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

Saturday Evening

Old Time Gospel Casual, 5:30 pm
Coffee House Contemporary, 6:45 pm

Sunday Morning

Early Bird Traditional, 8:00 am
Contemporary, 9:30 am
Traditional with Choir, 11:00 am

*Sunday School is held Sunday morning at 9:30
*Child care provided for each service

Jan/Feb Worship Schedule

January 18-19 Facing Giants
January 25-26 Fear of Death
February 1-2 Fear of Loneliness
February 8-9 Fear of the Dark
February 15-16 Fear of Others
February 22-23 Fear of Storms


Wednesday Night Live kicks off January 29th

Programming for children and youth who are pre-school through Grade 8 will resume on Wednesday, January 29th. A savory meal for the entire family is served at 5:30pm. Give it a whirl. Your family will most likely give it two thumbs up!

News and Events

Loving Jesus: Worship and Devotions

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

Winter Worship Series — Facing Your Fears—Come and learn how to experience God’s calming presence as we face fear and anxiety!  January 18-19 through Feb. 23-24.  Drop by for worship next weekend for facing giants and trusting God for victory over insurmountable odds


Growing in Faith: Study and Prayer

Our Prayer Focus for the Month of January is for Bishop Park and the Cabinet as they make decisions about District Superintendents and pastoral appointments in 2020-2021.

Pathway of Prayer  Prayer is the furnace to keep First Church warm.  Drop by the lounge on Thursday evenings at 6pm for prayer.  Our prayer group is willing to come and pray at your place of employment or business.  If interested, sign up on the connection card.

Monthly Prayer Meeting  Sunday,  February 9th, at 6pm in the Lounge.  Join us  to pray for God’s direction.


Sharing Jesus with All: Mission and Outreach

Cindy Celebration—We will extend our appreciation to Cindy Himes for her years of service on Sunday, February 16 from 12:15 to 2:15.  Please indicate on your connection card if you plan on attending.  A basket will be available for people to bring cards and notes of thanks.

Food Frolic for American Rescue Workers — We are gathering non-perishable food items to donate to American Rescue Workers.  We met last year’s goal of 2,500 items.  Let’s see if we can rise to the challenge of collecting 2,650 items to help our neighbors in need.  Items can be dropped off in the bins at the portico entrance or on the tables in the sanctuary.  Please note that items that are already out of date cannot be accepted.  Your cooperation is appreciated.  The frolic will continue through Sunday, March 1st.

For more information on the document regarding U.M. separation, visit  https://www.unitedmethodistbishops.org/files/websites/www/pdfs/signed+umc+mediation+protocoal+statement+-2020.pdf


Ways to Share Jesus with All – What’s Your Next Step?

Tiger Backpack needs for January:  Canned tuna, canned chicken, and 20 oz plastic jars of jelly.  Thank you for your donations! To assist, contact Donna Taylor at tayfamtoo@aol.com

Rescue Mission Needs:  Ketchup, mustard, and mayo, canned tomato soup, canned mixed vegetables, cake mixes and icing.  There is also a desperate need for bags of noodles and Ramen noodles.  All kinds of health and beauty aids would be appreciated too.  Donations can be placed in the container inside the portico entrance.  To volunteer, contact Deb LaValla at arwhollydeb@gmail.com.  Thanks for all the generous giving!

Mission Central HUB:  For the month of January we will be collecting Onesies and infant sleepers.  Please place your donations in the bin outside the Social Hall.  If interested in volunteering, contact Barbara Glass at 942-6579.  We are open Monday and Wednesday.

Spring Mission Trips, pray about signing up to be the Hands and Feet of Jesus,  March 22-28, Swansboro, NC.  Scholarships available.  Contact Marti Shiffler for more information at mjshif76@aol.com.

Singles/Caregivers:  Join us for a pre-Valentine’s Day celebration at Villa Capri, Thurs., Feb. 13 at 6:00pm.  Call Bob at 695-0804 by 2/11 to make a reservation.

Dave Clary and Joe Talerico will be offering a 6 week Life Group beginning Monday, February 6, 6:30 pm, Common Vision Classroom.  The study will be a book by Adam Hamilton, “John:  The Gospel of Light and Life”.  Pray about joining the Life Group and connecting with others from Frist Church.  Everyone is Welcome!  Be sure to signup on the Connection Card next weekend or contact the church office.

Make it, Bake it, Sew it, Grow it Community Marketplace, Saturday, March 28.  Save the date!  Keep watching for details.  To encourage variety and avoid duplication, tables will be granted on a first come first served basis.  Call the church office to reserve your space.

Food Frolic for American Rescue Workers – Help us reach our goal of collecting 2,650 non-perishable food items to help feed our neighbors in need.  We will be collecting items now through Sunday, March the 1st.  Items can be dropped in the bins at the portico entrance or on the tables in the overflow area of the sanctuary.

Wednesday Night Live kicks off on January 29th.   We are seeking a food server than can help to serve food to the families that attend.  You would be needed from 5-6:15pm on a rotational basis.  If you are feeling called to help in this capacity please call (814-695-1016) or email (dmaudiedunn@hotmail.com) Dorris Dunn.  Thank you!

ATTN: All who enjoy knitting or crocheting....or would like to learn how to knit or crochet. The FUMC Knit/Crochet Group meets on Thursdays from 1:30 until 2:30 in the church lounge. We welcome anyone who has an interest in knitting or crocheting to join our group. Some of our current projects include making prayer shawls, comfortghans, pocket prayer cloths, scarves for the Backpack Program, and chemo caps for the Easter for Eli Project.  If you have questions or would like more information about this group, please call Donna at 814-660-1060 or email.

Journey with Jesus, Special Needs worship service and dinner, February 20, 5:45 pm.  Come out and enjoy the Journey as we worship together, share a meal.