October 13, 2023

Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!

We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).

Make every day a day to connect with Jesus!

This week's Featured Bible Plan: A Disciple Who Is Moving Forward

 

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

Dinner Church Thursday Evenings at 5pm!

Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader- Linda Peppernick

Alter Flowers:

A centerpiece is placed to the glory of God and in honor of her Granddaughter, Gwen by Judy Paes.

A centerpiece is placed to the glory of God and loving memory of Lloyd Robison from Susanne Everly the Robison family.

 

Traditional Order of Worship

Contemporary Order of Worship

 

Today at 2pm!

TODAY at 2 pm, in response to the horrific events of the last few days, there will be a memorial and prayer service at the Congregation Sons of Israel synagogue on the corner of King and 2nd Streets.

OCTOBER 31, 2023 6PM-8PM

LIFEPOINT CHURCH

First Lights will be with friends at LifePoint Church for Trunk or Treat this year! We hope you will join us as we work together to share the sweetness of Jesus with our downtown community and neighbors!

We will need lots of candy to give out with God's love and Good News! Donations are key to sharing the message!

Men's Retreat

Pastor Steve and Collin Moyer will be our speakers this year at our Men's Retreat.  Mt Asbury Retreat Center is reserved for us November 3 thru 5.

The request at this point is to:

  • 1. Pray for this event!
  • 2. Save the date!
  • 3. Consider inviting a friend or relative to join you in this opportunity for strengthening your relationship with God and your brothers in Christ.

The hope is that the Retreat will be attended and enjoyed by multiple generations!  Our time together at this very special setting with joyful fellowship, Bible teaching, worship time, break out discussion groups, food, fun outdoor activities and a good dose of relaxation is sure to benefit us all and more importantly equip the church to bring glory and honor to our great God. Save the dates and stay tuned!

Questions about the Retreat can be directed to John Hostetler (717 504-9022), Jared McIntire, Collin Moyer or Pastor Steve.

 

Bible Studies

Pastor’s Bible Study of the book of James has ended.  We will begin another Bible study in a few weeks.

Men’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday in the church lobby at 6:30 AM and concludes by 8:00 AM and is open to all the men in the church.  This week will be studying Luke 20:20 and following.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

2023-2024 First Lights Permission Form

Family Worship FAQs

First Arts & Crafts Swap - A new WHOLE CHURCH & Parent Connection for the 2023 2024 School year! Check it out!

Kids Konnect 

  • Wednesday night programming for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Parents can sign in children in the lobby at 6pm and pick children up at 7pm in the lobby.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meet Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM.

5th Quarter On Friday, October 13, the youth are opening the gym for a 5th Quarter here at the church! All students in 6th-12th grade are invited to join us (and invite friends) for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship after the Chambersburg High School football game. The event runs from 8:30pm-11:00pm.

If you want to help with this event, Collin is looking for 2 ways you can help:

  1. If you are a "night owl", we'd love some extra help cleaning up and setting up chairs and tables at 11pm for Sunday services. We'd like to be able to leave by 11:30pm and that can only happen with many hands helping.
  2. We are looking for some snack donations for this event. This includes (but is not limited to): Frozen/appetizer type foods (i.e. chicken nuggets, french fries, pizza bites), snacks (chips, pretzels, etc.), and baked goods (brownies, cookies, etc.). Please contact Collin if you want more information or would like to donate food for this event, or any of our upcoming youth events.

The youth are having their annual Fall Party at the Byers house on Saturday, October 14 from 4:30-8:30pm! All students in 6th-12th grade are invited for food, capture the flag, ping pong tournaments, pumpkin rolling, and more. Please contact Collin for more information and the address (if needed).

The youth group middle school retreat is coming quickly! On November 10-12, all students in 6th-8th grade are invited to join for this event. We place a lot of value on our retreats, and we hope all can join. Sign up is necessary (sign up by October 25). Please contact Collin for more details.

Basketball It’s time for the FUMC boys youth basketball team to start practicing for the new season. Practice will start Monday October 9th from 7:00 till 8:30 for boys in grades 9 thru 12.  Games begin in early January.  Parents, please contact Bob Byers (717-816-6976) if your child would like to play.  No experience necessary.

Visit Illuminate.org for more

College Students Group

Fall Gathering for College Students - College students and anyone who would like to say Hi to them are invited to a gathering in the back of the FLC during the 10:00 hour on October 15. Join us for some light snacks and conversation.

 

 

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down and sweep up the floors after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or anytime that is convenient for you, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Ministry—We are looking for Volunteers to take the lead in the clothing ministry.  Carol Fish has been serving for more than a decade, and while wanting to continue helping would like to pass the reins off to one, or ideally two leaders, to share the responsibility.  If you are interested, please speak to Pastor Steve.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

You are invited -

The Bride

Women's Retreat

October 20-22, 2023

 

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

School of Hope scholarships are due for the first semester and we need your help! The cost per semester per scholar-ship at the School of Hope is $140.00. The cost for support for an orphan at Kaendra’s place is also $140.00. There’s also an offering plate at the door to help pay for school uniforms for the children. Your support is really appreciated!

Mission Central needs:

women's briefs,  laundry detergent, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant, shoes, small personal size shampoo and conditioner, children's scissors, school supplies and rulers Kids underwear, Kids socks, Kids summer shoes, Kids slippers, Mens underwear, Women's underwear, toothbrushes (single packs), Kids shampoo, hairbrushes, Kids summer clothes (all sizes of kids' items)

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -

A 13-week GriefShare Support group will start at First Church Monday, September 11, 2023, at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information or to register, call Gail at 717-263-8491 ext. 207.

How will GriefShare help you?  When a loved one dies, it can feel like you’re alone.  Few people understand how painful and isolating your grief can be.  But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer by yourself. At GriefShare, you’ll find a safe, comforting place where you can talk with others about your grief.  You’ll find support, direction, and guidance on how to make it through.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Music & Worship

The Chancel Choir invites all who would like to sing the Christmas cantata with us to come to rehearsal Wednesdays at 7:45 pm in the choir room.  “Joy to All the World” by Lloyd Larson will be presented Sunday, December 24 at 10:00 am.

 

FUMC PRAYER LIST

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder who is now at Shook Home in Hospice Care.

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Deb Ewing-starting treatment for CA

Karen Brennan

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw - epilepsy

Lori Kelsey

Doris Bitner

Bryan (Bev Barnes' son [recovery from heart surgery])

Bill Holland

Donna Thomas

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Leslie Gotwald

Mike Preisler

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Connie Love -at Chambers Point – in hospice care

Chris Preisler

Wayne Gettel [is home]

Kathy Paul

Delores Burkhart

Janet Shultz Wood (Dick Jenkins sister-in-law)

Chuck Salter

Sharri Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Sarah Baker

June Maring

Marie Agostinelli

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Pray for the Chambersburg students and teachers

Pray for those attending Grief Share

Pray for those attending Bible studies- that God may illuminate the Word in hearts and minds.

Pray for those attending the Women's Retreat October 20-22, 2023

Pray for FUMC to invite friends and families to the October 29, 2023 service

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Linda Lojacono

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.

HOUSEKEEPING 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!

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

October 6, 2023

Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!

We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).

Make every day a day to connect with Jesus!

This week's Featured Bible Plan: Tell Me The Stories of Jesus

 

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

Dinner Church Thursday Evenings at 5pm!

Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader- Linda Peppernick

Flowers - The altar flowers are in memory of Arlene Hoover Bottini who would have celebrated her birthday on October 9. The flowers are given by her husband Anthony Bottini and family.

Tara Kyle Benton is sharing the centerpiece in memory of her mother Martha Tarner Kyle who would have celebrated her birthday yesterday.

Traditional Order of Worship

Contemporary Order of Worship

 

CHURCH CONFERENCE

Sunday October 8th @ 1:30. This annual meeting with our Conference Superintendent, Rev. Joleen Willis, elects church officers for the next year, sets the pastors salary, receives reports and does other church business.

Help Needed!

