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.
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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.
Thanks to everyone who supported this year’s Youth Sleepout for the Homeless! With the generous support of our community, we were able to raise over $6,000. Proceeds will benefit New Hope Ministries in Mechanicsburg and their efforts to support the local homeless and families in need.
The 22nd Annual Youth Sleepout for the Homeless takes place this Wednesday – Thursday (Nov. 27-28). The church parking lot will be transformed into a community of boxes, where at least 75 teenagers will spend the evening.
The Sleepout allows participants to get a small taste of what it is like to be homeless.
In addition, the Sleepout raises funds to support local homeless families. Participants will be accepting donations from the community and passersby throughout the evening. This year’s goal is to raise $8,000. All proceeds will benefit New Hope Ministries in Mechanicsburg.
Stop by and show your support!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
4:00-4:45pm for special needs guests and families
5:15-7:30pm for general public
Attendees will be taken back in time to ancient Bethlehem to experience daily life in Jesus’ time. The room will be set up like a marketplace, where attendees can browse several ”shops” with herbs and spices, jewelry, toys, weaving, carpentry, baked goods and candy. Some shops will offer items to make, and games for children to play. Attendees also can visit the new baby Jesus in the manger.
After experiencing life during the time of Jesus and seeing the baby Jesus, attendees are invited to pray in the prayer room and receive Holy Communion.
Before departing, attendees are invited to attend a mission meal of grilled cheese, and tomato and chicken noodle soups. Donations toward the meal will benefit a mission trip the church Youth Group is planning for next summer, to aid New Jersey residents affected by last year’s Superstorm Sandy.