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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.



News & Events



August 2014 First News First Newsletter

August 2014 Newsletter

July 27, 2014 Bulletin Announcements

July 27-August 3, 2014 calendar

UMW Yard Sale Aug. 16, Free School Kits for Kids!

yard-sale_clip_art[1]First Church will hold a Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

The sale, hosted by the United Methodist Women (UMW), will feature a variety of goods to include crafts, toys and other household items.

Each child who attends the sale can receive a free kit of school supplies, courtesy of UMW and donations from the community. Kits will be available while supplies last.

The church library will host a book sale on-site. Also, baked goods and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit several local missions to include New Hope Ministries, The Neighborhood Center of The United Methodist Church, and Mission Central.

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.


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

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.