July 22 -- Struggling to Believe
The disciples were with Jesus every day and witnessed his teaching and miracles and yet still struggled to believe. How does Jesus help us in our moments of doubt and disbelief?
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.
Save the Date!! — First Church will be holding our annual Friday Fun Fest community outreach event on Friday, Aug. 24, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Come join us!! Hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches and drinks will be provided free of charge. Visit our ministries/missions information tables and earn an opportunity to win one of many door prizes from local merchants. Kids’ activities will include carnival games, bounce house activities, a visit from the Fire Company & EMS, etc. Annie’s Ice Cream truck will also be available for you to purchase a sweet treat to end your evening.
Faith Acts UMW is collecting school supplies for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). These will be distributed to needy children across the world. This year sewn school bags are being replaced with 2 gallon plastic bags at least 13” across, big enough to hold the notebooks. UMW will collect these until Sept. 2nd. Please place your donations in the gray bin near the welcome desk. The specific list of what will go into each bag is listed below. UMW thanks you for your generosity and thoughtfulness.
School Kit Materials: 1 pair blunt scissors: Round tip only, no plastic scissors; 1 box of 24 crayons: Only 24-count boxes are accepted; 3 one-subject notebooks: No marble composition bks, or 3 or 5-subj. notebooks; 1 pack of loose-leaf paper: 100-200 pg packs, wide or college rule, acceptable; 1 hand-held pencil sharpener: 1-inch or longer, remove from packaging; 1 ruler: 12 inches or 30 centimeters long, sturdy or flexible material accepted; 6 unsharpened pencils; 1 eraser: Two inches or larger.