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First United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg is seeking and now accepting applications for a full-time Director of Children and Family Ministry. This person will be responsible for the overall vision and implementation of the faith development of children (birth through 5th grade), in partnership with their families.

Education related to children and/or family ministry, or applicable experience is required. Further details describing the qualifications, skills, experience, and responsibilities related to this position can be found in the full job description. Click here to view the current job description.

Interested candidates should submit their resume to office@fumchurch.com or to Ellen Hill, Office Manager, at 135 W. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service on Sunday, July 25 at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome!

We are excited to announce that we will be worshipping in person at the church! The service will include music, scripture, prayer and a brief message. This service can also be viewed via livestream. To receive the livestream link, please contact Karin McHale at karinmch@comcast.net or contact the church office at office@fumchurch.com.

The service is specially designed and adapted for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. Following the service, there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments.

Rejoicing Spirits services are held on the fourth Sunday of each month.  For more about Rejoicing Spirits and our Special Needs Ministry, see information here: https://fumchurch.com/missions/disability-ministry/.

Save the Date! The United Methodist Women of First Church will hold their annual Yard, Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to noon in the church parking lot.
Free school supplies for children on a first come, first served basis. Food will be available at the sale to benefit the Church Handbell Choirs. The huge book sale benefits the Church Library and includes books, CD’s and puzzles and you can enjoy tasty treats at the UMW Bake Sale.  Proceeds benefit UMW missions in our community and our Youth mission trips.
Exciting update, all the Yard Sale spaces have been sold, so come and shop for great bargains and support missions!  Questions, contact the church office at office@fumchurch.com.

The July 2021 Spotify Playlist is here!  Click here or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5rbHEYEfHei97cUI8rjwNJ?si=AAumRDWASuGsr6-31f7FpQ.

We will continue to share a new playlist the first Wednesday of each month. For Spotify users, search for the user First UMC of Mechanicsburg, and click on the playlist titled “Where Words Fail, Music Speaks”.

If you don’t have a Spotify account, you can easily create one for free. Enjoy and thanks for listening!

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Trucks will be returning Friday, July 16! The trucks will serve in the church parking lot from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.

We are excited to announce that tables and chairs will be available to enjoy your food under a spacious canopy!

We will be welcoming the following food trucks: Mad Dash, Potato Coop, Get Smok’d, Philly Hoagie, Lucky Penny, Farm Show Milkshakes, and Savory’s Funnel Cakes (check our FB page for any last-minute changes in trucks).

Mark your calendar now for upcoming Food Truck dates on August 20 (Music by the Harrisburg Singers), September 17 and October 15.

Please Like our Facebook page at First United Methodist Church of Mechanicsburg, Pa. for updates and future events.

There are 168 hours in a week. The typical follower of Jesus spends just one hour a week in church. What about the other 167?

The New Testament Book of James has been called the “handbook of practical Christianity.” Beginning in July, the pastors of First Church will present “James: All Day, Every Day,” a 12-week sermon series with messages based on the Book of James. During this journey, we will discover how to follow Christ humbly, obediently, and with an open heart all day every day!  Find the Daily Bible Readings for the month of July here.

All are invited and encouraged to attend. You do not have to be a member of First Church to enjoy this sermon series.

The sermons will be presented at the 8:15 and 11:00 Sunday morning worship services. First Church is now offering in-person worship.  In order to provide a clean and safe environment, we have several hand sanitizing stations located in our sanctuary and will offer distanced seating, if requested. Our 8:15 a.m. service also can be viewed via livestream on our website and Facebook page or anytime later that week.

James: All Day, Every Day

July 4 “Considering It All Joy” James 1:1-11
July 11 “Growing Strong In Broken Places” James 1:12-16
July 18 “Inviting God to Change My Heart” James 1:17-21
July 25 Guest Preacher: Rev. Marian Hartman
August 1 Guest Preachers: Rev. Marian Hartman and Rev. Pat Woolever
August 8 “Expressing Faith In Acts of Love” James 1:22-27
August 15 “Loving People I Don’t Want and Don’t See” James 2:1-13
August 22 “Choosing God’s Wisdom” James 3:13-18
August 29 “Waging Peace In Conflict” James 4:1-10
September 5 “Planning for Tomorrow By Surrendering Today” James 4:13-17
September 12 “Counting on My Lord, Not My Money” James 5:1-6
September 19 “Standing On The Promises” James 5:7-11
September 26 “Becoming A Community That Heals” James 5:13-18
Please join us for worship and communion on Sunday morning at 8:15 and 11:00 a.m. We are now gathering for in-person worship for both services and continue to offer live-stream worship at our 8:15 a.m. service. Pre-filled communion cups and wafers will be used at in-person worship. If you are worshipping from home, remember to bring your own crackers or bread and fruit juice while our pastors provide instructions for Holy Communion. All are welcome!

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service on Sunday, June 27 at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome!

We are excited to announce that we will be worshipping in person at the church starting in June! The service will include music, scripture, prayer and a brief message. This service can also be viewed via livestream. To receive the livestream link, please contact Karin McHale at karinmch@comcast.net or by contacting the church office at office@fumchurch.com.

The service is specially designed and adapted for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. Following the service, there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments.

Rejoicing Spirits services are held on the fourth Sunday of each month.

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Trucks will be returning Friday, June 18! The trucks will serve in the church parking lot from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.

We are excited to announce that tables and chairs will be available to enjoy your food, along with jazz music from the KZ Trio!

We will be welcoming the following food trucks: Mad Dash, Doughheads Waffles, Italian Job, Grappling Crab, Shredderz, and Sarah’s Creamery.

Mark your calendar now for upcoming Food Truck dates on July 16, August 20, September 17 and October 15.

Please Like our Facebook page at First United Methodist Church of Mechanicsburg, Pa. for updates and future events.

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