Help Needed for outside work on Washington St. side of church. Painting, trimming and mulching. Truck load of mulch needed. Contact Joyce Horst at 717-261-1021 or jlhorst1@comcast.net if you can help Oct. 11 (W.), 13 (F.) or 14 (S.).

Men's Retreat

Pastor Steve and Collin Moyer will be our speakers this year at our Men's Retreat.  Mt Asbury Retreat Center is reserved for us November 3 thru 5.

The request at this point is to:

  • 1. Pray for this event!
  • 2. Save the date!
  • 3. Consider inviting a friend or relative to join you in this opportunity for strengthening your relationship with God and your brothers in Christ.

The hope is that the Retreat will be attended and enjoyed by multiple generations!  Our time together at this very special setting with joyful fellowship, Bible teaching, worship time, break out discussion groups, food, fun outdoor activities and a good dose of relaxation is sure to benefit us all and more importantly equip the church to bring glory and honor to our great God. Save the dates and stay tuned!

Questions about the Retreat can be directed to John Hostetler (717 504-9022), Jared McIntire, Collin Moyer or Pastor Steve.

 

Bible Studies

Pastor’s Bible Study of the book of James has ended.  We will begin another Bible study in a few weeks.

Men’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday in the church lobby at 6:30 AM and concludes by 8:00 AM and is open to all the men in the church.  This week will be studying Luke 20:20 and following.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

2023-2024 First Lights Permission Form

Family Worship FAQs

First Arts & Crafts Swap - A new WHOLE CHURCH & Parent Connection for the 2023 2024 School year! Check it out!

Kids Konnect 

  • Wednesday night programming for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Parents can sign in children in the lobby at 6pm and pick children up at 7pm in the lobby.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meet Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM.

5th Quarter On Friday, October 13, the youth are opening the gym for a 5th Quarter here at the church! All students in 6th-12th grade are invited to join us (and invite friends) for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship after the Chambersburg High School football game. The event runs from 8:30pm-11:00pm.

If you want to help with this event, Collin is looking for 2 ways you can help:

  1. If you are a "night owl", we'd love some extra help cleaning up and setting up chairs and tables at 11pm for Sunday services. We'd like to be able to leave by 11:30pm and that can only happen with many hands helping.
  2. We are looking for some snack donations for this event. This includes (but is not limited to): Frozen/appetizer type foods (i.e. chicken nuggets, french fries, pizza bites), snacks (chips, pretzels, etc.), and baked goods (brownies, cookies, etc.). Please contact Collin if you want more information or would like to donate food for this event, or any of our upcoming youth events.

The youth are having their annual Fall Party at the Byers house on Saturday, October 14 from 4:30-8:30pm! All students in 6th-12th grade are invited for food, capture the flag, ping pong tournaments, pumpkin rolling, and more. Please contact Collin for more information and the address (if needed).

The youth group middle school retreat is coming quickly! On November 10-12, all students in 6th-8th grade are invited to join for this event. We place a lot of value on our retreats, and we hope all can join. Sign up is necessary (sign up by October 25). Please contact Collin for more details.

Basketball It’s time for the FUMC boys youth basketball team to start practicing for the new season. Practice will start Monday October 9th from 7:00 till 8:30 for boys in grades 9 thru 12.  Games begin in early January.  Parents, please contact Bob Byers (717-816-6976) if your child would like to play.  No experience necessary.

Visit Illuminate.org for more

College Students Group

Fall Gathering for College Students - College students and anyone who would like to say Hi to them are invited to a gathering in the back of the FLC during the 10:00 hour on October 15. Join us for some light snacks and conversation.

 

 

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down and sweep up the floors after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or anytime that is convenient for you, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Ministry—We are looking for Volunteers to take the lead in the clothing ministry.  Carol Fish has been serving for more than a decade, and while wanting to continue helping would like to pass the reins off to one, or ideally two leaders, to share the responsibility.  If you are interested, please speak to Pastor Steve.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

You are invited -

The Bride

Women's Retreat

October 20-22, 2023

 

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

School of Hope scholarships are due for the first semester and we need your help! The cost per semester per scholar-ship at the School of Hope is $140.00. The cost for support for an orphan at Kaendra’s place is also $140.00. There’s also an offering plate at the door to help pay for school uniforms for the children. Your support is really appreciated!

Mission Central needs:

women's briefs,  laundry detergent, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant, shoes, small personal size shampoo and conditioner, children's scissors, school supplies and rulers Kids underwear, Kids socks, Kids summer shoes, Kids slippers, Mens underwear, Women's underwear, toothbrushes (single packs), Kids shampoo, hairbrushes, Kids summer clothes (all sizes of kids' items)

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -

A 13-week GriefShare Support group will start at First Church Monday, September 11, 2023, at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information or to register, call Gail at 717-263-8491 ext. 207.

How will GriefShare help you?  When a loved one dies, it can feel like you’re alone.  Few people understand how painful and isolating your grief can be.  But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer by yourself. At GriefShare, you’ll find a safe, comforting place where you can talk with others about your grief.  You’ll find support, direction, and guidance on how to make it through.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Music & Worship

Needs you!

Yes you!

Every week!

To praise the Lord with joy and gratitude!

FUMC PRAYER LIST

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder who is now at Shook Home in Hospice Care.

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Deb Ewing-starting treatment for CA

Karen Brennan

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw - epilepsy

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

Bryan (Bev Barnes' son [recovery from heart surgery])

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland

Donna Thomas

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Leslie Gotwald

Mike Preisler

Geri Rosental

Alan Hassler

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Connie Love -at Chambers Point – in hospice care

Bob Thomas– Village Square

Chris Preisler - surgery on the 10th

Wayne Gettel [is home]

Kathy Paul

Delores Burkhart

Janet Shultz Wood (Dick Jenkins sister-in-law)

Chuck Salter

Sharri Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Sarah Baker

June Maring

Marie Agostinelli

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Pray for the Chambersburg students and teachers

Pray for those attending Grief Share

Pray for those attending Bible studies- that God may illuminate the Word in hearts and minds.

Pray for upcoming adult retreats

Pray for renewed passion and energy to invite people to church within members of FUMC

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence
Bernard Clopper's family and friends as he enters the Church Triumphant.
Wisdom, strength and comfort for in-home caregivers.

Families struggling with grief and loss.

Families struggling with housing and financial issues.

Families struggling with reconciliation and forgiveness.

Peace for those dealing with anxiety.

Faith for those who struggle to believe in what they cannot see.

HOUSEKEEPING 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!

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

September 29, 2023

Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!

We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).

Make every day a day to connect with Jesus!

This week's Featured Bible Plan: Tell Me The Stories of Jesus

 

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

Dinner Church Thursday Evenings at 5pm!

Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader- Maddie Harmon

Acolyte - Rachel Gotwald

Flowers - The altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in honor of Tom Patterson and family from Mom, Jane Pennsinger.

Traditional Order of Worship

Contemporary Order of Worship

 

CHURCH CONFERENCE

Sunday October 8th @ 1:30. This annual meeting with our Conference Superintendent, Rev. Joleen Willis, elects church officers for the next year, sets the pastors salary, receives reports and does other church business.

Men's Retreat

Pastor Steve and Collin Moyer will be our speakers this year at our Men's Retreat.  Mt Asbury Retreat Center is reserved for us November 3 thru 5.

The request at this point is to:

  • 1. Pray for this event!
  • 2. Save the date!
  • 3. Consider inviting a friend or relative to join you in this opportunity for strengthening your relationship with God and your brothers in Christ.

The hope is that the Retreat will be attended and enjoyed by multiple generations!  Our time together at this very special setting with joyful fellowship, Bible teaching, worship time, break out discussion groups, food, fun outdoor activities and a good dose of relaxation is sure to benefit us all and more importantly equip the church to bring glory and honor to our great God. Save the dates and stay tuned!

Questions about the Retreat can be directed to John Hostetler (717 504-9022), Jared McIntire, Collin Moyer or Pastor Steve.

 

Bible Studies

Pastor’s Bible Study of the book of James.  We will meet every Wednesday at 1:00 and 6:00 PM in the Alda Bower Sunday School Classroom.

