Update on Noah's Little Ark

In May we introduced our Noah's Little Ark Preschool Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Now we're excited to offer an update. NLA is poised for a strong transition year, with a capable staff, dedicated leadership from church and our new Director, in spite of some transition bumps. Read on if you'd like a bit more detail. Info -- ask This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rise Against Hunger

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Nov. 11, when a group of volunteers will come together to package meals for the hungry. Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other life-changing aid to people in developing nations.

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Friday Fun Fest

Friday Fun Fest at First is a community event held on our campus Friday, Aug. 25th from 5:00-8:00PM. Activities at this event include: kids' games; puppet show; petting zoo; free food; live music and a DJ; information tables for: COBYS (counseling), Support Connections of Lebanon Co (relationship based anti-poverty program), Church ministries; Palmyra Fire Co.; Annie's Ice Cream truck; Health Ministry (free blood pressure screening and backpack checks for students); car seat safety checks (PSP). 

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School Supplies...Already??

Faith Acts/UMW will again be collecting school supplies for UMCOR School Kits. Collection deadline: Sept. 3. Items needed: #2 UN-sharpened pencils, ROUND-tip scissors, 1-inch or longer pencil sharpeners, 30-cm ruler, 2-inch eraser, box of 24 crayons, spiral notebooks, top-bound pads or 150 sheets of loose-leaf paper. (Lists of these items are available at the Welcome Desk.)

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Annual Caring Cupboard Golf Outing

Do you enjoy playing golf? Do you want to support our local food pantry? Then please come out and join in the 11th Annual Caring Cupboard Golf Outing at Deer Valley Golf Course on Sat., Aug. 19 -- 8:00 AM shotgun start. Cost is $75 per player and includes golf, a delicious meal and door prizes. So get your foursome together and come out for a day of fun!!

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Seeking P/T Dir. of Children's Ministries

Are you passionate about introducing kids to Jesus, partnering with parents & living Christ's Love by recruiting, training, resourcing, mentoring & overseeing paid/unpaid servants (volunteers) to create & maintain effective children's ministries? We'd love you on our team, 10-12 hours each week, as Director of Children's Ministry. Contact Pastor Dave Harris for information or to apply at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 838-2551. Accepting applications now!

Supper and Support

The PFUMC Health Ministry is pleased to announce the start of a a support group for family members of older adults beginning Mon., Sept. 18th. The group will meet the third Monday of every month in Fellowship Hall. The program will begin with a light supper at 5:30 pm and the meeting will follow at 6:00 pm. The mission of the group is to offer support, information and advocacy to those who are caregivers for older adult family members and friends.

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Caring Cupboard Garden


If you would like to be the hands and feet of Jesus, help us plant, weed, water or harvest the garden. Please contact Fred or Betty Adams at 838-6747 or Fred's cell phone: 717-533-5203.

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S.O.S. - Servant Opportunity Suggestions

First Church will once again be holding our Friday Fest community outreach event on Friday, Aug. 25, from 5:00-8:00 PM. This is an excellent opportunity to show the community who we are and build relationships with our neighbors.

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Discovery Dunes


August Memory Verse: But my family and I will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)


August 20: Crossing the Jordan. Joshua and the Israelites were ready to cross the Jordan River. The waters parted the same as they had before for Moses. Joshua built two altars to show that God's power is great!!  Joshua 3:1-17; 4:1-24

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