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First United Methodist Church Mechanicsburg

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May 2018

Rejoicing Spirits Worship Service

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service on Sunday, May 27 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.

June 2018

Graduate Sunday

Join us on June 3 for Graduate Sunday at First Church. We will honor all of our 2018 graduates, both high school and college, during the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. worship services.

2018 VBS

First Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday to Friday, June 11 to 15, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. All area children ages 3 through entering sixth grade are invited and encouraged to attend. Students entering seventh to 12th grades can volunteer as classroom helpers. Daily lessons are supported with Bible stories, science activities, music, crafts, games and snacks. You do not have to be a member of First Church or any church to attend. Click…

2018 VBS

First Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday to Friday, June 11 to 15, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. All area children ages 3 through entering sixth grade are invited and encouraged to attend. Students entering seventh to 12th grades can volunteer as classroom helpers. Daily lessons are supported with Bible stories, science activities, music, crafts, games and snacks. You do not have to be a member of First Church or any church to attend. Click…

2018 VBS

First Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday to Friday, June 11 to 15, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. All area children ages 3 through entering sixth grade are invited and encouraged to attend. Students entering seventh to 12th grades can volunteer as classroom helpers. Daily lessons are supported with Bible stories, science activities, music, crafts, games and snacks. You do not have to be a member of First Church or any church to attend. Click…

2018 VBS

First Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday to Friday, June 11 to 15, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. All area children ages 3 through entering sixth grade are invited and encouraged to attend. Students entering seventh to 12th grades can volunteer as classroom helpers. Daily lessons are supported with Bible stories, science activities, music, crafts, games and snacks. You do not have to be a member of First Church or any church to attend. Click…

2018 VBS

First Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday to Friday, June 11 to 15, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. All area children ages 3 through entering sixth grade are invited and encouraged to attend. Students entering seventh to 12th grades can volunteer as classroom helpers. Daily lessons are supported with Bible stories, science activities, music, crafts, games and snacks. You do not have to be a member of First Church or any church to attend. Click…

Food Trucks

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Truck Feast will be returning in 2018! Join us on the following Fridays: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m., and Oct. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the church parking lot. An expected six to eight trucks will be pulling in with a variety of foods including chicken, French fries, barbecue, Greek food, tacos and desserts.…

Isaiah 61 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, June 20, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. A carpool leaves from First Church at 6:00 p.m. for those who…

Pastor Denny Bible Study

Wednesday Drop in! All are welcome to join Pastor Denny’s Bible study class, based on the 2018 daily Bible reading plan, any Wednesday from June 20 to July 25. The class meets from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. If you haven’t already, visit the “Be One, Make One” display in the church lobby, pick up a Common English Bible with the companion daily reading plan and begin reading!

“Growing Young” Book Discussion

Read a good book! Order a copy of Growing Young: 6 Essential Strategies to Help Young People Love Your Church, begin reading and join in a discussion group lead by church staff members. The group will meet on Wednesday evenings from June 20 to July 25 from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. The book, based on research done by the Fuller Youth Institute, documents what the “bright spot” congregations they studied all have in common that helps them to reach young…

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.

Jubilee Day

Visit First Church at Jubilee Day in downtown Mechanicsburg on Thursday, June 21.The church parking lot will be open to the public. Free-will donations will be accepted to benefit a youth mission trip to Brooklyn, NY 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!

Re-Creation Concert

First Church is excited to host ‘Re-Creation’ in concert this summer! The group will perform in concert on Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary, and lead worship at both First Church services on Sunday, June 24. 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…

Re-Creation Worship

First Church is excited to host ‘Re-Creation’ in concert this summer! The group will perform in concert on Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary, and lead worship at both First Church services on Sunday, June 24. 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…

Rejoicing Spirits Worship Service

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

Pastor Denny Bible Study

Wednesday Drop in! All are welcome to join Pastor Denny’s Bible study class, based on the 2018 daily Bible reading plan, any Wednesday from June 20 to July 25. The class meets from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. If you haven’t already, visit the “Be One, Make One” display in the church lobby, pick up a Common English Bible with the companion daily reading plan and begin reading!

