Summer Events

The Third Friday Food Trucks return on Friday, September 18! The trucks will serve in the church parking lot from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Food will be take-out only and guests are asked to follow physical distancing and face covering guidelines.

We will be welcoming the following trucks: Mad Dash, Get Smok’d, Potato Coop, 717 Taco, Sweet Spot and Doggie Delights (dog treats).

The last Food Truck event for 2020 will be held on October 16.

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

The Third Friday Food Trucks return on Friday, August 21st! The trucks will serve in the church parking lot from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Food will be take-out only due to recent restrictions, and guests are asked to follow physical distancing and face covering guidelines.

We will be welcoming the following trucks: Philly Hoagie on the Roll, Shredderz, Up in Smoke, Marsico’s Italian, Lucky Penny, Savory Funnel Cakes, Sarah’s Creamery and Doggie Delights (dog treats).

Mark your calendar now for upcoming Food Truck dates on September 18, and October 16.

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

The August 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 be sharing 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!

First Church will observe Holy Communion on Sunday, August 2. Please join us for worship and communion in-person or on our website on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. Our worship services are now live-streamed, starting at 8:30 a.m. or you can watch anytime after 9:45 a.m. Pre-filled communion cups will be used for in-person worship.  If you are worshiping with us at home, use your own crackers or bread and fruit juice while our pastors provide instructions for Holy Communion. All are welcome!

First Church invites the public to join us for Sacred Space, a new online worship service premiering on select Sunday evenings in August. Experience the Holy Spirit through song, prayer and scripture, led by First Church’s music and worship team members.

First Church has returned to offering on-site worship services on Sunday mornings, with special attention to physical distancing and other safety measures in place. Sacred Space offers an alternative for those who are unable to or uncomfortable with attending services in-person,

Sacred Space will be offered on Sundays, Aug. 2, 16 and 30, at 7 p.m. Watch for more Sacred Space dates this fall.

All are welcome and encouraged to “attend”! Interested participants can find Sacred Space on the First Church website, Facebook and YouTube.  Click here to view the service.

The United Methodist Women of First Church will hold their annual Yard, Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, Aug. 15 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. Enjoy tasty treats at the UMW Bake Sale! Proceeds benefit UMW missions in our community and our Youth mission trips.

Even though all activities will be outside, please follow physical distancing guidelines.  If you cannot stay 6′ from another person, please wear a face covering. Hand sanitizer and faces masks will be available.  Thank you for helping us to stay safe!

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,Philly Hoagie, Potato Coop, Kona Ice and Doggie Delights (treats for dogs).

Mark your calendar now for upcoming Food Truck dates on August 21, September 18, and October 16.

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

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 following Jesus; it’s an opportunity to grow closer to Jesus.”

These words written by a young Christian student in the midst of the global pandemic could well have been said by the apostle Paul. In the eighth chapter of his Letter to the Romans, Paul beautifully describes how being in Christ and living in the Spirit gives us a new perspective on everything, including seasons of suffering.

All are encouraged to hear these powerful messages! Weekly sermons will be available to view through our website at fumchurch.com, while the church building remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  See the Daily Bible Reading Plan here.

Weekly Messages

July 5 “Freedom in Christ Romans” 8:1-4 Click here for sermon.

July 12 “The Mind Set on the Spirit” Romans 8:5-8 Click here for sermon.

July 19 “Transformed By the Spirit” Romans 8:9-11 Click here for sermon.

July 26 “Children of God” Romans 8:12-17 Click here for sermon.

August 2 “Waiting in Hope” Romans 8:18-25 Click here for sermon.

August 9 “The Spirit’s Intercession” Romans 8:26-27 Click here for sermon.

August 16 “All Things For Good” Romans 8:28-30 Click here for the sermon.

August 23 “God Is For Us” Romans 8:31-34 Click here for the sermon.

August 30 “Love Conquers All” Romans 8:35-39 Click here for the sermon.

First Church is offering a new 6-Week Bible Study, “The Power of Jesus’ Names” starting June 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. via zoom conferencing. This study dives deep into the life and character of Jesus to give you a deeper understanding of who He is and what He came to do for, and in, your life today.

See the introduction here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=wlJa0tdv2w0&feature=emb_logo. The workbook is available online to purchase on your own.

To register or if you have questions, please contact Tina Eaton at adultministry@fumchurch.com.

First Church is joining with other area congregations to collect personal care items and food to help local families in need.

The personal care collection will take place on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of First Church, 135 W. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg through June 24th.

The items will be donated to Mission Central in Mechanicsburg. Requested items include laundry detergent, hand towels, feminine hygiene products, band aids, toothpaste, liquid concentrate household cleaner, travel size shampoo, deodorant and soap, blue/black ink pens, pencils. You can also find the list on our FB Page at First United Methodist Church of Mechanicsburg, PA.

In addition, a food collection to support local families will take place at Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church, 1050 S. York Street from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on Wednesdays. The list of needed items include: canned fruit or vegetables, canned chicken or tuna, peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, and single serve cereal.

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