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October 2017


First Church welcomes knitters, crocheters and crafters of all types for the new Knit@Nite fellowship group. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the newly renovated Tower Meeting Room (former Children’s Library), Room 216D. Attendees can work on any project, but prayer shawls and hats for premature babies are currently needed. For more information, call or e-mail the church at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

Food Trucks

Harrisburg Food Truck Feasts will roll into the First Church parking lot on Friday, Oct. 20 for the last time this year. The trucks will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. An expected six to eight trucks will be pulling into the church parking lot to sell everything from Greek food to chicken tenders and tacos. In addition to good food, the event offers a fun time to meet and socialize with other community members.

Chicken Barbecue to Benefit Bell Choirs

The First Church Bell Choirs will host a chicken barbecue fund raiser on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each meal includes a ½ chicken, baked potato, applesauce and roll for $9. Drinks and desserts will be sold separately. Proceeds benefit trips the Bell Choirs take to workshops and festivals.

New Member Class

Are you interested in becoming a member of First Church? Please consider attending our New Member Class. The next one begins on Sunday, Oct. 8 and runs for 7 weeks. Classes are held during the Sunday School hour from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call or e-mail Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry, at (717) 766-4611 or adultministry@fumchurch.com.

Children’s Sabbath

First Church will observe the annual Children’s Sabbath on Sunday, Oct. 22 during the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. worship services. This year’s theme is, “Moving Forward With Hope.” The United Methodist Church designates a Children’s Sabbath each October. The national observance encourages congregations to renew and live out their moral responsibility to care, protect and advocate for all children. All are welcome to attend!

Rejoicing Spirits Worship Service

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service this Sunday, Oct. 22 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. An informal atmosphere, brief messages, and lots of music and fellowship opportunities. Rejoicing Spirits services are held on the fourth Sunday of each month.

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