June 16, 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).

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

Dinner Church Thursday Evenings at 5pm!

In Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick
Readers - 
The altar flowers 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

Pray with us and/or for us (see below) Tuesdays at 2:52pm!

Kids Konnect will return in September!

Check out our summer calendar!

Prayer Partner June Focus:

Since the beginning, God has always been deeply involved in the world. We see God’s handiwork on display in creation. We see God’s love on display through Jesus, who came to rescue us. We respond to God in faith, believing in what we can’t see because of what we can see. When we focus on what we know to be true about God and the world God created, we can have faith in what we can’t see or fully understand. We put that faith into action as we follow Jesus and show His love to the world.

Pray for the kids who might be struggling with certain fears, that they would have comfort and hope in the knowledge that God is always with us and wants to help us face our fears. Ask God to put the right people and the right resources around kids in and around the church to guide them as they face their fears. For those who aren’t currently struggling, ask God to plant seeds of encouragement in their hearts that they can refer back to when they do go through hard times.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

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

Worship Night: Illuminate Youth is excited to be hosting Salt ‘n Light Youth Ministry for a worship night! Everyone is invited to join us for an intimate night of outdoor worship and fellowship on Wednesday, July 12 at Mike and Sue Stouffer’s home — 4198 Edenville Road.
Collin is looking for some extra volunteers for this event to help with set-up, parking, and preparing dinner for Salt ‘n Light’s worship team. If you are interested, please contact Collin: xcultureyouth@gmail.com.

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or Friday Morning, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Mission In June, during MX week the clothing mission will be open and is seeking volunteers to sort, label and hang up clothing and to display household items for our customers.  Please look around at your house and donate any summer clothes, linens and household items that you do not need.  These items can be placed in the linen bins that are located outside the door of the Family Life Center.  Please consider volunteering with us on Thursday  June 15th.

 

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

June 17
MX Ministry
Join us as we pamper the ladies of Hungry Hearts Ministry.

July 15
Susan Livermore Biblical Finances at the home of Pam Reed.

August 19
Rev. Pat Wollover The Good Shepherd Location TBA

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. New Session will be announced.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

5th Sundays at FUMC!

New Worship Schedule for 5th Sundays

We will meet together in one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary.

Sunday school classes will meet at 9am*.

The remaining 5th Sundays of 2023 are:

  • July 30
  • October 29
  • December 31

Combined services will be blended traditional/contemporary.

*Whenever we have a combined service (1,2,3, 4 or 5th Sunday), Sunday School will be at 9am.

Just a sneak peek of the kids this week at MX!

Join us Sunday Morning for the full EXPERIENCE video of Mission Week at FUMC!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

For her retirement, the York District will gift Pastor Cathy by ask-ing local churches to make contributions to First UMC’s Haiti minis-try. You are invited to make a personal contribution to that gift to augment the gift the church will be making. Mark your check memo or cash envelope with “Haiti Gift for Cathy.”

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

Memorial Stone - We have decided to contract with Shull-Koontz Memorials for a granite stone and bronze plaque to memorialize those interned on our grounds. The estimated total cost is $11,500, of which $8000 has already been given. If you would like to donate to this project, please put your donation in a plain envelope marked Cemetery Memorial.

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

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

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Bob Thomas

Deb Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Karen Brennon

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

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

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland - continued healing

Cindy Glance (Brianna's Mother)

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Bob Thomas in rehab

Leslie Gotwald

Lisa Stouffer

Mike Preisler

Geri Rosental

Alan Hassler

Connie Love

Jim Wright

Prayers for Our World

Humanitarian aid to all people in countries around the world in need.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather - tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding.

Clean air and water for every child of God.

Wisdom for all government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

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

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Mission Experience June 2023

VBS 2023

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:
Matt Fegan has been deployed.  Please keep him, as well as his family, Lacey, Haley, and Lexee in prayer.

Dick Jenkins

Don Nolder

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Deb Ewing

Connie Love

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Dottie Vidil

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.

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

June 9, 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).

Sunday June 11, 2023 - United Service at 10am

Visiting Today? Please fill out our form for new visitors!

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

DINNER CHURCH ON THURSDAYS!

Join us at 5:00pm for dinner, worship and fellowship! If you can help tear down afterward on Thursdays at 6:00pm or anytime Friday Morning please contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

In Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick
Readers - Maddie Harmon Linda Peppernick
The altar flowers in the FLC this morning are placed to the glory of God in loving memory of Susan M. Poling. Given by her husband Don and their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
The vase of flowers are in honor of the wedding anniversary of Rev. Don and Deanna Nolder which they are celebrating today.

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

Pray with us and/or for us (see below) Tuesdays at 2:52pm!

Kids Konnect will return in September!

Check out our summer calendar!

Prayer Partner June Focus:

Since the beginning, God has always been deeply involved in the world. We see God’s handiwork on display in creation. We see God’s love on display through Jesus, who came to rescue us. We respond to God in faith, believing in what we can’t see because of what we can see. When we focus on what we know to be true about God and the world God created, we can have faith in what we can’t see or fully understand. We put that faith into action as we follow Jesus and show His love to the world.

Pray for the kids who might be struggling with certain fears, that they would have comfort and hope in the knowledge that God is always with us and wants to help us face our fears. Ask God to put the right people and the right resources around kids in and around the church to guide them as they face their fears. For those who aren’t currently struggling, ask God to plant seeds of encouragement in their hearts that they can refer back to when they do go through hard times.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

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

Worship Night: Illuminate Youth is excited to be hosting Salt ‘n Light Youth Ministry for a worship night! Everyone is invited to join us for an intimate night of outdoor worship and fellowship on Wednesday, July 12 at Mike and Sue Stouffer’s home — 4198 Edenville Road.
Collin is looking for some extra volunteers for this event to help with set-up, parking, and preparing dinner for Salt ‘n Light’s worship team. If you are interested, please contact Collin: xcultureyouth@gmail.com.

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or Friday Morning, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Mission In June, during MX week the clothing mission will be open and is seeking volunteers to sort, label and hang up clothing and to display household items for our customers.  Please look around at your house and donate any summer clothes, linens and household items that you do not need.  These items can be placed in the linen bins that are located outside the door of the Family Life Center.  Please consider volunteering with us on Thursday  June 15th.

 

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

June 17
MX Ministry
Join us as we pamper the ladies of Hungry Hearts Ministry.

July 15
Susan Livermore Biblical Finances at the home of Pam Reed.

August 19
Rev. Pat Wollover The Good Shepherd Location TBA

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. New Session will be announced.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Day 1

Creation Station

 

Day 2

From the pit to the Palace

 

Day 3

Stay on Track with Jesus!

 

Sunday June 18, 2023 at 10am

First Lights Elementary Ministry on Second Floor / Little Lights Early Childhood Ministry on First Floor

5th Sundays at FUMC!

New Worship Schedule for 5th Sundays

We will meet together in one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary.

Sunday school classes will meet at 9am*.

The remaining 5th Sundays of 2023 are:

  • July 30
  • October 29
  • December 31

Combined services will be blended traditional/contemporary.

*Whenever we have a combined service (1,2,3, 4 or 5th Sunday), Sunday School will be at 9am.

