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

October 19-20 Sharing Jesus

October 26-27 Sharing Jesus

Nov 2-3 Youth Weekend

Nov 10 Sacrificial Love

Nov 16-17 Transformation



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.

Broadway Under the Stars Sunday, Oct. 20th 4:00 PM

Guest Vocalists Brittany Bettwy-Hipp, Gregg Brandt, Jamie Markel Brokaw, Bryce Cossitor, Julie Hanlon, Jan Wilson, and John and Karen Godissart will be sharing Broadway Show tunes from the past 90 years. A suggestion donation for the event is $15. Proceeds help the Chancel Choir's trip to Carnegie Hall. Get a taste of the Big Apple right here in Hollidaysburg.


Halloween Hospitality Oct. 31

Stop by the Church on Thursday, October 31st during Trick or Treat Night for some "SPOOKTACULAR HOSPITALITY" from 6:00 to 8:00PM! If you are interested in helping, please indicate so on your Connection Card while in worship this weekend.

News and Events

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.

Celebration of Veterans Service:  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.

The Gathering,  Friday, November 1, 7:00 pm, Social Hall.  Bring a friend and join us for Praise and Worship!

Church Conference will be held Sunday, November 3rd, 7:00 pm, Christ Community UMC, 58th Street, Altoona.  All leadership are asked to be in attendance.  In additional to voting on leadership and pastoral compensation,


Growing in Faith: Study and Prayer

Pathway of Prayer  Our Thursday evening prayer group continues in the lounge at 6pm.  They are willing to come and pray at your place of employment or business.  If interested in having a group come, sign up on the connection card.

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

Monthly Prayer Meeting  Sunday, November 3rd at 6pm in the Lounge.  Come and pray for God to move in a mighty way at First UMC.

 Membership Classes  Interested in joining the church?  Classes will be held on October 27th and November 3rd, 12:15 pm, Social Hall.  Sign up on the Connection Card.

January 9-12, 2020, Special services with Ric Wright from Resurrection Lifestyle Ministries.  Plan now to attend and be blessed!


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!

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.

Ministry Safe (Safe Sanctuaries) Training, Nov. 4 at 6:30  Our insurance carrier has created a new training and structure for Safe Sanctuaries.  We are invested in making sure our children, youth, and vulnerable adults are safe.  All staff and volunteers in those ministry areas are encouraged to attend the training.


Ways to Connect and Share Jesus with All

Tiger Backpack needs for October:  Canned Spaghetti and plastic jars of jelly.  Thank you for your donations! To assist, contact Donna Taylor at tayfamtoo@aol.com

Rescue Mission Needs:  Canned corn, peas, mixed vegetables and pasta are desperately needed, our shelves are bare.  To volunteer, contact Deb LaValla at arwhollydeb@gmail.com.  Your donations are greatly appreciated!

The American Rescue Workers (ARW) are the featured non-profit for the MARTIN'S Bags 4 My Cause program during the month of OCTOBER. You can buy $2.50 reusable bags from any MARTIN'S, and $1 is donated to ARW. Fill out the Giving Tag at the top to specify ARW. This month, help the environment while supporting a local food pantry!

Great Resource for Growing in FaithOur congregation currently has a subscription to Grace Ministries – an online Christian study site.   Visit their website at www.grace101.org   You can access numerous videos on numerous topics like parenting, marriage, discipleship, and more.  Check it out!

Mission Central HUB needs include:  Cloth diapers, nail clippers, toothbrushes, pencil sharpeners, laundry detergent (25 or 50 oz), insect repellent, air freshener (solid), clothes pins, work gloves (not cloth) and garbage bags (30-33 gal).  Thank you for your donations. If interested in volunteering, contact Barbara Glass at 942-6579.



Ways to Connect and Share Jesus with All

Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 20, Social Hall, 8am-1pm.  All you can eat pancakes, sausage and beverage.  Donations will benefit scout camp and adopted Christmas families.     

Halloween Hospitality Stations, Thursday, October 31.  Thank you to all who volunteered to help us welcome the community.  We are in need of 3 pop up canopy’s, please contact Laura if you can loan us one for the evening. lwallace@hollidaysburg.org.

Last weekend to order a Hamloaf!  Order forms are on the Welcome Table. Payment must accompany order.  Please put order form in the offering plate.

What do the Chamber Strings, Chancel Choir, Ross Hoover, and our pastors all have in common?  They will be sharing in worship at our Celebration of Veterans Service on Sunday, November 10th at 10am at the High School Auditorium.  We hope you plan to be there as well.

The Pathway to Hope ministry meeting will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019, 7pm, in the Lounge.  All are invited to be part of this ministry to prevent, intervene and provide recovery resources.  Please join us as we start to plan for the upcoming year.

A Special Needs Worship Planning Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 5th at 6:45pm in the lounge.  Anyone interested in helping with this new and vital monthly service is encouraged to attend.