for the NE Jurisdiction, will be joining us and leading the conversation. You are invited to submit questions ahead to the District Office (York@susumc.org) so that Dr. Salsgiver has time to research. Feel free to submit questions that evening and if necessary, Dr. Salsgiver will research and share answers at a later date.

Organ Options

Anyone wishing to donate a voice or effect option to the glory of God, in memory or in honor of someone, or wishing more information, please contact Linda Peppernick: 717-360-6425;  lindapeppernick@embarqmail.com

  1. A new 29 note extension, allowing the existing Pedal Trompet to play in the manuals as a solo stop.  Cost: $10,900.
  2. Addition of 12 pipes, wind chest, electronic extension, and action changes to allow the Swell 4’ Oboe to also play at 16’ and 8’ pitch.  Cost: $15,100
  3.  Addition of a new stop to the Swell, an 8’ Geigen Principal with vintage pipes, new wind chest and necessary action.  The scale of the existing Swell 4’ Principal will also be increased.  Cost: $11,200.

 

Elevator Update

Repairs will begin the end of March.  Thank you for your patience during this time.

 

New Member's Class

A class for new adult members of FUMC will be held Sunday mornings at 10 during Sunday School on May 1,8,15 and 22.  The class will meet in the Resource Room (134).  If you are interested in being part of the class and joining the church please contact pastor Steve via text (7178736626) or email - slivermore@susumc.org.

 

25 Minute Weekly Prayer Meeting on Zoom every Thursday at 7:00 PM

FUMC Prayer & Study Group-

You are invited to join us on a new journey toward intimacy with God. We will be studying different prayer techniques and spiritual rhythms. We use Padlet to post our comments & experiences. Email Lindsay Zubal at lindsayzubal@gmail.com for information. Our next meeting will be May 3, 2022 at 6:30pm-8pm.

 

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Don Ardery

Sherrill Kessingerer

Emmett Kessingerer

Nessie King

Thelma Pierce

Erma Collins

Reed deSalis

Deb Ewing

Prayers for Upcoming Medical Procedures/Hospitalization
Please let us know if your or loved one is hospitalized.
Prayers for Our World

Protection for military and humanitarian groups in eastern Europe.

Humanitarian Corridors.

For the protection and safety of the people in Ukraine.

For an end to the invasion of Ukraine.

For meaningful productive peace talks.

Wisdom for government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

For the children and babies in Ukraine.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather.

Healing for our divided country, nations, and leaders.

All Military and Law Enforcement and First Responders and Essential Workers.

 

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

Stephen Ministry

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

200th Anniversary Celebration

Mission Experience (MX)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

John & Bunny Parson

Larry & Avis Guise

Al & Linda Lojacono

Jack & Bette Bowers

Paul & Erma Collins

Bill & Thelma Peerce

Kirk & Kathy Paul

Chuck & Dianne Salter

Dave & Joan Kauffman

Ron & Mary Diehl

Sarah & Barry Baker

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.

 

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

April 29, 2022

Sunday May 1, 2022

In Traditional Service this week:

Pastor - Steven M. Livermore

Organist - Diaconal Minister  - Linda Peppernick

Scripture Reader - Penny Buckus

Altar flowers are placed this morning to the glory of God by Ka-ren and Ed Wentz and family; Becky, Jonathan, Nyah, Pacey, Nathan and Julia, in loving memory of granddaughter, daughter and sister Lily Wren Bumpas who would have celebrated her 5th birthday May 2.

If you would like to place altar flowers please contact Vikki Eckert at 419 632 4653 

 

This Week's Member Spotlight

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).

Great News!

Mail Service is up to only missing a day or two a week. We feel confident that tithes and offerings mailed to the church will arrive here safely. If you wish to send your contributions via mail, you are welcome to do so.

Traditional.

Contemporary.

*Healing Prayer will be offered at the conclusion of both worship services at the altar and the cross respectively on Communion Sundays beginning Sunday May 1.

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Pray with us Tuesdays at 2:52pm: This week we are praying for teachers as the school year comes to an end!

Kids Konnect is officially on Summer Break - but First Lights is jamming all summer long!

Pray Through May with us!

Because prayer is such a big part of our relationship with God, we want our children’s prayer lives to grow and flourish. That’s why, starting on May 1 we’re launching the Pray Through May Calendar. We hope that this will be a great way for your children (and even you) to go on a prayer adventure and experience the joys and challenges of praying. There are 31 prompts, but it is up to you how many prompts you do and when you do them. To keep the kids engaged, Ms. Brianna will be out and about praying. Sometimes I might pop up somewhere as a surprise for kids, but here is a schedule of locations and times where I invite you to join me for prayer!

