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Make Your Amazon Purchases Count

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.


 

A Change is Coming to Missions...

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!

 


 

Grief Support

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.


 

Discovery Dunes

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.

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Coaching Available--Help Moving Ahead in Any Part of Life

Pastor Dave is offering his coaching skills. Coaching is a intentional 30 minute conversation, to help you learn faster and work more effectively in faith, life, or work. You would also be helping Pastor Dave log the 100 hours of coaching needed for his training.  Most of the time coaching is done by phone but also be a meeting at Dave’s office. It’s free to church folk and the best way to understand is to try it. Contact Pastor Dave (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to set up a time! 


 

Christmas Happenings

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