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The people of First United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Simpson and Frederick Streets in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, are always excited to share our passion for and love of Jesus Christ! We offer engaging worship, plus countless opportunities for spiritual growth through fellowship, discipleship and service.

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News & Events



womens-retreat-logo[1]Attention women! You are invited to attend a peaceful, enriching weekend with the women of First United Methodist Church!

Join us for the Annual Women’s Retreat from March 6 to 8, 2015, at the Mt. Asbury Retreat Center in Newville.

Early bird cost is $110, due by Jan. 25. After this date, the cost is $125. Registrations are due by Feb. 22. To register, call or e-mail the church at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

January 25, 2015 Bulletin Announcements,

January 25 – February 1, 2015 calendar

February 2015 Newsletter

Rejoicing Spirits ImageFirst Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service this Sunday, Jan. 25, at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome!

The service is specially designed and adapted for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. An informal atmosphere, brief messages, and lots of music and fellowship opportunities.

Rejoicing Spirits is held on the fourth Sunday of each month.

Do you want to feel better? The Health & Wellness Committee will be offering a book club during Lent. We will read the book, 40 Days to Better Living: Optimal Health, from the Church Health Center, based in MemphisThis book provides clear, manageable steps to get you there through life-changing attitudes and actions.

If you’re ready to really live better, you can select one or more elements of the 7-step Model for Healthy Living—Faith, Medical, Movement, Work, Emotional, Family and Friends, and Nutrition—and follow the 40-day plan to improve your life, just a bit, day by day. This book offers plenty of practical advice, biblical encouragement, and stories of real people who have taken the same journey.

The book club will meet Monday evenings in Room 105 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm during Lent. The first class will be on Feb. 16.  There will be no class on Feb. 23, but class will resume on March 2 and continue through March 30. Sign up in the Narthex by Feb. 8 so we can have your book available on the first night of class.  The cost per book is $8.

Join us to help improve your health in the new year. As a group, we can support each other in the journey to wellness.




Come out to Friendly’s at the 3125 Market Street, Camp Hill location ALL DAY on Thursday, January 15th and support the adult FUMC Dominican Republic Mission Team.  Friendly’s will donate 20% of your check to the Mission Team

The Mission Team consists of 20 adult members of FUMC who plan to travel to the town of Cristobal in the Dominican Republic in July 2015.  This trip is an extension of the 2013 Youth Mission trip to continue our service to the Church and people in Cristobal.

Remember to bring your flyer and mention that you’re supporting FUMC when checking out.  The more flyers returned, the better!  Forgot your flyer?  Click here to print another copy!  Thank you for your support of the Mission Team and the people of Cristobal.

Where do you find your value?

How do you measure your worth in today’s world? Do you compare yourself to others to make yourself feel better (or worse)? Want to know the truth of it all? Then come away with us to Wesley Forest and learn what you need to know.

If you have never been on retreat before, now is the time to try it.

If you have joined us in the past, we look forward to having you back.

Retreats are a great way to get to know your fellow brothers in Christ. You will learn more about these guys in one weekend than you can in a year’s worth of Sunday Services.

Do yourself, and your family, a favor. Sign up today.

Registration forms at the information desk.

First Church will hold a Psalm 150 Service of praise and testimony this Sunday, Jan. 18, at 10:45 a.m. This is a relaxed, informal worship service with lots of music. All are welcome!