Card Shower: Former Pastor Rev. Dr. Samuel Sheffler and wife Sharon will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this sum-mer. Their daughter is organizing a card shower and is inviting our congregation to send cards to help celebrate! Please send cards no later than Friday, June 16.

You can send cards to:
Samuel and Sharon Sheffler
6041 Anthony Hwy
Waynesboro, PA 17268

ANNOUNCEMENTS

**New**

The Custodian (aka Toby) will be on vacation from June 10 - 18.

For her retirement, the York District will gift Pastor Cathy by ask-ing local churches to make contributions to First UMC’s Haiti minis-try. You are invited to make a personal contribution to that gift to augment the gift the church will be making. Mark your check memo or cash envelope with “Haiti Gift for Cathy.”

Veteran’s Group - You are invited to make a donation to the Church Veteran’s Group. Containers are stationed at each entrance.

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

Memorial Stone - We have decided to contract with Shull-Koontz Memorials for a granite stone and bronze plaque to memorialize those interned on our grounds. The estimated total cost is $11,500, of which $8000 has already been given. If you would like to donate to this project, please put your donation in a plain envelope marked Cemetery Memorial.

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

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

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Jane Pensinger

Dick Jenkins

Bob Thomas

Deb Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Karen Brennon

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

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

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland - continued healing

John Hostetler

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Bob Thomas in rehab

Leslie Gotwald

Lisa Stouffer

Prayers for Our World

High School and College Graduates.

Humanitarian aid to all people in countries around the world in need.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather - tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding.

Clean air and water for every child of God.

Wisdom for all government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

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

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Mission Experience June 2023

VBS 2023

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:
Matt Fegan has been deployed.  Please keep him, as well as his family, Lacey, Haley, and Lexee in prayer.

Dick Jenkins

Don Nolder

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Deb Ewing

Connie Love

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Dottie Vidil

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.

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

June 2, 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).

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

In Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick
Reader - Bob Foor
Acolyte - Cindy Robison
Flowers - Last week’s altar flowers were given by Bob and Becky Foor in loving memory of their parents Oscar and Harriet Foor and Charles and June Wilhite.
The vase of flowers this week is part of God’s beautiful creation.
The centerpiece is in memory of Alma and John Harvie from Linda Harvie.

June 2, 2023

Join Team '1st United' during registration!

Join the First United Methodist Church Team on Friday, June 2, 2023 (TONIGHT), for Race Against Poverty.

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

Cheering on the participants and connecting with the community are also part of the event!

RAP Official Event Schedule:

5:00 p.m. Same Day Registration and Pre-registration Packet Pick-up Opens at King Street Church parking lot. (Closes at 6:30 p.m. for 5K walkers and runners)

Raber Runs for Kids (11 and under)
6:00 p.m. Raber Kids Dash Begins
6:20 p.m. Raber Kids 1 Mile Begins

Race Against Poverty 5K
7:00 p.m. 5K Runners Begin
7:05 p.m. 5K Walkers (Begin right behind the runners)
8:00 p.m. Door Prizes Posted
8:00 p.m. Runners Award Ceremony

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Food Vendors
Information Tables
Activities
Music and more

The race starts at the Franklin Fire Dept.

Let's Meet Up!

Check out the maps below and look for us on West King Street at the Conococheague Creek sign on the Rails to Trails!

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

Pray with us and/or for us (see below) Tuesdays at 2:52pm!

Kids Konnect will return in September! We will not meet on June 7.

Check out our summer calendar!

Prayer Partner June Focus:

Since the beginning, God has always been deeply involved in the world. We see God’s handiwork on display in creation. We see God’s love on display through Jesus, who came to rescue us. We respond to God in faith, believing in what we can’t see because of what we can see. When we focus on what we know to be true about God and the world God created, we can have faith in what we can’t see or fully understand. We put that faith into action as we follow Jesus and show His love to the world.

Ask God to guide our Children's Ministry team as we plant the seeds that will set a foundation for kids’ faith in the future.  Ask God to help answer some of the questions kids have in a way they can understand but also helps fuel their curiosity about Jesus and how to have a relationship with Him.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

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

Worship Night: Illuminate Youth is excited to be hosting Salt ‘n Light Youth Ministry for a worship night! Everyone is invited to join us for an intimate night of outdoor worship and fellowship on Wednesday, July 12 at Mike and Sue Stouffer’s home — 4198 Edenville Road.
Collin is looking for some extra volunteers for this event to help with set-up, parking, and preparing dinner for Salt ‘n Light’s worship team. If you are interested, please contact Collin: xcultureyouth@gmail.com.

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or Friday Morning, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Mission In June, during MX week the clothing mission will be open and is seeking volunteers to sort, label and hang up clothing and to display household items for our customers.  Please look around at your house and donate any summer clothes, linens and household items that you do not need.  These items can be placed in the linen bins that are located outside the door of the Family Life Center.  Please consider volunteering with us on Thursday  June 15th.

 

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

June 17
MX Ministry
Join us as we pamper the ladies of Hungry Hearts Ministry.

July 15
Susan Livermore Biblical Finances at the home of Pam Reed.

August 19
Rev. Pat Wollover The Good Shepherd Location TBA

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. New Session will be announced.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Join us at 5:00pm for dinner, worship and fellowship!  If you can help tear down afterward on Thursdays at 6:00pm or anytime Friday Morning please contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

New!

The MX Week Schedule is posted.

MX Sign Up Sheets are available at the Next Steps Desk in the Lobby.

VBS Registration is open!

MX Dates: June 14-18th, 2023

What is MX? MX is an abbreviation of Mission Experience. It's a new way of saying 'Service Project' or 'Work Camp'; except for these differences:

  • MX is intentionally as intergenerational as we can make the entire week-long experience be! It's not just a term we use to mean 'all ages'; it's a term we use in our vision! The church AND the family working in partnership to disciple their children. Discipleship happens in small age-appropriate groups; Discipleship also happens when two different generations sit next to each other and share EXPERIENCES!
  • MX is about being open to all possibilities and saying confidently and enthusiastically, 'Yes. Lord!' to opportunities instead of listing reasons why something is too expensive; too difficult; too bizarre; too different.
  • MX is about connecting FUMC with our neighbors, but also with each other!
  • MX is about experiencing our vision of 'Connect Ignite Shine' to understand our vision.

Every member of FUMC is invited to join us this summer as we set out to experience whatever moments God has in store for us!

Day 1

Creation Station

 

Day 2

From the pit to the Palace

 

Day 3

Stay on Track with Jesus!

 

5th Sundays at FUMC!

New Worship Schedule for 5th Sundays

We will meet together in one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary.

Sunday school classes will meet at 9am*.

The remaining 5th Sundays of 2023 are:

  • July 30
  • October 29
  • December 31

Combined services will be blended traditional/contemporary.

*Whenever we have a combined service (1,2,3, 4 or 5th Sunday), Sunday School will be at 9am.

Card Shower: Former Pastor Rev. Dr. Samuel Sheffler and wife Sharon will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this sum-mer. Their daughter is organizing a card shower and is inviting our congregation to send cards to help celebrate! Please send cards no later than Friday, June 16.

