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
Members of the First Church Youth Group will hold their 23rd Annual Sleepout for the Homeless next Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 26-27.
Beginning at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, the church parking lot will be transformed into a community of boxes, where at least 75 teenagers will spend the night.
In addition to money, the Sleepout is meant to raise awareness. Participants will get a small but firsthand taste of what it is like to be homeless, and hopefully develop a lifelong passion to help others. The teens are given one meal throughout the evening. Participants are only permitted to bring a blanket and/or sleeping bag, a toothbrush and any necessary medications. Cel phones and other electronic devices, with the exception of cameras, are prohibited.
The teens will accept donations from the community throughout the evening. All proceeds will benefit New Hope Ministries in Mechanicsburg. Last year’s event raised nearly $6,000.
First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service this Sunday, Nov. 23, 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.
Come out to Bob Evans at 5302 Carlisle Pike (Carlisle Pike and Rte 11) in Mechanicsburg from 6 AM to 9 PM Thursday, November 13th through Sunday, November 16th and support the adult FUMC Dominican Republic Mission Team.
The Mission Team consists of 25 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. Forgot your flyer? Click here to print another copy! Thank you for your support of the Mission Team and the people of Cristobal.