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 and Bible Studies for Youth, and Adults--Children's Sunday School is a Junior Church program during the Worship Service
10:30am Worship Service (with 3 year old thru 4th Grade students dismissed to Junior Church after the start of the service)
Youth Group Sundays from 5-7:00pm (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 after which kids are invited to Junior Church. We also have a new 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 & OPPORTUNITIES:
Worship Services Have Been Moved to a FULLY ONLINE FORMAT in Response to COVID-19 Corona Virus until Further Notice
We have been experimenting with Facebook Live for offering Daily Devotionals and are planning to use that same technology for Sunday Morning Worship. Please click on Sermons on the Menu Bar on the left side of the screen to see the link for the upcoming sermon and the daily devotional videos--as well as podcasts of sermons.
Response to the COVID-19 Corona Virus Pandemic: All Worship Services, Bible Studies and most meetings are suspended until April.
Blessings to you and yours! At Faith UMC we care deeply about our church family and our neighbors. We want all of you to stay healthy and safe. We have been closely monitoring the updates on COVID-19 (and flu season) and making adjustments as information has been made available--urging folks to stay home if they are at risk of contracting or spreading viruses, doing additional sanitizing of our facilities, changing elements of worship, etc. As of today, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all gatherings at Faith UMC. We are cancelling Bible Studies, Chatting at the General Sutter, most meetings, as well as Worship Services for at least the next two weeks. We also decided to cancel the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny that was scheduled for April 4th. The Scrapbooking Event planning meeting has been pushed back until April 21 at 6:30pm. We also pushed back the Oregon Community UMC Craft and Yard Sale until May 2.
We will evaluate the status of disease control and make a decision about other events in April over the next few weeks--including Holy Week Services. We will be experimenting with different formats for holding digital versions of worship services, Bible studies, and meetings. Stay tuned for details on that via Facebook and our website. Click on Sermons on the Menu Bar on the left side of the screen to see Sermons and Daily Devotional videos--as well as podcasts of sermons.
If there is anything that we can do for you during this season please let us know. If you need medication or food delivered to you, if you find yourself struggling to pay bills, or if you need someone to talk to as you deal with the stresses of all that is going on, please call or email Pastor Jason. And if you are in a position to show kindnesses to neighbors and strangers, we encourage you to let this current season bring out the very best in all of us as we care for one another.
May God bless you and keep you! You are in our prayers.
Pastor Jason Perkowski
35th Anniversary Celebration Service on March 15 at 10:30 AM --WE CANCELLED THE FULL CELEBRATION AND THE POTLUCK LUNCHEON THAT WAS SCHEDULED TO FOLLOW THE SERVICE
Happy 35th Birthday to Faith UMC! The people of Faith UMC have been serving God for over 35 years--since March 17, 1985! We were pleased to celebrate 35 years of ministry during the service on Sunday. Because of the current health concerns, we will be having a full celebration of this anniversary later in the year when everyone will be able to join us. But in the meantime, thank you to founding members for your vision, thank you to the pastors and laity that have served the church and community faithfully, and thanks be to God for all that God has done and will do among us!
May we follow in the tradition of St. Patrick and go out to lovingly share the good news and the gospel hope wherever we can--even among strangers and enemies. Christ within us, Christ before us...may we follow where he leads!
Chatting at the General Sutter - Mondays at 7pm at the General Sutter Inn -- MEETINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Chatting at the General Sutter Inn takes place every Monday from 7-8pm, using a new 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.
We encourage you to bring friends out for dinner and a discussion. You can buy appetizers, a meal and/or drinks during the session. Visit http://chattingatthegeneralsutter.us for more info of the upcoming topics (website address will be updated in the August--but the content is already converted to our new format). Please like and follow us on Facebook to get weekly updates: Chatting at the General Sutter - Lititz.
Alcoholics Anonymous at Faith UMC at 10:00am Every Thursday Morning -- MEETINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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 in the Education Wing.
Friday Morning Bible Study & Prayer at Faith UMC at 10:00am -- MEETINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Everyone is welcome. We meet at Faith UMC, but folks from the community and several different churches attend. Pastor Jason leads these Bible Studies. This is a chance to deeply explore your faith—and how it impacts the rest of your life. We would love to have you join us. We meet in the first classroom in the Fellowship Hall and Education Wing at Faith UMC--through the second set of doors you come to in the parking lot.
Saturday Morning Men's Group at 7am at Lititz Family Cupboard Restaurant -- MEETINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Led by Mike Shifflet (from Oregon Community UMC), this group meets each week to study a book of the Bible in depth. Come out for for the coffee, food, fellowship and growth in your Christian Faith.
The ROCK Youth Group (5th-12th grade) -- MEETINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Youth meet every Sunday—normally at Faith UMC from 5-7 pm. We also have Sunday School at Faith UMC at 9am and at Long Memorial UMC at 9:30am. For more info about upcoming events, please check out the Youth Section of our Website. Permission Slips are needed for all off-site trips and can be downloaded from the Youth Section of our Website. RSVP (on sign up sheets at Faith UMC, by text or by calling Pastor Jason) so that we can plan accordingly for chaperones, food and vehicles. On most 3rd Sundays of the month (except December and Summer) we will meet at 3:30 PM to carpool up to the Gretna Glen Campground for a day of fun activities on the lake and grounds of the camp. There will be a campfire, a devotional, worship, games, archery, and lots of youth from various churches in the region. We will be back at the church by 7 PM. Gretna Glen Youth Night is cancelled for March as a precaution relating to COVID-19.
Philosophers' Club on Second Sundays at 7:30pm at Faith UMC -- MEETINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
This is a new small group. Pastor Jason will guide us in discussions on a variety of philosophical and theological questions that people raise about God, faith, the meaning of life, morality, the nature of evil, etc. Come with your questions and willingness to hear and learn from the group. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend! We will NOT meet on Easter Sunday.
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