Fall Events

Flu Shots will be offered by the Visiting Nurse Association of PA in the First Church multipurpose room on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive one. Some, but not all, insurances are accepted. Please be sure to bring your insurance information.

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

First Church will hold a Ministry & Mission Fair on Nov. 11, 2018, in conjunction with our Consecration Sunday. The purpose of this interactive fair is to educate and encourage participants to get involved in a ministry of the church and/or serve in the Mechanicsburg community and beyond!

Join us from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room for this wonderful event, and discover new ways to give of your time and the talents that God has given you as a special gift!

If you have questions, please contact Tina Eaton at adultministry@fumchurch.com or call her at 717.766.4611.

First Church is collecting donations of canned sweet potatoes, and invites the public’s support.

The canned goods will be included in holiday food boxes that are being prepared by New Hope Ministries in Mechanicsburg, for distribution to local families in need.

Donations can be dropped off inside the main entrance of the church on Sunday mornings, or any weekday during normal church hours.

First Church will host a mission trip to help process boxes at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Columbia, MD on Friday, Nov. 30.

Through the Operation Christmas Child ministry, the public is invited to fill one or more shoe-sized boxes with toiletries (comb, hairbrush, toothbrush, washcloth, etc.), toys and games, school supplies, and a Wow! item. The boxes are shipped to children in dire need in more than 100 countries around the world.

The group will depart from First Church at 7 a.m., and arrive home that evening. Participants should pack a lunch, snacks and drinks, and wear comfortable shoes. There is no cost to attend, but participants should bring money for dinner.

Act fast if you are interested! We can only take up to nine people, on a first come first served basis. To sign up or for more information, call or e-mail the church office at 717.766.4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

Backyard Missions connects volunteers from First Church with local residents who need occasional assistance. Most Backyard projects are short-term tasks to help residents maintain their homes and property. This includes yard work, raking leaves, snow removal and general household duties (spring cleaning, for example). Backyard volunteers will take on other tasks as appropriate and as they are able. There is no charge; all work is performed by church members who volunteer their time.

You do not have to be a member of First Church or any church to receive assistance. To request help, call or e-mail the church at 717.766.4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

Little Friends Preschool of First Church will hold a Fall Festival and Silent Auction on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Games and other fun activities for children, and a variety of great items to place bids on!

Little Friends is looking for items for the Silent Auction. If you have something to donate, please contact Maria Petrilak at lfns@fumchurch.com. All proceeds benefit the preschool.

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

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service on Sunday, Oct. 28 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.

Mission Central will hold a 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 27, with a 9 a.m. start time. All are invited to participate!

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.

Mission Central moved nearly $8 million in resources through the warehouse in 2017, and reached more than 4.1 million people with assistance.

Proceeds will benefit Mission Central’s work. To register for the 5K, visit  https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Mechanicsburg/MissionsinMotion5K.

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 are interested.

All are welcome! Click here to learn more about Isaiah 61 Ministries. To volunteer, call or e-mail the church at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

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 own.

For details, see the display at the Welcome Center, or call or e-mail Tina Eaton, 717.766.4611 or adultministry@fumchurch.com.

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