You can send cards to:
Samuel and Sharon Sheffler
6041 Anthony Hwy
Waynesboro, PA 17268

ANNOUNCEMENTS

**New**

The Custodian (aka Toby) will be on vacation from June 10 - 18.

For her retirement, the York District will gift Pastor Cathy by ask-ing local churches to make contributions to First UMC’s Haiti minis-try. You are invited to make a personal contribution to that gift to augment the gift the church will be making. Mark your check memo or cash envelope with “Haiti Gift for Cathy.”

Veteran’s Group - You are invited to make a donation to the Church Veteran’s Group. Containers are stationed at each entrance.

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

Memorial Stone -There have been discussions over the last few years about memorializing the people who were buried in our grave yard, which was located next to the Family Life Center. Joan Bowen did extensive research to determine a complete list of names. She also donated $8,000 to the project. We have decided to contract with Shull-Koontz Memorials for a granite stone and bronze plaque. The estimated total cost is $11,500. If you would like to donate to this project please put your donation in a plain envelope marked Cemetery Memorial.

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

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

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Jane Pensinger

Dick Jenkins

Bob Thomas

Deb Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Karen Brennon

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

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

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland - continued healing

John Hostetler

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Bob Thomas in rehab

Leslie Gotwald

Lisa Stouffer

Prayers for Our World

High School and College Graduates.

Humanitarian aid to all people in Syria and Turkey who need help.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather - tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding.

Clean air and water for every child of God.

Wisdom for all government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

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

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Mission Experience June 2023

VBS 2023

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:
Matt Fegan has been deployed.  Please keep him, as well as his family, Lacey, Haley, and Lexee in prayer.

Dick Jenkins

Don Nolder

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Deb Ewing

Connie Love

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Dottie Vidil

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence
Ray Heckman's family 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.

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

May 26, 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).

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

 

In Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Denise Lucas

Acolyte -

Flower Update - Dear Folks, There are 7 openings for altar flowers this summer. I am inviting anyone, who would like, to share a vase or a basket of flowers from their garden. This would be in place of the regular altar vases. So many of you have beautiful flowers during the summer. Wild flowers could be included, also. I thought this would be a way to share the beauty of your flowers. If you are interested let me know. My email address is renshawb@pa.net or call me at (717)263-3660. I will also have a signup sheet at the Welcome Desk. Here are the dates: June 4, July 2, 9, 16, 23, August 6, and September 3. Thank you, Bette

June 2, 2023

Join Team '1st United' during registration!

Join the First United Methodist Church Team on Friday, June 2, 2023, for Race Against Poverty.

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

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

Note: Early bird registration ends on April 30.

 

Fun Runs in May

Go at your own pace!

Consider joining us for practice runs in May.

We will meet at Memorial Park at the bandshell on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30.

If you have any questions, contact Laura Mellott, LauraAMellott@gmail.com or 724-504-4708.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

Pray with us and/or for us (see below) Tuesdays at 2:52pm!

Kids Konnect - Our last official Kids Konnect for this school year is May 31, 2023 but we are still connecting all summer long! Check out our summer calendar!

2022-2023 Parent Information Packet (Digital)

Prayer Partner May Focus:

We might try to base our confidence on what we do well, or what someone might say about us. But true confidence should be built on something different. We think it’s found in understanding how God is both big enough to create the universe, but also close enough to be right here with us. We know that we can trust God no matter what. We are crated in God’s image. And God loves us so much! Nowhere is this more evident than in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. And, when we trust Jesus with our life, the Holy Spirit is there to help us face whatever comes our way. We can respond to God’s love and care with confidence!

Pray and ask God to open each kid’s heart to receive God’s love. Ask God to help them learn to feel confident, knowing that the Holy Spirit is here to help them. Ask God to help the kids show the fruit of the Spirit in their interactions with others as they make the wise choice.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

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

Graduates! On Sunday, June 4, we will be recognizing and celebrating our graduates in our Sunday services! If you are/have a graduating student this Spring (or at the end of 2022), either High school or higher education, we want to recognize you! Even if you will not be in attendance at one or both services that day, we still want to celebrate with you.

Please contact Collin by e-mailing xcultureyouth@gmail.com or calling 717-263-8491 ext. 206, and he will respond with information we hope to have for Graduation Sunday. Contact prior to May 24.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or Friday Morning, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Mission In June, during MX week the clothing mission will be open and is seeking volunteers to sort, label and hang up clothing and to display household items for our customers.  Please look around at your house and donate any summer clothes, linens and household items that you do not need.  These items can be placed in the linen bins that are located outside the door of the Family Life Center.  Please consider volunteering with us on Thursday  June 15th.

 

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

June 17
MX Ministry
Join us as we pamper the ladies of Hungry Hearts Ministry.

July 15
Susan Livermore Biblical Finances at the home of Pam Reed.

August 19
Rev. Pat Wollover The Good Shepherd Location TBA

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. New Session starts March 6, 2023 at 1pm until 3pm in Alda Bower.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Join us at 5:00pm for dinner, worship and fellowship!  If you can help tear down afterward on Thursdays at 6:00pm or anytime Friday Morning please contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

New!

The MX Week Schedule is posted.

MX Sign Up Sheets are available at the Next Steps Desk in the Lobby.

VBS Registration is open!

MX Dates: June 14-18th, 2023

What is MX? MX is an abbreviation of Mission Experience. It's a new way of saying 'Service Project' or 'Work Camp'; except for these differences:

  • MX is intentionally as intergenerational as we can make the entire week-long experience be! It's not just a term we use to mean 'all ages'; it's a term we use in our vision! The church AND the family working in partnership to disciple their children. Discipleship happens in small age-appropriate groups; Discipleship also happens when two different generations sit next to each other and share EXPERIENCES!
  • MX is about being open to all possibilities and saying confidently and enthusiastically, 'Yes. Lord!' to opportunities instead of listing reasons why something is too expensive; too difficult; too bizarre; too different.
  • MX is about connecting FUMC with our neighbors, but also with each other!
  • MX is about experiencing our vision of 'Connect Ignite Shine' to understand our vision.

Every member of FUMC is invited to join us this summer as we set out to experience whatever moments God has in store for us!

Day 1

Creation Station

 

Day 2

From the pit to the Palace

 

Day 3

Stay on Track with Jesus!

 

5th Sundays at FUMC!

New Worship Schedule for 5th Sundays

We will meet together in one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary.

Sunday school classes will meet at 9am*.

The remaining 5th Sundays of 2023 are:

  • July 30
  • October 29
  • December 31

Combined services will be blended traditional/contemporary.

*Whenever we have a combined service (1,2,3, 4 or 5th Sunday), Sunday School will be at 9am.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

**New**

For her retirement, the York District will gift Pastor Cathy by ask-ing local churches to make contributions to First UMC’s Haiti minis-try. You are invited to make a personal contribution to that gift to augment the gift the church will be making. Mark your check memo or cash envelope with “Haiti Gift for Cathy.”

Veteran’s Group - You are invited to make a donation to the Church Veteran’s Group. Containers are stationed at each entrance.

