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- Igniting Your Faith | havenfirstumc
Here is information and links to access our church's podcast that will make Pastor Fisher's sermons available. Our podcast is called, "Igniting Your Faith," and can be found on many of your favorite podcast sites such as Spotify, Apple, Anchor, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Pocket, Radio Public, TuneIn, and Pandora. You can listen to Pastor's sermons at any time, and download them for future listening. Go to any of the podcast sites and type "Igniting Your Faith" in the search area and you should find it. There will be a picture of our altar window to help you find it. Here are some links that you can use to access the "Igniting Your Faith" podcasts: Here are some podcast links that are live so far for accessing "Igniting Your Faith" podcasts. These are online web page sites but most people will want to use the stand alone app. Links: We recommend TuneIn as the best for Podcasts. It is the most intuitive, and the easiest platform or app to download and organize your favorites. Anchor (home site for the podcast - owned by Spotify) https://anchor.fm/schuylkill-haven-1st-umc TuneIn https://tunein.com/podcasts/Religion--Spirituality-Podcasts/Ignite-Your-Faith-p1449295/ Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/34xzk1vHqiEjuWAbvtxivh Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/igniting-your-faith Apple Apple provides podcast through the app (Mac OS and all IOS devices) but does not use a direct online web page. Pandora Forthcoming Overcast Forthcoming Google Forthcoming Season One will start with March 7th of this year, but we will quickly upload more sermons to get up to date. Spread the word. Let's grow in God's Word by Igniting our Faith.
- FX | havenfirstumc
FX is an abbreviation for FAMILY EXPERIENCE! FX is designed to help us as the church partner with families. It is a fun, shared experience for families to come together for a purpose. It strategically places parents and kids in a world that helps both understand and live out essential truths. We often say, “What happens at home is even more important than what happens at church.” This means that our faith really isn’t a living faith until it is lived out in our daily lives. Our hope and goal is that FX provides practical ways to take what happens at church home with you so that it is relevant not just on Sunday mornings! We know that no one has more potential to influence a child than a parent but we also know that parents can’t do it alone so we as the church are working to partner with families to help build lifelong disciples for Jesus! Our current Family eXperience (FX) offerings include... Praise Packs are resources put together to help encourage engagement and participation from our kiddos during worship! They are filled with things like kid friendly sermon notes, puzzles, word games, crayons, and fun little fidget toys! Praise Packs may be picked up and dropped off in the bin in the back of the Sanctuary. Can’t make it to church this week? Sunday @ Home, part of our FX program, brings the excitement of Kid’s Discipleship into your own living room! Sunday @ Home makes discipleship easier than ever by adding fun to some of your typical family moments like waiting in the drop-off line, mealtime, or bedtime. Simply click below for this week's Sunday @ Home experien ce! PRESCHOOL ELEMENTARY TEENS Parents want a little more help? Check out the Parent Cue Resources today! To learn more about children's ministry at FUMC of Schuylkill Haven, please contact our Director of Children's Discipleship at 570-593-0303.
- Youth - High School | First United Methodist Church
High School (Grades 9-12) Senior High Club is geared for students in grades 9 through 12. Our Senior High students are truly world changers who are hungry and thirsty for more of God and long for authentic relationships with other young believers in Jesus Christ. Rev. Portia Kuzanga leads the Senior High Club along with two adult leaders/assistants (Mr. Dave Williams and Mrs. Cindy Dros) and two elected adult representatives (Mrs. Carolyn Catranis and Mrs. Joann Daum).
- Children's Ministry | First United Methodist Church
Children aren’t just the future… FUMC understands that children are not only the future, but also the present of the church. Children are warmly welcomed into FUMC’s church life. We offer many dynamic programs for children to learn about Jesus as we guide them in their faith to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Come check us out to learn more! Partnering with Parents… As your church family, we want to support you in fulfilling your God-given responsibility of starting children on a life-long journey and relationship with Jesus. Therefore, we are committed to partnering with families to continue faith development at home as you build a spiritual foundation that, in God’s timing, will lead your children into a relationship with God through Jesus. Safety is a top priority… Our desire is to create a safe and fun environment for all children so they can know and experience God’s love and grow strong in their love for Him. To learn more about our Safe Sanctuary Policy or if you have any questions please call the church office at 570.385.3941. To learn more about children's ministry at FUMC of Schuylkill Haven, please contact our Director of Children's Discipleship at 570-593-0303.
