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

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!

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


Loving Jesus      

—Pathway of Prayer –Our Thursday evening prayer group gathers at 6:00 in the Lounge.  Join with others to seek God’s face and cry out for our community.

Monthly Prayer Meeting –Sunday, November 11th at 6pm in the Lounge.  Come and pray for God to move in a mighty way at First UMC.

A slideshow of veterans from our congregation will be shown the weekend of November 10-11.  If you are a veteran, we encourage you to submit a photograph from your years of military service with your name, branch of service, and years of service.  Photos can be emailed to zbrehm@me.com or brought to the church office.  Please submit all photos by Monday, November 5th.

—Our theme for Advent is Home for Christmas.  Our worship committee would like to videotape people who are willing to share memories and recollections of being home for Christmas that will be used as part of Advent devotions.  If interested, please call the church office at 695-4411 or email chimes@hollidaysburgumc.org

Growing in Faith

Wednesday Night Live every Wednesday, at 5:30. Join us for a family meal and small groups for kids.  Small groups include:  Me and My Loved One for preschoolers and kindergarteners, Jumpin’ for Jesus, Soldiers for the Savior, Yarn-ings for Jesus, Ultimate Frisbee, Hiking Prayer Warriors Group, and Servant Kids in the Community Group for elementary through 8th grade.  Check the Social hall bulletin board or contact Laura Wallace for more details. lwallace@hollidaysburgumc.org

Readiness 360 Survey– In mid to late October, watch for an email from Readiness 360 and the Epicenter group. Our Leadership Team and staff would greatly appreciate your filling it out. Your input will help shape our areas of focus in 2019 and the future ministries of our congregation.

Our Hiking Prayer Warriors would like to pray for you!  Look for the Wednesday Night Live Hiking Prayer Warriors box in the social hall, submit your prayer request (details are helpful but not necessary), and take comfort in knowing that your prayer will be lifted up by our children and leaders each week.

Sharing Jesus with All

Rescue Mission Needs:  All health and beauty supplies, noodles, boxed potatoes, hamburger helpers, ketchup, mustard, mayo, cake mixes and icing.

HUB Needs:  We are collecting the following items for the Homeless Ministry at Mission Central:  Blankets (all sizes), sleeping bags, adult backpacks, ponchos, flashlights with batteries and small umbrellas.  Please put them in the HUB bin outside the Social Hall.  Thank you for helping us with our mission!

Volunteers in Mission needs your help with local missions projects.  If you have an interest in sharing the love of Jesus in this way, please contact  Marti Shiffler at mjshif76@aol.com or 329-1074.

—BIG FISH Preschool is off to a great year! There are openings in our 3yr -old class.  Email bigfish@hollidaysburgumc.org or call the pre-school line at 814-317-5496 for more info.

—Tiger Backpack donations for October are peanut butter, plastic jars of jelly, and cans of Hunts spaghetti sauce.  Thank you for supporting this program.         

You are invited to join the FUMC Gardening Club for a fun activity - Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm in the Common Vision room. We will be making “Fairy Dish Gardens”, using succulent plants from our church garden. All materials will be provided… plastic dishes will be available, or you may bring  your own container. Bring fairy garden figures, if you want, for your own garden. We will have a few available. It would be helpful for you to bring gloves and a small trowel.  A $3.00 donation is requested to cover the cost.  Refreshments will be served following the activity. If you have questions or plan to attend, please email Donna at DShaw87844@atlanticbb.net or call the church office at 695-4411.

—3rd & 4th Grade Sock Ministry—Our Sunday school class is collecting new socks for all school aged children through Thanksgiving.   They will be distributed by the Angel Feet Ministry, a ministry thru Juniata UMC that provides children with shoes twice a year.  Please drop your socks off in our classroom.  Thank you in advance for helping us with our mission.

—Methodist Prayer Breakfast, Friday, October 19, Perkins Restaurant, 9:00 am.  Signup on the bulletin board.  Questions, contact Rich Reimer, 695-6754.

Singles/Caregivers Group  Sunday, Oct. 21 we will go to the Tyrone Elks for lunch.  Leave the church at 12:05.  RSVP to Janet Hommer by Oct. 18– 942-0444.  

—Open Air Campaigner Outreach events are on hold for the month of October.  Watch your worship folder for events in the months ahead.  Thank you.

Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, Oct. 28, 7:45 am-1:00 pm, Social Hall.  All you can eat pancakes, sausage and beverage.