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First United Methodist Church Mechanicsburg

May 2019

Wednesday Prayer Walk

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…

“Catch Your Breath” Bible Study

This Easter Season, First Church invites you to explore worship as an invitation to slow down, breathe deeply, and be refreshed by the presence of the Risen Christ. First Church Senior Pastor Dennis Keller will lead the Bible study “Catch Your Breath,” based on the church’s sermon series of the same title. All are invited and encouraged to attend! The study will run on Wednesdays from May 1 to June 5, from 6:45 to 8 p.m. in Room B004. The…

June 2019

“Catch Your Breath” Sermon Series

Do you remember the last time you had to catch your breath? Perhaps you were winded from walking up a steep flight of stairs, or you frantically searched for a child who’d wandered away in a crowded place. You remember the experience – your heart is pounding, your lungs gasping for air. Then, as deep breaths fill your lungs, your heart rate slows and you are ready to move on. This Easter Season, we’re going to explore worship as an…

Graduate Sunday

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.

“Catch Your Breath” Bible Study

This Easter Season, First Church invites you to explore worship as an invitation to slow down, breathe deeply, and be refreshed by the presence of the Risen Christ. First Church Senior Pastor Dennis Keller will lead the Bible study “Catch Your Breath,” based on the church’s sermon series of the same title. All are invited and encouraged to attend! The study will run on Wednesdays from May 1 to June 5, from 6:45 to 8 p.m. in Room B004. The…

Confirmation Sunday

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

2019 VBS

First Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday to Friday, June 10 to 14, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. All area children ages 4 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. There…

2019 VBS

First Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday to Friday, June 10 to 14, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. All area children ages 4 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. There…

2019 VBS

First Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday to Friday, June 10 to 14, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. All area children ages 4 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. There…

2019 VBS

First Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday to Friday, June 10 to 14, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. All area children ages 4 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. There…

2019 VBS

First Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday to Friday, June 10 to 14, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. All area children ages 4 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. There…

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 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…

Knit@Nite

First Church welcomes knitters, crocheters and crafters of all types for the Knit@Nite fellowship group. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the newly renovated Tower Meeting Room (former Children’s Library), Room 216D. Attendees can work on any project, but prayer shawls and hats for premature babies are currently needed. For more information, call or e-mail the church at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

Third Friday Food Trucks

The Third Friday Food Trucks return to First Church again on June 21. Join us in the church parking lot from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Confirmed vendors so far include Mad Dash, Potato Coop, Get Smok’d, Marsico’s Italian, The Chicken Truck, Soul Burrito, Smoothie King and Sugar Whipped. 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…

Re-Creation Concert

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…

“Re-Creation” Worship

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…

Rejoicing Spirits

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service on Sunday, June 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 is held on the fourth Sunday of each month.

July 2019

Bagging Groceries at Mission Central

Join us at Mission Central on Wednesday, July 17, 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…

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 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, July 17, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. A carpool leaves from First Church at 6:00 p.m. for those…

Knit@Nite

First Church welcomes knitters, crocheters and crafters of all types for the Knit@Nite fellowship group. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the newly renovated Tower Meeting Room (former Children’s Library), Room 216D. Attendees can work on any project, but prayer shawls and hats for premature babies are currently needed. For more information, call or e-mail the church at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

Food Trucks

The Third Friday Food Trucks return to First Church again on July 19. Join us in the church parking lot from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Confirmed vendors so far include Shredderz, It’s All Greek, Chicken Truck, 717 Tacos, 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…

Rejoicing Spirits

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service on Sunday, July 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 is held on the fourth Sunday of each month.

August 2019

Knit@Nite

First Church welcomes knitters, crocheters and crafters of all types for the Knit@Nite fellowship group. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the newly renovated Tower Meeting Room (former Children’s Library), Room 216D. Attendees can work on any project, but prayer shawls and hats for premature babies are currently needed. For more information, call or e-mail the church at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

Food Trucks

The Third Friday Food Trucks return to First Church again on August 16. Join us in the church parking lot from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Confirmed vendors so far include Soul Burrito, Up In Smoke, Marsico’s Italian, Artisan Pizza, Potato Coop, Smoothie King, and The Sweet Spot. 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…

Yard, Book and Bake Sale

The United Methodist Women (UMW) of First Church will hold their annual Yard, Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon in the church parking lot. The church library will host a huge book sale on site. Most books can be purchased for 25 cents to $1. Back by popular demand, the UMW will be selling their homemade baked goods. Other food will be available for purchase. Free school supplies for children on a first…

September 2019

Food Trucks!

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Trucks will be returning in 2019! Join us on the following Fridays: May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20 and October 18 from 4:30 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, pizza and desserts. In addition to good food and music, the event…

Knit@Nite

First Church welcomes knitters, crocheters and crafters of all types for the Knit@Nite fellowship group. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the newly renovated Tower Meeting Room (former Children’s Library), Room 216D. Attendees can work on any project, but prayer shawls and hats for premature babies are currently needed. For more information, call or e-mail the church at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

October 2019

Food Trucks!

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Trucks will be returning in 2019! Join us on the following Fridays: May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20 and October 18 from 4:30 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, pizza and desserts. In addition to good food and music, the event…

Knit@Nite

First Church welcomes knitters, crocheters and crafters of all types for the Knit@Nite fellowship group. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the newly renovated Tower Meeting Room (former Children’s Library), Room 216D. Attendees can work on any project, but prayer shawls and hats for premature babies are currently needed. For more information, call or e-mail the church at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

November 2019

Knit@Nite

First Church welcomes knitters, crocheters and crafters of all types for the Knit@Nite fellowship group. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the newly renovated Tower Meeting Room (former Children’s Library), Room 216D. Attendees can work on any project, but prayer shawls and hats for premature babies are currently needed. For more information, call or e-mail the church at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

December 2019

Knit@Nite

First Church welcomes knitters, crocheters and crafters of all types for the Knit@Nite fellowship group. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the newly renovated Tower Meeting Room (former Children’s Library), Room 216D. Attendees can work on any project, but prayer shawls and hats for premature babies are currently needed. For more information, call or e-mail the church at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

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