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.

Sermon to Small Group Series for Lent

by Tina E. on April 14, 2014

If you are participating in the sermon series study for Lent you will find the text from the 6th sermon, entitled “Longing for Leadership” attached here: Longing for Leadership.  You can also download an audio recording of the sermon from our website if you would prefer. Jesus Calling Image


Longing for Leadership

by KevinL on April 13, 2014

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


Passion Play April 16

by Marilyn Knott on April 13, 2014

Come experience the passion and power of the Easter story. First Church will put on its annual Passion Play on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

The Passion Play re-enacts the events of Holy Week, beginning with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and concluding with his crucifixion and resurrection. The live performance, featuring singing and dancing, will be put on by the children, youth and other members of First Church.

The event is free and open to the public.


April 19 Car Wash to Benefit Youth Mission Trip

by Marilyn Knott on April 13, 2014

The Youth Group of First Church will hold a car wash on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Burger King on Cumberland Parkway, Mechanicsburg. Proceeds will benefit a youth mission trip to New Jersey this summer, to help rebuild communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy.


First Church Easter and Holy Week Services

by Marilyn Knott on April 13, 2014

Celebrate Easter and Holy Week through worship with First Church.

Passion Play – April 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Service – April 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday – A Sunrise Service will be held at 6:20 a.m. at the Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

Worship Services also will be held at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. in the church sanctuary.


 Due to the extraordinary winter weather and extended school year, First Church will hold our annual Vacation Bible School later this summer. Mark your calendar for August 4-8, 2014. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon daily.

Enjoy the same great Bible adventures, games and fun – only the dates have changed. All children ages 3 through entering 6th grade are invited. Students in 7th to 12th grade can volunteer as helpers.

There is a $5 registration fee per child. Need-based scholarships are available.

To register, go to the VBS Registration Link, or call 766-4611.


April 13, 2014 Bulletin Announcements

April 13-20, 2014 calendar


Sermon to Small Group Series for Lent

by Tina E. on April 8, 2014

If you are part of a small group that is studying the sermon series for Lent you will find the text from the 5th sermon, entitled “3G” attached here: 5th Sermon for Lent 3G.  You can also download an audio recording of the sermon if you would prefer.  This recording was posted on our website on April 6.

Jesus Calling Image