Mission Experiences

Mission Trips: The youth of First Church have the opportunity to serve on a number of mission trips before they graduate from high school. These trips involve youth that are willing to commit to hard work, responsible behavior, and Christian servant hood.
2010 Summer Trip – Lynn, MA
2011 Summer Trip – Cannonsburg, PA
2012 Summer Trip – Harrisburg, PA
2013 Summer Trip – Dominican Republic
2014 Summer Trip – Sandy Relief, NJ
2015 Summer Trip – Taylorsville, NC

Interested in this year’s trip?  Contact Lisa Aronson

Service Opportunities

Sleep Out for the Homeless: Every year on Thanksgiving Eve, the youth of the church sleep outside in boxes to raise awareness of the homeless in our nation. They raise funds, which are given to local agencies that care for those in need.

Nail Painting at Manor Care:  Monthly, youth go to Manor Care in Camp Hill to assist in painting the nails of the residence.

Souper Bowl of Caring: Youth have the opportunity to participate in this nation-wide event, which collects funds for a local charity. This event is help periodically

30-Hour Famine: Youth commit to going without food for 30 hours to understand how hunger feels. This event raises money through donors and sponsors to help starving people in the United States and in the world. This event is held periodically.

Vacation Bible School: Every summer, the youth volunteer their time to support this community outreach ministry.

Bagging at Mission Central:  Youth participate in the church wide bagging that happens the third Wednesday of each month at Mission Central from 6:00-7:45.  These bags go to serve many families in the area through Bethesda Mission.

Bethesda Mobil Mission:  High School Youth can join adults from the church volunteering at Bethesda’s Mobil Mission.  A Mission that seeks to offer hot drinks, food, and warm clothing to those sleeping in the streets of Harrisburg.

Operation Christmas Child:  The youth join in the church wide effort of packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Soup Kitchens:  When the opportunity arises we like to help out at local soup kitchens.

Weekly Partnership

CUREkids international:  Money offered by students goes into a collection that is used by CURE to help aid in the financial needs to preform life giving surgeries around the world.
Some of Our Cure Kids: Brinleys, Solina, Eden, Andy, Wondemeneh, Elizabeth, Genet, Elemia, Phillip
brinley before




Phillip in follow up

Check out the wall in the basement youth wing to see other of the CURE kids we have sponsored.