Summer Events

First Church will hold a Rejoicing Spirits worship service on Sunday, August 22 at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome!

For this month, we will be worshipping in person, but as an extra measure of precaution, we ask that all attendees wear a mask while indoors. 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/.

First United Methodist Church invites school aged children to bring their backpacks to be blessed on Sunday, August 29th at 1:00 p.m. in the church parking lot.  We will pray for a safe and wonderful school year for all our students, teachers, school administrators and school support staff.  Each child will receive a special blessings tag for their backpack.  We also welcome back Mr. Justin and his Chemistry For God presentation!  Mr. Justin will wow us with his chemistry experiments all while teaching us important Bible lessons.
All are welcome! You do not need to be a member of First Church to attend. Questions, contact the church office at 717-766-4611 or office@fumchurch.com.

First Church is pleased to announce that the Third Friday Food Trucks will be returning Friday, August 20, 2021. The trucks will serve in the church parking lot from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.

We are excited to announce that entertainment will be provided by the Harrisburg Singers from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Harrisburg Singers is one of central PA’s finest choral ensembles. Consisting of 40 members, they have a unique harmony and unity that reflect a genuine celebration of music. The group takes special pride in its ability to perform works from many different traditions sensitively and with the highest level of musicianship. To celebrate the return of live music, select members from the Singers will be performing solo selections from their most popular concert, Pops to Broadway. Come enjoy familiar pop music and Broadway hits!  See event flyer here.

Tables and chairs provided, but you may want to bring your own chair to enjoy the concert near the stage. 

We will be welcoming the following food trucks: Lucky Penny, Shredderz, Marsico’s Italian, Wichway Sandwiches, Potato Coop, Farm Show Milkshakes and Sarah’s Creamery. (check our FB page for any last-minute changes in trucks).

Mark your calendar now for upcoming Food Truck dates on September 17 and October 15. 

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

First Church invites you to the Annual Mechanicsburg Community Day on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 at Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First Church, along with several other community churches are sponsoring  the Children’s Activity Area, which features two new inflatable rides!

The event will feature live music, food trucks, kids programming and more. We will also be celebrating the park’s 100th Anniversary with a special opening ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

For event details, visit The Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership at https://downtownmechanicsburg.com/events/community-day-in-the-park/.  See event flyer here.

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.

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 August 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.

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