Men’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday in the church lobby at 6:30 AM and concludes by 8:00 AM and is open to all the men in the church.  This week will be studying Luke 20:20 and following.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

2023-2024 First Lights Permission Form

Family Worship FAQs

First Arts & Crafts Swap - A new WHOLE CHURCH & Parent Connection for the 2023 2024 School year! Check it out!

Old Marker/Crayon Discard Drive - Helping to motivate kids to declutter! Winner collects the most and gets to spin to win our wheel of prizes (not more clutter)!

Kids Konnect (First Lights K-5th grade Wednesday Night Program 2023-2024)

  • Let's Kick off Konnect on the right foot! Just for fun, we are putting a new spin on kickball with tons of kicking inspired activities, games and tournaments. At our Konnect Kick off, kids and parents will have the chance to compete in a variety of station-based mini-games and activities, as well as a few all-play games with their teams. We are not pulling your leg when we say a fun and silly night together can really help us kick off the best year of ministry ever! So, no more dragging our feet! Let's kick it on October 4 at 6pm!

This year's Wednesday night programming will continue to be upper elementary but little lights are always welcome for special occasions!

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meet Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM.

Basketball It’s time for the FUMC boys youth basketball team to start practicing for the new season. Practice will start Monday October 9th from 7:00 till 8:30 for boys in grades 9 thru 12.  Games begin in early January.  Parents, please contact Bob Byers (717-816-6976) if your child would like to play.  No experience necessary.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

College Students Group

We have 10 members attending college this year. We would love to connect each of them with another member who will pray for them as well as send occasional notes and/or texts to let them know we're thinking of them and praying for them. If you are willing to do this, please contact Beth Stahl (bethstahl27@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

 

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down and sweep up the floors after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or anytime that is convenient for you, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Ministry—We are looking for Volunteers to take the lead in the clothing ministry.  Carol Fish has been serving for more than a decade, and while wanting to continue helping would like to pass the reins off to one, or ideally two leaders, to share the responsibility.  If you are interested, please speak to Pastor Steve.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

You are invited -

The Bride

Women's Retreat

October 20-22, 2023

 

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

School of Hope scholarships are due for the first semester and we need your help! The cost per semester per scholar-ship at the School of Hope is $140.00. The cost for support for an orphan at Kaendra’s place is also $140.00. There’s also an offering plate at the door to help pay for school uniforms for the children. Your support is really appreciated!

Mission Central needs:

women's briefs,  laundry detergent, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant, shoes, small personal size shampoo and conditioner, children's scissors, school supplies and rulers Kids underwear, Kids socks, Kids summer shoes, Kids slippers, Mens underwear, Women's underwear, toothbrushes (single packs), Kids shampoo, hairbrushes, Kids summer clothes (all sizes of kids' items)

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -

A 13-week GriefShare Support group will start at First Church Monday, September 11, 2023, at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information or to register, call Gail at 717-263-8491 ext. 207.

How will GriefShare help you?  When a loved one dies, it can feel like you’re alone.  Few people understand how painful and isolating your grief can be.  But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer by yourself. At GriefShare, you’ll find a safe, comforting place where you can talk with others about your grief.  You’ll find support, direction, and guidance on how to make it through.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Music & Worship

Needs you!

Yes you!

Every week!

To praise the Lord with joy and gratitude!

FUMC PRAYER LIST

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder who is now at Shook Home in Hospice Care.

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Deb Ewing-starting treatment for CA

Karen Brennan

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw - epilepsy

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

Bryan (Bev Barnes' son [recovery from heart surgery])

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland

Donna Thomas

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Leslie Gotwald

Mike Preisler

Geri Rosental

Alan Hassler

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Connie Love -at Chambers Point – in hospice care

Bob Thomas– Village Square

Chris Preisler

Wayne Gettel [is home]

Kathy Paul

Delores Burkhart

Janet Shultz Wood (Dick Jenkins sister-in-law)

Chuck Salter

Sharri Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Sarah Baker

June Maring

Marie Agostinelli

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Pray for the Chambersburg students and teachers

Pray for those attending Grief Share

Pray for those attending Bible studies- that God may illuminate the Word in hearts and minds.

Pray for upcoming adult retreats

Pray for renewed passion and energy to invite people to church within members of FUMC

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Linda Lojacono

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.

HOUSEKEEPING 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!

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

September 22, 2023

Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!

We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).

Make every day a day to connect with Jesus!

This week's Featured Bible Plan: The Book of Acts

 

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

Dinner Church Thursday Evenings at 5pm!

Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader- Denise Lucas

Flowers - The altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in honor of Tom Patterson and family from Mom, Jane Pennsinger.

Traditional Order of Worship

Contemporary Order of Worship

 

CHURCH CONFERENCE

Sunday October 8th @ 1:30. This annual meeting with our Conference Superintendent, Rev. Joleen Willis, elects church officers for the next year, sets the pastors salary, receives reports and does other church business.

Men's Retreat

Pastor Steve and Collin Moyer will be our speakers this year at our Men's Retreat.  Mt Asbury Retreat Center is reserved for us November 3 thru 5.

The request at this point is to:

  • 1. Pray for this event!
  • 2. Save the date!
  • 3. Consider inviting a friend or relative to join you in this opportunity for strengthening your relationship with God and your brothers in Christ.

The hope is that the Retreat will be attended and enjoyed by multiple generations!  Our time together at this very special setting with joyful fellowship, Bible teaching, worship time, break out discussion groups, food, fun outdoor activities and a good dose of relaxation is sure to benefit us all and more importantly equip the church to bring glory and honor to our great God. Save the dates and stay tuned!

Questions about the Retreat can be directed to John Hostetler (717 504-9022), Jared McIntire, Collin Moyer or Pastor Steve.

 

Bible Studies

Pastor’s Bible Study of the book of James.  We will meet every Wednesday at 1:00 and 6:00 PM in the Alda Bower Sunday School Classroom.

Men’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday in the church lobby at 6:30 AM and concludes by 8:00 AM and is open to all the men in the church.  This week will be studying Luke 20:20 and following.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

First Arts & Crafts Swap - A new WHOLE CHURCH & Parent Connection for the 2023 2024 School year! Check it out!

Old Marker/Crayon Discard Drive - Helping to motivate kids to declutter! Winner collects the most and gets to spin to win our wheel of prizes (not more clutter)!

Kids Konnect (First Lights K-5th grade Wednesday Night Program 2023-2024)

  • Let's Kick off Konnect on the right foot! Just for fun, we are putting a new spin on kickball with tons of kicking inspired activities, games and tournaments. At our Konnect Kick off, kids and parents will have the chance to compete in a variety of station-based mini-games and activities, as well as a few all-play games with their teams. We are not pulling your leg when we say a fun and silly night together can really help us kick off the best year of ministry ever! So, no more dragging our feet! Let's kick it on October 4 at 6pm!

This year's Wednesday night programming will continue to be upper elementary but little lights are always welcome for special occasions!

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meet Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

College Students Group

We have 10 members attending college this year. We would love to connect each of them with another member who will pray for them as well as send occasional notes and/or texts to let them know we're thinking of them and praying for them. If you are willing to do this, please contact Beth Stahl (bethstahl27@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

 

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down and sweep up the floors after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or anytime that is convenient for you, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Ministry—We are looking for Volunteers to take the lead in the clothing ministry.  Carol Fish has been serving for more than a decade, and while wanting to continue helping would like to pass the reins off to one, or ideally two leaders, to share the responsibility.  If you are interested, please speak to Pastor Steve.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

You are invited -

The Bride

Women's Retreat

October 20-22, 2023

 

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

School of Hope scholarships are due for the first semester and we need your help! The cost per semester per scholar-ship at the School of Hope is $140.00. The cost for support for an orphan at Kaendra’s place is also $140.00. There’s also an offering plate at the door to help pay for school uniforms for the children. Your support is really appreciated!

