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 will return to a live Junior Church program during the Worship Service this Fall
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:
New Membership Classes on Sundays, October 3, 10, 17 & 24 at Noon:
For folks interested in learning more about the UMC, our churches, and how to become a member. Please contact Pastor Jason to sign up. Everyone is welcome—even as a refresher. Our classes will be in person after church in the room across from the Office. Bring a bagged lunch and plan on meeting until 2pm.
Harvest Party on the Lawn on Saturday, October 30 from 5:30-7pm:
Everyone is invited to join us for this special evening of fellowship. Come out and bring your friends as a way to reach out to your neighbors and catch up with old friends! There will be food, pumpkin decorating, yard games, campfires, and a chance to just relax. So, bring your lawn chairs, yard games and friends!
Please contact Diana Valentine at email@example.com or 717-283-6099 with questions or to RSVP or volunteer. There is also a signup sheet in the hall.
Sunday Worship Service Options and Pre-Registration:
Sunday Worship Services are at 10:30am INSIDE the Sanctuary at Faith UMC as well as ONLINE.
Pre-Registration for Worship is requested (but not required) by Friday each week to help us plan for seating (and contact tracing if needed). Click here to pre-register (for a month at a time)
Please bring a mask and be prepared to answer questions about whether you have any COVID symptoms or recent exposures. Please wear a mask in the building--especially as you enter/exit and while singing. At this time, we will NOT turn anyone away because they are not wearing a mask, but simply ask you to consider the needs of those around you who may be at high risk.
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 still safe to meet in person with appropriate precautions in place. Unfortunately, with the Delta Variant and almost half of the county still unvaccinated we have seen a resurgence in new cases.
In Lancaster County, the average daily COVID cases were in the single digits in early July when we reopened the building for worship. As of September 16 the average is now 207 new cases of COVID per day including another deaths yesterday. While a high percentage of our congregation is vaccinated, only 49% of the county is vaccinated which increases the odds for the disease to be brought into our church.
Therefore, we are asking folks to abide by the following requests:
We may not all agree on all of our safety protocols, we do ask everyone to be gentle and loving to one another as the church and each individual makes the best decisions that we can. And please stay tuned for any adjustments in the future. When numbers return to a healthy trend, we will be eager tfour o relax these protocols. If there is a worsening outbreak in Lancaster or in the church we may need to make other adjustments.
Junior Church via Zoom -- Sundays at 9:00am -- MEETINGS NOW ONLINE AT ZOOM
One Room is our Sunday School Curriculum from Cokesbury. Julie Hassara, our lead Children’s Sunday School Teacher and Education Chairperson, will be leading a Zoom Video Chat for the kids on Sunday Mornings. Feel free to invite a friend! Join the Zoom Meeting at 9:00 AM via this link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/484986057 You will need the password that was sent out separately.
Carol Kennedy will send members of our church the weekly reproducible activity pages from the lesson that includes activity pages for various age levels and some ideas to discuss at home (along with the password). We hope you find this helpful. We will continue to send reproducible pages weekly until we are able to meet again. Copyright law only gives us permission to reproduce these pages for our Sunday School setting so please do not share these pages with anyone who does not attend Junior Church at Faith UMC. If you would like to be added to the email list to get the passwords and links, please email Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Dress warmly. We will meet outside so that we can socially distance, unmask, and hang out by the campfire.
On Sunday, November 21 (and the 3rd Sunday of most months) the Youth will go to Gretna Glen Camp from 3-5:30pm (van will leave Faith UMC at 2:30pm and return by 6pm). We go to camp on the 3rd Sunday of most months during the school year. Pre-registration and Permission Slips are needed.
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
Visit http://chattingatthegeneralsutter.us for more info of the upcoming topics. Please like and follow us on Facebook to get weekly updates: Chatting at the General Sutter - Lititz.
Wednesday 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 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 classroom across from the Main Office. Please wear a mask when inside the church.
Friday Morning Bible Study & Prayer at Faith UMC at 10:00am -- meeting in the classroom across from the Main Office
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 (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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