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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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Are you prepared to vote on Election Day?

“Imagine the positive difference we could make on the direction of government, the character of its leadership, and the future of our nation if   we would simply vote our Biblical values. Can I count on you to join me?  Click on iVoteValues

Get your Daniel Plan Study Guide

The Daniel Plan 40-Day experience from Sept. 21 through Oct. 28th is now on day # 10!   Those who have the 40-Day Jumpstart Devotional should have read some very interesting instructions about “Shopping Smart.”  Here is a quote from page 31.  “Not only is food medicine, but so is community.”  If you are reading this …

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Proactive Barnabas Training Weekend

   It’s not too late to sign up for all or part of the weekend events.  Our next Barnabas Weekend is coming September 12 – 14, 2014 on the theme of “Loving, Relating and Encouraging” or L.R.E. Training with a special focus on visiting the inactive members of our church.  It all begins at 6:00 pm …

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Back Yard Bible Study in August

There are two Sunday evening Back Yard Bible Studies left in August from 7 – 8:30 pm.  These events will feature a Bible Study in the Book of Ruth in two different locations.  Bring your Bible and a lawn chair to enjoy Christian fellowship around a camp fire or the beauty of a back porch.  …

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Special Guest Speakers in July

       On July 13th we are pleased to introduce Reuben Watson as our guest speaker.  He is the head of our Prayer Ministry Team and will be giving his testimony in his first message to the congregation entitled “Faith Re-activation.”   Come to be inspired by this young man and what God is doing in his …

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Vacation Bible School June 23 – 27th

We are pleased to host this year’s VBS called the International Spy Academy: Agents for the One True God!   We will hold it June 23 – 27, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:45 PM in at First UMC.   This will be a cooperative Bible School with Calvary and Grace UM Churches.  Click on this link to …

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We remember our soldiers

Pastor Dale Shunk will bring a Memorial Day message and our choir will sing “Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones” as a tribute to our soldiers who gave all to help us remain free.   Yes, we are free to worship in our houses of worship as we desire and serve the One who gave …

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Barnabas Training Weekend May 16 – 18th

Our next Barnabas Weekend is coming May 16 – 18, 2014 on the theme “Leadership Development” with a special focus on the Lay Personnel Committee work.  It all begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 16th and hosted at Calvary UMC.  First Church attenders are to bring salads or a beverage to share as part …

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