News and Events
Governor Wolf has closed all schools. President Trump has issued an Emergency Declaration. Since a large portion of our congregation is comprised of senior citizens, leadership has decided that it is in our best interest to cancel all worship gatherings indefinitely. All church activities are cancelled until further notice
'Bake It, Make It, Sew It, Grow It' Fair will be rescheduled to another date. Make it Grow money will be due sometime after the Fair.
Until further notice, Sunday School classes are cancelled. Music rehearsals are cancelled. Youth events are cancelled. Scouting events are cancelled. Meetings are cancelled. The office will still be open Monday through Friday to respond to questions and emergencies. For more information, please call 695-4411.
Please call friends or family from the congregation who may not have internet access to make them aware of this recent development.
Continue to cry out to Jesus. I trust that he will use this for his glory. To quote Bill and Gloria Gaither:
"All I had to offer him was brokenness and strife, but he made something beautiful of my life."
Trust God to make something beautiful of the situation.
Letter from Bishop Park
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness and Hope of the World!
Out of an abundance of caution and guidance from the Pennsylvania Governor’s office we have decided to postpone the General Conference Prayer and Informational Sessions until further notice. Gov. Tom Wolf asked that religious leaders and organizations use their discretion when having events and services and deciding whether an event is essential. We have determined that these events are not essential at this time. Over the next few weeks we will monitor the situation as it develops and assess how to best present the information about General Conference Plans to you and your congregations.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
One of the critical pieces of our gathering was to spend time in prayer for our denomination, the General Conference, our churches and our delegates. We have attached a few prayer resources with this email. We earnestly hope that you and your congregation will use these resources over the next several weeks to continually be in prayer for the future of the United Methodist Church.
As we are a praying people, let us also continue to pray for all people in our country and around the world during this current and serious pandemic. May we hold boldly to hope in the face of fear and search for new and different ways to show the ever-present love of Christ for such a time as this.
In Christ’s ministry with you,
Welcome to the Hollidaysburg First United Methodist Church. When we resume our worship services and church activities, 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.
Old Time Gospel Casual, 5:30 pm
Coffee House Contemporary, 6:45 pm
Early Bird Traditional, 8:00 am
Contemporary, 9:30 am
Traditional with Choir, 11:00 am
*Sunday School is held Sunday morning at 9:30
*Child care provided for each service
March/April Worship Schedule
Even though worship is cancelled indefinitely, bills will still keep rolling in. Faithful giving will help us keep fulfilling our mission of Loving Jesus, Growing in Faith, and Sharing Jesus with all. To make a donation online, please Click Here.
Is your little one ready to swim with the Big Fish? New students are currently being accepted. Please email email@example.com or call Cindy, the head teacher, at (814) 317-5496. Please note that emailing is more advantageous than calling at this juncture. The preschool will be closed for the next couple of weeks.
Spiritual Growth Assessment
Over the next few weeks we will be discussing our discipleship pathway and spiritual growth. Complete the personal assessment here.