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July 2020

12
July
8:15 am — 12:00 pm
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Video Worship: “Shifting Perspectives”

The pastors of First Church will present “Shifting Perspectives,” a sermon series on suffering and how it can help us grow closer to Jesus. “I wonder a lot as of late what all this suffering is for. Why is it necessary? Why does it feel so impossible to overcome? Then I remembered something so simple, it’s profound. Jesus. Yes, Jesus suffered and told us that we should expect to suffer, too (John 16:33). But suffering isn’t just a fact of…

2020 Virtual VBS

First Church is excited to announce a new virtual format for VBS this summer. The dates are July 13 to 17, starting at 9:00 a.m. This year’s theme, Knights of North Castle: Quest for the King’s Armor, invites children to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power by exploring how we put on the armor of God.  Watch promo video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=I1x0a0oPiqE&feature=emb_logo. Kids ages 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to register by July…

2020 Virtual VBS

First Church is excited to announce a new virtual format for VBS this summer. The dates are July 13 to 17, starting at 9:00 a.m. This year’s theme, Knights of North Castle: Quest for the King’s Armor, invites children to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power by exploring how we put on the armor of God.  Watch promo video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=I1x0a0oPiqE&feature=emb_logo. Kids ages 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to register by July…

2020 Virtual VBS

First Church is excited to announce a new virtual format for VBS this summer. The dates are July 13 to 17, starting at 9:00 a.m. This year’s theme, Knights of North Castle: Quest for the King’s Armor, invites children to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power by exploring how we put on the armor of God.  Watch promo video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=I1x0a0oPiqE&feature=emb_logo. Kids ages 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to register by July…

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 at 6:30 p.m. A carpool leaves from First Church at 6:00 p.m. for those who are interested. All are welcome! Click here to learn more…

15
July
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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Bagging Groceries at Mission Central

Join us at Mission Central 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 the third…

2020 Virtual VBS

First Church is excited to announce a new virtual format for VBS this summer. The dates are July 13 to 17, starting at 9:00 a.m. This year’s theme, Knights of North Castle: Quest for the King’s Armor, invites children to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power by exploring how we put on the armor of God.  Watch promo video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=I1x0a0oPiqE&feature=emb_logo. Kids ages 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to register by July…

2020 Virtual VBS

First Church is excited to announce a new virtual format for VBS this summer. The dates are July 13 to 17, starting at 9:00 a.m. This year’s theme, Knights of North Castle: Quest for the King’s Armor, invites children to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power by exploring how we put on the armor of God.  Watch promo video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=I1x0a0oPiqE&feature=emb_logo. Kids ages 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to register by July…

Food Trucks

The Third Friday Food Trucks return on Friday, July 17! The trucks will serve in the church parking lot from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. Food will be takeout only due to recent restrictions, and guests are asked to follow physical distancing guidelines. We will be welcoming the following trucks: 717 Taco, Lucky Penny Burger, Get Smok’d, Potato Coop, Kona Ice, and Doggie Delights (treats for dogs). Mark your calendar now for upcoming Food Truck dates on  August 21, September 18,…

19
July
8:15 am — 12:00 pm
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Video Worship: “Shifting Perspectives”

The pastors of First Church will present “Shifting Perspectives,” a sermon series on suffering and how it can help us grow closer to Jesus. “I wonder a lot as of late what all this suffering is for. Why is it necessary? Why does it feel so impossible to overcome? Then I remembered something so simple, it’s profound. Jesus. Yes, Jesus suffered and told us that we should expect to suffer, too (John 16:33). But suffering isn’t just a fact of…

26
July
8:15 am — 12:00 pm
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Video Worship: “Shifting Perspectives”

The pastors of First Church will present “Shifting Perspectives,” a sermon series on suffering and how it can help us grow closer to Jesus. “I wonder a lot as of late what all this suffering is for. Why is it necessary? Why does it feel so impossible to overcome? Then I remembered something so simple, it’s profound. Jesus. Yes, Jesus suffered and told us that we should expect to suffer, too (John 16:33). But suffering isn’t just a fact of…

Rejoicing Spirits

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service 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 2020

02
August
8:15 am — 12:00 pm
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Video Worship: “Shifting Perspectives”

The pastors of First Church will present “Shifting Perspectives,” a sermon series on suffering and how it can help us grow closer to Jesus. “I wonder a lot as of late what all this suffering is for. Why is it necessary? Why does it feel so impossible to overcome? Then I remembered something so simple, it’s profound. Jesus. Yes, Jesus suffered and told us that we should expect to suffer, too (John 16:33). But suffering isn’t just a fact of…

09
August
8:15 am — 12:00 pm
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Video Worship: “Shifting Perspectives”

The pastors of First Church will present “Shifting Perspectives,” a sermon series on suffering and how it can help us grow closer to Jesus. “I wonder a lot as of late what all this suffering is for. Why is it necessary? Why does it feel so impossible to overcome? Then I remembered something so simple, it’s profound. Jesus. Yes, Jesus suffered and told us that we should expect to suffer, too (John 16:33). But suffering isn’t just a fact of…

16
August
8:15 am — 12:00 pm
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Video Worship: “Shifting Perspectives”

The pastors of First Church will present “Shifting Perspectives,” a sermon series on suffering and how it can help us grow closer to Jesus. “I wonder a lot as of late what all this suffering is for. Why is it necessary? Why does it feel so impossible to overcome? Then I remembered something so simple, it’s profound. Jesus. Yes, Jesus suffered and told us that we should expect to suffer, too (John 16:33). But suffering isn’t just a fact of…

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 at 6:30 p.m. A carpool leaves from First Church at 6:00 p.m. for those who are interested. All are welcome! Click here to learn more…

19
August
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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Bagging Groceries at Mission Central

Join us at Mission Central 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 the third…

Food Trucks

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Trucks will be returning in 2020! Join us on the following Fridays: May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18 and October 16 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…

23
August
8:15 am — 12:00 pm
More

Video Worship: “Shifting Perspectives”

The pastors of First Church will present “Shifting Perspectives,” a sermon series on suffering and how it can help us grow closer to Jesus. “I wonder a lot as of late what all this suffering is for. Why is it necessary? Why does it feel so impossible to overcome? Then I remembered something so simple, it’s profound. Jesus. Yes, Jesus suffered and told us that we should expect to suffer, too (John 16:33). But suffering isn’t just a fact of…

Rejoicing Spirits

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service 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.

30
August
8:15 am — 12:00 pm
More

Video Worship: “Shifting Perspectives”

The pastors of First Church will present “Shifting Perspectives,” a sermon series on suffering and how it can help us grow closer to Jesus. “I wonder a lot as of late what all this suffering is for. Why is it necessary? Why does it feel so impossible to overcome? Then I remembered something so simple, it’s profound. Jesus. Yes, Jesus suffered and told us that we should expect to suffer, too (John 16:33). But suffering isn’t just a fact of…

September 2020

Food Trucks

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Trucks will be returning in 2020! Join us on the following Fridays: May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18 and October 16 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…

October 2020

Food Trucks

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Trucks will be returning in 2020! Join us on the following Fridays: May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18 and October 16 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…

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