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

Memorial Stone -There have been discussions over the last few years about memorializing the people who were buried in our grave yard, which was located next to the Family Life Center. Joan Bowen did extensive research to determine a complete list of names. She also donated $8,000 to the project. We have decided to contract with Shull-Koontz Memorials for a granite stone and bronze plaque. The estimated total cost is $11,500. If you would like to donate to this project please put your donation in a plain envelope marked Cemetery Memorial.

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

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

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Gideon Hill

Gary Gettle

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Jane Pensinger

Dick Jenkins

Bob Thomas

Deb Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Karen Brennon

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Brianna Renshaw

Lori Kelsey

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

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

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland - continued healing

John Hostetler

Paul Collins

Erma Collins

Bob Thomas in Chambersburg Hospital

Prayers for Our World

Humanitarian aid to all people in Syria and Turkey who need help.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather - tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding.

Clean air and water for every child of God.

Wisdom for all government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

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

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Grief Share and Grief Share Participants

Mission Experience June 2023

VBS 2023

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:
Matt Fegan has been deployed.  Please keep him, as well as his family, Lacey, Haley, and Lexee in prayer.

Dick Jenkins

Don Nolder

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Deb Ewing

Connie Love

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Dottie Vidil

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence
Helen Rice and family as her granddaughter Tiffany 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.

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

May 19, 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).

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

Order of Worship

 

In Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Doug Harbaugh

Acolyte - Cindy Robison

FLOWERS The altar flowers this week are to the Glory of God given by Doug and Sue Harbach.

The altar flowers this past week were in loving memory of Mothers Elizabeth Upperman & Ivy Miller from Betty Upperman and family.

Flower Update - Dear Folks, There are 7 openings for altar flowers this summer. I am inviting anyone, who would like, to share a vase or a basket of flowers from their garden. This would be in place of the regular altar vases. So many of you have beautiful flowers during the summer. Wild flowers could be included, also. I thought this would be a way to share the beauty of your flowers. If you are interested let me know. My email address is renshawb@pa.net or call me at (717)263-3660. I will also have a signup sheet at the Welcome Desk. Here are the dates: June 4, July 2, 9, 16, 23, August 6, and September 3. Thank you, Bette

June 2, 2023

Join Team '1st United' during registration!

Join the First United Methodist Church Team on Friday, June 2, 2023, for Race Against Poverty.

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

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

Note: Early bird registration ends on April 30.

 

Fun Runs in May

Go at your own pace!

Consider joining us for practice runs in May.

We will meet at Memorial Park at the bandshell on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30.

If you have any questions, contact Laura Mellott, LauraAMellott@gmail.com or 724-504-4708.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

Pray with us and/or for us (see below) Tuesdays at 2:52pm!

Kids Konnect -Wednesdays 6pm-8pm.

2022-2023 Parent Information Packet (Digital)

Prayer Partner May Focus:

We might try to base our confidence on what we do well, or what someone might say about us. But true confidence should be built on something different. We think it’s found in understanding how God is both big enough to create the universe, but also close enough to be right here with us. We know that we can trust God no matter what. We are crated in God’s image. And God loves us so much! Nowhere is this more evident than in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. And, when we trust Jesus with our life, the Holy Spirit is there to help us face whatever comes our way. We can respond to God’s love and care with confidence!

Pray and ask God to open each kid’s heart to receive God’s love. Ask God to help them learn to feel confident, knowing that the Holy Spirit is here to help them. Ask God to help the kids show the fruit of the Spirit in their interactions with others as they make the wise choice.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

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

Graduates! On Sunday, June 4, we will be recognizing and celebrating our graduates in our Sunday services! If you are/have a graduating student this Spring (or at the end of 2022), either High school or higher education, we want to recognize you! Even if you will not be in attendance at one or both services that day, we still want to celebrate with you.

Please contact Collin by e-mailing xcultureyouth@gmail.com or calling 717-263-8491 ext. 206, and he will respond with information we hope to have for Graduation Sunday. Contact prior to May 24.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or Friday Morning, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Clothing Mission In June, during MX week the clothing mission will be open and is seeking volunteers to sort, label and hang up clothing and to display household items for our customers.  Please look around at your house and donate any summer clothes, linens and household items that you do not need.  These items can be placed in the linen bins that are located outside the door of the Family Life Center.  Please consider volunteering with us on Thursday  June 15th.

 

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

May 20, 2023, Connect Café 9am-10:30am Music and Refreshments

We are seeking Women Connect volunteers to set up and be present at the Connect Café on the 4th Sunday of each month. Please contact Dianne if you are interested.

LOOKING AHEAD

June 17
MX Ministry
Join us as we pamper the ladies of Hungry Hearts Ministry.

July 15
Susan Livermore Biblical Finances at the home of Pam Reed.

August 19
Rev. Pat Wollover The Good Shepherd Location TBA

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. New Session starts March 6, 2023 at 1pm until 3pm in Alda Bower.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Join us at 5:00pm for dinner, worship and fellowship!  If you can help tear down afterward on Thursdays at 6:00pm or anytime Friday Morning please contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

New!

The MX Week Schedule is posted.

MX Sign Up Sheets are available at the Next Steps Desk in the Lobby.

VBS Registration is open!

MX Dates: June 14-18th, 2023

What is MX? MX is an abbreviation of Mission Experience. It's a new way of saying 'Service Project' or 'Work Camp'; except for these differences:

  • MX is intentionally as intergenerational as we can make the entire week-long experience be! It's not just a term we use to mean 'all ages'; it's a term we use in our vision! The church AND the family working in partnership to disciple their children. Discipleship happens in small age-appropriate groups; Discipleship also happens when two different generations sit next to each other and share EXPERIENCES!
  • MX is about being open to all possibilities and saying confidently and enthusiastically, 'Yes. Lord!' to opportunities instead of listing reasons why something is too expensive; too difficult; too bizarre; too different.
  • MX is about connecting FUMC with our neighbors, but also with each other!
  • MX is about experiencing our vision of 'Connect Ignite Shine' to understand our vision.

Every member of FUMC is invited to join us this summer as we set out to experience whatever moments God has in store for us!

Day 1

Creation Station

 

Day 2

From the pit to the Palace

 

Day 3

Stay on Track with Jesus!

 

5th Sundays at FUMC!

New Worship Schedule for 5th Sundays

We will meet together in one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary.

Sunday school classes will meet at 9am*.

The remaining 5th Sundays of 2023 are:

  • April 30
  • July 30,
  • October 29,
  • December 31

Combined services will be blended traditional/contemporary.

*Whenever we have a combined service (1,2,3, 4 or 5th Sunday), Sunday School will be at 9am.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Memorial Stone There have been discussions over the last few years about memorializing the people who were buried in our grave yard, which was located next to the Family Life Center. Joan Bowen did extensive research to determine a complete list of names. She also donated $8,000 to the project. We have decided to contract with Shull-Koontz Memorials for a granite stone and bronze plaque. The estimated total cost is $11,500. If you would like to donate to this project please put your donation in a plain envelope marked Cemetery Memorial.

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

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

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Gideon Hill

Delores who has a swollen optic nerve.

Luke Vulgamott

Gary Gettle

Linda Leidig

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dave Decker

Jane Pensinger

Dick Jenkins

Bob Thomas

Deb Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Scott Tarner

Karen Brennon

Brandy Ashley

Dave Kauffman

Dave Kauffman Jr.

