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Jesus Calling ImageFirst Church will host “Coffee and Conversation: Discerning Your Call to Ministry,” this Sunday, Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m. Enjoy conversation with others of all ages in small groups. Discussion questions will focus on exploring your personal calling to serve.

This event is being presented by the church’s Evangelism Committee.

All are welcome and invited to attend! Please bring a breakfast treat to share.  Contact the Church Office at (717) 766-4611 with any questions.

HersheyPark will pay Neighborhood Center for your volunteer efforts and you receive a day pass to be used at the park at a later date! You (over 18 yrs only) can volunteer to work a shift on the following dates: 7/27; 8/3; 8/10; 8/16 through 9/1. Shifts are either 10-3, 4-9, 12-5 or 5-10 with variations on weekends. Contact Nadine Ogden (Ogdens6@verizon.net) to get details and further contact information.

July 20, 2014 Bulletin Announcements

July 20-27, 2014 calendar

Rejoicing Spirits Worship Service This Sunday

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service this Sunday, July 27, 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. The service has an informal atmosphere, and features brief messages, and lots of music and fellowship opportunities.

Rejoicing Spirits services are held on the fourth Sunday of each month.

“Exploring Our Call to Pray” This Sunday

First Church will present “Exploring Our Call to Pray” this Sunday, July 27 at 9:30 a.m.

We are all called to pray. Come and experience new ways to pray by visiting several stations. Each station will teach us new and unique ways of praying to include patterns of prayer, prayer labyrinths, prayer beads/ rocks, and prayer art.

All are welcome and invited to attend!  Contact the Church Office at (717) 766-4611 with any questions.

Upcoming Speaker:

“What is Your Call to Ministry?” Sunday, Aug. 3 @ 9:30 a.m.

Persistent Superstitions


A new sermon recording is now available. Download “Persistent Superstitions”. If you’re an iTunes user, just subscribe to the podcast.

“Mission Jeopardy” This Sunday

First Church will present “Mission Jeopardy” this Sunday, July 20 at 9:30 a.m.

Participate in a fun game of Jeopardy with a twist! This game will help you to learn more about the wide variety of missions that First Church supports.

All are welcome and invited to attend!  Contact the Church Office at (717) 766-4611 with any questions.

Upcoming Speakers:

“Exploring Our Call to Pray,” Sunday, July 27 @ 9:30 a.m.

“What is Your Call to Ministry?” Sunday, Aug. 3 @ 9:30 a.m.

First Church will hold “Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God,” our annual Vacation Bible School, August 4 – 8, 2014. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon daily.

All children ages 3 through entering 6th grade are invited. Students in 7th to 12th grade can volunteer as helpers.

Daily lessons will be supported with Bible stories, science activities, contemporary music, crafts, games and snacks.

There is a $5 registration fee per child. Need-based scholarships are available. Families who register by July 15 will receive a free music CD with this year’s VBS theme songs.

To register, go to http://www.2014.cokesburyvbs.com/fumchurch, or call 766-4611.

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