The Mechanicsburg Area Council of Churches invites the community to join them for luncheons on Wednesdays during this Lenten season. Four Mechanicsburg churches will serve as hosts: March 4 St. Luke Episcopal Church 8 E. Keller St., 717.766.5182 March 11 Shepherdstown United Methodist Church 1934 S. York St., 717.766.3076 or shepherdstownumc.org March 18 Mechanicsburg Church…

Many people choose to give up something for the 40 days of Lent. Perhaps a favorite snack food, like chocolate or potato chips. It is a reminder of and very small sacrifice to honor the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made for each of us. Beginning March 1, the pastors of First Church will present “Giving…

Come experience the passion and power of the Easter story. First Church will put on its annual Passion Play on Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The Passion Play re-enacts the events of Holy Week, beginning with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and concluding with his crucifixion and resurrection. The live performance,…

The Mechanicsburg Cluster of Churches will host a community Ash Wednesday worship service on February 26 at 7 p.m.  First United Methodist Church 135 W. Simpson Street, will be hosting the service. New this year, you will be invited to participate in interactive stations to help prepare you for the beginning of Lent.  All are…

Mechanicsburg Area Churches invite the community to a Good Friday Prayer Walk through the Mechanicsburg Borough. Led by local pastors, prayer walkers will meet at one of the prayer sites, cover the surrounding area in prayer and then come together at 1:15 at the Mechanicsburg First Church of God (28 E. Main Street) for closing…

First church will offer “LORD, Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 Days”, an inductive Bible study by Kay Arthur, this spring. This 4-week study will transform your life as you learn to mine the riches of God’s Word. The workbook teaches readers how to study Scripture and specifically mark the text to unlock…

First Church is offering two new intergenerational Sunday School classes this spring, for people of all ages who desire to learn and grow together. Two study topics are being offered. “Short Stories by Jesus” Jesus knew how to tell a story. He knew that to get his message across, he needed to relate to the…

In the Bible, names revealed something about a person’s character – the circumstances of their birth (Moses means “drawn from the water”); a specific characteristic (Esau means “hairy one”); or a praise to God (Jeremiah means “God is exalted”). A name also said something about a person’s destiny (Jesus means “Saviour”). The Old Testament uses…

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