Moms are invited to join us for Mamas or Llamas on May 8 at 10am for snacks, games and fun.

We will not meet for Sunday School on May 29, 2022 because we will be at the park for a combined service at 10am. We hope you will join us in Worship to kick off the summer season!

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, and on Sundays at 10am.

If you'd like more information, please contact Collin @xcultureyouth@gmail.com

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

'Egg-cellent' job bringing in egg cartons! Keep up the 'egg-cellent' work!

Items Needed!

We will be collecting household supplies for the month of February for distribution during Hungry Heart's food pantry and clothing appointments in March. The items we are interested in are:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Bleach
  • All purpose Cleaner
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Hand Soap
  • Dish Soap

Hungry Heart's Clothing Mission has remained open since last January.  From January until June, we asked our customers to fill out request forms and the ladies did their best to fill those orders.  Since June, customers have been making appointments to shop for themselves on Thursday afternoons.  During that entire time the ladies have been meeting on Thursday to size and sort donations.  When the elevator quit in August, several of our volunteers were unable to continue because they couldn't manage the stairs.  We also found that without the elevators we weren't physically able to move donations downstairs.  With the help of some special young men from our congregation we were able to move all our stored winter clothes from the NAPA building to the  basement and continue to meet the needs of our community.

With the elevator still out of order and our stored clothing already on display, we need to ask for donations of winter clothing, blankets, and housewares.  The catch is that we can only accept donations if you are willing to carry them to the basement.  The bins are in the Faith and Fellowship Sunday School classroom and items can also be left on tables in that room.  If you are unsure of where to leave donations please talk to Carel Fish on Sunday and I will be glad to give you the short tour of the basement. You can also call me for info.  (717 264 4354).  Please only donate items that can be used at this time (winter clothing) and that you are able to  carry to the basement.  Thanks to you all for making this mission possible as it greatly benefits our neighbors.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Team Haiti/Missions

Sponsors are Needed for Haitian Children at Kaendra's Place orphanage. School of Hope tuition sponsorships at $140 a semester or $280 for the school year.  Fall semester tuition is due now.  Talk to Pastor Steve or mail haiti4fumc@gmail.com for more information.

Help with recovery in Ukraine and Louisiana by donating the following items and placing them in the bins in the lobby and outside the sanctuary:

  • Hand towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Combs
  • Nail files or Clippers
  • Bath size soap
  • Toothbrushes (single packages)
  • Adhesive bandages (3/4" and 1")
  • One gallon zip lock bags
  • Cleaning items
  • School supplies
  • New blankets
  • Winter coats

 

 

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one - is a special weekly (13) seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  We know it hurts and we want to help.  It starts:  Monday April 4,  @1:00 - 3:00 pm  here in room 131 -  You may register by calling   717-263-8491.

Stephen Ministry is here to walk with you through difficult journeys.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Women Connect

Women Connect now has a private Facebook Group! All women in the church are invited to join!

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect

May 21, 2022 – Connect with us again
BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS for April
Joyce Horst – April 15
Cathy Cellucci – April 25

Worship at Memorial Park

May 29, 2022 

10am Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Mission Experience (MX)

June 19-23, 2022

Isaiah 43:19: Be alert. Be present. I am about to do something brand new.

God created us to work together in community. Throughout the Bible, we see how God brought people together to accomplish big things. This June FUMC is coming together as the body of Christ to do something big in Chambersburg.

MX is for the ENTIRE CHURCH FAMILY - all ages! We will work together in intergenerational groups to enhance our faith journeys and build relationships within our church family.

MX kicks off during worship on June 19th and concludes with evening worship on Thursday June 23rd. This is a 'workcamp-like' event that is open to everyone of all ages at FUMC! Let's come together and use our gifts and talents to show God's love to Chambersburg!

More information to come, but I hope you all will be alert and listen for ways you can participate.

 

Worship at Memorial Park

August 21, 2022

10am -Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Service will be followed by our annual church picnic!

200th Anniversary Celebration!

September 18 -Worship with our Bishop.

November 13 -Homecoming Worship with a luncheon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Healing Prayer will be offered at the conclusion of both worship services at the altar and the cross respectively, on Communion Sundays beginning May 1st.

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!

