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.


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.

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

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.  During the month of June we will focus on various facets of prayer.

Do you have a quiet time with God each day?  Make it a habit!

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 June is for renewal and Revival.

—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, July 7th 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.

—Our next Membership Class will be held on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30.  Please indicate your interest on the connection card.

Sharing Jesus with All

BIG FISH Preschool here at FUMC is now enrolling ages 2-3 for 2019-20 school year. Call 814-317-5496 or email bigfish@hollidaysburgumc.org for more info.

—Be in prayer for all those serving in VBS this week as they Share the Love of Jesus with our children in the community.  Please pray for open hearts, open minds and God’s protection.

Help for the Hungry Volunteers—If you volunteered to help with the 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— The HUB is in need of a volunteer(s) to do lawn care for a very small area around the building.  If you would like to serve in this area, please contact Marti at mjshif76@aol.com or bglass1@atlanticbb.net.  Other items we are in need of include:  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 worship service during the summer months, 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.

Rescue Mission Needs: ARW is in need of the plastic bags that newspapers come in (some are orange, blue, or even clear).  They are used for repacking items at ARW.  So please drop any you may have (or get in the future) in the ARW bins.  Noodles, cake mixes and icing, jello, boxed potatoes, ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish and all health and beauty supplies are also needed.   We give THANKS always for our FUMC friends your help is greatly appreciated!

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.

—Tiger Backpack program will be providing nutritional meals thru the summer - donations for the month of June are peanut butter, plastic jars of jelly and cans of Chef Boyardee.  Thank you for your faithful giving to the Tiger Backpack ministry.

Precious Life Baby Bottles will be collected next weekend, Father’s Day weekend.  Thank you for saving to save a life.

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

Help for the Hungry, an ongoing ministry of our congregation, is now serving two meals per month to hungry neighbors at The Father’s House in Altoona.   Adults and children are served.  Special thanks are extended to the Common Vision Sunday School Class and to others for contributions to keep the ministry going.  If you would be interested in making a donation, simply write ‘heart for the hungry’ on the memo section of your check or on your offering envelope.

The Singing Group Re-Creation will share in music ministry the weekend of July 27-28.  On Saturday evening, there will be one combined service at 6pm that will include elements of the group’s sacred and secular programs.  The group will lead worship on Sunday at all three of the worship services.  A free will offering will be received to support the group’s ministry to hospitalized veterans.