Brianna Renshaw

Lori Diehl

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

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

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland - continued healing

John Hostetler

Paul Collins

Prayers for Our World

Disaster relief for flood victims in Italy.

Humanitarian aid to all people in Syria and Turkey who need help.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather - tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding.

Clean air and water for every child of God.

Wisdom for all government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

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

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Grief Share and Grief Share Participants

Mission Experience June 2023

VBS 2023

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Don Nolder

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Deb Ewing

Connie Love

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Dottie Vidil

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.

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

May 12, 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).

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

Traditional Order of Worship

In Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Linda Peppernick

Acolyte - Cindy Robison

FLOWERS -The basket arrangement this morning is in honor of Suzanne Everly's birthday. Thank you, Suzanne, for being a servant of God in so many ways here at 1st Church. We love you.

To place flowers, contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660)

 

 

June 2, 2023

Join Team '1st United' during registration!

Join the First United Methodist Church Team on Friday, June 2, 2023, for Race Against Poverty.

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

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

Note: Early bird registration ends on April 30.

 

Fun Runs in May

Go at your own pace!

Consider joining us for practice runs in May.

We will meet at Memorial Park at the bandshell on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30.

If you have any questions, contact Laura Mellott, LauraAMellott@gmail.com or 724-504-4708.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

Pray with us and/or for us (see below) Tuesdays at 2:52pm!

Kids Konnect -Wednesdays 6pm-8pm.

Mother's are 'Tea-rrific' Party during Sunday School on Sunday May 14, 2023.

Moms are invited to join us!

2022-2023 Parent Information Packet (Digital)

Prayer Partner May Focus:

We might try to base our confidence on what we do well, or what someone might say about us. But true confidence should be built on something different. We think it’s found in understanding how God is both big enough to create the universe, but also close enough to be right here with us. We know that we can trust God no matter what. We are crated in God’s image. And God loves us so much! Nowhere is this more evident than in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. And, when we trust Jesus with our life, the Holy Spirit is there to help us face whatever comes our way. We can respond to God’s love and care with confidence!

Pray and ask God to open each kid’s heart to receive God’s love. Ask God to help them learn to feel confident, knowing that the Holy Spirit is here to help them. Ask God to help the kids show the fruit of the Spirit in their interactions with others as they make the wise choice.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

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

Graduates! On Sunday, June 4, we will be recognizing and celebrating our graduates in our Sunday services! If you are/have a graduating student this Spring (or at the end of 2022), either High school or higher education, we want to recognize you! Even if you will not be in attendance at one or both services that day, we still want to celebrate with you.

Please contact Collin by e-mailing xcultureyouth@gmail.com or calling 717-263-8491 ext. 206, and he will respond with information we hope to have for Graduation Sunday. Contact prior to May 24.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or Friday Morning, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

 

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

May 20, 2023, Connect Café 9am-10:30am Music and Refreshments

We are seeking Women Connect volunteers to set up and be present at the Connect Café on the 4th Sunday of each month. Please contact Dianne if you are interested.

LOOKING AHEAD

June 17
MX Ministry
Join us as we pamper the ladies of Hungry Hearts Ministry.

July 15
Susan Livermore Biblical Finances at the home of Pam Reed.

August 19
Rev. Pat Wollover The Good Shepherd Location TBA

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, Men's 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. New Session starts March 6, 2023 at 1pm until 3pm in Alda Bower.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Join us at 5:00pm for dinner, worship and fellowship!  If you can help tear down afterward on Thursdays at 6:00pm or anytime Friday Morning please contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

New!

The MX Week Schedule is posted.

MX Sign Up Sheets are available at the Next Steps Desk in the Lobby.

VBS Registration is open!

MX Dates: June 14-18th, 2023

What is MX? MX is an abbreviation of Mission Experience. It's a new way of saying 'Service Project' or 'Work Camp'; except for these differences:

  • MX is intentionally as intergenerational as we can make the entire week-long experience be! It's not just a term we use to mean 'all ages'; it's a term we use in our vision! The church AND the family working in partnership to disciple their children. Discipleship happens in small age-appropriate groups; Discipleship also happens when two different generations sit next to each other and share EXPERIENCES!
  • MX is about being open to all possibilities and saying confidently and enthusiastically, 'Yes. Lord!' to opportunities instead of listing reasons why something is too expensive; too difficult; too bizarre; too different.
  • MX is about connecting FUMC with our neighbors, but also with each other!
  • MX is about experiencing our vision of 'Connect Ignite Shine' to understand our vision.

Every member of FUMC is invited to join us this summer as we set out to experience whatever moments God has in store for us!

Day 1

Creation Station

 

Day 2

From the pit to the Palace

 

Day 3

Stay on Track with Jesus!

 

5th Sundays at FUMC!

New Worship Schedule

We will meet together in one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary.

Sunday school classes will meet at 9am.

The remaining 5th Sundays of 2023 are:

  • April 30
  • July 30,
  • October 29,
  • December 31

Combined services will be blended traditional/contemporary.

Confirmation Sunday (Combined Service in Sanctuary)

May 21, 2023 10am

MX Kick-Off Sunday (Combined Service in Sanctuary)

June 11, 2023 10am

Church Picnic (Memorial Park)

August 13, 2023 1pm

Please be in prayer for our 11 confirmands and their mentors.

Confirmation Sunday is May 21, 2023, at 10am.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Memorial Stone There have been discussions over the last few years about memorializing the people who were buried in our grave yard, which was located next to the Family Life Center. Joan Bowen did extensive research to determine a complete list of names. She also donated $8,000 to the project. We have decided to contract with Shull-Koontz Memorials for a granite stone and bronze plaque. The estimated total cost is $11,500. If you would like to donate to this project please put your donation in a plain envelope marked Cemetery Memorial.

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

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

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Gideon Hill

Delores who has a swollen optic nerve.

Luke Vulgamott

Gary Gettle

Linda Leidig

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dave Decker

Jane Pensinger

Dick Jenkins

Bob Thomas

Deb Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Scott Tarner

Karen Brennon

Brandy Ashley

Dave Kauffman

Dave Kauffman Jr.

Brianna Renshaw

Lori Diehl

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

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

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland - continued healing

John Hostetler

Paul Collins

Prayers for Our World

Disaster relief for Turkey and Syria after Earthquakes.

Humanitarian aid to all people in Syria and Turkey who need help.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather - tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding.

Clean air and water for every child of God.

Wisdom for all government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

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

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Grief Share and Grief Share Participants

Mission Experience June 2023

The Little VBS that Could! (2023)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Don Nolder

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Deb Ewing

Connie Love

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Dottie Vidil

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence
Please pray for comfort and peace for Linda Leidig's family and friends 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.

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

May 5, 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).

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

Traditional Order of Worship

 

 

In Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Landen Bistline

FLOWERS The basket arrangement this morning is in honor of Suzanne Everly's birthday. Thank you Suzanne for being a servant of God in so many ways here at 1st Church. We love you.

To place flowers contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660)

 

 

 

June 2, 2023

Join Team '1st United' during registration!