Sunday  9AM Greeters are needed at the Welcome Desk. Please feel free to contact Suzanne Everly for details.

Please contact the church about hospitalizations as we no longer are contacted when parishioners are hospitalized.

Chancel Choir-Practice is held Wednesday nights at 7:00. All singers welcomed! Contact Diaconal Minister Linda Peppernick at lindapeppernick@embarqmail.com

Post-High School Connections - First Church Friends: I am looking for people to connect with our post high age young adults. Check-in texts, notes, and emails are a great way to let them know they're a part of the family even when they may not be able to attend regularly. If you're willing to friend one of our post high young adults, please contact Beth Stahl (stahlfamily2000@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

Wednesday Men’s Bible Study meets every week at 6:30 am in the FLC lobby.

Friendly reminder that if you need to take tables out of the FLC please return them by Wednesday night so they are available for Thursday morning food distribution.

Refugee Resettlement: Please contact Clint Bolte (717) 267-2157 to volunteer with helps for the family.  Donations can be sent to Congregation of the Sons of Israel, 209 East King Street, Chambersburg 17201—memo “refugee resettlement”.

An Adult Work Camp is being planned by Cindy Shoemaker at Central Presbyterian for this spring or summer to take place at Bowling Green, Kentucky in response to recent tornado damage.  First Church’s coordinator for this camp is Greg Stouffer.  If you are interested in finding out more information, contact him at Gregs5456@gmail.com or 717-658-2351.

Organ Options

Anyone wishing to donate a voice or effect option to the glory of God, in memory or in honor of someone, or wishing more information, please contact Linda Peppernick: 717-360-6425;  lindapeppernick@embarqmail.com

  1. A new 29 note extension, allowing the existing Pedal Trompet to play in the manuals as a solo stop.  Cost: $10,900.
  2. Addition of 12 pipes, wind chest, electronic extension, and action changes to allow the Swell 4’ Oboe to also play at 16’ and 8’ pitch.  Cost: $15,100
  3.  Addition of a new stop to the Swell, an 8’ Geigen Principal with vintage pipes, new wind chest and necessary action.  The scale of the existing Swell 4’ Principal will also be increased.  Cost: $11,200.

 

Elevator Update

Repairs will begin the end of March.  Thank you for your patience during this time.

 

New Member's Class

A class for new adult members of FUMC will be held Sunday mornings at 10 during Sunday School on May 1,8,15 and 22.  The class will meet in the Resource Room (134).  If you are interested in being part of the class and joining the church please contact pastor Steve via text (7178736626) or email - slivermore@susumc.org.

 

25 Minute Weekly Prayer Meeting on Zoom every Thursday at 7:00 PM

FUMC Prayer & Study Group-

You are invited to join us on a new journey toward intimacy with God. We will be studying different prayer techniques and spiritual rhythms. We use Padlet to post our comments & experiences. Email Lindsay Zubal at lindsayzubal@gmail.com for information. Our next meeting will be May 3, 2022 at 6:30pm-8pm.

 

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Don Ardery

Sherrill Kessingerer

Emmett Kessingerer

Nessie King

Thelma Pierce

Erma Collins

Reed deSalis

Deb Ewing

Prayers for Upcoming Medical Procedures/Hospitalization
Please let us know if your or loved one is hospitalized.
Prayers for Our World

Protection for military and humanitarian groups in eastern Europe.

For the protection and safety of the people in Ukraine.

For an end to the invasion of Ukraine.

For meaningful productive peace talks.

Wisdom for government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

For the children and babies in Ukraine.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather.

Healing for our divided country, nations, and leaders.

All Military and Law Enforcement and First Responders and Essential Workers.

 

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

Stephen Ministry

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

200th Anniversary Celebration

Mission Experience (MX)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

John & Bunny Parson

Larry & Avis Guise

Al & Linda Lojacono

Jack & Bette Bowers

Paul & Erma Collins

Bill & Thelma Peerce

Kirk & Kathy Paul

Chuck & Dianne Salter

Dave & Joan Kauffman

Ron & Mary Diehl

Sarah & Barry Baker

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.

 

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

April 22, 2022

Sunday April 24, 2022

In Traditional Service this week:

Pastor - Steven M. Livermore

Organist - Diaconal Minister  - Linda Peppernick

Scripture Reader - The Hill Family

Centerpiece is placed to the glory of God and in memory of

Robert Maring. Given by the Maring family.

If you would like to place altar flowers please contact Vikki Eckert at 419 632 4653 

 

This Month's Member Spotlight

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).

