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December 2017

Cookie Walk

Love Christmas cookies but don’t enjoy baking them? Attend the Cookie Walk at First Church on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored by the Youth Group. Attendees can fill a large or small container with a variety of homemade holiday cookies. Boxes will be provided. Proceeds benefit youth mission projects. For more information, call or e-mail the church at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

Marketplace of Miracles Shopping Event

The United Methodist Women (UMW) of First Church will host the Marketplace of Miracles on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a shopping event like no other! Several organizations and merchants will have a variety of unique and inexpensive items for sale, with all proceeds benefitting the education and prevention of human trafficking, and fair treatment of workers in lesser developed countries. Your purchases really can make a difference! Participating merchants include WAR…

6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Bagging Groceries at Mission Central

On the third Wednesday evening of every month, members of First Church gather at Mission Central in Mechanicsburg to sort and bag donated groceries for local residents in need. The groceries are then transported to the Bethesda Mission shelter in Harrisburg. Through Bethesda Mission’s outreach program, over 1,500 bags of food and essential items are distributed to hungry and needy individuals and families each month in the outlying areas surrounding Harrisburg. Help is always needed! All are invited to join…

Little Friends Christmas Program

The Little Friends Nursery School of First Church will hold their annual Christmas program on Thursday, December 21 at 9:15 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Little Friends, a ministry of First United Methodist Church, provides quality education in a caring, Christian environment. For more information about Little Friends, visit our website at fumchurch.com or call the church office at (717) 766-4611.

Spiritual Formation Gathering

First Church will hold a spiritual formation gathering, based on the Gospel of Luke, this Advent season. A spiritual formation gathering is based on the principle of meeting with no other goal than to be in the presence of God by praying the Scriptures. Participants are encouraged to experience God’s presence through reading, meditation, prayer and contemplation. Specifically, the group will focus on the following Scriptures. Nov. 30 Luke 1:39-45 Dec. 7 Luke 1:46-56 Dec. 14 Luke 1:67-79 Dec. 21…

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