Mission Central needs:

women's briefs,  laundry detergent, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant, shoes, small personal size shampoo and conditioner, children's scissors, school supplies and rulers Kids underwear, Kids socks, Kids summer shoes, Kids slippers, Mens underwear, Women's underwear, toothbrushes (single packs), Kids shampoo, hairbrushes, Kids summer clothes (all sizes of kids' items)

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -

A 13-week GriefShare Support group will start at First Church Monday, September 11, 2023, at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information or to register, call Gail at 717-263-8491 ext. 207.

How will GriefShare help you?  When a loved one dies, it can feel like you’re alone.  Few people understand how painful and isolating your grief can be.  But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer by yourself. At GriefShare, you’ll find a safe, comforting place where you can talk with others about your grief.  You’ll find support, direction, and guidance on how to make it through.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Music & Worship

Needs you!

Yes you!

Every week!

To praise the Lord with joy and gratitude!

FUMC PRAYER LIST

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder who is now at Shook Home in Hospice Care.

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Deb Ewing-starting treatment for CA

Karen Brennan

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw - epilepsy

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

Bryan (Bev Barnes' son [recovery from heart surgery])

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland

Donna Thomas

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Leslie Gotwald

Mike Preisler

Geri Rosental

Alan Hassler

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Connie Love -at Chambers Point – in hospice care

Bob Thomas– Village Square

Chris Preisler

Wayne Gettel [is home]

Kathy Paul

Delores Burkhart

Janet Shultz Wood (Dick Jenkins sister-in-law)

Chuck Salter

Sharri Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Sarah Baker

June Maring

Marie Agostinelli

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Pray for the Chambersburg students and teachers

Pray for those attending Grief Share

Pray for those attending Bible studies- that God may illuminate the Word in hearts and minds.

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence
Sarah Baker and family as Berry has entered the Church Triumphant.
Wisdom, strength and comfort for in-home caregivers.

Families struggling with grief and loss.

Families struggling with housing and financial issues.

Families struggling with reconciliation and forgiveness.

Peace for those dealing with anxiety.

Faith for those who struggle to believe in what they cannot see.

HOUSEKEEPING 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!

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

September 15, 2023

Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!

We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).

Make every day a day to connect with Jesus!

This week's Featured Bible Plan: The Book of Acts

 

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

Dinner Church Thursday Evenings at 5pm!

Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader- Rachel Gotwald

Flowers - The altar flowers today are in loving memory of Max and Thesta Schwarz by children Jean, Robert, Nelson, and Joan.

Traditional Order of Worship

Contemporary Order of Worship

 

Men's Retreat

Pastor Steve and Collin Moyer will be our speakers this year at our Men's Retreat.  Mt Asbury Retreat Center is reserved for us November 3 thru 5.

The request at this point is to:

  • 1. Pray for this event!
  • 2. Save the date!
  • 3. Consider inviting a friend or relative to join you in this opportunity for strengthening your relationship with God and your brothers in Christ.

The hope is that the Retreat will be attended and enjoyed by multiple generations!  Our time together at this very special setting with joyful fellowship, Bible teaching, worship time, break out discussion groups, food, fun outdoor activities and a good dose of relaxation is sure to benefit us all and more importantly equip the church to bring glory and honor to our great God. Save the dates and stay tuned!

Questions about the Retreat can be directed to John Hostetler (717 504-9022), Jared McIntire, Collin Moyer or Pastor Steve.

 

Bible Studies

Pastor’s Bible Study of the book of James.  We will meet every Wednesday at 1:00 and 6:00 PM in the Alda Bower Sunday School Classroom.

Men’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday in the church lobby at 6:30 AM and concludes by 8:00 AM and is open to all the men in the church.  This week will be studying Luke 20:20 and following.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

First Arts & Crafts Swap - A new WHOLE CHURCH & Parent Connection for the 2023 2024 School year! Check it out!

Old Marker/Crayon Discard Drive - Helping to motivate kids to declutter! Winner collects the most and gets to spin to win our wheel of prizes!

Kids Konnect (First Lights K-5th grade Wednesday Night Program 2023-2024)

  • Let's Kick off Konnect on the right foot! Just for fun, we are putting a new spin on kickball with tons of kicking inspired activities, games and tournaments. At our Konnect Kick off, kids and parents will have the chance to compete in a variety of station-based mini-games and activities, as well as a few all-play games with their teams. We are not pulling your leg when we say a fun and silly night together can really help us kick off the best year of ministry ever! So, no more dragging our feet! Let's kick it on October 4 at 6pm!

Praise & Play (Little Lights Wednesday Night Program 2023-2024)

  • Open House September 20, 6pm-6:30pm

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meet Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

College Students Group

We have 10 members attending college this year. We would love to connect each of them with another member who will pray for them as well as send occasional notes and/or texts to let them know we're thinking of them and praying for them. If you are willing to do this, please contact Beth Stahl (bethstahl27@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

 

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down and sweep up the floors after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or anytime that is convenient for you, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Ministry—We are looking for Volunteers to take the lead in the clothing ministry.  Carol Fish has been serving for more than a decade, and while wanting to continue helping would like to pass the reins off to one, or ideally two leaders, to share the responsibility.  If you are interested, please speak to Pastor Steve.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

Next Meeting: September 16, 2023 9am-10:30am

Images From God Journaling Workshop 

Lead by Dawn Hamsher in the Connect Cafe

Dawn returns to share her new book, offering a new way to enhance your devotions. Sandy James will join us in our music time.

Women's Retreat is October 20-22!

 

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

School of Hope scholarships are due for the first semester and we need your help! The cost per semester per scholar-ship at the School of Hope is $140.00. The cost for support for an orphan at Kaendra’s place is also $140.00. There’s also an offering plate at the door to help pay for school uniforms for the children. Your support is really appreciated!

Mission Central needs:

women's briefs,  laundry detergent, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant, shoes, small personal size shampoo and conditioner, children's scissors, school supplies and rulers Kids underwear, Kids socks, Kids summer shoes, Kids slippers, Mens underwear, Women's underwear, toothbrushes (single packs), Kids shampoo, hairbrushes, Kids summer clothes (all sizes of kids' items)

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -

A 13-week GriefShare Support group will start at First Church Monday, September 11, 2023, at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information or to register, call Gail at 717-263-8491 ext. 207.

How will GriefShare help you?  When a loved one dies, it can feel like you’re alone.  Few people understand how painful and isolating your grief can be.  But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer by yourself. At GriefShare, you’ll find a safe, comforting place where you can talk with others about your grief.  You’ll find support, direction, and guidance on how to make it through.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Music & Worship

FUMC PRAYER LIST

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder who is now at Shook Home in Hospice Care.

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Deb Ewing

Karen Brennan

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw - epilepsy

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

Bryan (Bev Barnes' son [recovery from heart surgery])

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland

Donna Thomas

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Leslie Gotwald

Mike Preisler

Geri Rosental

Alan Hassler

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Connie Love -at Chambers Point – in hospice care

Bob Thomas– Village Square

Chris Preisler

Wayne Gettel [is home]

Kathy Paul

Lindsay Baker

Delores Burkhart

Janet Shultz Wood (Dick Jenkins sister-in-law)

Chuck Salter

Sharri Ewing -diagnosis of breast Cancer

Jen Vaughn

Sherrill Kessinger [is home]

Berry Baker

Sarah Baker

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Pray for the Chambersburg Area School District Network Issues

Pray for the Chambersburg students and teachers

Pray for those attending Grief Share

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Linda Lojacono

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.

HOUSEKEEPING ANNOUNCEMENTS

**NEW** Thursday Morning Receptionist needed at the welcome center - 9:00 AM to Noon. Contact Stacey at the office.

Safe Sanctuary Monitor Needed - We need an additional Monitor/Romer on Sunday mornings to walk the halls during Sunday School hour as part of our Safe Sanctuaries ministry. If you are Safe Sanctuaries trained, or willing to be and have secured your clearances or are willing to secure them and serve, please contact Pastor Steve at pastor4fumc@gmail.com or 717-873-6626.