Great News!

Mail Service is up to only missing a day or two a week. We feel confident that tithes and offerings mailed to the church will arrive here safely. If you wish to send your contributions via mail, you are welcome to do so.

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Pray with us Tuesdays at 2:52pm!

 

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth Ministry meets on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, and on Sundays at 10am.

If you'd like more information, please contact Collin @xcultureyouth@gmail.com

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

'Egg-cellent' job bringing in egg cartons! Keep up the 'egg-cellent' work!

Items Needed!

We will be collecting household supplies for the month of February for distribution during Hungry Heart's food pantry and clothing appointments in March. The items we are interested in are:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Bleach
  • All purpose Cleaner
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Hand Soap
  • Dish Soap

Hungry Heart's Clothing Mission has remained open since last January.  From January until June, we asked our customers to fill out request forms and the ladies did their best to fill those orders.  Since June, customers have been making appointments to shop for themselves on Thursday afternoons.  During that entire time the ladies have been meeting on Thursday to size and sort donations.  When the elevator quit in August, several of our volunteers were unable to continue because they couldn't manage the stairs.  We also found that without the elevators we weren't physically able to move donations downstairs.  With the help of some special young men from our congregation we were able to move all our stored winter clothes from the NAPA building to the  basement and continue to meet the needs of our community.

With the elevator still out of order and our stored clothing already on display, we need to ask for donations of winter clothing, blankets, and housewares.  The catch is that we can only accept donations if you are willing to carry them to the basement.  The bins are in the Faith and Fellowship Sunday School classroom and items can also be left on tables in that room.  If you are unsure of where to leave donations please talk to Carel Fish on Sunday and I will be glad to give you the short tour of the basement. You can also call me for info.  (717 264 4354).  Please only donate items that can be used at this time (winter clothing) and that you are able to  carry to the basement.  Thanks to you all for making this mission possible as it greatly benefits our neighbors.

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Team Haiti/Missions

Sponsors are Needed for Haitian Children at Kaendra's Place orphanage. School of Hope tuition sponsorships at $140 a semester or $280 for the school year.  Fall semester tuition is due now.  Talk to Pastor Steve or mail haiti4fumc@gmail.com for more information.

Help with recovery in Ukraine and Louisiana by donating the following items and placing them in the bins in the lobby and outside the sanctuary:

  • Hand towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Combs
  • Nail files or Clippers
  • Bath size soap
  • Toothbrushes (single packages)
  • Adhesive bandages (3/4" and 1")
  • One gallon zip lock bags
  • Cleaning items
  • School supplies
  • New blankets
  • Winter coats

 

 

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one - is a special weekly (13) seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life.  We know it hurts and we want to help.  It starts:  Monday April 4,  @1:00 - 3:00 pm  here in room 131 -  You may register by calling   717-263-8491.

Stephen Ministry is here to walk with you through difficult journeys.

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Women Connect

Women Connect now has a private Facebook Group! All women in the church are invited to join!

Sisters in Christ...Connect
Pastor Layne Vizthum and some sisters of Park Avenue United Methodist Church, our "sister church", will join us as we will all share stories of faith and history, Saturday, April 23rd at 9 oclock in the Cafe and lobby area.

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect
May 21, 2022 – Connect with us again
BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS for April
Joyce Horst – April 15
Cathy Cellucci – April 25

Worship at Memorial Park

May 29, 2022 

10am Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Mission Experience (MX)

June 19-23, 2022

Isaiah 43:19: Be alert. Be present. I am about to do something brand new.

God created us to work together in community. Throughout the Bible, we see how God brought people together to accomplish big things. This June FUMC is coming together as the body of Christ to do something big in Chambersburg.

MX is for the ENTIRE CHURCH FAMILY - all ages! We will work together in intergenerational groups to enhance our faith journeys and build relationships within our church family.

MX kicks off during worship on June 19th and concludes with evening worship on Thursday June 23rd. This is a 'workcamp-like' event that is open to everyone of all ages at FUMC! Let's come together and use our gifts and talents to show God's love to Chambersburg!

More information to come, but I hope you all will be alert and listen for ways you can participate.

 

Worship at Memorial Park

August 21, 2022

10am -Blended service at Memorial Park.

No children or youth Sunday School.

Service will be followed by our annual church picnic!

200th Anniversary Celebration!

September 18 -Worship with our Bishop.

