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Connect Groups Forming during Lent

During this winter you may want to hibernate and stay indoors. Let’s look forward to forming some small groups to brighten our days. At First Church they are called “Connect Groups” that are primarily to build relationships to strengthen the Body of Christ. Please pray about hosting a six week Connect Group during Lent and …

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Daniel Plan Start Postponed due to extreme cold

NOTICE:   The Thursday, January 8, 2015 start of the 12-Week session has been postponed one week due to the extreme cold weather in Somerset, PA.   There will be no meeting Thursday, January 8th.  We will start at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 15th in the Green Room of First UMC.  We  have books available to …

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Lighthouses of Prayer

We learn more about prayer when we actually pray.  And when we pray what our Heavenly Father puts into our hearts we are most effective.  Lighthouses of Prayer Sunday is a fantastic time of worship and this year it will be Sunday, January 11, 2015.  The congregation is expected to respond in a strong way …

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A New Year — The Same Calling

As the Pastor of Somerset First UM Church for the last 8 years I have had the honor of following my calling by God to server a wonderful congregation.   Not everyone has a specific calling to a full time ministry like pastoring a local church, but all are called to witness for Jesus Christ because …

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is 7:00 PM

Come celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ with the First Church Family at 7:00 PM on Christmas Eve.  You will be welcomed by the light of Luminaries and the sounds of Christmas Carols.  Our Choir will sing several Christmas Carols along with narration and our youth will play their instruments to the glory …

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Annual First Family Christmas Dinner

On Sunday, December 14th after our morning church service, our First Family will gather for our annual covered dish dinner in the Fellowship Hall.  What to bring you ask? First, the Education and Nurture Committee is providing the main meat dish, paper plates and silverware.  Yes, real silverware!  They will also get the hot and …

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“From Humbug to Hallelujah” Christmas Series

In this 2014 Advent series, Reverend Dale Shunk will relate Charles Dickens’ timeless literary classic “A Christmas Carol” to the Christmas story of the Bible.  Short video clips from the 1999 version of the movie starring Patrick Stewart will be used as illustrations throughout the series beginning on November 30th, the first Sunday of Advent. …

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Solar Samaritans have guest missionary speaker

The last Solar Samaritan breakfast of 2014 will be Saturday, November 22nd at 7:30 am at King’s Restaurant in Somerset, PA. We will have a guest speaker, Rev. Pat Watkins, a U.M. missionary from the Virginia Annual Conference. The Rev. Pat Watkins is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United …

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Hear Lt. Col. Craig Minnick this Sunday, Nov. 9th

Lt. Col. Craig Minnick, a lawyer in Johnstown, will be our guest speaker for our Veteran’s Sunday Service at 10:30 am on November 9th.   He is in the service of the U.S. Army Reserve.  The picture to the left was taken in Iraq when he served there in 2003 and 2004.  Our service will …

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All Saints Sunday Observance

The First Church Family will be remembering four of our saints who have passed away during the last year in the November 2, 2014 Sunday morning worship hour at 10:30 am.  Their names will be read, a candle lit and a carnation given to the families who are in attendance.   This is an annual observance …

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