Mission Statement: To make disciples of Jesus Christ by nurturing spiritual growth and providing avenues for service to others.
Worship Service every Sunday:
9:00am Sunday School for Children (3 years old through 4th Grade) via Zoom (see below).
We are hoping to return to a live Junior Church program during the Worship Service this Winter
10:30am Worship Service in-person in the Sanctuary and Online via Facebook Live Stream (accessible under Sermons link)
Youth Group Sundays from 5-7pm (with students from Emmanuel, Faith, Long Memorial, and Oregon Community UMC)
Who we are: Faith UMC is a growing mid-sized church located on the corner of Fruitville Pike and Koser Road (the entrance is on Koser Road). Sunday Services include a blend of contemporary worship songs and traditional hymns--and engaging, practical, Bible-based sermons. There is a Children's Time message each week in the service. During the school year we will host Junior Church with a Kid's Choir who share music during this service about once a month! We are an active church with many different opportunities to get involved--fellowship events, Bible Studies for all ages, and many ways to serve within the church and community. Faith UMC provides an intimate atmosphere where you can know people and be known. If you are looking for a church that is vibrant and excited about living out their faith, then Faith UMC may be the place for you.
FAITH UMC - EVENTS & INFORMATION:
Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Faith UMC: July 25–29 from 6-8 PM each day
Faith UMC invites all children ages 4 through 10 to move, act, care, follow, and share at G-FORCE: GOD'S LOVE IN ACTION Vacation Bible School. We are looking forward to spending time with your children learning, singing, playing games, doing crafts & participating in our mission project. A snack will be provided. Masks are optional. We will do our best to follow COVID safety protocols. VBS is a free event for all kids in the community.
Space is limited – register your children early at https://forms.gle/YQPhhwmmSoPR5bE4A. Invite a friend! Note: In some browsers you might get a warning to upgrade your browser. If the link does not take you directly to the registration form, try copying and pasting the link into your browser.
Sunday Worship Service Options and Pre-Registration:
Sunday Worship Services are at 10:30am INSIDE the Sanctuary at Faith UMC as well as ONLINE.
Masks are now optional during worship. However, please be prepared to answer questions about whether you have any COVID symptoms or recent exposures. We do offer one section in the back beside the windows that is reserved for those who wish to be seated with others also wearing masks. In the rest of the sanctuary you can choose whether or not you wish to wear a mask.
To attend ONLINE: We will continue to ALSO broadcast online and by radio each week. You can listen to the services on FM 89.9 (up to a mile radius around the church) or view them online: Look up Pastor “Jason Perkowski” on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/
Response to the Corona Virus Pandemic:
We have now reopened most of our activities in person. At Faith UMC we care deeply about our church family and our neighbors. We want all of you to stay healthy and safe. Having carefully reviewed all of the data points in our area--including new cases and vaccinations--we believe that it is currently safe to meet in person with appropriate precautions in place. So, we are still seated every other row and have one section in the back beside the windows that is reserved for those who wish to be seated with others also wearing masks. In the rest of the sanctuary you can choose whether or not you wish to wear a mask.
Junior Church via Zoom -- Sundays at 9:00am -- We will start meeting again in September after taking a break for the summer
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, 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--as well as those who just finished 4th Grade. Please bring a mask in case it is needed due to the health of others in the group. We may meet outside so that we can socially distance and unmask.
Chatting Group - Mondays at 7pm VIA ZOOM
Chatting normally takes place every Monday from 7-8pm, using a curriculum called The Wired Word. We will discuss various topics that have been in the news—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.
While we used to meet at the General Sutter Inn in Lititz we are currently meeting online via Zoom. Stay tuned for when we are ready to gather in person again. The NEW Zoom Link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86190453518?pwd=cEVDeDljeThaaWVlYjlQWmZjTm5oUT09
Thursday Night Bible Study led by Mike Shifflet at 6:30 PM at Oregon Community UMC
We are studying the book of Luke. 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. You can also join by Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83172825482?pwd=VzBkd2p0ci9KZ1BqMUZqN1NOamh4dz09
Servant Saturday (usually 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--but since we keep it tied to Communion Sunday (always the first Sunday of the month) we will sometimes serve on the last day of the month (for example, July 31, 2021). 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.
Downtown Ministry on Servant Saturday from 2-5pm
We have developed a ministry of providing food as well as blankets, scarves, gloves, hygiene products, etc. for people who are homeless. We are doing this on Servant Saturday afternoons before our Sunday Communion services. We will meet at 2pm and cook a hot meal at Faith UMC, and then go downtown to deliver it by 4pm. If you’d like to help, please contact Diana Valentine at 717-435-8577. We need people to help cook, prepare donations, deliver food, pray, etc.
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