For additional information regarding any of the ministries described below, please contact Janice Bowen.  ( or 717-766-4611 X112)

The Care Team connects with church members who are unable to attend church for a season, whether due to aging, extended illness, or other life circumstance. Care Team members make phone calls, send cards, and spend time visiting with members whether at home, a retirement community, nursing home or hospital.

 Covered in Love is a knitting and crocheting ministry for all ages and abilities. They meet weekly, creating prayer shawls and other items for charities.

The Health and Wellness Team plans four health lectures each year, involving speakers both from within our congregation as well as specialists from the community. This group also oversees other activities to promote the health of the church, such as offering flu shots in the fall, maintenance of first aid kits and the AED device, and establishment of an on-site emergency notebook.

Meal Ministry Team members prepare and deliver meals to church members during times of significant life transitions or health changes, such as upon the arrival of a new baby or during a time of significant illness or recovery.

Communion Stewards share communion with homebound members who are unable to be present in church on Sunday mornings when Holy Communion is offered.

Transportation Ministry includes capable drivers who bring non-driving members to Sunday worship, as well as to occasional doctor appointments and other critical errands as the need arises during the week.

Backyard Missions is a group that offers acts of service, such as yard work, household repairs, and painting, typically for individuals who are unable to complete these projects themselves for a variety of reasons such as illness, aging, and/or limited finances.

The Funeral Meal Team consists of a dedicated crew who plan, shop, prepare, and serve a meal upon request of a family following their loved one’s funeral service. In addition to the team working together in the kitchen, other members contribute desserts which they prepare at home and deliver for the meal.

The Prayer Team consists of church members and friends who are committed to praying for the outreach and ministry of First Church. Members pray at home, as well as gathering periodically to pray in community at church. Members also pray for special concerns which are shared via email, keeping concerns confidential upon request.