Join the First United Methodist Church Team on Friday, June 2, 2023, for Race Against Poverty.

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

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

Note: Early bird registration ends on April 30.

 

Fun Runs in May

Go at your own pace!

Consider joining us for practice runs in May.

We will meet at Memorial Park at the bandshell on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30.

If you have any questions, contact Laura Mellott, LauraAMellott@gmail.com or 724-504-4708.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

Pray with us and/or for us (see below) Tuesdays at 2:52pm!

Kids Konnect -Wednesdays 6pm-8pm.

2022-2023 Parent Information Packet (Digital)

Prayer Partner May Focus:

We might try to base our confidence on what we do well, or what someone might say about us. But true confidence should be built on something different. We think it’s found in understanding how God is both big enough to create the universe, but also close enough to be right here with us. We know that we can trust God no matter what. We are crated in God’s image. And God loves us so much! Nowhere is this more evident than in the life, death, and
resurrection of Jesus. And, when we trust Jesus with our life, the Holy Spirit is there to help us face whatever comes our way. We can respond to God’s love and care with confidence!

Pray and ask God to open each kid’s heart to receive God’s love. Ask God to help them learn to feel confident, knowing that the Holy Spirit is here to help them. Ask God to help the kids show the fruit of the Spirit in their interactions with others as they make the wise choice.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

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

Graduates! On Sunday, June 4, we will be recognizing and celebrating our graduates in our Sunday services! If you are/have a graduating student this Spring (or at the end of 2022), either High school or higher education, we want to recognize you! Even if you will not be in attendance at one or both services that day, we still want to celebrate with you.

Please contact Collin by e-mailing xcultureyouth@gmail.com or calling 717-263-8491 ext. 206, and he will respond with information we hope to have for Graduation Sunday. Contact prior to May 24.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or Friday Morning, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

 

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

May 20, 2023, Connect Café 9am-10:30am Music and Refreshments

We are seeking Women Connect volunteers to set up and be present at the Connect Café on the 4th Sunday of each month. Please contact Dianne if you are interested.

LOOKING AHEAD

June 17
MX Ministry
Join us as we pamper the ladies of Hungry Hearts Ministry.

July 15
Susan Livermore Biblical Finances at the home of Pam Reed.

August 19
Rev. Pat Wollover The Good Shepherd Location TBA

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, Men's 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. New Session starts March 6, 2023 at 1pm until 3pm in Alda Bower.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Join us at 5:00pm for dinner, worship and fellowship!  If you can help tear down afterward on Thursdays at 6:00pm or anytime Friday Morning please contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

New!

The MX Week Schedule is posted.

MX Sign Up Sheets are available at the Next Steps Desk in the Lobby.

VBS Registration is open!

MX Dates: June 14-18th, 2023

What is MX? MX is an abbreviation of Mission Experience. It's a new way of saying 'Service Project' or 'Work Camp'; except for these differences:

  • MX is intentionally as intergenerational as we can make the entire week-long experience be! It's not just a term we use to mean 'all ages'; it's a term we use in our vision! The church AND the family working in partnership to disciple their children. Discipleship happens in small age-appropriate groups; Discipleship also happens when two different generations sit next to each other and share EXPERIENCES!
  • MX is about being open to all possibilities and saying confidently and enthusiastically, 'Yes. Lord!' to opportunities instead of listing reasons why something is too expensive; too difficult; too bizarre; too different.
  • MX is about connecting FUMC with our neighbors, but also with each other!
  • MX is about experiencing our vision of 'Connect Ignite Shine' to understand our vision.

Every member of FUMC is invited to join us this summer as we set out to experience whatever moments God has in store for us!

Day 1

Creation Station

 

Day 2

From the pit to the Palace

 

Day 3

Stay on Track with Jesus!

 

5th Sundays at FUMC!

New Worship Schedule

We will meet together in one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary.

Sunday school classes will meet at 9am.

The remaining 5th Sundays of 2023 are:

  • April 30
  • July 30,
  • October 29,
  • December 31

Combined services will be blended traditional/contemporary.

Confirmation Sunday (Combined Service in Sanctuary)

May 21, 2023 10am

MX Kick-Off Sunday (Combined Service in Sanctuary)

June 11, 2023 10am

Church Picnic (Memorial Park)

August 13, 2023 1pm

Please be in prayer

for our 11 confirmands and their mentors.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Memorial Stone There have been discussions over the last few years about memorializing the people who were buried in our grave yard, which was located next to the Family Life Center. Joan Bowen did extensive research to determine a complete list of names. She also donated $8,000 to the project. We have decided to contract with Shull-Koontz Memorials for a granite stone and bronze plaque. The estimated total cost is $11,500. If you would like to donate to this project please put your donation in a plain envelope marked Cemetery Memorial.

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.

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Gideon Hill

Delores who has a swollen optic nerve.

Luke Vulgamott

Gary Gettle

Linda Leidig

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dave Decker

Jane Pensinger

Dick Jenkins

Bob Thomas

Deb Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Scott Tarner

Karen Brennon

Brandy Ashley

Dave Kauffman

Dave Kauffman Jr.

Brianna Renshaw

Lori Diehl

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

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

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland - continued healing

John Hostetler

Prayers for Our World

Disaster relief for Turkey and Syria after Earthquakes.

Humanitarian aid to all people in Syria and Turkey who need help.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather - tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding.

Clean air and water for every child of God.

Wisdom for all government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

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

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Grief Share and Grief Share Participants

Mission Experience June 2023

The Little VBS that Could! (2023)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Don Nolder

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Deb Ewing

Connie Love

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Dottie Vidil

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence
Please pray for comfort and peace for Linda Leidig's family and friends 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.

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

April 28, 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).

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

One United Order of Worship

In Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Becky Foor

Acolyte - Ryan Eckert

The Alter Flowers are placed this morning to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Lily Wren Bumpas, who would have celebrated her 6th birthday on May 2. Ed and Karen Wentz and family; Becky, Jonathan, Nyah, Pacey, Nathan, and Julie are sharing them with us.

To place flowers contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660).

 

 

June 2, 2023

Join Team '1st United' during registration!

Join the First United Methodist Church Team on Friday, June 2, 2023, for Race Against Poverty.

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

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

Note: Early bird registration ends on April 30.

 

Fun Runs in May

Go at your own pace!

Consider joining us for practice runs in May.

We will meet at Memorial Park at the bandshell on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30.

If you have any questions, contact Laura Mellott, LauraAMellott@gmail.com or 724-504-4708.

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

Pray with us and/or for us (see below) Tuesdays at 2:52pm!

Kids Konnect -Wednesdays 6pm-8pm.

2022-2023 Parent Information Packet (Digital)

Prayer Partner April Focus: Ask God to create an environment in First Lights where kids can feel comfortable and safe as they ask questions and seek God. Pray that leaders would grow in confidence by trusting God with their life as they lead kids to do the same in their own.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

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

Graduates! On Sunday, June 4, we will be recognizing and celebrating our graduates in our Sunday services! If you are/have a graduating student this Spring (or at the end of 2022), either High school or higher education, we want to recognize you! Even if you will not be in attendance at one or both services that day, we still want to celebrate with you.

