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.

YardSale

Zack Hinish Foundation Yard Sale

The Zack Hinish Foundation annual yard sale will be held on Saturday, July 13th from 7am to 1pm. Donations will be accepted Friday, July 12 9am-7pm.  Many volunteers are needed, so please consider donating an hour or two to help out! All money raised goes toward ZHF projects...assisting local children with disabilities.

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

July/August Worship Schedule

July 13-14  Serving

July 20-21  Observing Sabbath

July 27-28  Re-Creation

August 3-4  Solitude and Silence

August 10-11  Fasting

August  17-18 Simplicity

August 24-25  Celebration

August 31-Sept 1 Christian Community


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!”

—Spiritual Disciplines is our new worship series.  We will take a look at various spiritual disciplines during the next several weeks that we can practice in strengthening our faith walk with God.

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 July is Church Camps.  Please pray for all the children and youth from our congregation who are headed to camp this summer.  Pray for them to experience the fullness of God’s love and to experience transformation and change in their hearts and lives.

—Monthly Prayer Meeting – Sunday, August 4th at 6pm in the Lounge.  Come and pray for God to move in a mighty way at First UMC.

—-Picnic in the Park, July 23, 6:00 pm, Frankstown Township Memorial Park (behind Geeseytown Firehall).  Meat provided.  Bring a covered dish to share. Everyone is welcome!  Meet folks from other worship services.  Children’s games!

—-The P.I.T., a faith-filled experience you won’t want to miss!  Join us at the Walnut Street property on Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 for Praising—Inspiring—Truth with a campfire, S’mores and Music.  Bring a friend and a lawn chair or blanket!  Mark your calendars for each Wednesday in July.  Leaders are as follows:  July 17—To Be Announced, July 24—Zane Dempsie (Open Air Campaigners), July 31—To be Announced.  In case of rain, the event will take place in the Social Hall.       

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.

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 July thru Oct.   Please sign up for the date and area you would like to volunteer.

Special thanks are extended to those who helped serve 75 individuals this past Tuesday.  Jesus said, “When I was hungry, you gave me food.”

Rescue Mission Needs: Noodles, pastas, ketchup, mustard, Mayo, hamburger helper, boxed potatoes, sloppy joe mix, health and beauty aides.  Your donations are greatly appreciated!

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

—-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.

   —-Calling all Crafters, Bakers, Vendors, and Small Business Owners!  We are hosting a “Summer Marketplace” in the social hall on Sat., Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit our sister church in Sierra Leone. If you are interested in having a stand, please pick up a form at the portico entrance or the welcome table and return it to Cindy in the office.  To encourage variety and avoid duplication, tables will be granted on a first come first served basis.

—-Praising in the Park and Ice Cream Social – Come out to Canal Basin Park on Sunday, July 14 at 6:30 pm to praise the Lord withVox Nova.

—-The American Rescue Workers (ARW) are looking for donations that will be used to fund a new building in our community.  Please consider purchasing a personalized tile to help build the Mary Fowler Nest, a multi-purpose building at the rear of 502 Mulberry Street. It will be used for fundraising efforts to support ARW services and other community projects.  Tiles range in price, depending on the size of the tile and kind of message you’d like to include. For more information, please contact Emma at arwhollyemma@gmail.com or 814-695-0762.  Thank you for your support.

—-HUB School Items Needed:  24 box crayons, loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, pencil sharpeners.....thank you.  Place in the blue bin outside the Social Hall.

—First UMC Hollidaysburg is seeking a part-time Director of Financial Operations.  The position entails overseeing the business office and the day to day financial operations of our congregation.  Three years professional finance or business experience is preferredAccounting and computer skills are necessary.  The job requires approximately 15 hours per week.  For a full job description and application, please call the church office at 695-4411 or email chimes@hollidaysburgumc.org.