Did you know that when you shop at Amazon you can choose First Church as your charity and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the church?
You must use smile.amazon.com to make your purchase then under the Account drop down choose Your AmazonSmile and select First United Methodist Church as your supported charity.
On the 2nd Sunday of the month, we will collect loose change. Monies raised go towards our mission efforts including Rise Against Hunger and PF 6:8. Start scouring your purses, cars, and cushions for loose change now!
First Church is offering a time of learning and sharing around the topic of grief, facilitated by our Discipleship Pastor, Jason Armold. Sessions are held every Tuesday at 6:00 pm in the South Wing. If you struggle with grief, whether recent or in times past plan on attending. For more info, contact Pastor Jason 717.838.2551, x204.
December Memory Verse: : “In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior.” (Luke 1:47)
December 23: Joseph, Mary & Jesus: At the time of Jesus’ birth, Rome was the ruling empire. The Roman Emperor, Caesar Augustus, gave a decree that a census be taken to produce a registration list for taxes. Each man was required to go to the home of his ancestors to be registered. Joseph was a descendant in the family of David, so Mary and Joseph had to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem, the city of David. The ninety-mile journey had to be made even though it was almost time for Mary to give birth.
Dec. 21 — Blue Christmas Service @ 6:30PM
(A quiet, reflective service for those who are mourning losses this season)
Christmas Eve Services:
Dec. 24 — Reflective Christmas Communion & Carols @ 4:00PM
Dec. 24 — Carols & Candles—Traditional Christmas Eve @ 7PM