Important Note regarding upcoming events- If you are planning a church event, please contact Stacey in the church office so that we can coordinate all events in the church and are not overlapping ministries. Thank you!

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

September 8, 2023

Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!

We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).

Make every day a day to connect with Jesus!

This week's Featured Bible Plan: A Sustainable Life

 

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

Dinner Church Thursday Evenings at 5pm!

Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader- Gideon Hill

Flowers - The altar flowers for this Sunday are in memory of J. Arthur "Art" St. Clair and George G. Wenger whose birthdays were Sept. 1 and Sept. 11 respectively from Jenny and Joe Kohler.
The centerpiece, given by the Robison Family, is in memory of Tom Robison.

Traditional Service Bulletin

Contemporary Service Bulletin

SUNDAY 10

9:00am Traditional Worship Service

10:00am Haitian Church Service

10:00am New Member Class

10:00am Sunday School

11:00am Contemporary Worship Service

MONDAY 11

1pm Greif Share

6:30pm Adult Mission Team Meeting

TUESDAY 12

12pm Staff Meeting

2:00pm New Horizons String Orchestra Practice

 

WEDNESDAY 13

6:30am Men's Bible Study

1:00pm Pastor's Study

5:30pm Homecoming Parade

7pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal

 

THURSDAY 14

9:00am Food Pantry

1:00 pm New Horizons Band Practice

5:00pm Dinner Church

SATURDAY 16

9:00am Women Connect

Adult Mission Trip

Adult Mission Trip planning meeting will take place here on September 11th at 6:30.

The Mission trip will be to Kentucky to clean up following flooding.

The group leaves Sunday morning, January 7th and returns on the 13th.

Bible Studies

Pastor’s Bible Study of the book of James.  We will meet every Wednesday at 1:00 and 6:00 PM in the Alda Bower Sunday School Classroom.

Men’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday in the church lobby at 6:30 AM and concludes by 8:00 AM and is open to all the men in the church.  This week will be studying Luke 20:20 and following.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

First Arts & Crafts Swap - A new WHOLE CHURCH & Parent Connection for the 2023 2024 School year! Check it out!

Old Marker/Crayon Discard Drive - Helping to motivate kids to declutter! Winner collects the most and gets to spin to win our wheel of prizes!

Kids Konnect (First Lights K-5th grade Wednesday Night Program 2023-2024)

  • Let's Kick off Konnect on the right foot! Just for fun, we are putting a new spin on kickball with tons of kicking inspired activities, games and tournaments. At our Konnect Kick off, kids and parents will have the chance to compete in a variety of station-based mini-games and activities, as well as a few all-play games with their teams. We are not pulling your leg when we say a fun and silly night together can really help us kick off the best year of ministry ever! So, no more dragging our feet! Let's kick it on October 4 at 6pm!

Praise & Play (Little Lights Wednesday Night Program 2023-2024)

  • Open House September 20, 6pm-6:30pm

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meet Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

College Students Group

We have 10 members attending college this year. We would love to connect each of them with another member who will pray for them as well as send occasional notes and/or texts to let them know we're thinking of them and praying for them. If you are willing to do this, please contact Beth Stahl (bethstahl27@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

 

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down and sweep up the floors after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or anytime that is convenient for you, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Ministry—We are looking for Volunteers to take the lead in the clothing ministry.  Carol Fish has been serving for more than a decade, and while wanting to continue helping would like to pass the reins off to one, or ideally two leaders, to share the responsibility.  If you are interested, please speak to Pastor Steve.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

Next Meeting: September 16, 2023 9am-10:30am

Images From God Journaling Workshop 

Lead by Dawn Hamsher in the Connect Cafe

Dawn returns to share her new book, offering a new way to enhance your devotions. Sandy James will join us in our music time.

Women's Retreat is October 20-22!

 

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

School of Hope scholarships are due for the first semester and we need your help! The cost per semester per scholar-ship at the School of Hope is $140.00. The cost for support for an orphan at Kaendra’s place is also $140.00. There’s also an offering plate at the door to help pay for school uniforms for the children. Your support is really appreciated!

Mission Central needs:

women's briefs,  laundry detergent, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant, shoes, small personal size shampoo and conditioner, children's scissors, school supplies and rulers Kids underwear, Kids socks, Kids summer shoes, Kids slippers, Mens underwear, Women's underwear, toothbrushes (single packs), Kids shampoo, hairbrushes, Kids summer clothes (all sizes of kids' items)

Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -

A 13-week GriefShare Support group will start at First Church Monday, September 11, 2023, at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information or to register, call Gail at 717-263-8491 ext. 207.

How will GriefShare help you?  When a loved one dies, it can feel like you’re alone.  Few people understand how painful and isolating your grief can be.  But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer by yourself. At GriefShare, you’ll find a safe, comforting place where you can talk with others about your grief.  You’ll find support, direction, and guidance on how to make it through.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Music & Worship

A Message from Ministry Staff

Exciting things are happening here at FUMC this fall! We know that there are many reasons why someone may not be able to participate as an active member of the church, but we would like to encourage you to join us in new adventures and experiences as this season of ministry begins.

Our ministry staff is dedicated to serving the individual needs of each one of our members and you are no exception. If you would like to meet with one of us to discuss your current situation and needs for spiritual growth and guidance, we would love to visit with you. You can contact us at 717-263-8491 to arrange a meeting with a member of our ministry team to help you determine how FUMC can best address your spiritual needs or to pray with you.

We have many opportunities for members to grow spiritually outside of our regular services that you may not be aware of.  There is individual discipleship or alternative group studies in lieu of attending more traditional services and classes. Very often, lifestyle changes can inhibit regular church participation, so we want you to know that we work to provide options you may not have considered that can reconnect you with your family of faith.

We are deeply committed to your spiritual growth and if that means finding alternatives that will better suit you at this time, we can help.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and will be keeping you in prayer. Above all, we encourage you to seek God’s guidance and direction in your journey of faith, and in so doing, we pray that He will lead you to deeper connection with Him and with our church family.

FUMC PRAYER LIST

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder who is now at Shook Home in Hospice Care.

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Deb Ewing

Karen Brennan

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw - epilepsy

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

Bryan (Bev Barnes' son [recovery from heart surgery])

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland

Donna Thomas

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Leslie Gotwald

Mike Preisler

Geri Rosental

Alan Hassler

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Connie Love -at Chambers Point – in hospice care

Bob Thomas– Village Square

Chris Preisler

Wayne Gettel in rehab

Kathy Paul

Lindsay Baker

Delores Burkhart

Janet Shultz Wood (Dick Jenkins sister-in-law)

Chuck Salter

Pastor Steve's Father-in-law

Sharri Ewing -diagnosis of breast Cancer

Jen Vaughn

Sherrill Kessinger - Chambersburg Hospital

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Pray for the Chambersburg Area School District Network Issues

Pray for the Chambersburg students and teachers

Pray for those attending Grief Share starting September 11 at 1:00 pm

Pray for those attending the Illuminate Youth Kick Off September 6 at 6pm

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence
Pastor Steve, Susan, and family as Ralph, Susan's father has entered the Church Triumphant.
Wisdom, strength and comfort for in-home caregivers.

Families struggling with grief and loss.

Families struggling with housing and financial issues.

Families struggling with reconciliation and forgiveness.

Peace for those dealing with anxiety.

Faith for those who struggle to believe in what they cannot see.

HOUSEKEEPING ANNOUNCEMENTS

**NEW** Thursday Morning Receptionist needed at the welcome center - 9:00 AM to Noon. Contact Stacey at the office.

Safe Sanctuary Monitor Needed - We need an additional Monitor/Romer on Sunday mornings to walk the halls during Sunday School hour as part of our Safe Sanctuaries ministry. If you are Safe Sanctuaries trained, or willing to be and have secured your clearances or are willing to secure them and serve, please contact Pastor Steve at pastor4fumc@gmail.com or 717-873-6626.

Important Note regarding upcoming events- If you are planning a church event, please contact Stacey in the church office so that we can coordinate all events in the church and are not overlapping ministries. Thank you!

