Fall Events

First Church will conclude its congregation-wide study of “The Case for Christ” with a pot-luck supper and worship night celebration on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Everyone is invited to attend this time of fellowship, followed by a time of worship in the sanctuary. The First Church Youth Praise Band will provide music. Also, we will hear personal stories of how the study has impacted our faith.

Please bring a main dish, side dish or dessert to share. For more information, call or e-mail Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry, at (717) 766-4611 or adultministry@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. 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.

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.

First Church invites the public to enjoy front row seats for Mechanicsburg’s Annual Halloween Parade!

The parade, set for Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., passes right by our Simpson Street property. The public is welcome to set up seating along the sidewalk. We also offer free parking, a concession stand and restrooms.

First Church is pleased to announce that beginning Oct.1, we will launch a new Convergent Service in the sanctuary at 10:45 a.m.

The Convergent Service will be less formal in style. It will include a mix of classic hymns, gospel songs, and different generations of contemporary music led by our praise team and choirs. There will be musical offerings from the sanctuary choir, the bell choirs, children and youth. The Convergent Service also will incorporate media and other worship arts, and above all seek to glorify God!

We chose the word “Convergent” to describe the new service because it means “coming closer together.” Based on 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, where we are called to worship with ‘different gifts, different activities, but the same Spirit,’ the service is a celebration of all that we have to offer the Lord.
The 8:15 a.m. service will continue in a more traditional style of worship.

Click Here to view the introduction video.

First Church will participate in World Communion Sunday on Oct. 1 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 evermore in need of peacemaking.
All are welcome!

First Church is participating in the upcoming Honoring and Blessing Mechanicsburg’s First Responders on Monday, Sept. 11. All are invited to attend and show their appreciation and support. Join us by the PNC Bank building, Trindle Road/Main St., Mechanicsburg, at 11:30 a.m.

Several area churches are participating. The one-hour ceremony includes free lunch, a brief program with words of thanks, and prayer.

For more information, contact Lori Hoffnagle at (717) 766-4611 or outreach@fumchurch.com.

In response to one of our core values of discerning God’s will through reading the Holy Word, Bibles will be presented to 4 year olds, second, sixth, and ninth grade students at both 8:15 and 10:45 worship services. Parents will be invited to present the Bibles to their children, as we encourage a lifelong adventure in Bible reading and study.

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service on Sunday, Sept. 24 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.

Area residents are invited to join a Zumba Gold fitness class at First Church, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. The Tuesday class only is a SilverSneaker Partner. The first class starts on September 12.

Zumba Gold is designed for active older adults who are not used to exercising or may be physically limited. Using Latin styles of music and dance at a lower intensity, Zumba Gold classes strive to improve balance, strength, flexibility, and most importantly, cardiovascular health. No need to register, you may pay as you go.

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

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