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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.

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Living a Thankful Life


A new sermon recording is now available. Download Living a Thankful Life. If you’re an iTunes user, just subscribe to the podcast.

Youth Sleepout for the Homeless This Wednesday-Thursday

Show your support for the Annual Youth Sleepout for the Homeless! Members of the First Church Youth Group will hold their 23rd Annual Sleepout this Wednesday and Thursday.

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. The Sleepout allows participants to get a small taste of what it is like to be homeless, and hopefully develop a lifelong passion to help those in need.

In addition to awareness, the Sleepout raises funds to support local homeless families. Participants will be accepting donations from the community throughout the evening. All proceeds will benefit New Hope Ministries in Mechanicsburg.

November 23, 2014 Bulletin Announcements

November 23-30, 2014 calendar

December 2014/January 2015 Newsletter

Loving Generously: One to Another


A new sermon recording is now available. Download Loving Generously: One to Another. If you’re an iTunes user, just subscribe to the podcast.

Youth Sleepout for the Homeless Next Week

cardboard boxMembers 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.

Rejoicing Spirits Worship Service This Sunday

Rejoicing Spirits ImageFirst 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.

November 16, 2014 Bulletin Announcements

November 16 – 23, 2014 calendar