Please contact Collin by e-mailing xcultureyouth@gmail.com or calling 717-263-8491 ext. 206, and he will respond with information we hope to have for Graduation Sunday. Contact prior to May 24.

 

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or Friday Morning, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

 

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

Women Connect meets monthly on the third Saturday at 9am in the Connect Café.

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, Men's 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. New Session starts March 6, 2023 at 1pm until 3pm in Alda Bower.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Join us at 5:00pm for dinner, worship and fellowship!  If you can help tear down afterward on Thursdays at 6:00pm or anytime Friday Morning please contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

New!

The MX Week Schedule is posted.

VBS Registration is open!

MX Dates: June 14-18th, 2023

What is MX? MX is an abbreviation of Mission Experience. It's a new way of saying 'Service Project' or 'Work Camp'; except for these differences:

  • MX is intentionally as intergenerational as we can make the entire week-long experience be! It's not just a term we use to mean 'all ages'; it's a term we use in our vision! The church AND the family working in partnership to disciple their children. Discipleship happens in small age-appropriate groups; Discipleship also happens when two different generations sit next to each other and share EXPERIENCES!
  • MX is about being open to all possibilities and saying confidently and enthusiastically, 'Yes. Lord!' to opportunities instead of listing reasons why something is too expensive; too difficult; too bizarre; too different.
  • MX is about connecting FUMC with our neighbors, but also with each other!
  • MX is about experiencing our vision of 'Connect Ignite Shine' to understand our vision.

Every member of FUMC is invited to join us this summer as we set out to experience whatever moments God has in store for us!

Day 1

Creation Station

 

Day 2

From the pit to the Palace

 

Day 3

All Tracks Lead to Jesus

 

5th Sundays at FUMC!

New Worship Schedule

We will meet together in one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary.

Sunday school classes will meet at 9am.

The remaining 5th Sundays of 2023 are:

  • April 30
  • July 30,
  • October 29,
  • December 31

Combined services will be blended traditional/contemporary.

Confirmation Sunday (Combined Service in Sanctuary)

May 21, 2023 10am

MX Kick-Off Sunday (Combined Service in Sanctuary)

June 11, 2023 10am

Church Picnic (Memorial Park)

August 13, 2023 1pm

Please be in prayer

for our 11 confirmands and their mentors.

The CASHS Choristers will be performing their spring concert in our sanctuary on Saturday, April 29th at 7pm. The concert is free and open to the public. (Donations will be accepted.) Refreshments will be served in the lobby after the concert. We hope you can join us.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

**New**

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

Memorial Stone There have been discussions over the last few years about memorializing the people who were buried in our grave yard, which was located next to the Family Life Center. Joan Bowen did extensive research to determine a complete list of names. She also donated $8,000 to the project. We have decided to contract with Shull-Koontz Memorials for a granite stone and bronze plaque. The estimated total cost is $11,500. If you would like to donate to this project please put your donation in a plain envelope marked Cemetery Memorial.

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.

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Gideon Hill

Jenny Barnes

Luke Vulgamott

Gary Gettle

Linda Leidig

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dave Decker

Jane Pensinger

Dick Jenkins

Bob Thomas

Deb Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Scott Tarner

Karen Brennon

Brandy Ashley

Dave Kauffman

Dave Kauffman Jr.

Brianna Renshaw

Lori Diehl

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

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

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland - continued healing

John Hostetler

Prayers for Our World

Disaster relief for Turkey and Syria after Earthquakes.

Humanitarian aid to all people in Syria and Turkey who need help.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather - tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding.

Clean air and water for every child of God.

Wisdom for all government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

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

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Grief Share and Grief Share Participants

Mission Experience June 2023

The Little VBS that Could! (2023)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Don Nolder

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Deb Ewing

Connie Love

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Dottie Vidil

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.

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

April 21, 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).

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

Traditional Order of Service

Contemporary Order of Service

 

In Traditional Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Doug Harbach

Acolyte - Cindy Robison

The centerpiece this morning is given in memory of Robert Maring from June Maring and family.

To place flowers contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660).

 

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

Pray with us and/or for us (see below) Tuesdays at 2:52pm!

First Lights Ministry Meeting [open to parents of children and anyone committed to making First Lights KidMin the best it can be and who are advocates for FL to the rest of the church] April 24 at 5:30pm in the Connect Café.

Kids Konnect -Wednesdays 6pm-8pm.

Toddler Teas for Little Lights on 2nd Saturdays! 9am.

2022-2023 Parent Information Packet (Digital)

Prayer Partner April Focus: We live in a “me-centered” world, where people act as if the world revolves around them. It can be hard to figure out how to be humble throughout the different circumstances we face. Thankfully, we don’t have to figure this out on our own. When Jesus was on earth, He gave us the ultimate example of humility. Jesus is God, and He put that aside for us. Through His life and death, Jesus also showed us how to serve others and put them first. Pray that you would be able to model what it looks like to put others ahead of yourself and pray the same for your prayer partner.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

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

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or Friday Morning, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

 

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

April 15, 2023 – Save the Date, We’re Having A TEA! 9-11am in the Family Life Center.

“You Are My Cup of Tea” Steeped in God’s Love.

Invite a friend and join us for scones, tea sandwiches, and dessert, served with tea, and a wonderful morning of fellowship! Registration is required to attend. Donations are welcome at the tea tables that day and benefit the Women Connect Ministry and Outreach. Sign-ups and more information coming soon!

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, Men's 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. New Session starts March 6, 2023 at 1pm until 3pm in Alda Bower.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Join us at 5:00pm for dinner, worship and fellowship!  If you can help tear down afterward on Thursdays at 6:00pm or anytime Friday Morning please contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

New!

The MX Week Schedule is posted.

VBS Registration is open!

MX Dates: June 14-18th, 2023

What is MX? MX is an abbreviation of Mission Experience. It's a new way of saying 'Service Project' or 'Work Camp'; except for these differences:

  • MX is intentionally as intergenerational as we can make the entire week-long experience be! It's not just a term we use to mean 'all ages'; it's a term we use in our vision! The church AND the family working in partnership to disciple their children. Discipleship happens in small age-appropriate groups; Discipleship also happens when two different generations sit next to each other and share EXPERIENCES!
  • MX is about being open to all possibilities and saying confidently and enthusiastically, 'Yes. Lord!' to opportunities instead of listing reasons why something is too expensive; too difficult; too bizarre; too different.
  • MX is about connecting FUMC with our neighbors, but also with each other!
  • MX is about experiencing our vision of 'Connect Ignite Shine' to understand our vision.

Every member of FUMC is invited to join us this summer as we set out to experience whatever moments God has in store for us!

Day 1

Creation Station

 

Day 2

From the pit to the Palace

 

Day 3

All Tracks Lead to Jesus

 

5th Sundays at FUMC!

New Worship Schedule

We will meet together in one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary.

Sunday school classes will meet at 9am.

The remaining 5th Sundays of 2023 are:

  • April 30
  • July 30,
  • October 29,
  • December 31

Combined services will be blended traditional/contemporary.

