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First United Methodist Church Mechanicsburg

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135 West Simpson Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 United States
(717) 766-4611

January 2020

“Beyond Suffering” Course

First United Methodist Church is pleased to offer “Beyond Suffering”, the groundbreaking course created to transform the way we view God’s plan for disability. “Beyond Suffering” equips participants with the tools and knowledge they need to begin or enhance a disability ministry within their church or faith community. The demand for churches to develop disability ministries is growing daily. According to the National Health Interview Survey, currently one out of six children (17 percent) in the United States has special…

Wonderful Wednesday

Children ages three through sixth grade and their families are invited to attend the fall session of the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program. This unique program, held weekly on Wednesdays, provides Bible study and fun activities for children, and allows families to spend quality time together. The spring session starts January 22 and concludes with the Annual Passion Play on April 8. Meetings last from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. Non-church members are welcome to attend, but all participants must be…

MOPS Meeting

First Church kicks off a new year of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) on Friday, Sept. 27. All moms of young children are invited to come and connect with our community of women who meet to laugh, support each other and embrace the journey together. MOPS meetings include fellowship time over a light breakfast, valuable teachings, small group discussion and Christian devotions. Fun outings/play-dates, creative projects and/or service opportunities are also organized for those who are interested in connecting in between…

Soupy Saturday Make ‘n Take

If you enjoy cooking, please join First Church for Soupy Saturday on January 25, beginning at 9:00 a.m. We will meet in the church kitchen to make delicious homemade soups and muffins to share with friends, neighbors and homebound church members. All are welcome! You do not have to be a member of First Church or any church to attend. For more information, call or e-mail Janice Bowen at the church, (717) 766-4611 ext. 112 or wecare@fumchurch.com.

Bible Study: Jesus, Understanding His Death and Resurrection

The long-awaited Messiah finally arrived, only to be betrayed and sentenced to death. Why would Jesus knowingly do this for us? Come to discover afresh the good news of the gospel! First Church will host “Jesus: Understanding His Death and Resurrection,” a Precept Ministries study on chapters 14 to 16 of the Gospel of Mark. The six-week, no homework study, led by First Church members Juanita and Ken Guise, will be held on Sunday mornings beginning Jan. 26 during the…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

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.

“Beyond Suffering” Course

First United Methodist Church is pleased to offer “Beyond Suffering”, the groundbreaking course created to transform the way we view God’s plan for disability. “Beyond Suffering” equips participants with the tools and knowledge they need to begin or enhance a disability ministry within their church or faith community. The demand for churches to develop disability ministries is growing daily. According to the National Health Interview Survey, currently one out of six children (17 percent) in the United States has special…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Wonderful Wednesday

Children ages three through sixth grade and their families are invited to attend the fall session of the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program. This unique program, held weekly on Wednesdays, provides Bible study and fun activities for children, and allows families to spend quality time together. The spring session starts January 22 and concludes with the Annual Passion Play on April 8. Meetings last from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. Non-church members are welcome to attend, but all participants must be…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

February 2020

Jesus’ Vision for a Life of Joy

Have you had your vision tested lately? Not just your eyesight, but your view on life. If life often leaves you feeling empty and longing for something more, First Church has a message you will want to hear. This winter, the pastors of First Church will deliver a series of messages on Jesus’ vision for living a life of joy, and the radical difference between His vision and what the world values. “The Beatitudes: Keys to a Blessed Life,” a…

Bible Study: Jesus, Understanding His Death and Resurrection

The long-awaited Messiah finally arrived, only to be betrayed and sentenced to death. Why would Jesus knowingly do this for us? Come to discover afresh the good news of the gospel! First Church will host “Jesus: Understanding His Death and Resurrection,” a Precept Ministries study on chapters 14 to 16 of the Gospel of Mark. The six-week, no homework study, led by First Church members Juanita and Ken Guise, will be held on Sunday mornings beginning Jan. 26 during the…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

