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 October/November

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


November 17-18  Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

News and Events

Loving Jesus     

Community Thanksgiving Service –Wednesday, Nov. 21-Zion Lutheran, 7pm.  Pies will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.

Worship Design Team –This Tuesday at 7pm in the Lounge.  Anyone interested in brainstorming ideas about worship during Advent, Christmas, and early winter is welcome to drop by and help design our next couple of worship series.

—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,  Dec. 2nd 6pm in the Lounge.  Come and pray for God to move in a mighty way at First UMC.

—Our theme for Advent is Home for Christmas.  We would like to videotape people sharing memories and recollections of being home for Christmas. If interested, please call the church office at 695-4411 or email chimes@hollidaysburgumc.org.

Chancel Flowers and Worship Folder signup sheets are on the portico entrance bulletin board. Place flowers in the chancel or purchase worship folders in memory/ honor of a loved one. Signup for the date you wish to recognize them.  Worship folders are $15. Flowers can be ordered through Warner’s.

—Special thanks are extended to all those who received $20 bills for our “Make It Grow” Challenge.  A total of $5,360 was distributed.  Returning funds are to be placed in the yellow bowls at the front of the sanctuary or placed in a special envelope with “Make it Grow” written on it and handed to the church office, one of the pastors, or Martin Lacki, financial secretary.  Funds are to be returned by Dec. 16.


Growing in Faith

Decorating the church for Advent/Christmas Season Sat., Dec. 1, 8:00 am.  Please signup on the bulletin board at the portico entrance if you can help Jess and the crew light the trees!  Questions email Jess Sorge at  jessreilly80@gmail.com.    

—Re-Creation will present “A Classic Christmas” on Mon., Dec. 3rd at 7pm in the sanctuary.  Sacred and secular Christmas songs will usher us into the season.  A free will offering will be received to support their ministry to hospitalized veterans.  Apple Dumplings and ice cream will be served following the program.  There is no charge, but donations will be accepted toward the ‘make it grow’ challenge.

Sharing Jesus with All

Rescue Mission Needs:  All health and beauty supplies, noodles, canned vegetable soup,  canned peas

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!

—Tiger Backpack donations for November are peanut butter, 20 oz. plastic jars of jelly, canned chicken and tuna.  Thank you for supporting this program.         

—Sock Ministry—The 3&4 Grade Sunday school class is collecting new socks for all school aged children through Thanksgiving for Angel Feet Ministry of Juniata UMC.   Please drop your socks off in our classroom.  Thank you in advance.

Community Thanksgiving Service –Wednesday, Nov. 21-Zion Lutheran, 7pm.  Pies will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.

Peanut Brittle  - The Challenger’s Class will be selling Peanut Brittle after services this weekend.  Just in time for the holidays!

Olive Wood Carvings from the Holy Land—George Ghanem, a Christian from Bethlehem will be selling olive wood and other gifts following worship at all 5 services Nov. 24-25.  All purchases help to keep a  Christian presence in the holy land.

Common Vision Class  apple dumpling/bake sale  Saturday, the 24th and Sunday, the 25th of November (thanks to Pastor John’s $20 challenge!).  Please take advantage of our delicious homemade apple dumplings at $4 each and miscellaneous baked goods at $1 per bag.   We are excited and honored to use our baking skills to make our money grow for God and community and pray that our church family will help us in our endeavor!  We prayerfully thank you.

The Gardening Club is selling “Christmas Box Decorations” for $15.  They will be available this weekend.  The proceeds will go to the “Make It Grow” project.

—If you would like to serve as an Usher, Greeter, Acolyte or Liturgist at any of the 5 Christmas Eve services please signup on the table at the back of the Narthex.

Bake Sale at 6:45 Saturday, December 1, proceeds benefit “Make It Grow”.