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

September 1, 2023

Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!

We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).

Make every day a day to connect with Jesus!

This week's Featured Bible Plan: When the Church Unites, We Can...

 

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

Dinner Church Thursday Evenings at 5pm!

Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader- Bob Foor

Flowers - The centerpiece is in loving memory of Sharon Hoover who would have celebrated her birthday on September 5. It is given by Bobbi and Steve Gillespie.

Contemporary Bulletin

Traditional Bulletin:

 

 

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3- SEPTEMBER 9, 2023

Mark your calendars for September 13 at 5:30pm! It's the CASHS Homecoming Parade and we are watching it together at the parsonage! Invite your friends for walking tacos and fellowship!

SUNDAY 3

9:00am Traditional Worship Service

10:00am Haitian Church Service

10:00am New Member Class

10:00am Sunday School

11:00am Contemporary Worship Service

MONDAY 4

Office Closed for Labor Day Holiday

WEDNESDAY 6

6:30am Men's Bible Study

1:00pm Pastor's Study

6:00pm Youth KICK OFF

6:00pm Pastor's Study

THURSDAY 7

9:00am Food Pantry

1:00 pm New Horizons Band Practice

5:00pm Dinner Church

Adult Mission Trip

Adult Mission Trip planning meeting will take place here on September 11th at 6:30.

The Mission trip will be to Kentucky to clean up following flooding.

The group leaves Sunday morning, January 7th and returns on the 13th.

Bible Studies

Pastor’s Bible Study of the book of James.  We will meet every Wednesday at 1:00 and 6:00 PM in the Alda Bower Sunday School Classroom.

Men’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday in the church lobby at 6:30 AM and concludes by 8:00 AM and is open to all the men in the church.  This week will be studying Luke 20:20 and following.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

First Arts & Crafts Swap - A new WHOLE CHURCH & Parent Connection for the 2023 2024 School year! Check it out!

Old Marker/Crayon Discard Drive - Helping to motivate kids to declutter! Winner collects the most and gets to spin to win our wheel of prizes!

Kids Konnect (First Lights K-5th grade Wednesday Night Program 2023-2024)

  • Let's Kick off Konnect on the right foot! Just for fun, we are putting a new spin on kickball with tons of kicking inspired activities, games and tournaments. At our Konnect Kick off, kids and parents will have the chance to compete in a variety of station-based mini-games and activities, as well as a few all-play games with their teams. We are not pulling your leg when we say a fun and silly night together can really help us kick off the best year of ministry ever! So, no more dragging our feet! Let's kick it on October 4 at 6pm!

Praise & Play (Little Lights Wednesday Night Program 2023-2024)

  • Open House September 20, 6pm-6:30pm

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Youth's annual Fall Kick-off is Wednesday, September 6 from 6:00-8:15pm! All students in 6th-12th grade are invited to join us in celebrating the start of our ministry year. There will be food, door prizes, all sorts of games, and more! Invite your friends and be a part of what God wants to do in our youth group this year!

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

College Students Group

We have 10 members attending college this year. We would love to connect each of them with another member who will pray for them as well as send occasional notes and/or texts to let them know we're thinking of them and praying for them. If you are willing to do this, please contact Beth Stahl (bethstahl27@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

 

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down and sweep up the floors after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or anytime that is convenient for you, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Ministry—We are looking for Volunteers to take the lead in the clothing ministry.  Carol Fish has been serving for more than a decade, and while wanting to continue helping would like to pass the reins off to one, or ideally two leaders, to share the responsibility.  If you are interested, please speak to Pastor Steve.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

Next Meeting: September 16, 2023 9am-10:30am

Images From God Journaling Workshop 

Lead by Dawn Hamsher in the Connect Cafe

Dawn returns to share her new book, offering a new way to enhance your devotions. Sandy James will join us in our music time.

Women's Retreat is October 20-22!

 

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

School of Hope scholarships are due for the first semester and we need your help! The cost per semester per scholar-ship at the School of Hope is $140.00. The cost for support for an orphan at Kaendra’s place is also $140.00. There’s also an offering plate at the door to help pay for school uniforms for the children. Your support is really appreciated!

Mission Central needs:

women's briefs,  laundry detergent, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant, shoes, small personal size shampoo and conditioner, children's scissors, school supplies and rulers Kids underwear, Kids socks, Kids summer shoes, Kids slippers, Mens underwear, Women's underwear, toothbrushes (single packs), Kids shampoo, hairbrushes, Kids summer clothes (all sizes of kids' items)

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. Our next support group will start Sept 11 at 1:00 pm in the Ministry Resource Room.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Music & Worship

A Message from Ministry Staff

Exciting things are happening here at FUMC this fall! We know that there are many reasons why someone may not be able to participate as an active member of the church, but we would like to encourage you to join us in new adventures and experiences as this season of ministry begins.

Our ministry staff is dedicated to serving the individual needs of each one of our members and you are no exception. If you would like to meet with one of us to discuss your current situation and needs for spiritual growth and guidance, we would love to visit with you. You can contact us at 717-263-8491 to arrange a meeting with a member of our ministry team to help you determine how FUMC can best address your spiritual needs or to pray with you.

We have many opportunities for members to grow spiritually outside of our regular services that you may not be aware of.  There is individual discipleship or alternative group studies in lieu of attending more traditional services and classes. Very often, lifestyle changes can inhibit regular church participation, so we want you to know that we work to provide options you may not have considered that can reconnect you with your family of faith.

We are deeply committed to your spiritual growth and if that means finding alternatives that will better suit you at this time, we can help.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and will be keeping you in prayer. Above all, we encourage you to seek God’s guidance and direction in your journey of faith, and in so doing, we pray that He will lead you to deeper connection with Him and with our church family.

FUMC PRAYER LIST

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder who is now at Shook Home in Hospice Care.

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Deb Ewing

Karen Brennan

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw - epilepsy

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

Bryan (Bev Barnes' son [recovery from heart surgery])

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland

Donna Thomas

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Leslie Gotwald

Mike Preisler

Geri Rosental

Alan Hassler

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Connie Love -at Chambers Point – in hospice care

Bob Thomas– Village Square

Chris Preisler

Wayne Gettel in rehab

Kathy Paul

Lindsay Baker

Delores Burkhart

Janet Shultz Wood (Dick Jenkins sister-in-law)

Chuck Salter

Pastor Steve's Father-in-law

Sharri Ewing -diagnosis of breast Cancer

Jen Vaughn

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Pray for the Chambersburg Area School District Network Issues

Pray for the Chambersburg students and teachers

Pray for those attending Grief Share starting September 11 at 1:00 pm

Pray for those attending the Illuminate Youth Kick Off September 6 at 6pm

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence
Seth Baker and family at the passing of Seth's father.
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.

HOUSEKEEPING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Safe Sanctuary Monitor Needed - We need an additional Monitor/Romer on Sunday mornings to walk the halls during Sunday School hour as part of our Safe Sanctuaries ministry. If you are Safe Sanctuaries trained, or willing to be and have secured your clearances or are willing to secure them and serve, please contact Pastor Steve at pastor4fumc@gmail.com or 717-873-6626.

Service Opportunity- Trustees are looking to volunteers to mow the lawns at the church and trim once a week. Volunteers must be 18 years. Contact Doug Davis dougdavis0034@yahoo.com

Important Note regarding upcoming events- If you are planning a church event, please contact Stacey in the church office so that we can coordinate all events in the church and are not overlapping ministries. Thank you!

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

August 25, 2023

Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!

We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).

Make every day a day to connect with Jesus!

This week's Featured Bible Plan: Back to School Prayers

 

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

Dinner Church Thursday Evenings at 5pm!

Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader- Terri Stevens

Flowers - Bonnie Harmon and family have placed the altar flowers in loving memory of John A. Harmon who would have celebrated a birthday on August 30.

The centerpiece is given in loving memory of Sandy Jenkins from Dick Jenkins and family.