“Beyond Suffering” Course

First United Methodist Church is pleased to offer “Beyond Suffering”, the groundbreaking course created to transform the way we view God’s plan for disability. “Beyond Suffering” equips participants with the tools and knowledge they need to begin or enhance a disability ministry within their church or faith community. The demand for churches to develop disability ministries is growing daily. According to the National Health Interview Survey, currently one out of six children (17 percent) in the United States has special…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Wonderful Wednesday

Children ages three through sixth grade and their families are invited to attend the fall session of the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program. This unique program, held weekly on Wednesdays, provides Bible study and fun activities for children, and allows families to spend quality time together. The spring session starts January 22 and concludes with the Annual Passion Play on April 8. Meetings last from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. Non-church members are welcome to attend, but all participants must be…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Jesus’ Vision for a Life of Joy

Have you had your vision tested lately? Not just your eyesight, but your view on life. If life often leaves you feeling empty and longing for something more, First Church has a message you will want to hear. This winter, the pastors of First Church will deliver a series of messages on Jesus’ vision for living a life of joy, and the radical difference between His vision and what the world values. “The Beatitudes: Keys to a Blessed Life,” a…

Bible Study: Jesus, Understanding His Death and Resurrection

The long-awaited Messiah finally arrived, only to be betrayed and sentenced to death. Why would Jesus knowingly do this for us? Come to discover afresh the good news of the gospel! First Church will host “Jesus: Understanding His Death and Resurrection,” a Precept Ministries study on chapters 14 to 16 of the Gospel of Mark. The six-week, no homework study, led by First Church members Juanita and Ken Guise, will be held on Sunday mornings beginning Jan. 26 during the…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Joy in the Morning

If you struggle with on-going health challenges, First Church invites you to join us for a new, spiritually-grounded support group beginning in January, Joy in the Morning. Based on the book, With the Dawn Rejoicing, a Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering, the group will focus on sharing and encouraging one another to live with greater hope and peace while navigating health issues. Meetings will be held at First Church monthly on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. beginning…

“Beyond Suffering” Course

First United Methodist Church is pleased to offer “Beyond Suffering”, the groundbreaking course created to transform the way we view God’s plan for disability. “Beyond Suffering” equips participants with the tools and knowledge they need to begin or enhance a disability ministry within their church or faith community. The demand for churches to develop disability ministries is growing daily. According to the National Health Interview Survey, currently one out of six children (17 percent) in the United States has special…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Wonderful Wednesday

Children ages three through sixth grade and their families are invited to attend the fall session of the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program. This unique program, held weekly on Wednesdays, provides Bible study and fun activities for children, and allows families to spend quality time together. The spring session starts January 22 and concludes with the Annual Passion Play on April 8. Meetings last from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. Non-church members are welcome to attend, but all participants must be…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Jesus’ Vision for a Life of Joy

Have you had your vision tested lately? Not just your eyesight, but your view on life. If life often leaves you feeling empty and longing for something more, First Church has a message you will want to hear. This winter, the pastors of First Church will deliver a series of messages on Jesus’ vision for living a life of joy, and the radical difference between His vision and what the world values. “The Beatitudes: Keys to a Blessed Life,” a…

Bible Study: Jesus, Understanding His Death and Resurrection

The long-awaited Messiah finally arrived, only to be betrayed and sentenced to death. Why would Jesus knowingly do this for us? Come to discover afresh the good news of the gospel! First Church will host “Jesus: Understanding His Death and Resurrection,” a Precept Ministries study on chapters 14 to 16 of the Gospel of Mark. The six-week, no homework study, led by First Church members Juanita and Ken Guise, will be held on Sunday mornings beginning Jan. 26 during the…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

“Beyond Suffering” Course

First United Methodist Church is pleased to offer “Beyond Suffering”, the groundbreaking course created to transform the way we view God’s plan for disability. “Beyond Suffering” equips participants with the tools and knowledge they need to begin or enhance a disability ministry within their church or faith community. The demand for churches to develop disability ministries is growing daily. According to the National Health Interview Survey, currently one out of six children (17 percent) in the United States has special…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Wonderful Wednesday

