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

Sept/Oct Worship Schedule

September 21-22 Loving God

September 28-29 Loving God

October 5-6 Growing in Faith

October 12-13 Growing in Faith

October 19-20 Sharing Jesus

October 26-27 Sharing Jesus


Transformation Trail

Our new worship series kicks off September 21-22. Come and find out what the Transformation Trail is all about. You won't want to miss some new elements for the flow of worship, a hilarious skit, and a challenge to take your next faithful step in following Jesus.

Pizza with the Pastors

Are you interested in learning more about First UMC Hollidaysburg? Perhaps you are interested in ministries, membership, baptism, marriage, service opportunities, or just want to get to know your pastors better. Sign up for our first Pizza with the Pastor -- Sept. 26 at 6pm. Sign up on your connection card or call 695-4411. Get a free meal as well as some insight on your next faithful step in following Jesus.


Wednesday Night Live kicks off September 25th

A meal for the entire family is served at 5:30pm and then classes for preschool through Junior High children will be held. This year, preschoolers will have "Me and My Loved One" activities to explore and others will take advantage of activities that go along with "CAMP WALNUT."  Miss Laura will be glad to see you!

News and Events

Welcome to  the 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:

Loving Jesus: Worship and Devotions

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

Our fall worship series kicks off this weekend.  Join us for our Transformation Trail series now through November 17.

We have 5 worship options each weekend

Old Time Gospel Casual               Saturdays at 5:30 pm

Coffee House Contemporary     Saturdays at 6:45 pm (Social Hall)

Early Bird Traditional                  Sundays at 8:00 am

Contemporary                                  Sundays at 9:30 am

Traditional with Choir                  Sundays at 11:00 am

Looking ahead:  We will only have one worship service the 2nd weekend of November on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 10am at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Auditorium.  The special Service will honor local veterans.  Prayerfully consider what veteran or family God would have you invite.

Growing in Faith: Study and Prayer

Pathway of Prayer Our  Thursday evening prayer group continues to gather in the lounge on Thursdays at 6pm.

Our Prayer Focus for the Month of September is on spiritual growth.  May the Transformation Trail, our discipleship pathway, encourage people to grow and become more like Jesus.

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

Renewed By Faith: A Women’s Retreat  Join Pastor Grace Marie for 24 hours of renewal! We will gather on Friday, October 11 @ 7pm through Saturday, October 12 @7pm at Greene Hills Camp (30 minutes from Hollidaysburg). $75 includes three meals, linen service, climate controlled rooms and indoor plumbing! Sign up on the connection card. Make checks payable to First UMC by October 1.  Email pastorgracemarie@hollidaysburgumc.org for more info.

Sharing Jesus with All: Mission and Outreach

Broadway Under the Stars Concert  October 20th at 4pm.  Come and hear inspiring songs from Broadway musicals over the past 90 years.  A donation of $15 per person is suggested to help support the Chancel Choir and their trip to Carnegie Hall.

See the blue insert for a listing of other activities and ways you can grow in faith , be in mission and share Jesus with All!

Interested in learning more about First Church?  We will periodically have informational meetings about our congregation.  Guests and those who would like to know your pastoral leaders better are invited to attend a “Pizza with the Pastors” session.  The first of those will be held on Thursday, September 26th at 6pm in the Social Hall.

3rd Grade Sunday school class will be receiving Bibles next Sunday at the 9:30am worship service.

Cindy Himes, our beloved church secretary, will retire Jan. 31.  We appreciate her years of faithful service.  We will be hiring a new administrative assistant for the office in November.  If interested in a job description or application, email chimes@hollidaysburgumc.org or call the office at 695-4411.