“Growing Young” Book Discussion

Read a good book! Order a copy of Growing Young: 6 Essential Strategies to Help Young People Love Your Church, begin reading and join in a discussion group lead by church staff members. The group will meet on Wednesday evenings from June 20 to July 25 from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. The book, based on research done by the Fuller Youth Institute, documents what the “bright spot” congregations they studied all have in common that helps them to reach young…

July 2018

Summer Sunday School: Gospel Shaped Outreach

First Church is offering Gospel Shaped Outreach, a summer Sunday School study that will equip participants for faith-sharing. Many Christians don’t like the word “evangelism” and prefer to leave this to pastors and church leaders, but ALL believers are called to make disciples. Gospel Shaped Outreach will include Scripture and feature guest teachers who work as missionaries, to help participants discover comfortable ways to communicate the message of Jesus and become motivated to share our faith with those who are…

Pastor Denny Bible Study

Wednesday Drop in! All are welcome to join Pastor Denny’s Bible study class, based on the 2018 daily Bible reading plan, any Wednesday from June 20 to July 25. The class meets from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. If you haven’t already, visit the “Be One, Make One” display in the church lobby, pick up a Common English Bible with the companion daily reading plan and begin reading!

“Growing Young” Book Discussion

Read a good book! Order a copy of Growing Young: 6 Essential Strategies to Help Young People Love Your Church, begin reading and join in a discussion group lead by church staff members. The group will meet on Wednesday evenings from June 20 to July 25 from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. The book, based on research done by the Fuller Youth Institute, documents what the “bright spot” congregations they studied all have in common that helps them to reach young…

Summer Sunday School: Gospel Shaped Outreach

First Church is offering Gospel Shaped Outreach, a summer Sunday School study that will equip participants for faith-sharing. Many Christians don’t like the word “evangelism” and prefer to leave this to pastors and church leaders, but ALL believers are called to make disciples. Gospel Shaped Outreach will include Scripture and feature guest teachers who work as missionaries, to help participants discover comfortable ways to communicate the message of Jesus and become motivated to share our faith with those who are…

Pastor Denny Bible Study

Wednesday Drop in! All are welcome to join Pastor Denny’s Bible study class, based on the 2018 daily Bible reading plan, any Wednesday from June 20 to July 25. The class meets from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. If you haven’t already, visit the “Be One, Make One” display in the church lobby, pick up a Common English Bible with the companion daily reading plan and begin reading!

“Growing Young” Book Discussion

Read a good book! Order a copy of Growing Young: 6 Essential Strategies to Help Young People Love Your Church, begin reading and join in a discussion group lead by church staff members. The group will meet on Wednesday evenings from June 20 to July 25 from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. The book, based on research done by the Fuller Youth Institute, documents what the “bright spot” congregations they studied all have in common that helps them to reach young…

Summer Sunday School: Gospel Shaped Outreach

First Church is offering Gospel Shaped Outreach, a summer Sunday School study that will equip participants for faith-sharing. Many Christians don’t like the word “evangelism” and prefer to leave this to pastors and church leaders, but ALL believers are called to make disciples. Gospel Shaped Outreach will include Scripture and feature guest teachers who work as missionaries, to help participants discover comfortable ways to communicate the message of Jesus and become motivated to share our faith with those who are…

Pastor Denny Bible Study

Wednesday Drop in! All are welcome to join Pastor Denny’s Bible study class, based on the 2018 daily Bible reading plan, any Wednesday from June 20 to July 25. The class meets from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. If you haven’t already, visit the “Be One, Make One” display in the church lobby, pick up a Common English Bible with the companion daily reading plan and begin reading!

“Growing Young” Book Discussion

Read a good book! Order a copy of Growing Young: 6 Essential Strategies to Help Young People Love Your Church, begin reading and join in a discussion group lead by church staff members. The group will meet on Wednesday evenings from June 20 to July 25 from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. The book, based on research done by the Fuller Youth Institute, documents what the “bright spot” congregations they studied all have in common that helps them to reach young…

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.

Food Trucks

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Truck Feast will be returning in 2018! Join us on the following Fridays: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m., and Oct. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the church parking lot. An expected six to eight trucks will be pulling in with a variety of foods including chicken, French fries, barbecue, Greek food, tacos and desserts.…

Summer Sunday School: Gospel Shaped Outreach

First Church is offering Gospel Shaped Outreach, a summer Sunday School study that will equip participants for faith-sharing. Many Christians don’t like the word “evangelism” and prefer to leave this to pastors and church leaders, but ALL believers are called to make disciples. Gospel Shaped Outreach will include Scripture and feature guest teachers who work as missionaries, to help participants discover comfortable ways to communicate the message of Jesus and become motivated to share our faith with those who are…

Pastor Denny Bible Study

Wednesday Drop in! All are welcome to join Pastor Denny’s Bible study class, based on the 2018 daily Bible reading plan, any Wednesday from June 20 to July 25. The class meets from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. If you haven’t already, visit the “Be One, Make One” display in the church lobby, pick up a Common English Bible with the companion daily reading plan and begin reading!