Children ages three through sixth grade and their families are invited to attend the fall session of the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program. This unique program, held weekly on Wednesdays, provides Bible study and fun activities for children, and allows families to spend quality time together. The spring session starts January 22 and concludes with the Annual Passion Play on April 8. Meetings last from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. Non-church members are welcome to attend, but all participants must be…

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! To volunteer, call…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

MOPS Meeting

First Church kicks off a new year of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) on Friday, Sept. 27. All moms of young children are invited to come and connect with our community of women who meet to laugh, support each other and embrace the journey together. MOPS meetings include fellowship time over a light breakfast, valuable teachings, small group discussion and Christian devotions. Fun outings/play-dates, creative projects and/or service opportunities are also organized for those who are interested in connecting in between…

Jesus’ Vision for a Life of Joy

Have you had your vision tested lately? Not just your eyesight, but your view on life. If life often leaves you feeling empty and longing for something more, First Church has a message you will want to hear. This winter, the pastors of First Church will deliver a series of messages on Jesus’ vision for living a life of joy, and the radical difference between His vision and what the world values. “The Beatitudes: Keys to a Blessed Life,” a…

Bible Study: Jesus, Understanding His Death and Resurrection

The long-awaited Messiah finally arrived, only to be betrayed and sentenced to death. Why would Jesus knowingly do this for us? Come to discover afresh the good news of the gospel! First Church will host “Jesus: Understanding His Death and Resurrection,” a Precept Ministries study on chapters 14 to 16 of the Gospel of Mark. The six-week, no homework study, led by First Church members Juanita and Ken Guise, will be held on Sunday mornings beginning Jan. 26 during the…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

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.

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Wonderful Wednesday

Children ages three through sixth grade and their families are invited to attend the fall session of the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program. This unique program, held weekly on Wednesdays, provides Bible study and fun activities for children, and allows families to spend quality time together. The spring session starts January 22 and concludes with the Annual Passion Play on April 8. Meetings last from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. Non-church members are welcome to attend, but all participants must be…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

March 2020

Bible Study: Jesus, Understanding His Death and Resurrection

The long-awaited Messiah finally arrived, only to be betrayed and sentenced to death. Why would Jesus knowingly do this for us? Come to discover afresh the good news of the gospel! First Church will host “Jesus: Understanding His Death and Resurrection,” a Precept Ministries study on chapters 14 to 16 of the Gospel of Mark. The six-week, no homework study, led by First Church members Juanita and Ken Guise, will be held on Sunday mornings beginning Jan. 26 during the…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

“Beyond Suffering” Course

First United Methodist Church is pleased to offer “Beyond Suffering”, the groundbreaking course created to transform the way we view God’s plan for disability. “Beyond Suffering” equips participants with the tools and knowledge they need to begin or enhance a disability ministry within their church or faith community. The demand for churches to develop disability ministries is growing daily. According to the National Health Interview Survey, currently one out of six children (17 percent) in the United States has special…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Wonderful Wednesday

Children ages three through sixth grade and their families are invited to attend the fall session of the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program. This unique program, held weekly on Wednesdays, provides Bible study and fun activities for children, and allows families to spend quality time together. The spring session starts January 22 and concludes with the Annual Passion Play on April 8. Meetings last from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. Non-church members are welcome to attend, but all participants must be…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Joy in the Morning

If you struggle with on-going health challenges, First Church invites you to join us for a new, spiritually-grounded support group beginning in January, Joy in the Morning. Based on the book, With the Dawn Rejoicing, a Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering, the group will focus on sharing and encouraging one another to live with greater hope and peace while navigating health issues. Meetings will be held at First Church monthly on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. beginning…

