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 September

New Series: That's a Tough One, Hard Topics in Scripture

September 22-23  Boys Mauled By Bears (2 Kings 2)

September 29-30  Abortion

October 6-7  That's Not Fair! (Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard)

October 13-14  What Happens When We Die

October 20-21  God Tries to Murder Moses (Exodus 4:18-26)

October 27-28  Parable of the Talents

November 3-4  Youth Weekend

November 10-11  Homosexuality

November 17-18  Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

News and Events

Join a Life Group this Fall!

Sign Up on the Connection Card

Mondays, 6:30pm, October 1-22, Common Vision class, $9

The Genius of Generosity by Chip Ingram

The secret to managing your life well is generous living.

With Dave Clary

Tuesdays, 6:30pm, Oct 2-Nov 6 in Common Vision class, $13

Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt by Jentezen Franklin Hope, Healing and the power of an Open Heart

With Terri Frazier

Wednesdays, 6pm, Sept 26-Nov 14 in Common Vision class, $13

Inspired by Rachel Held Evans

What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? Fall in love with the Bible again.

With Pastor Grace Marie Ransom

Thursdays, 6:30, October 18-Nov 8, Common Vision Class, $8

Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado

Because of Bethlehem, we have the promise that God is always near us, always for us, and always with us. Prepare your heart for  Advent.

With Susan Rea

Thursdays, 7pm, Oct 11-Nov 8, location TBD, no cost

            Life in the Spirit Class  

Discover a deeper walk with God, Experience victory in Christian living, and Understand who the Holy Spirit is

                        With Pastor John and Karen Godissart


Loving Jesus      

—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, October 7th at 6pm in the Lounge.  Come and pray for God to move in a mighty way at First UMC.

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.

—Dance for the Lord rehearsals begin Tues., Sept., 18, 7:00 pm in the sanctuary.  Females, Ages 8 thru adult are welcome!  Questions—Contact Brandi at 934-8719       

Growing in Faith

—A Way Forward In Unity, A Holy Christian Conversation—  with Bishop Park.  Sunday, September 23, has been CANCELED due to the Bishop being on voice rest.  Please keep the Bishop in your prayers as he takes time to heal.

—Wednesday Night Live is gearing up for Fall—Teacher training, Wed., Sept., 19,  6:30pm, 5th &  6th grade classroom.  First night of WNL Wed., Sept. 26, 5:30 pm.  Mark your calendars and invite your friends!

Common Vision Sunday School Class will hold a bake sale on the Sunday, September 30 in the Social Hall.  All proceeds to benefit the Help for the Hungry Ministry.  Please stop by and pick up a baked good for a donation  to this ministry!

Sharing Jesus with All

Rescue Mission Needs:  All health and beauty supplies, soaps, toothpaste & toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, Ramen noodles, ketchup, mustard, mayo, and baking supplies  Thank you for your continued support of the mission.

HUB Needs— Cloth school bags, trash bags, toothbrushes, baby sweaters, baby hoodies (0-9 months).  Like us on facebook!  Altoona District HUB!  Thank you for your continued support of the HUB.

—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!

—The Annual Church picnic will take place rain or shine this 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.  Please note that eating begins at 3pm.  Have a light snack at noon and then plan to feast when you arrive at the picnic.

Tiger Backpack donations for September are peanut butter, plastic jars of jelly, and cans of Hunts spaghetti sauce.  Thank you for your continued support of this program.         

—Thank you for giving $794 to Crop Walk to feed the hungry.

—Volunteers in Mission will be going to Tarboro, NC, October 21.  Prayerfully consider joining the team.  Contact Marti at 329-1074 or mjshif76@aol.com.

WALK FOR AUTISM, Join the CARES Team, signup on the bulletin board at the portico entrance or register online at AutismSpeaksWalk.org to walk Sunday,

October 14, Altoona Curve, registration 11:00am, Walk 12:00pm.   

—Book Nook will meet in the lounge at 1:00 pm Monday, Sept. 17. We will be discussing THE POISONWOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver.  We welcome newcomers!  Questions?  Call Karen McIntyre 695-2888.

—Mark your calendar…”Gardening Club evening of fun” , Tues., Oct. 16, 6:30pm.   Fairy Gardens using succulents from the church flower pots, and more.  Please be on the look-out for “fairy decorations” you can add to your garden.  More info later.

—Thank you to all who participated in the music mashup last weekend.  You touched many hearts thru the music, lyrics and message.  May you be as blessed as those who sat in the pews and listened.  Thank you for sharing your God given talents.

Safe Sanctuary Training—Monday, October 1, 6:00 pm, Common Vision  Classroom.  Cost is $3.  Pre-register by September 24 to chimes@hollidaysburgumc.org or 695-4411.

Methodist Prayer Breakfast, Friday, September 21, 9:00 am, Perkins Restaurant.   Signup on the bulletin board.  Contact Rich Reimer with questions, 695-6754.