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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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News & Events



Save the Date: Fall Festival/Silent Auction Nov. 8

Little Friends Nursery School of First Church will hold a Fall Festival and Silent Auction on Saturday, Nov. 8. Games and other fun activities for children, and a variety of great items to place bids on! More details to follow soon.

Rejoicing Spirits Worship Service This Sunday

Rejoicing Spirits ImageFirst Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service this Sunday, Oct. 26, 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.

October 19, 2014 Bulletin Announcements
October 19-26, 2014 calendar

All the Running You Can Do

A new sermon recording is now available. Download All the Running You Can Do. If you’re an iTunes user, just subscribe to the podcast.

First Church will participate in the Annual Mechanicsburg CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct. 19.

All walkers will meet at the Mechanicsburg Church of God at 1 p.m. The walk begins at 1:30 p.m. Participants can choose either a 2- or 4-mile walk. Proceeds benefit local residents in need.   Contributions can be given to the church office or John Bowen, with checks made payable to CROP Walk.

All are welcome to walk with us! For more information, call or e-mail the church office at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

New Member Classes Begin Nov. 2

Are you interested in joining First Church? A New Member Class begins Sunday, Nov. 2, and runs for four weeks. The class will meet at 9:30 a.m.

All are welcome! For more information, call or e-mail the church office at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

“Loving Generously” Sermon Series Begins Oct. 19

First Church presents “Loving Generously,” a new five-week sermon series to begin Oct. 19 during the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. worship services.

In “Loving Generously”, we will experience the story of a family as they welcome a struggling young couple into their care and pay a price in worldly opposition. But they also find great joy and beauty in the community that forms as a result of their generous hospitality.

In conjunction with the sermons, First Church invites you to join a small group. The groups will meet weekly throughout the series for additional discussion and exploration of the topic. Participants can also complete the study on their own.

All are welcome! Any questions or for more information, please call or e-mail Tina Eaton at adultministry@fumchurch.com or (717) 766-4611.

October 12, 2014 Bulletin Announcements

October 12-19, 2014 calendar