“Growing Young” Book Discussion

Read a good book! Order a copy of Growing Young: 6 Essential Strategies to Help Young People Love Your Church, begin reading and join in a discussion group lead by church staff members. The group will meet on Wednesday evenings from June 20 to July 25 from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. The book, based on research done by the Fuller Youth Institute, documents what the “bright spot” congregations they studied all have in common that helps them to reach young…

Summer Sunday School: Gospel Shaped Outreach

First Church is offering Gospel Shaped Outreach, a summer Sunday School study that will equip participants for faith-sharing. Many Christians don’t like the word “evangelism” and prefer to leave this to pastors and church leaders, but ALL believers are called to make disciples. Gospel Shaped Outreach will include Scripture and feature guest teachers who work as missionaries, to help participants discover comfortable ways to communicate the message of Jesus and become motivated to share our faith with those who are…

August 2018

Summer Sunday School: Gospel Shaped Outreach

First Church is offering Gospel Shaped Outreach, a summer Sunday School study that will equip participants for faith-sharing. Many Christians don’t like the word “evangelism” and prefer to leave this to pastors and church leaders, but ALL believers are called to make disciples. Gospel Shaped Outreach will include Scripture and feature guest teachers who work as missionaries, to help participants discover comfortable ways to communicate the message of Jesus and become motivated to share our faith with those who are…

Summer Sunday School: Gospel Shaped Outreach

First Church is offering Gospel Shaped Outreach, a summer Sunday School study that will equip participants for faith-sharing. Many Christians don’t like the word “evangelism” and prefer to leave this to pastors and church leaders, but ALL believers are called to make disciples. Gospel Shaped Outreach will include Scripture and feature guest teachers who work as missionaries, to help participants discover comfortable ways to communicate the message of Jesus and become motivated to share our faith with those who are…

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.

Food Trucks

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Truck Feast will be returning in 2018! Join us on the following Fridays: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m., and Oct. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the church parking lot. An expected six to eight trucks will be pulling in with a variety of foods including chicken, French fries, barbecue, Greek food, tacos and desserts.…

Summer Sunday School: Gospel Shaped Outreach

First Church is offering Gospel Shaped Outreach, a summer Sunday School study that will equip participants for faith-sharing. Many Christians don’t like the word “evangelism” and prefer to leave this to pastors and church leaders, but ALL believers are called to make disciples. Gospel Shaped Outreach will include Scripture and feature guest teachers who work as missionaries, to help participants discover comfortable ways to communicate the message of Jesus and become motivated to share our faith with those who are…

Summer Sunday School: Gospel Shaped Outreach

First Church is offering Gospel Shaped Outreach, a summer Sunday School study that will equip participants for faith-sharing. Many Christians don’t like the word “evangelism” and prefer to leave this to pastors and church leaders, but ALL believers are called to make disciples. Gospel Shaped Outreach will include Scripture and feature guest teachers who work as missionaries, to help participants discover comfortable ways to communicate the message of Jesus and become motivated to share our faith with those who are…

September 2018

Summer Sunday School: Gospel Shaped Outreach

First Church is offering Gospel Shaped Outreach, a summer Sunday School study that will equip participants for faith-sharing. Many Christians don’t like the word “evangelism” and prefer to leave this to pastors and church leaders, but ALL believers are called to make disciples. Gospel Shaped Outreach will include Scripture and feature guest teachers who work as missionaries, to help participants discover comfortable ways to communicate the message of Jesus and become motivated to share our faith with those who are…

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.

Food Trucks

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Truck Feast will be returning in 2018! Join us on the following Fridays: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m., and Oct. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the church parking lot. An expected six to eight trucks will be pulling in with a variety of foods including chicken, French fries, barbecue, Greek food, tacos and desserts.…

October 2018

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.

Food Trucks

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Truck Feast will be returning in 2018! Join us on the following Fridays: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m., and Oct. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the church parking lot. An expected six to eight trucks will be pulling in with a variety of foods including chicken, French fries, barbecue, Greek food, tacos and desserts.…

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