Sunday, Feb. 11 is Youth Sunday at First Church. Members of the Youth Fellowship Group (grades 6 to 12) will lead both morning worship services at 8:15 and 10:45.

All are welcome!

Pastor Denny Keller is leading a weekly study based on “BE ONE, MAKE ONE,” the 2018 daily Bible discipleship challenge. The study begins Jan. 10, and will run from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. in room B004.

Based on the core values that guide us as disciples, “BE ONE, MAKE ONE” incorporates focused study, weekly Scripture readings based on key Biblical themes, and messages during Sunday worship services to reinforce the lessons. In addition, participants can engage in a variety of spiritual activities throughout the year.

No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, “BE ONE, MAKE ONE” can help you develop into a more engaged and growing disciple of Jesus!

No sign up is required. Simply 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!

As you clean out those old electronics and make room for new ones, don’t throw the old ones away! Please consider donating them.

The First Church Computer Ministry will hold a Recycling Day on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Mission Central, 5 Pleasant View Drive in Mechanicsburg.

For more information, go to www.compministry.org.

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

Children ages three through sixth grade and their families are invited to attend the spring session of the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program.

Held weekly on Wednesdays, this program provides Bible study and fun activities for children, and allows families to spend quality time together. The spring session begins Jan. 24, and concludes with our Annual Passion Play on March 28. Meetings last from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Non-church members are welcome to attend, but all participants must be pre-registered. The cost is $15 per child. Scholarships are available. This includes meals.

If you enjoy cooking, please join First Church for Soupy Saturday on Jan. 20, beginning at 9:00 a.m. We will meet in the church kitchen to make delicious homemade soups and muffins to share with friends, neighbors and homebound church members.

All are welcome! You do not have to be a member of First Church or any church to attend.

For more information, call or e-mail Janice Bowen at the church, (717) 766-4611 ext. 112 or wecare@fumchurch.com.

Join us at Mission Central on Wednesday, Jan. 17 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, 5 Pleasant View Drive, Mechanicsburg, 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.

First Church members Sarah Jones and Tiffany Holland will discuss their recent mission trip to First Church’s sister congregation in Sierra Leone on Jan. 14, during the Sunday School hour, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in the multi-purpose room. All are invited to attend!

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

At First Church our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. But to make disciples, we must first be disciples!

Beginning Jan. 1, First Church will hold the “BE ONE, MAKE ONE” discipleship challenge. We challenge everyone to participate!

Based on the core values that guide us as disciples, “BE ONE, MAKE ONE” incorporates focused study, weekly Scripture readings based on key Biblical themes, and messages during Sunday worship services to reinforce the lessons. In addition, participants can engage in a variety of spiritual activities throughout the year.

No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, “BE ONE, MAKE ONE” can help you develop into a more engaged and growing disciple of Jesus! Click here for the Bible Reading Plan.

See the display in the main lobby to sign up. Invite a friend to participate with you! For more information, call or e-mail Tina Eaton, Director of Discipleship, at (717) 766-4611 ext. 104 or adultministry@fumchurch.com.

Six Core Values that Guide Us in Being Disciples
1. Lifelong Learner. I am continually growing as a disciple by studying God’s word alone and with others.
2. Praying Follower. I faithfully listen in order to discern God’s will and respond to God in prayer every day.
3. Passionate Worshipper. I glorify God in my personal life every day and in corporate worship on a weekly basis.
4. Dedicated Missionary. I demonstrate God’s love for all people as I actively seek and respond to the needs of others. I am committed to reaching, encouraging, serving and connecting with our community and beyond.
5. Relationship Builder. I strive to always express love and compassion for others in a way that helps to create Christian community.
6. Generous Giver. In response to God’s extravagant love for me, I cheerfully and consistently give both my spiritual gifts and financial resources to support God’s mission.

Registration is now open for “Tailor Made: God’s Masterpiece,” the 2018 Women’s Retreat to be held Friday to Sunday, Feb. 2 to 4, at Mt. Asbury Retreat Center in Newville.

All First Church women are invited and encouraged to attend, for a weekend filled with fellowship, fun, food and spiritual renewal. Hotel-like accommodations and four meals included.

Register by Dec. 31 to enjoy the early bird fee of $120. After that date, the fee is $130. Final registration deadline is Jan. 14. Click here for the Registration Form.  For more information, call or e-mail the church at (717) 766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

Registration is open for the 2018 Men’s Retreat to be held Friday to Sunday, Feb. 16 to 18, at Wesley Forest. The Rev. Dr. Steven Gallaher, Founder of Salt ‘n Light Youth Ministry in Camp Hill, will lead the weekend.

All First Church men are invited and encouraged to attend. This beautiful camp is the perfect place to seek rest, spiritual renewal and fellowship time.

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

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