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First United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg is accepting applications for the position of Office Manager. This full-time position (40 hours/week) is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the church office in a way that contributes to the ministry efforts of the staff, committees, ministry teams, and church members.

The qualified candidate will have a personal, vital and growing relationship with Jesus Christ; excellent communication, computer and organizational skills; experience with desktop publishing; and an exceptional ability to work independently, multi-task and meet multiple deadlines.

Major tasks include responding to phone calls, emails, and visitors; coordinating all internal church communication (emails, bulletins, newsletters); maintaining church membership records; scheduling of building use for all activities; maintaining records of all monetary donations and electronic giving; coordinating computer support and maintenance of all office equipment; and recruitment of volunteers to assist in office tasks.

Salary commensurate with experience and capabilities. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume to office@fumchurch.com. For a complete job description or more information, e-mail the church at the above address, or call 717.766.4611. Please submit resumes by June 3, 2019.

Visit First Church at Jubilee Day in downtown Mechanicsburg on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The church parking lot will be open to the public. Free-will donations will be accepted to benefit a youth mission trip this summer.

First Church is located just one block from the Jubilee Day activities, and our building will be open for visitors to use the rest rooms.

Enjoy this wonderful Mechanicsburg tradition!

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 soup kitchen, clothing bank and Life groups.

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, June 19, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. A carpool leaves from First Church at 6:00 p.m. for those who are interested.

All are welcome! To volunteer, call or e-mail the church at 717.766.4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

Join us at Mission Central on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 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 Mission Central the third Wednesday evening of every month to sort and bag groceries.

For more information or to volunteer, call the church office at 717.766.4611.

Congratulations to the 2019 confirmands! Join us on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the 10:45 a.m. worship service as we formally welcome new members into our church family

Join us on June 2 for Graduate Sunday at First Church. We will honor all of our 2019 graduates, both high school and college, during the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. worship services.

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Truck Feast will be returning in 2019! Join us for the first event on May 17 in the church parking lot from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Confirmed vendors so far include Mad Dash, Up in Smoke, Soul Burrito, It’s All Greek, Lucky Penny Burger Co., Sugar Whipped, and Kona Ice.

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.

Food Trucks are scheduled for the following additional Fridays in 2019: June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20 and Oct. 18.

First Church is excited to host ‘Re-Creation’ in concert again this summer. The group will perform in concert on Saturday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. at First Church, and lead worship at both services on Sunday, June 23.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. All are invited to attend.

This team of talented performers travels across the United States to inspire and enhance the lives of hospitalized veterans with their uplifting performances. The group is known as ‘America’s ambassadors to hospitalized veterans,’ as they have served across our nation in VA Medical Centers and State Veterans homes for 40 years.

“Classic,” the Saturday concert, is a new show featuring the best in American music with a grand patriotic finale. The music for Sunday’s worship services will be “a celebration of faith and confidence in God’s mighty love.”

We look forward to sharing this amazing concert with our community and veterans! If you are a Veteran and need transportation to the concert, please call the church office at (717) 766-4611. For more information about Re-Creation, visit their website at www.re-creationusa.org.

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Trucks will be returning in 2019! Join us for the first event on May 17 in the church parking lot from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.

An expected six to eight trucks will be pulling in with a variety of foods. Confirmed vendors so far include Mad Dash, Soul Burrito, Up In Smoke, It’s All Greek, Lucky Penny Burger Company, Sugar Whipped and Kona Ice.

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.

Food Trucks are scheduled for the following additional Fridays in 2019: June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20 and October 18.

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.

Come to immerse our community in prayer, and listen for the voice of God to discern His desires for us and the residents of Mechanicsburg.

Beginning May 8, First Church will host weekly Prayer Walks throughout the church’s surrounding neighborhoods.

Walks will be held each Wednesday from May 8 to 29, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. We will meet by the church’s flagpole to begin the walks, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, we will gather inside the church for prayer.

For more information, call or e-mail the church at 717.766.4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

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