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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.

If this is your first time at our site, explore the tabs at the top of this page and click on topics that interest you. You can also choose a specific category from the “Current Events” menu or type what interests you into the “search” field.  In addition, a chronological listing of our “News & Events” can be found below.  Please contact us if you would like more detailed information or have questions – we look forward to connecting with you!



News & Events



World Communion Sunday: October 5

This Sunday, First Church will participate in World Communion Sunday during both the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. worship services.

Celebrated the first Sunday in October, World Communion Sunday is a day to celebrate our oneness in Christ, the Prince of Peace, in the midst of the world we are called to serve – a world ever more in need of peacemaking.

All are welcome!

Asking the Right Questions

A new sermon recording is now available. Download Asking the Right Questions. If you’re an iTunes user, just subscribe to the podcast.

October 2014 First News First Newsletter

October 2014 Newsletter

September 28, 2014 Bulletin Announcements

September 28 – October 5, 2014 calendar

Our “Loving Generously” five week sermon series begins October 19 and small groups will begin meeting during the week that follows.  Please see the display in the main lobby at church to sign up today for a small group!  You can choose an existing group, create a new group, or simply do the study on your own.  Once you sign up, you will receive a Participant’s Guide to use throughout this study.

You do not need to be a member of First Church, or any church, to participate.  Please contact Tina Eaton at adultministry@fumchurch.com or call 766-4611 if you have questions or would like to sign up.

To view a video “trailer” for this study go to http://www.reimaginegenerosity.com/choose-campaign/loving-generously/. Together lets work to break down the walls that separate us from people who may be different than us where we live, work and play.


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

Rejoicing Spirits Worship Service This Sunday

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service this Sunday, Sept. 28, 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.

What’s Happening at First Church September 21-28?

September 21, 2014 Bulletin Announcements

September 21-28, 2014 calendar