Welcome to the Hollidaysburg First United Methodist Church.  Please join us at one of our five services listed below.  Information on our various ministries, videos of our pastors' weekly messages and a summary of what we believe are available in the menus above.

Weekly Services

Sunday Morning

8:00 and 11:00 AM - Traditional
9:30 AM - Contemporary

Saturday Evening

5:30 PM - Old hymns, music
6:45 PM - Coffeehouse style in social hall

*Sunday School is held Sunday morning at 9:30
*Child care provided for each service

August/Sept Worship Schedule

August 24-25  Celebration

August 31-Sept 1 Christian Community

September 7-8

September 14-15 Summary of Disciplines

September 21-22 Loving God

September 28-29 Loving God


Picnic in the Park

Sunday, September 15, 4:00 pm, Legion Park.  Signup on the bulletin at the portico entrance.   Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be supplied.  What fancy fixings will you bring along to share?

Big Fish Preschool

BIG FISH Preschool at FUMC is now enrolling children ages 2-5 for the 2019-2020 school year. Call 814-317-5496 or email bigfish@hollidaysburgumc.org for more info.  Download the Registration Form.

Strengthening Families Program is for Parents and Youth 10-14 to prevent substance abuse in youth by building their skills and giving parents more tools to help their children become responsible young adults.  For more information.

For details on upcoming programs in your area, contact:  First United Methodist Church Hollidaysburg PA Tuesdays: September 17th-October 29th 2019 5pm-7pm.  Each session starts with a family meal.  Contact: Tricia Maceno at tmaceno@blairdap.org

Spiritual Growth Assessment

Please join us in a Spiritual Growth Assessment.  We are looking for everyone to complete the form by October.  Listen for God's voice to encourage and challenge you, and use the experience as one on one time with him.  More information will be forthcoming as we get closer to October, and be honest with your answers.  Your responses are between you and God.  Please download the form at this link.

News and Events

Loving Jesus

Our mission is “Loving Jesus, Growing in Faith, Sharing Jesus with All.”

Our vision is “Transformed by Jesus and Transforming Blair County!”

—Digging Deeper through Spiritual Disciplines is our current worship series.  We will take a look at various spiritual disciplines during the next several weeks that we can practice in strengthening our faith walk with God.

—Our next Music Mash Up will take place the weekend of September 14-15 at all worship services.  We will have a song filled celebration to bring a close to our series of sermons on spiritual disciplines.

—Our fall worship series will be Transformation Trail.  Get excited about hitting the trail and maturing in faith as a follower of Jesus.

Growing in Faith

—Pathway of Prayer –Our Thursday evening prayer group has been gathering at local schools this month.  Thursday night at 6:00 pm we will meet at Frankstown Elementary front entrance.

Our Prayer Focus for the Month of August is on our local schools.   Cry out to God for teachers, students, faculty, administration, and all involved with our local school district.  Prayer changes things!

—Monthly Prayer Meeting – Sunday, September 1st — at 6pm in the Lounge.  Come and pray for God to move in a mighty way at First UMC.

—Blessing of the Backpacks will be held at all services on August 24/25th.  Please bring your students to be lifted in prayer as they begin the new school year.

—-Ready to Hit the Trail?  Watch for discipleship details in the weeks ahead.

—-Looking ahead:  We will only have one worship service the 2nd weekend of November on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 10am at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Auditorium.  The special Service will honor local veterans.  Prayerfully consider what veteran or family God would have you invite.

Sharing Jesus with All

—-Mark Your Calendar, Church Family Picnic, Sunday, September 15, 4:00 pm, Legion Park.  Signup on the bulletin at the portico entrance.   Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be supplied.  What fancy fixings will you bring along to share?  Sign up today!

—-Mission Central HUB is in need of school supplies—You can help us by providing spiral notebooks (70 count), loose leaf notebook paper and blunt tip scissors.  Please put them in the HUB outside the social hall.  Thank you for your support.  If you have an interest in sewing we also need jean quilts.  Contact Marti Shiffler 329-1074 for more info.      

Rescue Mission Needs: Noodles, pastas, ketchup, mustard, Mayo, hamburger helper, boxed potatoes and sloppy joe mix.  Health and beauty aides are desperately needed.   Volunteers are always welcome!  Your donations are greatly appreciated!

—Tiger Backpack program - A new school year is about to begin!  Let us start by thanking you for your continued generous support of the backpack program.  VBS had the backpack program as their mission and raised over $1800 in one week!!  The program is expanding this fall to include the Jr. and Sr. High not only in food, but also in keeping a hygiene cabinet stocked at both schools.  Hygiene items that are needed are:  shampoo, conditioner, body wash and bars of soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine products.  Food needed is:  plastic jars of jelly, cans of spaghetti sauce, cans of chicken noodle and tomato soup, cans of tuna fish and canned chicken.  Any questions, call Donna Taylor 814-934-2656.          FUMC Tiger Pack Volunteers

—- American Rescue Workers (ARW) are looking for donations that will be used to fund a new building in our community.  Please consider purchasing a personalized tile to help build the Mary Fowler Nest, a multi-purpose building at the rear of 502 Mulberry Street. It will be used for fundraising efforts to support ARW services and other community projects.  Tiles range in price, depending on the size of the tile and kind of message you’d like to include. For more information, please contact Emma  arwhollyemma@gmail.com or 814-695-0762.  Thank you for your support.

—-Volunteer in Mission Opportunity—Tarboro, NC, October 6-12.  Prayerfully consider making this your Fall mission.  Please contact Marti Shiffler at 329-1074 or   mjshif76@aol.com.  Scholarships available .

—-Save the Date!  Wednesday Night Live will resume with a 5:30 family meal on September 25th for preschool through junior high.  More details on the new interest groups coming soon!

—-Looking for some winter fun, fellowship, and exercise?  Join the First Church Bowling League!  Bowlers are needed, contact Roger Wise for details, 934-4175.

—-Single/Caregivers Group-Meeting at Al’s Restaurant at 6:00 pm, August 31st.  Please RSVP to Bob at 695-0804 by Aug. 28.

—-Thank you for your generous giving to the Precious Life Baby Bottle Fundraiser.  FUMC gave $2,885.49.  Praise God for your faithfulness in helping others!