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

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

Sermons for August-September

August 18-19      Sibling Rivalry – Leah and Rachel

August 25-26      Dare to Dream – Joseph

Sept. 1-2              Joseph in Prison – God’s Presence

Sept. 8-9              Music Mash Up – Based on the Book of Genesis and Broadway Show Tunes

Sept. 15-16          Joseph’s Rise to Power – God’s Providence


News and Events

--Pathway of Prayer –Our Thursday evening prayer group gathers at 6:30 in the Lounge. Join with others to seek God’s face and cry out for our community.
Monthly Prayer Meeting –Sunday, September 9th at 6pm in the Lounge. Come and pray for God to move in a mighty way at First UMC.
Music Mash Up—Sept 8 & 9 at all services. The book of Genesis collides with hits from Broadway. Hear new lyrics of songs from musicals like Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Mama Mia, Les Miserables, Rent, and more. Come and share in a memorable and thought provoking worship encounter.
Next Worship Series—Our worship series from September 22 through November 18 is called “That’s a Tough One.” We will be wrestling with some tough passages of scriptures and some tough issues like abortion, homosexuality, and death.
New Acolytes are needed at the 8 & 11 worship services. Two trainings will be held in the sanctuary next Sunday, August 26th at 9am and at 12pm. Children, youth, and adults are welcome to serve as acolytes.
Choir Rehearsals will be starting on Wednesday, August 29. Light Refreshments at 6:00 pm, rehearsal at 6:30. New choir members welcome!
Wesley Ringers will be starting on Tuesday, September 11. Light Refreshments at 5:30 pm, rehearsal at 6:00. New ringers welcome!
A Way Forward In Unity, A Holy Christian Conversation— with Bishop Park. Sunday, September 23, 3-5:30 pm in the sanctuary. Sessions include opening devotions by the district superintendent, a briefing on the Commission on a Way Forward report, and time for Questions &Answers. Please Register online at susumc.org/WayForward or call the church office at 695-4411.
First Church Bowling League meeting Sunday, August 26, 6:00 pm, Holiday Bowl, new members welcome! First night of league bowling begins Sunday, September, 9 at 6:00 pm. Call Roger Wise with questions, 207-6939 or 696-0431.
Volunteers In Mission—Looking for volunteers to help a local elderly individual with roof repairs. Contact Marti at 329-1074 or mjshif76@aol.com to help. Prayerfully consider this opportunity.
Rescue Mission Needs: All health and beauty supplies, ketchup, mustard, mayo, boxed potatoes, noodles, hamburger helper, and all baking supplies. Thank you for your continued support of the mission.
HUB Needs— Baby sweaters, cloth school bags, trash bags, toothbrushes.
Bob Saylor thanks First Church for your donations to Bob’s Beds. Your contributions made it possible for over 300 children in Blair County to receive beds complete with mattress and bedding. God Bless You!
Singles/Caregivers Group will be going to the Villa Capri Saturday, August 26, 6:00 pm. RSVP by Thursday, August 23 to Bob Donaldson at 695-0804.
New Ministry—We are very excited to announce that we are starting a Drug and Alcohol Prevention/Education, Addiction and Reaching people in Recovery Ministry! We are working with Blair County Drug and Alcohol and an Organization called Faith Partners to help educate and equip our congregation to start/run this ministry! If you are interested in being a part of this ministry please come to the Exploratory meeting on Monday August 27th at 6:30pm in the lounge!
BIG FISH Preschool Our preschool ministry here at FUMC has openings in our 2yr old class. Email pastorgracemarie@hollidaysburgumc.org or call the office at 814-695-4411 for more info!
Blood Drive—First Church, Social Hall, Wednesday, August 29, 12—5:30 PM.
The Annual Church picnic will take place rain or shine on Sunday, September 16th at 3pm at the large pavilions at Legion Park. Fried Chicken and beverages will be supplied. Please bring a covered dish or dessert to share. The picnic is open to anybody and everybody, so please mark your calendars. Please note that eating begins at 3pm. Have a light snack at noon and then plan to feast when you arrive at the picnic. Signup on the bulletin board at the portico entrance.
Bus Trip—Bible Museum in Washington, D.C. , Thursday, September 20, 2018, $40 Includes transportation and tickets. Call or email mjshif76@aol.com or 329-1074 to reserve your seat. —Tiger Backpack Program is getting ready to stock the shelves for school startup! Donations for August are peanut butter, plastic jars of jelly, and cans of Hunts spaghetti sauce. Thank you for your continued support of this program.
Crop Walk to feed the hungry will take place on Sunday, September 9th at 1pm at Canal Basin Park. To sign up to be a walker or to give a donation, visit https://www.crophungerwalk.org/hollidaysburgpa
Card Shower for Mary Kirkham, Allegheny Lutheran Home, Room 104, 916 Hickory Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.