November 13 -Homecoming Worship with a luncheon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Healing Prayer will be offered at the conclusion of both worship services at the altar and the cross respectively, on Communion Sundays beginning May 1st.

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!

Sunday  9AM Greeters are needed at the Welcome Desk. Please feel free to contact Suzanne Everly for details.

Please contact the church about hospitalizations as we no longer are contacted when parishioners are hospitalized.

Chancel Choir-Practice is held Wednesday nights at 7:00. All singers welcomed! Contact Diaconal Minister Linda Peppernick at lindapeppernick@embarqmail.com

Post-High School Connections - First Church Friends: I am looking for people to connect with our post high age young adults. Check-in texts, notes, and emails are a great way to let them know they're a part of the family even when they may not be able to attend regularly. If you're willing to friend one of our post high young adults, please contact Beth Stahl (stahlfamily2000@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

Wednesday Men’s Bible Study meets every week at 6:30 am in the FLC lobby.

Friendly reminder that if you need to take tables out of the FLC please return them by Wednesday night so they are available for Thursday morning food distribution.

Refugee Resettlement: Please contact Clint Bolte (717) 267-2157 to volunteer with helps for the family.  Donations can be sent to Congregation of the Sons of Israel, 209 East King Street, Chambersburg 17201—memo “refugee resettlement”.

An Adult Work Camp is being planned by Cindy Shoemaker at Central Presbyterian for this spring or summer to take place at Bowling Green, Kentucky in response to recent tornado damage.  First Church’s coordinator for this camp is Greg Stouffer.  If you are interested in finding out more information, contact him at Gregs5456@gmail.com or 717-658-2351.

Organ Options

Anyone wishing to donate a voice or effect option to the glory of God, in memory or in honor of someone, or wishing more information, please contact Linda Peppernick: 717-360-6425;  lindapeppernick@embarqmail.com

  1. A new 29 note extension, allowing the existing Pedal Trompet to play in the manuals as a solo stop.  Cost: $10,900.
  2. Addition of 12 pipes, wind chest, electronic extension, and action changes to allow the Swell 4’ Oboe to also play at 16’ and 8’ pitch.  Cost: $15,100
  3.  Addition of a new stop to the Swell, an 8’ Geigen Principal with vintage pipes, new wind chest and necessary action.  The scale of the existing Swell 4’ Principal will also be increased.  Cost: $11,200.

 

Elevator Update

Repairs will begin the end of March.  Thank you for your patience during this time.

 

Dear FUMC Family and Friends, Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes, flowers and cards on my 80th birthday! Opening and reading all the cards reminded me how grateful I am for my church family.  Every single birthday wish was special to me. Blessings, Connie Love

 

New Member's Class

A class for new adult members of FUMC will be held Sunday mornings at 10 during Sunday School on May 1,8,15 and 22.  The class will meet in the Resource Room (134).  If you are interested in being part of the class and joining the church please contact pastor Steve via text (7178736626) or email - slivermore@susumc.org.

 

25 Minute Weekly Prayer Meeting on Zoom every Thursday at 7:00 PM

FUMC Prayer & Study Group-

You are invited to join us on a new journey toward intimacy with God. We will be studying different prayer techniques and spiritual rhythms. We use Padlet to post our comments & experiences. Email Lindsay Zubal at lindsayzubal@gmail.com for information. Our next meeting will be May 3, 2022 at 6:30pm-8pm.

 

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Don Ardery

Sherrill Kessingerer

Emmett Kessingerer

Nessie King

Thelma Pierce

Erma Collins

Reed deSalis

Deb Ewing

Prayers for Upcoming Medical Procedures/Hospitalization
Prayers for Our World

Protection for military and humanitarian groups in eastern Europe.

For the protection and safety of the people in Ukraine.

For an end to the invasion of Ukraine.

For meaningful productive peace talks.

Wisdom for government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

For the children and babies in Ukraine.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather.

Healing for our divided country, nations, and leaders.

All Military and Law Enforcement and First Responders and Essential Workers.

 

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

Stephen Ministry

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

200th Anniversary Celebration

Mission Experience (MX)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

John & Bunny Parson

Larry & Avis Guise

Al & Linda Lojacono

Jack & Bette Bowers

Paul & Erma Collins

Bill & Thelma Peerce

Kirk & Kathy Paul

Chuck & Dianne Salter

Dave & Joan Kauffman

Ron & Mary Diehl

Sarah & Barry Baker

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence

Comfort and peace for Mary Butts.

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.

 

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