- Gallery | Photos | First United Methodist Church
GALLERY Pastor Fisher - Communion Meat Pie Fundraiser 2020 Ignite Food Drive - February 2020 Volunteering at SPCA - 2019 Winterblast 2020 Methodist Women - Making Fidget Blankets 2019 SummerBlast 2019 Caregiver Seminar 2019 Puerto Rico Mission Team 2019 Sledding at WinterBlast 2020 Ignite Group 2020 2020 Father Daughter Dance
- Small Groups | First United Methodist Church
SMALL GROUPS (UPDATED 05/23/22) FUMC promotes participation in Small Groups as a way to meet other Christians, participate in shared interests, support each other's needs, and build lasting friendships in a one-on-one setting with limited attendance. During the COVID-19 environment, we need the support of others and the ability to communicate with those of common interest. In the current environment, our Groups are in-person, virtual ( highlighted in this listing ), or blended (in-person and virtual ). If you have an interest in joining one of the groups below, contact the leader directly or if assistance is needed, contact firstname.lastname@example.org . If Group Leaders need to change their meeting information, contact email@example.com with updates. Life in Action Groups Our interest is in following Jesus' command to "go and make disciples". We study and practice within our Group and then go out into the community to make disciples. Recommended readings for this group are listed at the bottom of this page. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mondays Led by: Ellen Marino Study Book: Experiencing God Where: Church Frequency: Weekly, 10:15 AM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tuesdays Led by: Ann Moyer & Nancy Kraft Study Book: Experiencing God (women's group) Where: Church Frequency: 2 Tuesdays a month, 3:00 PM Led by: JoAnn Daum Study Book: Experiencing God Where: Church Frequency: Weekly, 3:00 PM Led by: Ted and Carolyn Catranis Study Book: Growing Together in God Where: Church Frequency: Weekly, 6:00 PM Led by: Dave Williams Study Book: Experiencing God Where: Virtual (Google Meet) Frequency: Weekly, 7:00 PM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thursdays Led by: Eydie Reed Study Book: Experiencing God Where: Home and Virtual (WebEx) Frequency: Weekly, 10:00 AM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fridays Led by: (this group is currently on hold) Studying: Bible Studies/Book Studies Where: Home Frequency: Every other week, 6:30 PM Encouragement & Accountability Groups We are smaller groups which meet regularly to support and encourage each other in our walk of faith. Tuesdays Led by: Lisi Fisher Where: Church (women's prayer and accountability group) Frequency: Weekly, 5:30 AM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Led by: Doug O'Connell Where: Men's meeting at Long Run Diner Frequency: Weekly, 6:30 AM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Saturdays Led by: Wanda Langley Where: Varies Frequency: Weekly, 8:00 AM (temporarily filled) Bible Study Groups Our interest is in-depth study of books of the Bible to better understand its teachings. Sundays Led by: Tom Reed Studying: Genesis Where: Church Frequency: Weekly, following worship service ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tuesdays Led by: Karen Shiffert Studying: Psalms Where: Seton Manor Frequency: (pending) Led by: Doug & Deb Esposito Studying: Life of Joseph in Genesis; "Detours" by Tony Evans Where: Y's Home Frequency: Weekly, 6:30 PM (filled) Led by: Bonnie Hawley Studying: Old Testament Where: Home Frequency: Weekly, 7:00 PM (filled) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wednesdays Led by: Ellen Marino Studying: Daniel Where: Church Frequency: Weekly, 10:00 AM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thursdays Led by: Gerri Inama Studying: Genesis Where: Home Frequency: Weekly, 6:00 PM Led by: Doug O'Connell Studying: John Where: Church Frequency: Weekly, 7:00 PM Focused Groups We have a variety of Small Groups with specialized interests. Sundays Led by: Pastor Chris Fisher Type: Coffee House Worship/Alpha Course Class Where: Church Frequency: Weekly, 10:45 AM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wednesdays Led by: Pastor Chris Fisher Type: Wednesday Night Prayer Group Where: Church Sanctuary Frequency: Weekly, 6:00 PM Thursdays Led by: Karen Shiffert Type: Caregivers Support Group Where: Meadowbrook Center Frequency: Weekly, 2:00 PM Led by: Wanda Langley Meal & Chat: Women encouraging women Where: Church Frequency: (pending) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Saturdays Led by: Don Bergen Type: Men's Breakfast Video Series, "Truth. Love. Together." Where: Church Fellowship Hall & Virtual (WebEx) Frequency: Third Saturday of each month, 8:00 AM Coming in mid-2022: Led by: Stacey Lehman and (TBA) Type: Celebrate Recovery Where: Church Frequency: (pending) If you would like to start a new Small Group, please contact the FUMC church office at 570.385.3941 for more information. LIFE IN ACTION GROUPS RECOMMENDED READINGS (UPDATED 09/17/2021) The books listed below have been reviewed by the Discipleship Council and are recommended for the Life in Action Groups to use as a guide in their mission to create disciples in response to Jesus' command in Matthew 28:19a. These books are