Welcome

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.

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Vacation Bible School

Join us for ROAR!  Kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.  Vacation Bible School runs June 10-14 from 9:30AM - Noon.  For more information or to sign up, click here!

Big Fish Preschool

BIG FISH Preschool at FUMC is now enrolling children ages 2-5 for the 2019-2020 school year. Call 814-317-5496 or email bigfish@hollidaysburgumc.org for more info.  Download the Registration Form.
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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

May/June Worship Schedule

May 25-26 God’s Word

June 1-2 Quiet Time/Retreat

June 8-9 Daily Worship

June 15-16 Intimate Prayer

June 22-23 Confession & Thanksgiving

June 29-30 Intercession


News and Events

Loving Jesus

Our mission is “Loving Jesus, Growing in Faith, Sharing Jesus with All.”

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

—Digging Deeper is our new worship series.  We will take a look at various spiritual Disciplines that we can practice to deepen our intimacy with God.  We will be looking at various ways to approach scripture now through May 26.  During June we will focus on various facets of prayer.

Growing in Faith

—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.

Our Prayer Focus for the Month of May is Vacation Bible School.  VBS will be held this year from June 10-14.  It is an incredible week for all of our children, youth, and volunteers.  Often times families send their children for the week and end up becoming part of our faith community.  Please pray for God to use our VBS for His glory!

—Summer Camps - Our congregation pays half the cost for children and youth who attend our conference camps. There are a variety of camps and events to choose from. Pick up a brochure at the Welcome Table or Portico or visit susumcamps.org.

—Monthly Prayer Meeting –Sunday, June 2 at 6pm in the Lounge.  Come and pray for God to move in a mighty way at First UMC.

Our First Picnic in the Park will take place on Thursday, June 20th at 6pm at      Canoe Creek State Park.  Pulled Pork will be supplied.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish to share as well as their own place setting.  After the picnic, the young and young at heart will be headed to a stream for Amazing Water Bugs!

—-Aldersgate Conference on Spirit Filled Living—July 18-21 in Springfield, IL.  If interested in attending, please contact Karen Godissart at 317-5871.

Graduate Recognition will take place the weekend of June 1-2.  High school and college graduates will be recognized.

Sharing Jesus with All

BIG FISH Preschool here at FUMC is now enrolling ages 2-5 for 2019-20 school year. Call 814-317-5496 or email bigfish@hollidaysburgumc.org for more info.

—Tiger Backpack donations for May are peanut butter and plastic jars of jelly.  Thank you for your faithful giving to the Tiger Backpack ministry.  

—Cub Scouts are in need of a new secretary/treasurer.  If interested in serving, please call Rachael Doyle at 215-9163.

Vacation Bible School Needs You to help us transform our church into an African Savannah.  Together, we will be “Roaring for Jesus!”  If you would like your items returned, please attach a note with your name and contact info.  Donations will be forwarded to several churches in our area to help spread the love of Jesus through ROAR VBS.  Thank you.  Large natural/African Vases, crates, woven baskets, Fica Trees, drums, water jugs (not plastic), ornamental grass, colorful rugs and blankets.

Help for the Hungry Volunteers—If you volunteered to help with Soup Kitchen, there are signup sheets on the bulletin board at the portico entrance for June and July.   Please sign up for the date and area you would like to volunteer.

HUB Needs— Receiving blankets, Onesies, Wash cloths, baby gowns/sleepers hand soap, hand towels, wash cloths and crayons.  Thank you for your support!

Special Music—If God has blessed you with the gift of music and you would like to share at the 5:30, 8:00, 9:30 or 11:00 worship services during the summer months, please sign up on the clipboards that are located in the narthex (lobby area).   If you have questions or might need an accompanist, please contact Susan Hamilton by calling 695-4411 Monday through Thursday weekdays or emailing her at shamilton@hollidaysburgumc.org.

—Zack Hinish Foundation annual yard sale.  Donations accepted Fri, July 12 9am-7pm, sale Saturday, July 13, 7am-1pm. Volunteers are needed.  All money raised goes toward ZHF projects...assisting local children with disabilities. (Please, no clothing, stuffed animals, or TVs). Questions? See our facebook page or call 814-822-0332.

—Common Vision Sunday School class monthly bake sale is today, May 26th, to benefit the “Food for the Hungry” mission. This will be our last bake sale until the Fall.   Please stop by the Social Hall to purchase some “goodies” and support this worthy cause.  Everyone in the Common Vision Class thanks you!

— I want to thank my wonderful church family for all the expressions of love and caring shown during my recent accident.  “Thanks,” everyone, for the visits, many cards and most of all, the prayers for my recovery.                Evalyn Bernhardt

Singles/Caregivers will be going to Lena’s Restaurant,Thursday, June 6, 5:00 pm.  RSVP to Bob by Tuesday, June 4—695-0804.

—Angie Mellott and Family lost their home and belongings in a house fire recently.  They have a 15 year old autistic child and have a need for a used functional laptop, Ipad, etc.   They are willing to purchase the electronic items for a reasonable amount.

Clothing is also very much needed.  You can find a list of sizes and a bin to place your items in inside the Social Hall.  Other questions can be sent to Kay Tyberg at aktyberg@gmail.com.  Thank you for Sharing the Love of Jesus with All.

Rescue Mission Needs:  Noodles, cake mixes and icing, jello, boxed potatoes, ketchup, mustard, mayo and relish.  We give THANKS always for our FUMC friends!

Host Families are needed when Re-Creation comes to share with us the weekend of July 27-28.  If interested in housing group members, please contact Pastor John.