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

December Worship Schedule

Amazing Grace Christmas Musical
Sunday, December 16th at 8:00 and 11:00am
Regularly Scheduled Services at 5:30, 6:45, and 9:30
Incredible Carols and Joyful Sounds
Saturday, December 22 at 5:30 and 6:45
Sunday, December 23 at 8, 9:30, and 11
Christmas Eve Services
Monday, December 24th
3pm Service of Lessons and Carols
5pm Family Worship Service
7pm Contemporary Worship Service
9pm Traditional Service with Choir and Communion
11pm Traditional Service with Communion
Ross Hoover and Amazing Grace Marie
Sounds of the Season
December 29-30
Services on Saturday at 5:30 and 6:45pm
Services on Sunday at 8, 9:30, and 11am
A Wise Man Drops in for Epiphany
January 5-6, 2019 Holy Communion
Services on Saturday at 5:30 and 6:45pm
Services on Sunday at 8, 9:30, and 11am

News and Events

Loving Jesus     

Chancel Flowers and Worship Folder signup sheets are on the portico entrance bulletin board. 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 through Warner’s.

—“Make It Grow” Challenge.  Returning funds are to be placed in the yellow bowls at the front of the sanctuary or placed in a special envelope with “Make it Grow” written on it and handed to the church office, one of the pastors, or Martin Lacki, financial secretary.  Funds are to be returned by Dec. 16.

Five Christmas Eve Services will be held this year:

Service of Lessons and Carols, 3pm

Family Service, 5pm with Vox Nova

Contemporary Service, 7pm with Cross Connection

Traditional Service, 9pm with Holy Communion and Choir

Traditional Service, 11pm with Holy Communion and Special Music

A Special Church Conference will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 11th at 6:15 in the Common Vision classroom.  We will approve lay delegates to annual conference, re-negotiate pastoral compensation packages, and approve a new vision statement.  All are welcome.  Only those who are church members can vote.

Aaron, the Allergic Shepherd is being presented by Sound of Heart and Sunday School children this weekend at 9:30 and 11:00am.

Amazing Grace —The Chancel choir’s musical drama will be presented Sunday, December 16th at 8:00 and 11:00am.

—If you would like to serve as an Usher, Greeter, Acolyte or Liturgist at any of the 5 Christmas Eve services please signup on the table at the back of the Narthex.

Growing in Faith

—Pathway of Prayer –Our Thursday evening prayer group gathers at 6:00 in the Lounge.  Join with others to seek God’s face and cry out for our community.

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

Sharing Jesus with All

Rescue Mission Needs:  Noodles, canned vegetable soup, canned peas and vegetables. Thank you for your continued support.  Please, NO more egg cartons.

HUB Needs: The HUB is in need of baby sweaters and infant hoodies size 0-9 months.  Thank you for helping us with our mission!

—Tiger Backpack donations for December are 16 oz. peanut butter, 20 oz. plastic jars of jelly, canned chicken and tuna.  Thank you for supporting this program.         

—The Children’s Sunday School classes will be selling ornaments and crafts, between all services this weekend.  Come and see what our youngest friends are doing to multiply their talents!

Wednesday Night Live will be on break for the month of December.  Details will be coming soon on our winter/spring semester.  Have a blessed holiday season!

Methodist Prayer Breakfast, Friday, December 21, 9:00 am, Perkins Restaurant.  Please signup on the bulletin board.

Hollidaysburg Community Chorus Concert, “Christmas Dreams”, Sunday,

December 9, 2:00 pm., Hollidaysburg Senior High School.  Special guest vocalists, Pastor John and Karen Godissart and performance by the Children’s Community Chorus.   Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children at the door or from any choir member in First Church choir.  Refreshments will be served following the concert.      

—A blue box in the narthex is still available for Madison Aungst’s “Don’t Brush It Off Be the Change Dental Mission Trip” to Tanzania, Africa in January.  She is just shy of her goal.  Your gifts are appreciated.

Mittens for the Mission - We will be collecting mittens to hang on the Portico tree for the Rescue Mission.  As you bring your mittens in place them on the tree.  Thank you.

Singles/Caregivers will be attending “A Universal Yuletide” by the Blair Concert Chorale at Penn State Altoona on December 15.  Meet at Denny’s Restaurant at 6:30 pm to carpool.  RSVP to Janet Hommer, 942-0444.

Recipes wanted for new FUMC cookbook, forms can be picked up at the Welcome table or at the portico entrance.   Please return your recipes to Susan Hamilton or any choir member as soon as possible.  We hope to have the cookbook available in early Spring of 2019.