generally available at www.christianbook.com and through other providers. Discipleship Plan Components Component 1 - Experience God (visual overview of the FUMC discipleship process) "A Firm Foundation" by Wesleyan Covenant Association Hope and Vision for a new Methodist Future "Alpha Course" by Nicky Gumbel Creating space to explore life, faith, and meaning "Healing" by Francis MacNutt Provides a context within which to understand healing Component 2 - Follow the Lord Jesus Daily Devotions "Experiencing God" by Claude King, Henry Blackaby, and Richard Blackaby Carefully listening to God's voice will anchor you in His plan and set you free to live it with boldness and freedom. Component 3 - Share Life Together "The Class Meeting" by Kevin M. Watson A fresh new guide to the theory and practice of the Wesley class meeting "The Band Meeting" by Kevin M. Watson & Scott T. Kisker Demonstrates that the band meeting is not merely another church program Component 4 - Serve the Body of Christ "Healing" by Francis MacNutt Provides a context within which to understand healing Component 5 - Invest in Others "The Starfish Movement" by Dan Grider Shows how to fully engage with the original Movement that Jesus launched (suggested reading for leaders of Small Groups) "Crucial Conversations" by Dan Grider Draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world "God Space" by Doug Pollock Naturally create room - God Space - for spiritual conversations to happen in your everyday life
- Adult Sunday School | Small Groups | First United Methodist Church
SMALL GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (updated 2/21/21) FUMC promotes participation in Small Groups as a way to meet other Christians, participate in shared interests, support each other's needs, and build lasting friendships in a one-on-one setting with limited attendance. During the COVID-19 environment, we need the support of others and the ability to communicate with those of common interest. In the current environment, our Groups are in-person, virtual (highlighted in this listing), or blended (in-person and virtual). If you would like to start a new Small Group, please contact the church office at 570.385.3941 for more information. If you have an interest in joining one of the Groups below, contact the leader through the contact form below. LIFE IN ACTION GROUPS RECOMMENDED READINGS The books listed below have been reviewed by the Discipleship Council and are recommended for the Life in Action Groups to use as a guide in their mission to create disciples in response to Jesus' command in Matthew 28:19a. These books are generally available at www.christianbook.com and through other providers. Discipleship Plan Components Component 1 - Experience God "A Firm Foundation" by Wesleyan Covenant Association Hope and Vision for a new Methodist Future "Alpha Course" by Nicky Gumbel Creating space to explore life, faith, and meaning "Healing" by Francis MacNutt Provides a context within which to understand healing Component 2 - Follow the Lord Jesus Daily Devotions Component 3 - Share Life Together "The Class Meeting" by Kevin M. Watson A fresh new guide to the theory and practice of the Wesley class meeting "The Band Meeting" by Kevin M. Watson & Scott Kisker Demonstrates that the band meeting is not merely another church program Component 4 - Serve the Body of Christ "Healing" by Francis MacNutt Provides a context within which to understand healing Component 5 - Invest in Others "The Starfish Movement" by Dan Grider Shows how to fully engage with the original Movement that Jesus launched (suggested reading for leaders of Small Groups) "Crucial Conversations" by Dan Grider Draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world
- Youth Form(s) | First United Methodist Church
YOUTH FORMS This page offers a brief explanation of the forms available through our website. You may access these by clicking on the links below Photo Release Form Technology today is allowing the use of photographs of individuals and groups in many different media formats. In light of this fact, the Communications Committee is requesting that the congregation take the time to review, complete, and return the Photo Release Form to the church webmaster . This form authorizes FUMC to use snapshots in slide presentations, on the church website, directory, newsletter, brochure, or in any other material. Youth Permission/Blanket Release Form Moms & Dads... please be sure to download and fill out the 2021-2022 Student Permission & Release Form. All forms must be filled out and turned in for all children and teens involved at FUMC. Please forward your completed form to the Church Office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Online Giving | First United Methodist Church
Online Giving "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." - Psalm 118:1 "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it." - Malachi 3:10 We are pleased to offer a number of secure and convenient methods to present your tithes and offerings electronically. We recently migrated to a new platform powered By Vanco Payment Solutions. The first time you use the new service you will need to setup an account. You may also wish to consider setting up a recurring donation. Via the Web Via Mobile App