“Beyond Suffering” Course

First United Methodist Church is pleased to offer “Beyond Suffering”, the groundbreaking course created to transform the way we view God’s plan for disability. “Beyond Suffering” equips participants with the tools and knowledge they need to begin or enhance a disability ministry within their church or faith community. The demand for churches to develop disability ministries is growing daily. According to the National Health Interview Survey, currently one out of six children (17 percent) in the United States has special…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Wonderful Wednesday

Children ages three through sixth grade and their families are invited to attend the fall session of the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program. This unique program, held weekly on Wednesdays, provides Bible study and fun activities for children, and allows families to spend quality time together. The spring session starts January 22 and concludes with the Annual Passion Play on April 8. Meetings last from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. Non-church members are welcome to attend, but all participants must be…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

“Beyond Suffering” Course

First United Methodist Church is pleased to offer “Beyond Suffering”, the groundbreaking course created to transform the way we view God’s plan for disability. “Beyond Suffering” equips participants with the tools and knowledge they need to begin or enhance a disability ministry within their church or faith community. The demand for churches to develop disability ministries is growing daily. According to the National Health Interview Survey, currently one out of six children (17 percent) in the United States has special…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Wonderful Wednesday

Children ages three through sixth grade and their families are invited to attend the fall session of the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program. This unique program, held weekly on Wednesdays, provides Bible study and fun activities for children, and allows families to spend quality time together. The spring session starts January 22 and concludes with the Annual Passion Play on April 8. Meetings last from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. Non-church members are welcome to attend, but all participants must be…

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! To volunteer, call…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

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.

“Beyond Suffering” Course

First United Methodist Church is pleased to offer “Beyond Suffering”, the groundbreaking course created to transform the way we view God’s plan for disability. “Beyond Suffering” equips participants with the tools and knowledge they need to begin or enhance a disability ministry within their church or faith community. The demand for churches to develop disability ministries is growing daily. According to the National Health Interview Survey, currently one out of six children (17 percent) in the United States has special…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Wonderful Wednesday

Children ages three through sixth grade and their families are invited to attend the fall session of the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program. This unique program, held weekly on Wednesdays, provides Bible study and fun activities for children, and allows families to spend quality time together. The spring session starts January 22 and concludes with the Annual Passion Play on April 8. Meetings last from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. Non-church members are welcome to attend, but all participants must be…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

MOPS Meeting

First Church kicks off a new year of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) on Friday, Sept. 27. All moms of young children are invited to come and connect with our community of women who meet to laugh, support each other and embrace the journey together. MOPS meetings include fellowship time over a light breakfast, valuable teachings, small group discussion and Christian devotions. Fun outings/play-dates, creative projects and/or service opportunities are also organized for those who are interested in connecting in between…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

April 2020

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Wonderful Wednesday

Children ages three through sixth grade and their families are invited to attend the fall session of the Wonderful Wednesday family fellowship program. This unique program, held weekly on Wednesdays, provides Bible study and fun activities for children, and allows families to spend quality time together. The spring session starts January 22 and concludes with the Annual Passion Play on April 8. Meetings last from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. Non-church members are welcome to attend, but all participants must be…

“Alpha” Bible Study

If you are looking for real love, real hope, real friendship and the real message of Jesus, join us for “Alpha” this winter! First Church will offer the 10-week course, in search of the real answers to life’s biggest questions. Three class times are being offered: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, beginning Jan. 26. Led by Tina Eaton, Director of Adult Ministry. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 29. Led by Pastor John Shellenberger. Dutch-treat lunch to follow for…

Joy in the Morning

If you struggle with on-going health challenges, First Church invites you to join us for a new, spiritually-grounded support group beginning in January, Joy in the Morning. Based on the book, With the Dawn Rejoicing, a Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering, the group will focus on sharing and encouraging one another to live with greater hope and peace while navigating health issues. Meetings will be held at First Church monthly on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. beginning…

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! To volunteer, call…

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: April 17, 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,…

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