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.

Burn A Personal Devotional Resource for Lent

During the season of Lent, our congregation will be reading and studying the book of Hebrews. Lenten Devotions/Journals entitled "Burn" will be distributed over the next few weeks. An assigned scripture is given for each day of Lent so that persons can read and reflect on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Plans are in the works for the devotions to be available on our Facebook page as well.


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

Feb/March Worship Schedule

Worship Series -- Practical Ways to Change the World
Feb. 23-24  Prayer
Mar. 2-3  Justice and Mercy
Worship Schedule for the Season of Lent

March 6 Ash Wednesday, 7pm Sacrifice
March 9-10 Wake Up and Pay Attention
March 16-17 Lessons in Boldness from St. Patrick
March 23-24 Time to Grow Up
March 30-31 Youth Weekend
April 6-7 Light a Fire
April 13-14 Running with Endurance
April 18 Holy Thursday, 7pm Night of Remembrance
Musical Re-enactment of the Last
Supper and events of Holy Thursday
April 19 Good Friday, 7pm Service of Tenebrae
April 21 Easter Sunrise, 6:30 Service then Breakfast
April 20-21 Resurrection Celebrations


News and Events

Loving Jesus     

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

Please pray for our denomination and General Conference.  The special session regarding LGBTQ inclusion will take place February 23-26 in St. Louis, MO.  All people of the church are asked to spend special times in prayer.

 

MARA’S PROJECT SPAGHETTI DINNER

Friday March 29,  4:30-7:00 pm

Hollidaysburg First United Methodist Social Hall

*Back again—silent auction*

Bid on over 30 baskets! All money goes to help children in orphanages.

EAT IN OR TAKE OUT AVAILABLE

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRESENTED AT THE DOOR.

ADULT= $10.00      UNDER 10= $5.00          UNDER 5=FREE

INCLUDES SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS, BREADSTICK, SALAD, DESSERT BAR,       ICE CREAM SUNDAE BAR, DRINKS

** Gluten Free Meals available upon request**

Our Mission is to provide happiness and hope to orphans in Bulgaria by raising funds to support those in need. This year we are raising money to enable children to attend a one-week summer camp. This gives them the opportunity to experience life outside of the orphanage. We will also be providing clothing and medication to those in need. We appreciate your generosity and thank you for your support in our mission to “SPRING INTO ACTION” to help those in Bulgaria! God Bless.

 

—What if some things never happen unless people pray?  Prayer changes things.  James, the brother of Jesus had the nickname ‘Old Camel Knees’ because he spent so much time in prayer.  Next week we will talk about prayer changing the world.

—Our Ash Wednesday Service will be held on March 6th at 7pm.  Time of confession and imposition of ashes will take place.

—Lenten lunches will be held here at noon on March 7, 14, and 21st.

 

Growing in Faith

—Final Words of Christ is a life group study beginning Monday, March 4 at 6:30-8 through Monday,  April 11. Join Dave and Lou Ann in the Common Vision classroom.

—“God helps those who help themselves” is Half-Truth Join a study of different sayings attributed to scripture that aren't really there. Sunday, March 10-Sunday, April 7, 10:45 –12noon in the Common Vision classroom.

*Sign up on connection card.

*More small group study information coming next week!

—Pathway of Prayer –Our  Thursday evening prayer group gathers at 6:00 p.m. in the Lounge.  Join with others in a time of sharing and then head out to Prayer Walk or to Prayer-Drive a neighborhood.

Monthly Prayer Meeting –Sunday, March 10 at 6pm in the Lounge.  Come and pray for God to move in a mighty way at First UMC.

Sharing Jesus with All

Winter Mission Goal -We will be collecting non-perishable food items for American Rescue Workers again this winter.  Last year, we surpassed our goal of 2,000 different items.  Our goal for 2019 is 2,500 items.  We  have 626 to go!  Next week, we will announce whether or not we met our goal.  Items needed include:  noodles, boxed potatoes, boxed cake mixes, icing, all health and beauty products. Thank you for your willingness to assist neighbors in need.

HUB Needs:  Men’s and women’s socks & gloves, blankets (Lg & Sm), travel size hygiene items, chap stick, 2 gal resealable bags, band-aids (3/4x3”), baby sweaters or zip-up hoodies (0-9 mo.).  Place donations in the blue bin outside the Social Hall.

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

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.  Cookbooks will be  available in the Spring.

—-Singles/Caregivers Group—Join us for a movie at the AMC Theatre, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 3:45 pm.  in the lobby area.  After the movie we will go to Al’s Restaurant.  RSVP to Janet Hommer by Feb. 17, 942-0444.

Precious Life Banquet, Friday, March 22, 6:00 pm, Jaffa Shrine.  Dr Alan Keyes, a former UN Ambassador, Diplomat and Author.  Tickets are a $20 donation and may be obtained by contacting Suzy Kirkham at 696-0865 or by calling the Precious Life Office at 944-2669.  A free-will offering will be taken.

Common Vision Class is pleased to participate in the “Easter for Eli” project this year.  We are asking our church family to assist by donating items to fill Easter baskets for children who will spend the holiday in the hospital.  See enclosed insert for items requested and drop them off in bins located in the Social Hall, Narthex, and the Portico.  Thank you so much for helping bring a smile to these children’s faces.      Donations are needed by the weekend of March 16/17.