FAITH UMC - EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:
Annual Breakfast with Santa and Cookie Extravaganza on Saturday, December 9th from 8:00-10:30am
Breakfast will include pancakes and sausages with various toppings. Gluten free option available! Santa will be there to greet all the kids and pose for photos before his busiest night of the year! Breakfast is by donation.
While you're here, choose your own cookies from our huge selection of holiday favorites and maybe try something new! Servers will be there to guide you through the selections and help fill a container for you. Cost per container is $16.50 while supply lasts. For questions or more information, please contact us at 717-560-0321. We hope to see you here!
25 Prayers for Christmas
We have provided a list of simple, one sentence prayers for use during the Advent Season--the 25 Prays of Christmas. We invite everyone to participate, including our online friends. Starting on December 1st, pray each prayer for that day. What a simple way to remain focused this Advent season and make a difference in the world. You can add these sentences to your daily prayer list, repeat them throughout the day or share them with others. Imagine the power of a praying church this holiday season!!
Sub & Sandwich Sale from S. Clyde Weavers
Faith UMC has certificates from S. Clyde Weaver available for sale for $7.00 each. Pick up a delicious made-to-order sub at any of their locations when you don’t feel like cooking or need a lunch for work! You have a choice of at least 7 varieties of sandwiches available on a sub roll, bread or wrap. Please see Carol Kennedy in the office to purchase your certificates. These certificates are so convenient when you need a quick meal during this busy holiday season and they make great stocking stuffers.
REGULAR WEEKLY PROGRAMS:
Junior Church in person on Sundays at 10:30am
For children age 3 years (who are potty-trained) through 4th grade. We are using Deep Blue One Room Sunday School curriculum. Children will be given the opportunity to bring an offering at the beginning of Junior Church that they can place in a “piggy bank.” Parents, please sign your child in before the Worship Service. Each child and parent will be assigned a badge with a matching number. Children will begin the service in the sanctuary and be dismissed to Junior Church after the Children’s Time Message. Junior Church takes place in the Elementary Classroom in the Education Wing during Worship (3rd classroom in the Education Wing hallway). After worship, parents are asked to sign children out at a station directly outside the classroom—and are asked to wait outside the class until their child is brought to them.
The ROCK Youth Group (5th-12th grade) at Faith UMC in the Education Wing from 5-7pm
Join us for The R.O.C.K. Youth Group meetings at 5-7pm each Sunday night in person at Faith UMC. We'll check in with how you're doing, share in a meal, play some games, pray, do a Bible Study, and just chat. Feel free to invite friends, too. All youth entering 5th-12th grades are invited to join us.
This group meets every other week to help people find support and process the loss of loved ones. We meet every other Monday from 5-6:30 PM at Faith UMC in the Education Wing.
Chatting Group on Mondays at 6:30pm VIA ZOOM
Chatting normally takes place every Monday from 6:30-7:30pm. We will discuss various topics that attendees suggest at the meeting—making space for different opinions and for folks to enjoy an evening of conversation. Perhaps we will learn something new. This group is open to everyone, so please invite friends to join you. Our goal is to instigate friendly discussions around interesting and sometimes controversial topics that have social, community, philosophical and theological angles. Join us via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86190453518?pwd=cEVDeDljeThaaWVlYjlQWmZjTm5oUT09
Wednesday Night Bible Study led by Mike Shifflet at 6:30pm at Oregon Community UMC
We work through various book studies based on the Bible. See Mike to get a study book.
"Wing and a Prayer" AA meeting at Faith UMC at 10:00am Every Thursday Morning
Every week AA meets at Faith UMC to support one another in recovery. It is an open group, and all who are in recovery or beginning recovery are invited to come out to the meeting at 10am each week. They are meeting in the Fellowship Hall which is best entered by the second set of doors.
Friday Morning Bible Study & Prayer at Faith UMC at 10:00am -- meeting in the Fellowship Hall by the second set of doors from the parking lot.
Everyone is welcome to join us as Pastor Jason leads a Bible Study about the scripture readings for the upcoming worship service each week. This is a chance to deeply explore your faith—and how it impacts the rest of your life.
Servant Saturday (the first Saturday of each month)
What does Servant Saturday mean? From small tasks to large, we ask everyone to give extra to the world around them that day. As Christians, we are to give of our time, talents, treasures and service continually. But sometimes we get entangled with the world around us and the giving falls to the background. We are asking everyone to give of themselves consciously on Servant Saturday. This is usually the first Saturday of the month. Here is a list of ideas for serving!
Maybe you can give of your time, even a few hours, to volunteer at a local animal shelter. Or, it could be, using your talents to help build a home with Impact Ministries or Habitat for Humanity. Perhaps you dig into your wallet to donate money for a shelter for abused women and youth or a pre-school in South Africa. You may find that spending time in prayer for others or fasting is the best use of your talents. There are many ways to help the world in which we live--locally or globally.