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.


Weekly Services

Saturday Evening

Old Time Gospel Casual, 5:30 pm
Coffee House Contemporary, 6:45 pm

Sunday Morning

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

Oct/Nov Worship Schedule

Nov 16-17 Transformation

Nov 23-24  Zechariah’s Song

Nov 30-Dec 1 Mary’s Son

Dec 7-8  Song in the Desert

Dec 14-15 Song of Zion

 


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Transformation Trail

We must never stop loving Jesus (Mark 12:30), growing in faith (Colossians 3:16), and sharing Jesus with all (Acts 1:8).  This is what it means to be a disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ! We encourage you to take our self-survey on our website. The survey will point out personal areas of strength and personal areas for growth. The Transformation Trail is our discipleship pathway.  Trail points of entry, where leadership opportunities and opportunities for growth exist, can be found here.

Decorating, Friday Nov. 29

For those who are not big fans of standing in line at department stores, a great option is to spend Black Friday helping to decorate the sanctuary and church building for Christmas. Watch for next week's sign-up sheet in your worship folder and more details will be supplied

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News and Events

Loving Jesus: Worship and Devotions

Our new worship series “Songs of the Season” kicks off the weekend of November 23-24.    Please see today’s insert for a listing of all of our special events for the holiday season.

The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on Monday, November 25th at 7pm at the First Presbyterian Church.  A pie social will be held in the church basement after the service.  Please note that in the past this service has been held on a Wednesday evening.  It was been switched to Monday.  Pastor Grace Marie will be preaching

 

Growing in Faith: Study and Prayer

Our Prayer Focus for the Month of November is for veterans. They served us.  What is the best way we can serve them?

Pathway of Prayer Our Thursday evening prayer group is willing to come and pray at your place of employment or business.  If interested, sign up on the connection card.

Monthly Prayer Meeting  Sunday,  Dec. 1st at 6pm in the Lounge.  Join us  to pray for God’s direction.

 

Sharing Jesus with All: Mission and Outreach  

Journey with Jesus—A monthly worship experience and meal for Special Needs individuals and their families will kick off Thursday, November 21 at 5:45 to 6:45 PM. There will be singing and movement songs, interactive worship, Bible stories, mission activity, great food and fun! We will start in the sanctuary and move to the Social Hall. Journey with Jesus will be held the third Thursday of each month. If you know of any Special Needs individuals please invite them. Fliers are available on the Welcome Table.

 

Ways to Connect and Share Jesus with All

Tiger Backpack needs for November:  Hunt’s spaghetti sauce, 20 oz plastic jars of jelly, and snack packs of pudding.  Thank you for your donations! To assist, contact Donna Taylor at tayfamtoo@aol.com

Rescue Mission Needs:  Canned tuna, chicken, spam, peas and mixed vegetables.  There is also a desperate need for bags of noodles and Ramen noodles. Donations can be placed in the container inside the Portico entrance.  To volunteer, contact Deb LaValla at arwhollydeb@gmail.com.  Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Mission Central HUB:  For the month of November we will be collecting cloth diapers, either flat or trifold.  Please place your donations in the bin outside the Social Hall.  If interested in volunteering, contact Barbara Glass at 942-6579.  We are open Monday and Wednesday.  If you or a group would like to do a mission project, we can schedule a time at your convenience.

Volunteers in Mission:  Think Christmas! We will be sponsoring a bus trip to Sight and Sound to see “Esther” on Thursday, April 16.  $125 for adults, $83 for children 3-12. Price includes show ticket, bus trip and meal.  Please pickup a registration form on the bulletin board outside the Social Hall or contact Marti Shiffler at 329-1074.  Don’t delay, buses fill up fast!

 THIS WEEKEND - Olive Wood Carvings from the Holy Land

George Ghanem, a Christian from Bethlehem will be selling olive wood and other gifts following worship at all 5 services in the back of the Social Hall.  All purchases help to keep a Christian presence in the holy land.

Chancel Flowers and Worship Folder signup sheets are on the bulletin board at the portico entrance.  Place flowers in the chancel or purchase worship folders in memory/honor of a loved one.  Signup for the date you wish to recognize them.  Worship folders are $15.  Flowers can be ordered thru Warner’s, their price this year is $50.

Singles/Caregivers Group, Saturday, November 16th , Jean Bonnet Restaurant for dinner and St. John’s to enjoy the Maryland State Boys’ Choir.  Contact Jack at 696-3261 to make your reservation by November 14th.   Meet in the church parking lot at 4:30 pm to carpool.    

The 3rd & 4th grade Sunday school class will be collecting dry cat food, dog and cat toys, dog collars (martingale), harnesses, leashes, blankets and towels during the month of November for the local animal shelters.  Please bring your donations to our classroom.

It’s time to start thinking Christmas!  Please checkout the insert for opportunities to start signing up for ways you can serve Christ and the church during the Advent season and Christmas Eve.  What services will you be attending?

Special thanks goes out to everyone who served in anyway at our Veteran’s service and to all those who attended.  It was great having all five services joining together for praise and worship.