Fall Events

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.

Non-church members are welcome to attend, but all participants must be pre-registered.  The cost is $20, per child per semester, which includes meals.  Click here for the 2018-19 registration form.

For more information, call or e-mail the church office at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

Are you interested in becoming a member of First Church? Please consider attending our New Member Class. The next one begins on Sunday, Oct. 7 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.

First Church will participate in World Communion Sunday on Oct. 7 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!

Pastor John Shellenberger will lead a weekly Lunch & Learn on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 3 and will run 7 weeks. All are welcome!

Come to dive deeper into First Church’s 2018 daily Bible reading plan. Bible study begins at 11 a.m. under the balcony in the sanctuary, followed by lunch out together at noon (Dutch treat).

Sign up at the Welcome Center display, pick up a Common English Bible with the companion daily reading plan, and begin reading!

First Church kicks off a new year of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) on Friday, Sept. 28. All moms of young children are invited to come and connect with our community of women who meet to laugh, support each other and embrace the journey together.

MOPS meetings include fellowship time over a light breakfast, valuable teachings, small group discussion and Christian devotions.

Fun outings/play-dates, creative projects and/or service opportunities are also organized for those who are interested in connecting in between the monthly meetings.

Monthly meetings are held at First Church on Friday mornings from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. The local fee for this group is $20 per semester (to help cover childcare and other expenses), and the MOPS International registration fee is $31.95. Scholarships are available.

If you know an expectant mother/mother of a young child, please invite her to come and check out a meeting for free!

All are welcome. You do not have to be a member of First Church or of any church to participate. For more information, call or e-mail the church office at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 26 is See You At The Pole day. At 7:00 a.m., students across the nation and around their world will voluntarily gather around the flagpole at their schools, both public and private, to pray for their school, friends, families, classmates, teachers, churches and communities. Inquire with your church or child’s school for information on local events, or arrange your own See You At The Pole event!
First Church invites you to pray with us at 9:05 a.m. at the church flagpole (located near the office entrance). All are welcome!

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service on Sunday, Sept. 23 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.

First Church invites children in grades one through six to be a part of this exciting ministry as we praise God through ringing!

Ringers and their parents are asked to attend an organizational meeting and the first rehearsal on Sunday, Sep. 23, in the Music Room (behind Fellowship Hall) immediately following the 10:45 a.m. service. Also, children can try out handchimes during Sunday School on September 9 and 16th.

Previous experience in playing the hand chimes is not required.

For more information, call or e-mail the church at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

The Third Friday Food Truck Feast rolls into the First Church parking lot again on Sept. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m.
An expected six to eight trucks will be pulling in with a variety of foods. Confirmed vendors so far include: Mad Sandwiches, Mad Dash, Chicken Truck, Up in Smoke, Soul Burrito, Sugar Whipped, Tropipop, Smoothie King.

In addition to good food and music, the event offers a fun time to meet and socialize with other community members. First Church will provide tables and chairs, and free parking including handicapped accessible parking.

The Food Trucks will roll in for the final time this year on Oct. 19.

Check out the Facebook page at First United Methodist Church of Mechanicsburg, Pa. for details, and an updated list of food trucks for each event.

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