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October 2018

Wonderful Wednesday

Children ages three through sixth grade and their families are invited to attend the fall session of the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program. This unique program, held weekly on Wednesdays, provides Bible study and fun activities for children, and allows families to spend quality time together. The fall session starts October 17. Meetings last from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme is Rock Solid Followers! See video here to learn how children can become Rock Solid Followers! Non-church members…

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Bagging Groceries

Join us at Mission Central on Wednesday, Oct. 17 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 distributes relief supplies and humanitarian aid locally, nationally and internationally as needed in response to natural disasters and other crises. First Church members volunteer at…

Isaiah 61 Homeless Ministry

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 month. The next volunteer opportunity is Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. A carpool leaves from First Church at 6:00 p.m. for those who…

“Tech-Wise Family” Book Club

First Church invites all parents to participate in a book club based on the book, “The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in its Proper Place,” by Andy Crouch. The introductory session will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, from 6:20 to 7 p.m. in the church’s Sanctuary Gathering space. Book Club meetings will be held at the same time as the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program and will last for 7 weeks. Books may purchased on your…

Men of First Church

Meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8:00 to 9:30 for small group studies. Location changes, call the church office for details.

Men of First Church

Meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8:00 to 9:30 for small group studies. Location changes, call the church office for details.

Knit@Nite

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

The Third Friday Food Truck Feast rolls into the First Church parking lot Oct. 19 – the final visit in 2018! From 5 to 8 p.m., an expected six to eight trucks will be pulling in with a variety of foods. Confirmed vendors so far include Mad Dash, Shredderz, Bountiful Feast, Lucky Penny Burger Co., Roost Uncommon Kitchen and the Sweet Spot! In addition to good food and music, the event offers a fun time to meet and socialize with…

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