Mission Statement: To make disciples of Jesus Christ by nurturing spiritual growth and providing avenues for service to others.
Worship Service every Sunday: Please see adjustments to the schedule listed below
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 via Zoom (See link below)(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
We are broadcasting our Worship Services via Facebook Live each week at 10:30AM. Please click on Sermons on the Menu Bar on the left side of the screen to see the links for the upcoming sermons (or to watch prior sermons) and daily devotional videos.
Response to the COVID-19 Corona Virus Pandemic: We are moving Worship Services, Bible Studies and meetings online until it is safe to meet again 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. Therefore, we have suspended all gatherings and have moved Worship Services, Bible Studies, Sunday School, and meetings online. We have been closely monitoring the updates on COVID-19 and will make adjustments as it becomes possible for a safe re-opening.
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. 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.
Join Us for Our Virtual Workshop of Wonders Vacation Bible School on Wednesdays, July 15th Through August 12th (CLICK ON VBS 2020 on the left menu for more details)
We wish that this summer’s VBS were an in-person event, but out of concern for the safety of families & volunteers we have decided to hold a virtual VBS this year. We can offer families the very best alternative with this online format and a chance to still connect using digital technologies.
We will hold VBS via Zoom evey Wednesday from July 15th through August 12th from 6:30 to 7:15 pm using the Workshop of Wonders curriculum. There will be some live and some pre-recorded portions to each session. Our curriculum will include skits, videos, science experiment demonstrations, music, Bible lessons & memory verses, conversation and games. We hope it will provide families something to look forward to each week and will be a positive learning experience.
We intend to make it as simple for families as possible. If the time is not convenient for you, a recorded version of the session will be available on our website to watch at your convenience. We will arrange for contactless pick-up of kits prior to VBS to provide children with all the supplies they need for optional crafts and handouts related to each lesson to do at home. Student registration forms are available by calling 717-560-0321 or register online at www.vbsmate.com/faithumclititz or by downloading this PDF of the Registration Form to print. Please register as soon as possible so that we have time get you a VBS Kit. Once you register you will receive information about how to log into Zoom and times when you can stop in to get your VBS Kit.
Chatting at the General Sutter - Mondays at 7pm -- MEETINGS RESUMING ON JULY 13 VIA ZOOM
Chatting at the General Sutter Inn 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.
While we used to meet at the General Sutter Inn in Lititz we will currently be meeting online via Zoom until it is safe to gather in person again--whether at the General Sutter or at an alternate location. We are also merging this group with the Philosopher's Club since the goal of both groups has been to instigate friendly discussions around interesting and sometimes controversial topics that have social, community, philosophical and theological angles.
We will restart these two small discussion groups on Mondays starting on July 20 at 7pm by Zoom. These sessions will be lead by Pastor Jason. Join us at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86190453518.
We will also work as a group to decide how to move forward—whether to continue to meet online or at a restaurant, the church, or outside. We will also discuss what topics and discussion formats best work for everyone as we relaunch.
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.
Philosophers' Club -- MERGING WITH CHATTING AT THE GENERAL SUTTER
Pastor Jason has guided this small group 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. We will be merging this group with Chatting at the General Sutter (see above) at least temporarily. You are invited to join us for these weekly discussions.
Alcoholics Anonymous at Faith UMC at 10:00am Every Thursday Morning -- THE GROUP HAS RESUMED MEETINGS IN PERSON
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 and maintaining 6 feet of physical distance between individuals. Please wear a mask while inside the church and use hand sanitizer before touching door handles and other surfaces.
Friday Morning Bible Study & Prayer at Faith UMC at 10:00am -- MEETINGS NOW ONLINE AT ZOOM
Everyone is welcome to join us online via Zoom. 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.
Join Pastor Jason by a simple telephone call at any one of the phone numbers (be aware of toll charges) listed below or you can connect using the Zoom Software on your computer or Smartphone.
One tap mobile (builds in password): +16468769923,,83172825482#,,#,351077# US (New York)
Dial by telephone: +1 646 876 9923 (New York) or +1 301 715 8592 (Maryland)
Meeting ID: 831 7282 5482 Password: 351077 (Built into the links above, but needed for phoning in)
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.
Junior Church via Zoom -- Sundays at 9:30am -- MEETINGS NOW ONLINE AT ZOOM
Deep Blue Adventures is our Sunday School Curriculum. Cokesbury has a Deep Blue Adventures app which is a free download to your cell phone through the App Store or Google Play. It contains a brief description of the lesson, the weekly video and a couple of games to reinforce the memory verse. This is a great tool for review or to use if you miss a week. You may also enjoy the videos from your favorite web browser by following this link: Deep Blue Kids Spring curriculum videos! This week is Episode 11 if you are using your web browser or Week 37 if you are using the app on your phone.
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 9:30 AM by clicking (or cutting and pasting) 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. 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.
The ROCK Youth Group (5th-12th grade) -- MEETINGS NOW ONLINE AT ZOOM
Click below to join The R.O.C.K. Youth and Pastor Jason for a Zoom Version of Youth Group at 5pm each Sunday night. We'll check in with how you're doing, play some games digitally, pray, do a Bible Study, and just chat. Feel free to invite friends, too. Join us at this link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/421338708 You will need the password that was sent out separately.
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