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 Children, Youth, and Adults.
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:
Called to Uproot & to Plant: Racism in School Funding on Sunday, October 20th from 4 - 6 PM at Church of the Apostles UCC
Called to Uproot & to Plant is a Faith & Justice Assembly to Challenge Education Apartheid in which schools with more students of color are being financially deprived of equitable funding. Join Lancaster County congregations and leaders from various faith traditions on Sunday, October 20th from 4 - 6 PM at Church of the Apostles UCC, 1850 Marietta Ave, Lancaster. This is a rally where you can learn more about the educational funding in Pennsylvania, and how it is currently distributed in ways that are unfair to people of color. Then you can learn how to actively be a part of the solution to encourage state legislators to pass a bill that is already in front of the State House to correct this unfair budget policy.
Pulled Pork & Bake Sale on Saturday, October 19, 10am - 1pm
We will host a Pulled Pork and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 19th. Pulled pork sandwiches and combo meals will be sold from 10am - 1pm to take-out or eat in. Combo meals include chips or pretzels, homemade baked beans, dessert, and a beverage. A selection of baked goods and pints of pulled pork or baked beans will also be sold separately.
Trunk or Treat at Faith UMC on Saturday Oct 26th, 5-8 pm
This is a new fun event that will replace our Fall Festival. We will have games, crafts, car trunks full of candy, etc. Kids can come and get candy and play games with their families--costumes are encouraged. We’d like to have at least 10 cars, plus another 10-12 people to run events. We will be selling hot dogs & drinks as well.
Annual Holiday Bazaar, Saturday Oct 26th, 8am-1pm -- Hosted by our sister church Oregon Community at Faith UMC
Oregon Community United Methodist Church will hold its 14th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday October 26, from 8am to 1pm. This year’s bazaar will be held at Faith UMC, located at 1290 Fruitville Pike, Lititz (entrance on Koser Rd). Faith UMC provides handicap accessibility, additional space for vendors, and ease of access for shoppers.
We are looking for additional vendors to sell their arts, crafts and collectibles at the Bazaar. You can rent an 8-foot table for $15. To rent a table or to get more info, please call Joetta at (717) 656-7198.
Crafters and vendors will offer a variety of items in time for the holidays. We will also have Gift Baskets by raffle. We will also offer face painting for the kids. Food will be available for take-out and eating-in. We feature our special cherry cheese cake, apple dumplings, caramel popcorn, barbecue, hot dogs, a variety of soups, and other baked goods.
Proceeds will support Christ Home for Kids, Blackfeet UMC Parish in Montana, and other ministries. There will be a collection box for financial donation or items to support Christ Home’s needs: hygiene products, school supplies, paper towels, large trash bags and laundry supplies.
Christmas Card Make-n-Take on Saturday, November 16th from 9:30 - 11:30am
The $15.00 cost includes all supplies needed to make 4 Christmas-themed cards, basket raffle, & breakfast munchies. All are welcome! Extra raffle tickets will be available for sale. This event supports the Faith UMC Expansion Fund. Register by calling the office at 717-560-0321. Space is limited to 30 guests. Payments are due by November 9th. Checks can be made payable to Faith UMC with “Card Make-n-Take” in the memo.
Chatting at the General Sutter - Mondays at 7pm at the General Sutter Inn
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
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
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 Main Wing at Faith UMC--through the first set of doors you come to in the parking lot.
Saturday Morning Men's Group at 7am at Lititz Family Cupboard Restaurant
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)
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. October 20 (and most 3rd Sundays of the month) 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.
Philosophers' Club on Second Sundays at 7:30pm at Faith UMC
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. The next meeting will be on October 13. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend!
West District of the EPA Conference of the United Methodist Church
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
The United Methodist Church
The World Methodist Council