Thanks to all for your generous support of our Annual Youth Sleepout for the Homeless! The event raised nearly $4,500! Donations were accepted from the community throughout the evening. Proceeds will benefit local ministry groups and their work with the homeless and other families in need in our area.

Members of First Church will participate in the Borough of Mechanicsburg’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 23. All are invited to attend! Join us on the town square at the corner of Market & Main Streets at 5:15 p.m. The caroling around the Christmas Tree will be led by First Church choirs at…

First Church will hold its annual Church Conference on Sunday, Nov. 18, in Fellowship Hall following the second worship service. All church members are invited and encouraged to attend. The Rev. Dr. Thomas Salsgiver, assistant to Bishop Jeremiah Park, will preside. Rev. Salsgiver will provide important information on the upcoming special session of the United…

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service on Sunday, Nov. 25, 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…

Join us at Mission Central on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 6:00 p.m. to help sort and bag donated groceries. The groceries are then transported to the Bethesda Mission shelter in Harrisburg to be shared with residents in need. Mission Central, a warehouse and affiliate of the Susquehanna Conference of The United Methodist Church, collects and…

First Church is pleased to support Isaiah 61 Ministries, a local organization that serves the needs of the homeless in Dauphin County. They provide a variety of services including a food bank, clothing closet and shelter. Specifically, First Church members help serve meals to the homeless in downtown Harrisburg on the third Wednesday of each…

First Church is collecting boxes of personal care items for this year’s Operation Christmas Child. Through this ministry, the public is invited to fill one or more shoe-sized boxes with toiletries (comb, hairbrush, toothbrush, washcloth, etc.), toys, games, school supplies and a Wow item. The boxes are shipped to children in dire need in more…

First Church will observe the World Thank Offering, led by the United Methodist Women (UMW), on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, during the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. worship services. Observed annually, the World Thank Offering is an opportunity for individuals to respond to God’s abundance and grace with gifts of gratitude. Donations support the mission and…

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