Welcome

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.

Night of Remembrance

A Musical Drama
Thursday, April 18th, 7:00pm in the Church Sanctuary.

This original First Church Hollidaysburg production was presented on Holy Thursday in 2017. 13 men from our congregation have been rehearsing to present a musical reminder of the events of Maundy Thursday. Holy Communion will be celebrated and a stirring narration will help to trace our Lord's interaction with his disciples on the last night of his earthly ministry.

GoodFriday

Good Friday Service, April 19th, 7pm

The service of Tenebrae will reflect on our Lord's Passion and ultimate sacrifice.


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

March/April Worship Schedule

Worship Schedule for the Season of Lent

April 18 Holy Thursday, 7pm Night of Remembrance
Musical Re-enactment of the Last
Supper and events of Holy Thursday
April 19 Good Friday, 7pm Service of Tenebrae
April 21 Easter Sunrise, 6:30 Service then Breakfast
April 20-21 Resurrection Celebrations


News and Events

Loving Jesus

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

— Please take a moment and stop by the narthex to view the Fontanini Easter display by Chuck and Barbara McGeary.  We extend a special thank you to Chuck and Barb for sharing your display and your talents with us.

Sound of Heart will present their spring musical on Sunday, April 28 at the 9:30 and 11:00 worship gatherings.  Come out and  see our children share the love of Jesus.

National Day of Prayer—Thursday, May 2nd at Noon—Courthouse patio, rain location, First UMC sanctuary.  The keynote speaker will be Representative James Gregory.

Special Thanks to Susan Hamilton, Susan Shields and the entire music department, as well as all of our dedicated technical staff who have given tirelessly to make all the extra services happen throughout Holy Week.   Thank you for sharing  your talents for Jesus that others may grow in their faith,

The Gathering,  Friday, April 28, 7:00pm, Social Hall.  Join the Gathering Band for a time of Praise and Worship.  All are welcome, bring a friend!

Easter Memorial and Dedication lists can be picked up at the Welcome Table.  Thank you to all those who placed flowers in the sanctuary and those who gave love gifts for Bob’s Beds.

 

Growing in Faith

—Pathway of Prayer –Our  Thursday evening prayer group gathers at 6:00 p.m. in the Lounge.  Join with others in a time of sharing and then head out to Prayer Walk or to Prayer-Drive a neighborhood.

—Simulcast with Bishop Park - Sunday, May 5th from 3-5pm in the Social Hall   Many people have questions pertaining to the Special Session of General Conference that took place in St. Louis, MO. Bishop Park will be live-streamed from another location to share details of decisions made by the Judicial Council and will clarify what happens in United Methodism. Those who plan to attend the event are asked to register ahead of time. Register by visiting https://www.susumc.org/understanding-general-conference-2019.  Chips and Salsa will be served in the Social Hall . You are able to view the simulcast from your own home. Register to receive a link to log in.

Our Prayer Focus for the Month of April is for unchurched persons.  Who might you invite to come and join you for worship?

Monthly Prayer Meeting –Sunday, May 5 at 6pm in the Lounge.  Come and pray for God to move in a mighty way at First UMC.

Summer Camps  Our congregation pays half the cost for children and youth who attend our conference camps. There are a variety of camps and events to choose from. Pick up a brochure at the Welcome Table or Portico.

A Hospitality Workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30pm in the social hall.  The event is for ushers, greeters, leadership, and all those interested in helping with hospitality ministries.  No need to sign up.  Just drop in.

 

Sharing Jesus with All

Ladies Appreciation Dinner, will be held May 8th at 6:00 pm, Social Hall.  There is no cost for the meal.  Please signup by May 1st on the Connection Card.         

BIG FISH Preschool here at FUMC is now enrolling ages 2-5 for 2019-20 school year. Call 814-317-5496 or email bigfish@hollidaysburgumc.org for more info.

Help for the Hungry Volunteers—If you volunteered to help with Soup Kitchen, there are signup sheets on the bulletin board at the portico entrance for May, June and July.   Please sign up for the date and area you would like to volunteer.

—Thank you to all who came out to support the Boy Scout  pancake breakfast and and to First UMC for all the love and support you show our troop.

—Tiger Backpack donations for April are canned Chef Boyardee meals and canned chicken.  Thank you for supporting this program.         

Rescue Mission Needs:  Noodles, cake mixes and icing, jello, boxed potatoes, ketchup, mustard, mayo and relish.

Vacation Bible School Needs You to help us transform our church into an African Savannah.  Together, we will be “Roaring for Jesus!”  If you would like your items returned, please attach a note with your name and contact info.  Donations will be forwarded to several churches in our area to help spread the love of Jesus through ROAR VBS.  Thank you.  Large natural/African Vases, crates, woven baskets, Fica Trees, drums, water jugs (not plastic), ornamental grass, colorful rugs and blankets.

—Plant Swap,  Saturday, May 18. Social Hall, 9:00 am.  Watch for upcoming details.

Bake Sale –April 28 Common Vision Class will be holding a bake sale to benefit FUMC’s  “Help for the Hungry” program.  This program provides a meal twice a month for those in need at Our Father’s Table.  Come visit us in the Social Hall to purchase your baked goods.  Thank you for helping those in need!

—Egg Hunt Supporters:  Thank you so much for helping with the Easter egg hunt celebration this year through your gift of time and donations.   The children had a terrific time and seemed to connect with our message about Jesus!   I am truly grateful for your willingness to continue supporting this fun outreach project.    Blessings, Ms. Laura

Happy Easter!  Celebrate our Risen Lord!