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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.

If this is your first time at our site, explore the tabs at the top of this page and click on topics that interest you. You can also choose a specific category from the “Current Events” menu or type what interests you into the “search” field.  In addition, a chronological listing of our “News & Events” can be found below.  Please contact us if you would like more detailed information or have questions – we look forward to connecting with you!



News & Events



Special Missions Presentation

A special missions presentation, “Effectively Sharing the Gospel” by Karen Helmuth from Kidzana Ministries will be held on January 3 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm at the Silver Spring Presbyterian Retreat House.  This talk is specifically being presented to our Dominican Republic mission trip team, but everyone from First Church is welcomed to attend. For more information contact Tina Eaton at adultministry@fumchurch.com or call 766-4611.

Women’s Retreat 2015

The annual Women’s Retreat will be held on March 6-8, 2015.  Join us at Mt. Asbury for a wonderful weekend filled with fun, food, fellowship and growing our faith!  All women are invited.  See registration form for more details:  Flyer2015.

Christmas Eve Services Dec. 24

First Church invites you to join us for our Christmas Eve services:

5:00 p.m.        Candlelight/Family Service – Tailored to families with young children

8:00 p.m.        Candlelight/Service of Christmas Eve Simplicity – A quiet service with communion, instrumental music and time for prayer.

11:00 p.m.      Candlelight/Holy Communion Service

Covered Dish Dinner & Christmas Caroling This Sunday

Please join us this Sunday for dinner and Christmas caroling! The covered dish dinner begins at 5 p.m. We will then go out in groups to members of our homebound community, for caroling and to spread some Christmas cheer. After, treat yourself to cookies and hot cocoa at the church.

All are welcome!

December 14, 2014 Bulletin Announcements

December 14-21, 2014 calendar

Knowing Fletcher

A new sermon recording is now available. Download Knowing Fletcher. If you’re an iTunes user, just subscribe to the podcast.

Pianist Dr. William John Newbrough to Minister Dec. 14

This coming Sunday, December 14, First Church welcomes Dr. William John Newbrough to minister during both morning worship services. He is a world renowned pianist (click here for bio) who desires to share his gift of music and his witness wherever God leads. His bio is extensive and impressive, but even more impressive is that it is all to God’s glory. You won’t want to miss worshiping at FUMC next Sunday!!

Bible Study on Abraham Begins Jan. 8

First Church will offer “Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God – A Study on Abraham,” beginning in January.

Abraham was called “the friend of God.” What can you learn from Abraham’s life that will ground your faith, challenge your walk, and give you hope for the future? Join us to find out! This study, developed by Precept Ministries, uses the inductive Bible study method.

The seven-week study begins on January 8. Two times are available, with classes meeting on Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m., and 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

All are welcome! You do not have to be a member of First Church or any church to participate in the study. The cost is $13.50 for the workbook. To register or for more information, call the church at (717) 766-4611.