WEEK OF AUGUST 27 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2, 2023

SUNDAY 27

9:00am Traditional Worship Service

10:00am Haitian Church Service

10:00am New Member Class

10:00am Sunday School

11:00am Contemporary Worship Service

MONDAY 28

1:00pm Loss of a Spouse

6:30pm Loss of a Spouse

 

WEDNESDAY 31

6:30am Men's Bible Study

1:00pm Pastor's Study

6:00pm Youth Group

6:00pm Pastor's Study

THURSDAY 31

9:00am Food Pantry

5:00pm Dinner Church

Bible Studies

Pastor’s Bible Study of the book of James.  We will meet every Wednesday at 1:00 and 6:00 PM in the Alda Bower Sunday School Classroom.

Men’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday in the church lobby at 6:30 AM and concludes by 8:00 AM and is open to all the men in the church.  This week will be studying Luke 20:20 and following.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

First Arts & Crafts Swap - A new WHOLE CHURCH & Parent Connection for the 2023 2024 School year! Check it out!

Old Marker/Crayon Discard Drive - Helping to motivate kids to declutter! Winner collects the most and gets to spin to win our wheel of prizes!

Promotion Sunday August 27, 2023

Kids Konnect (First Lights K-5th grade Wednesday Night Program 2023-2024)

  • Let's Kick off Konnect on the right foot! Just for fun, we are putting a new spin on kickball with tons of kicking inspired activities, games and tournaments. At our Konnect Kick off, kids and parents will have the chance to compete in a variety of station-based mini-games and activities, as well as a few all-play games with their teams. We are not pulling your leg when we say a fun and silly night together can really help us kick off the best year of ministry ever! So, no more dragging our feet! Let's kick it on October 4 at 6pm!

Praise & Play (Little Lights Wednesday Night Program 2023-2024)

  • Open House September 20, 6pm-6:30pm

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Youth's annual Fall Kick-off is Wednesday, September 6 from 6:00-8:15pm! All students in 6th-12th grade are invited to join us in celebrating the start of our ministry year. There will be food, door prizes, all sorts of games, and more! Invite your friends and be a part of what God wants to do in our youth group this year!

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

College Students Group

We have 10 members attending college this year. We would love to connect each of them with another member who will pray for them as well as send occasional notes and/or texts to let them know we're thinking of them and praying for them. If you are willing to do this, please contact Beth Stahl (bethstahl27@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

 

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down and sweep up the floors after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or anytime that is convenient for you, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Ministry—We are looking for Volunteers to take the lead in the clothing ministry.  Carol Fish has been serving for more than a decade, and while wanting to continue helping would like to pass the reins off to one, or ideally two leaders, to share the responsibility.  If you are interested, please speak to Pastor Steve.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

Next Meeting: September 16, 2023 9am-10:30am

Images From God Journaling Workshop 

Lead by Dawn Hamsher in the Connect Cafe

Dawn returns to share her new book, offering a new way to enhance your devotions. Sandy James will join us in our music time.

Women's Retreat is October 20-22!

 

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

Mission Central needs:

women's briefs,  laundry detergent, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant, shoes, small personal size shampoo and conditioner, children's scissors, school supplies and rulers Kids underwear, Kids socks, Kids summer shoes, Kids slippers, Mens underwear, Women's underwear, toothbrushes (singlepacks), Kids shampoo, hairbrushes, Kids summer clothes   (all sizes of kids items)

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. Our next support group will start Sept 11 at 1:00 pm in the Ministry Resource Room.

Loss of a Spouse

You have begun a journey you did not want.  We are sorry for your loss, and we want to come alongside you on this journey of grief.  Our desire is to help you process your grief and think about what life after the loss of you spouse might look like.  Your life will never be the same, but we believe that Loss of a Spouse seminar will enable you to face the future with a measure of hope.

When:  August 28, 2023

Where:  Alda Bower Class Rm

Time:  1:00 pm or 6:30 pm

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Music & Worship

The Chancel Choir’s annual picnic will be on Wednesday, August 30 at the Menno Haven picnic pavilion.  Gathering time is 5:30 with dinner at 6:00.  Please bring a covered dish to share.  See you there!

 

FUMC PRAYER LIST

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder who is now at Shook Home in Hospice Care.

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Deb Ewing

Karen Brennan

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw - epilepsy

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

Bryan (Bev Barnes' son [recovery from heart surgery])

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland

Donna Thomas Chambersburg Hospital

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Leslie Gotwald

Mike Preisler

Geri Rosental

Alan Hassler

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Connie Love -at Chambers Point – in hospice care

Bob Thomas– Village Square

Chris Preisler

Wayne Gettel in rehab

Kathy Paul - UPMC Harrisburg

Lindsay Baker

Delores Burkhart

Janet Shultz Wood (Dick Jenkins sister-in-law)

Chuck Salter

Pastor Steve's Father-in-law

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Pray for those attending Promotion Sunday 2023.

Pray for those returning to school in 2023.

Pray for those attending Loss of a Spouse on August 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm or 6:30 pm.

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Linda Lojacono

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.

HOUSEKEEPING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Safe Sanctuary Monitor Needed - We need an additional Monitor/Romer on Sunday mornings to walk the halls during Sunday School hour as part of our Safe Sanctuaries ministry. If you are Safe Sanctuaries trained, or willing to be and have secured your clearances or are willing to secure them and serve, please contact Pastor Steve at pastor4fumc@gmail.com or 717-873-6626.

Service Opportunity- Trustees are looking to volunteers to mow the lawns at the church and trim once a week. Volunteers must be 18 years. Contact Doug Davis dougdavis0034@yahoo.com

Important Note regarding upcoming events- If you are planning a church event, please contact Stacey in the church office so that we can coordinate all events in the church and are not overlapping ministries. Thank you!

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

August 18, 2023

Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!

We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).

Make every day a day to connect with Jesus!

This week's Featured Bible Plan: 5 Powerful Prayers to Transform School Communities

 

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

Dinner Church Thursday Evenings at 5pm!

Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Doug Harbach

Flowers - The flowers this morning are placed to the glory of God.

WEEK OF AUGUST 20 THROUGH AUGUST 26, 2023

SUNDAY 20

9:00am Traditional Worship Service Back to School Blessing

10:00am Haitian Church Service

10:00am New Member Class

10:00am Sunday School

11:00am Contemporary Worship Service Back to School Blessing

TUESDAY 22

7:00 pm Leadership Meeting via Zoom

 

WEDNESDAY 23

6:30am Men's Bible Study

1:00pm Pastor's Study

6:00pm Youth Group

6:00pm Pastor's Study

THURSDAY 24

BACK TO SCHOOL

PRAY FOR PEACE AND SAFETY

9:00am Food Pantry

5:00pm Dinner Church

Bible Studies

Pastor’s Bible Study of the book of James.  We will meet every Wednesday at 1:00 and 6:00 PM in the Alda Bower Sunday School Classroom.

Men’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday in the church lobby at 6:30 AM and concludes by 8:00 AM and is open to all the men in the church.  This week will be studying Luke 20:20 and following.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

First Arts & Crafts Swap - A new WHOLE CHURCH & Parent Connection for the 2023 2024 School year! Check it out!

Back to School Blessing August 20, 2023

Promotion Sunday August 27, 2023

Kids Konnect (First Lights Upper Elementary Wednesday Night Program 2023-2024)

  • Kick Off October 4 6pm-7pm

Praise & Play (Little Lights Wednesday Night Program 2023-2024)

  • Open House September 20, 6pm-6:30pm

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Youth's annual Fall Kick-off is Wednesday, September 6 from 6:00-8:15pm! All students in 6th-12th grade are invited to join us in celebrating the start of our ministry year. There will be food, door prizes, all sorts of games, and more! Invite your friends and be a part of what God wants to do in our youth group this year!

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

College Students Group

We have 10 members attending college this year. We would love to connect each of them with another member who will pray for them as well as send occasional notes and/or texts to let them know we're thinking of them and praying for them. If you are willing to do this, please contact Beth Stahl (bethstahl27@gmail.com or 717-375-8011).