Confirmation Sunday (Combined Service in Sanctuary)

May 21, 2023 10am

MX Kick-Off Sunday (Combined Service in Sanctuary)

June 11, 2023 10am

Church Picnic (Memorial Park)

August 13, 2023 1pm

Please be in prayer

for our 11 confirmands and their mentors.

The CASHS Choristers will be performing their spring concert in our sanctuary on Saturday, April 29th at 7pm. The concert is free and open to the public. (Donations will be accepted.) Refreshments will be served in the lobby after the concert. We hope you can join us.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will be an informational meeting held on Monday, April 24th, 6:30 pm in the Connections Café for anyone interested in finding out more information on an adult mission trip or being involved with a local mission experience during the week of MX. For questions or more information contact Greg Stouffer at 717-658-2351.

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.

Prayers for Healing

Don Nolder

Gideon Hill

Jenny Barnes

Luke Vulgamott

Gary Gettle

Linda Leidig

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dave Decker

Jane Pensinger

Dick Jenkins

Bob Thomas

Deb Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Scott Tarner

Karen Brennon

Brandy Ashley

Dave Kauffman

Dave Kauffman Jr.

Brianna Renshaw

Lori Diehl

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

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

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland - continued healing

Prayers for Our World

Disaster relief for Turkey and Syria after Earthquakes.

Humanitarian aid to all people in Syria and Turkey who need help.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather - tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding.

Clean air and water for every child of God.

Wisdom for all government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

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

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Grief Share and Grief Share Participants

Mission Experience June 2023

The Little VBS that Could! (2023)

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Don Nolder

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Deb Ewing

Connie Love

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Dottie Vidil

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence
Prayers for comfort and peace for Ron Diehl's family as he 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.

PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES

April 14, 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).

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

In Traditional Worship Today:

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - McKenna Seylar

The centerpiece this morning is given to the glory of God and in memory of Bob and Becky Hoover from Steve and Bobbie Gillespie.

To place flowers contact Bette Renshaw (717-263-3660).

 

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

Children's Ministry

Family Worship FAQs

Pray with us and/or for us (see below) Tuesdays at 2:52pm!

First Lights Ministry Meeting [open to parents of children and anyone committed to making First Lights KidMin the best it can be and who are advocates for FL to the rest of the church] April 24 at 5:30pm in the Connect Café.

Kids Konnect -Wednesdays 6pm-8pm.

Toddler Teas for Little Lights on 2nd Saturdays! 9am.

2022-2023 Parent Information Packet (Digital)

Prayer Partner April Focus: We live in a “me-centered” world, where people act as if the world revolves around them. It can be hard to figure out how to be humble throughout the different circumstances we face. Thankfully, we don’t have to figure this out on our own. When Jesus was on earth, He gave us the ultimate example of humility. Jesus is God, and He put that aside for us. Through His life and death, Jesus also showed us how to serve others and put them first. Pray that you would be able to model what it looks like to put others ahead of yourself and pray the same for your prayer partner.

Visit First Lights.org for more

Youth Group

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

Visit Illuminate.org for more

Hungry Hearts

If you can help tear down after the meal on Thursday at 6:00 PM or Friday Morning, contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

 

Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS in Women Connect:

April 15, 2023 – Save the Date, We’re Having A TEA! 9-11am in the Family Life Center.

“You Are My Cup of Tea” Steeped in God’s Love.

Invite a friend and join us for scones, tea sandwiches, and dessert, served with tea, and a wonderful morning of fellowship! Registration is required to attend. Donations are welcome at the tea tables that day and benefit the Women Connect Ministry and Outreach. Sign-ups and more information coming soon!

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, Men's 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. New Session starts March 6, 2023 at 1pm until 3pm in Alda Bower.

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Join us at 5:00pm for dinner, worship and fellowship!  If you can help tear down afterward on Thursdays at 6:00pm or anytime Friday Morning please contact Pastor Steve at 717-873-6626.

Stay tuned as more details will be coming out pretty regularly!

MX Dates: June 14-18th, 2023

What is MX? MX is an abbreviation of Mission Experience. It's a new way of saying 'Service Project' or 'Work Camp'; except for these differences:

  • MX is intentionally as intergenerational as we can make the entire week-long experience be! It's not just a term we use to mean 'all ages'; it's a term we use in our vision! The church AND the family working in partnership to disciple their children. Discipleship happens in small age-appropriate groups; Discipleship also happens when two different generations sit next to each other and share EXPERIENCES!
  • MX is about being open to all possibilities and saying confidently and enthusiastically, 'Yes. Lord!' to opportunities instead of listing reasons why something is too expensive; too difficult; too bizarre; too different.
  • MX is about connecting FUMC with our neighbors, but also with each other!
  • MX is about experiencing our vision of 'Connect Ignite Shine' to understand our vision.

Every member of FUMC is invited to join us this summer as we set out to experience whatever moments God has in store for us!

5th Sundays at FUMC!

New Worship Schedule

We will meet together in one worship service at 10am in the sanctuary.

Sunday school classes will meet at 9am.

The remaining 5th Sundays of 2023 are:

  • April 30
  • July 30,
  • October 29,
  • December 31

Combined services will be blended traditional/contemporary.

Confirmation Sunday (Combined Service in Sanctuary)

May 21, 2023 10am

MX Kick-Off Sunday (Combined Service in Sanctuary)

June 11, 2023 10am

Church Picnic (Memorial Park)

August 13, 2023 1pm

Please be in prayer

for our 11 confirmands and their mentors.

The CASHS Choristers will be performing their spring concert in our sanctuary on Saturday, April 29th at 7pm. The concert is free and open to the public. (Donations will be accepted.) Refreshments will be served in the lobby after the concert. We hope you can join us.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

**New**

There will be an informational meeting held on Monday, April 24th, 6:30 pm in the Connections Café for anyone interested in finding out more information on an adult mission trip or being involved with a local mission experience during the week of MX. For questions or more information contact Greg Stouffer at 717-658-2351.

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.

Prayers for Healing

Ron Diehl - Chambersburg Hospital Prayers for wisdom and understanding as Mary cares for her family.

Don Nolder

Gideon Hill

Jenny Barnes

Luke Vulgamott

Gary Gettle

Linda Leidig

Glennis Parris

Dottie Vidal

Dave Decker

Jane Pensinger

Dick Jenkins

Bob Thomas

Deb Ewing

Sherrill Kessinger

Scott Tarner

Karen Brennon

Brandy Ashley

Dave Kauffman

Dave Kauffman Jr.

Brianna Renshaw

Marylee Henderson

Dave Waskfield - healing of CA

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

Josh (battling bone CA)

Bill Holland - continued healing

Prayers for Our World

Disaster relief for Turkey and Syria after Earthquakes.

Humanitarian aid to all people in Syria and Turkey who need help.

Relief for those dealing with severe weather - tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding.

Clean air and water for every child of God.

Wisdom for all government leaders.

God's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

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

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

Grief Share and Grief Share Participants

Mission Experience June 2023

Prayers needed for these members with long term concerns:

Dick Jenkins

Don Nolder

Shirley Jones

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Deb Ewing

Connie Love

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Ron Diehl

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Dottie Vidil

Linda Lojacono

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence
Please pray for comfort for John Parsons family and friends as he 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.

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