Welcome!

First United Methodist is located at the corner of Simpson and Frederick Streets in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Sunday services are held at 8:15 and 10:45. Sunday school is at 9:30.

If this is your first time at our site, we invite you to visit the visitors page. Following that, learn what to expect from a visit on Sunday, and explore activities that occur on other days of the week. Learn more about our mission and staff on the About page.

To see what's happening at FUMC, choose a specific category from the Current Events drop-down in the left column or continue reading below. A list of helpful web site links is also available.

In addition to our weekly Sunday services (see schedule in left column), please join us on the fourth Sunday of the month at 4:00 pm when we have our Rejoicing Spirits service. Rejoicing Spirits is an interactive and inclusive ministry for those with developmental disabilities and their caregivers, families, and friends. All are welcome.

Graduating? Let us know!

by LisaM on April 22, 2014

If you are graduating this year, First Church would like to know!  Please fill out this form and return it to Lisa Aronson or the church office by May 18. Graduate Information Form

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National Day of Prayer, May 1

by Nadine on April 21, 2014

First Church sanctuary will be open specifically for prayer on The National Day of Prayer, May 1, from 8 AM to 8 PM. Please take this opportunity to pray for our nation. We would like to have continuous prayer for 12 hours. You can sign up to pray at a specific time by following the link below or by signing the prayer wheel at the church. If you are unable to pray at the church, we urge you to sign up and pray from wherever you are.

http://www.timetosignup.com/fumcprayer/

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Sermon to Small Group Series

by Tina E. on April 21, 2014

If you are participating in the current sermon series study you will find the text from Easter Sunday, entitled “A Christ Filled World” attached here: A Christ Filled World  You can also download an audio recording of the sermon from our website if you would prefer.

Jesus Calling Image

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Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction – May 10

by Marilyn Knott on April 20, 2014

Pancake Breakfast

Silent AuctionSupport the Youth Group of First Church at a Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction on Saturday, May 10 in Fellowship Hall from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.

The pancake breakfast will feature all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 a person, children 3 and under are free.

Proceeds will benefit a youth mission trip to New Jersey this summer, to help rebuild communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

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First Church Easter and Holy Week Services

by Marilyn Knott on April 18, 2014

Celebrate Easter and Holy Week through worship with First Church.

Passion Play – April 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Service – April 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday – A Sunrise Service will be held at 6:20 a.m. at the Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

Worship Services also will be held at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. in the church sanctuary.

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April 19 Car Wash to Benefit Youth Mission Trip

by Marilyn Knott on April 18, 2014

The Youth Group of First Church will hold a car wash on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Burger King on Cumberland Parkway, Mechanicsburg. Proceeds will benefit a youth mission trip to New Jersey this summer, to help rebuild communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

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April 20, 2014 Bulletin Announcements

April 20-27, 2014 calendar

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Sermon to Small Group Series for Lent

by Tina E. on April 14, 2014

If you are participating in the sermon series study for Lent you will find the text from the 6th sermon, entitled “Longing for Leadership” attached here: Longing for Leadership.  You can also download an audio recording of the sermon from our website if you would prefer. Jesus Calling Image

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