 

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down and sweep up the floors after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or anytime that is convenient for you, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Ministry—We are looking for Volunteers to take the lead in the clothing ministry.  Carol Fish has been serving for more than a decade, and while wanting to continue helping would like to pass the reins off to one, or ideally two leaders, to share the responsibility.  If you are interested, please speak to Pastor Steve.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

Next Meeting: September 16, 2023 9am

October - Retreat

 

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

Mission Central needs:

women's briefs,  laundry detergent, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant, shoes, small personal size shampoo and conditioner, children's scissors, school supplies and rulers Kids underwear, Kids socks, Kids summer shoes, Kids slippers, Mens underwear, Women's underwear, toothbrushes (singlepacks), Kids shampoo, hairbrushes, Kids summer clothes   (all sizes of kids items)

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. Our next support group will start Sept 11 at 1:00 pm in the Ministry Resource Room.

The Next Loss of a Spouse will meet Aug 28 at 1:00 & 6:30 pm In the Ministry Resource Room.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Music & Worship

The Chancel Choir invites all singers to our final summer singalong Wednesday, August 23 at 7:00 in the choir room.  Come join the choir for singing and fellowship.  All are welcome!

The Chancel Choir’s annual picnic will be on Wednesday, August 30 at the Menno Haven picnic pavilion.  Gathering time is 5:30 with dinner at 6:00.  Please bring a covered dish to share.  See you there!

 

FUMC PRAYER LIST

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder who is now at Shook Home in Hospice Care.

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Deb Ewing

Karen Brennan

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw - epilepsy

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

Bryan (Bev Barnes' son [recovery from heart surgery])

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland

Donna Thomas Chambersburg Hospital

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Leslie Gotwald

Mike Preisler

Geri Rosental

Alan Hassler

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Connie Love -at Chambers Point – in hospice care

Bob Thomas– Village Square

Chris Preisler

Wayne Gettel in rehab

Kathy Paul - UPMC Harrisburg

Lindsay Baker

Delores Burkhart

Janet Shultz Wood (Dick Jenkins sister-in-law)

Chuck Salter

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Promotion 2023

Back to School 2023

Loss of a Spouse on August 28, 2023

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence
The family of Cindy Glance as she has entered the church Triumphant.
Wisdom, strength and comfort for in-home caregivers.

Families struggling with grief and loss.

Families struggling with housing and financial issues.

Families struggling with reconciliation and forgiveness.

Peace for those dealing with anxiety.

Faith for those who struggle to believe in what they cannot see.

HOUSEKEEPING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Safe Sanctuary Monitor Needed - We need an additional Monitor/Romer on Sunday mornings to walk the halls during Sunday School hour as part of our Safe Sanctuaries ministry. If you are Safe Sanctuaries trained, or willing to be and have secured your clearances or are willing to secure them and serve, please contact Pastor Steve at pastor4fumc@gmail.com or 717-873-6626.

Service Opportunity- Trustees are looking to volunteers to mow the lawns at the church and trim once a week. Volunteers must be 18 years. Contact Doug Davis dougdavis0034@yahoo.com

Important Note regarding upcoming events- If you are planning a church event, please contact Stacey in the church office so that we can coordinate all events in the church and are not overlapping ministries. Thank you!

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

August 11, 2023

Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!

We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).

Make every day a day to connect with Jesus!

This week's Featured Bible Plan

 

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

Dinner Church Thursday Evenings at 5pm!

Worship Today:

Organist - Ben Schellhase

Flowers - Judy Paes has placed the basket of flowers in honor of Grandson Wyatt's birthday and in remembrance of her Husband Bill's Heavenly birthday.

Special Notice:

Rev. Thomas C. Webb’s service celebrating his life and ministry will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, August 19, 2023 in the Saville Brethren in Christ Church, 2105 Liberty Valley Road, Ickesburg, Pa. A visitation will be held from 2-3 PM.  The Webb mailing address is:  PO Box 127 Ickesburg, PA 17037-0127

 

WEEK OF AUGUST 13 THROUGH AUGUST 19, 2023

SUNDAY 13

9:00am Traditional Worship Service

10:00am Haitian Church Service

10:00am New Member Class

10:00am Sunday School

11:00am Contemporary Worship Service

TUESDAY 15

9:00am Women's Book Group "Unexpected"

12:00pm Staff Meeting

7:00 pm Trustees Meeting

 

 

WEDNESDAY 16

6:30am Men's Bible Study

1:00pm Pastor's Study

6:00pm-8:30pm Youth

6:00pm Pastor's Study

THURSDAY 17

9:00am Food Pantry

5:00pm Dinner Church

SATURDAY 19

9:00am Women Connect

Bible Studies

Pastor’s Bible Study of the book of James.  We will meet every Wednesday at 1:00 and 6:00 PM in the Alda Bower Sunday School Classroom.

Men’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday in the church lobby at 6:30 AM and concludes by 8:00 AM and is open to all the men in the church.  This week will be studying Luke 20:20 and following.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

Little Lights Story Time!

Christine Caine Unexpected book talk meets August 15 at 9am in Ministry Resource Room.

Back to School Blessing August 20, 2023

Promotion Sunday August 27, 2023

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meets regularly at the church on Wednesdays from 6-8pm.

Contact Collin for information on youth group for August 16.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down and sweep up the floors after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or anytime that is convenient for you, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Ministry—We are looking for Volunteers to take the lead in the clothing ministry.  Carol Fish has been serving for more than a decade, and while wanting to continue helping would like to pass the reins off to one, or ideally two leaders, to share the responsibility.  If you are interested, please speak to Pastor Steve.

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

August 19, 9-10:30 - THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Rev. Pat Woolever, retired UM pastor, now serving as a Spiritual Director and retreat leader.   A discussion on Psalm 23  Held at Jenny's Porch, Chambers Pointe (Penn Hall) Enter on South Penn Hall Drive. Proceed past the Renaissance Building. Turn right at the Menno Haven Training Center. There is a parking area there. Jenny's Porch Straight ahead. No need to bring chairs.

 

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

Mission Central needs:

women's briefs,  laundry detergent, dental floss, toothpaste, deodorant, shoes, small personal size shampoo and conditioner, children's scissors, school supplies and rulers Kids underwear, Kids socks, Kids summer shoes, Kids slippers, Mens underwear, Women's underwear, toothbrushes (singlepacks), Kids shampoo, hairbrushes, Kids summer clothes   (all sizes of kids items)

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. Our next support group will start Sept 11 at 1:00 pm in the Ministry Resource Room.

The Next Loss of a Spouse will meet Aug 28 at 1:00 & 6:30 pm In the Ministry Resource Room.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

FUMC PRAYER LIST

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder who is now at Shook Home in Hospice Care.

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Deb Ewing

Karean Brennon

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw - epilepsy

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

Bryan (Bev Barnes' son [recovery from heart surgery])

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland

Cindy Glance in hospice care

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Leslie Gotwald

Mike Preisler

Geri Rosental

Alan Hassler

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Connie Love -at Chambers Point – in hospice care

Bob Thomas– Village Square

Chris Preisler

Wayne Gettel Chambersburg Hospital

Kathy Paul - UPMC Harrisburg

Lindsay Baker

Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Promotion 2023

Back to School 2023

FUMC Church Planning 2023-2024

Mission Experience 2024

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence
Comfort for Pam & Bill Edward's at the passing of their son.
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.

HOUSEKEEPING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Safe Sanctuary Monitor Needed - We need an additional Monitor/Romer on Sunday mornings to walk the halls during Sunday School hour as part of our Safe Sanctuaries ministry. If you are Safe Sanctuaries trained, or willing to be and have secured your clearances or are willing to secure them and serve, please contact Pastor Steve at pastor4fumc@gmail.com or 717-873-6626.

Service Opportunity- Trustees are looking to volunteers to mow the lawns at the church and trim once a week. Volunteers must be 18 years. Contact Doug Davis dougdavis0034@yahoo.com

Important Note regarding upcoming events- If you are planning a church event, please contact Stacey in the church office so that we can coordinate all events in the church and are not overlapping ministries. Thank you!

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