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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 Adult Sunday School in-person in the Education Wing - 1st Classroom on the right - restarting on November 6, 2022
   10:30am Worship Service in-person in the Sanctuary and Online via Facebook Live Stream (accessible under Sermons link)
   10:30am Junior Church for Children (3 years old through 4th Grade). Kids are dismissed to Junior Church after Children's Time Message (see below).

Youth Group Sundays from 5-7pm (with students from Emmanuel, Faith, Long Memorial, Oregon Community & Salem: Rothsville 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: 

Annual Breakfast with Santa and Cookie Extravaganza on Saturday December 10th from 8:00 to 10:30 AM:

Breakfast will include pancakes and sausages with various toppings. Gluten free option available! Santa will be there to greet all the kids and pose for photos before his busiest night of the year! Breakfast is by donation. While you're here, choose your own cookies from our huge selection of holiday favorites and maybe try something new! Servers will be there to guide you through the selections and help fill your chosen container. Cost per container is $16.50. For questions or more information, please contact us at 717-560-0321 or visit us at www.faithumc.us. We hope to see you here! 

The Lancaster AARP Chorus Presents a Christmas Concert at Faith UMC on Friday, December 16th at 2:00 PM:

The Lancaster AARP Chorus was founded in 1983. This talented singers are all volunteers who happen to be in their 60's, 70's, 80's and '90s! They perform two seasons: One in December, performing both sacred and secular holiday music, and one in May performing fun patriotic music and show tunes. Their artistic director and accompanist is Phyllis Strittmater, and co-conductors are Lucy Esbenshade and Phyllis Miller. They are based out of The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. This concert is open to the public with admissions being a free-will offering. Please call ahead, if able, to reserve a seat, as seating is limited (717-560-0321). Light refreshments will be served after the concert.

Sunday Worship Service Options:

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/jason.perkowski.3) or by viewing the video with the links on the Online Worship section of our website: Facebook isn’t needed.

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 in person on Sundays at 10:30am

For children age 3 years (who are potty-trained) through 4th grade. We are using Deep Blue One Room Sunday School curriculum. Children will be given the opportunity to bring an offering at the beginning of Junior Church that they can place in a “piggy bank.” There is also a children’s choir rehearsal during that time. Parents, please sign your child in before the Worship Service. Each child and parent will be assigned a badge with a matching number. Children will begin the service in the sanctuary and be dismissed to Junior Church after the Children’s Time Message. Junior Church takes place in the Elementary Classroom in the Education Wing during Worship (3rd classroom in the Education Wing hallway). After worship, parents are asked to sign children out at a station directly outside the classroom—and are asked to wait outside the class until their child is brought to them

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. 

Chatting Group on Mondays at 6:30pm (NEW TIME) 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. We are currently meeting online via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86190453518?pwd=cEVDeDljeThaaWVlYjlQWmZjTm5oUT09

Wednesday Night Bible Study led by Mike Shifflet at 6:30pm at Oregon Community UMC

We work through various book studies based on the Bible. 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. 

Contact Information


 Other resources can be found at:

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