These announcements are from the weekly bulletin and/or bi-monthly newsletter. You will find here information on regular announcements (i.e., signing up for newsletters, online giving) to special events scheduled. Please take some time to review these announcements.
"GenZ" Worship Service Update
Sundays at 4:00 pm
The new worship service targeting young people will be held on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm followed immediately by refreshments and a light supper. The service will begin in the cafe with refurbishment work planned for the fellowship hall as the future location of the worship service.
The GenZ worship service targets the post-high school twenty-somethings in worship style but is open to everyone! The young adults of our church expect the service to start small and grow as they reach out to other young adults in the county.
ALL ARE WELCOME - INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!
Sunday Preaching Schedule (schedule may change without notice). Pastor Fisher preaching unless otherwise noted.
Theme for January and February: Healing
January 26 - Fellowship Sunday; no Sunday School; Potluck Brunch after worship
February 2 - Holy Communion
February 9 -
February 16 -
February 26 - Fellowship Sunday; no Sunday School; Potluck Brunch after worship
Communion Offering will go to:
February | The Salvation Army, Pottsville
Did you know…?
FUMC saves Redner’s receipts
Do you shop at Redner’s? If so, do you have a Save‑A‑Tape /Pump Perks/Rewards Card?
FUMC participates in the Redner’s 1% Save‑A‑Tape program. Remember to use your Redner’s Save‑A‑Tape /Pump Perks/Rewards Card and put your entire receipt in the plastic containers on the table in the narthex marked Redner’s receipts.
By using your rewards card each time you purchase merchandise (excludes, fuel purchases and items controlled by the federal or state government such as tax, milk, and tobacco products) at Redner’s Warehouse Markets, your receipt will be designated as a 1% Save‑A‑Tape customer receipt with a Save‑A‑Tape total printed on the receipt. Receipts that have been highlighted or written on are not eligible, so please do not mark or circle the receipts. Participating in the 1% Save‑A‑Tape program does not exclude your ability to receive gas points, etc.
If you don’t already have a rewards card, you can pick one up at any Redner’s locations. The card is free and you DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION to receive the card. Your name is not on any mailing list if you request a card.
Our church gets 1% of the total of all receipts. For example, if the receipts total $5,000, we would get $50 to be divided between Christian Ed and the Youth Group. Please consider participating in this easy program.
Office & Deadline Information
The due date for the March/April newsletter is TBD. Please have all information into the church office by that time. Thank You.
Please have Bulletin Announcements into the church office by Wednesday morning so that we can be sure to get the information to the folks who create the announcement slides and also to be sure that we save enough space to highlight them in print. Additions to the bulletin announcements after Wednesday morning may delay the creation of service slides or publishing until the next week. Thank you for your help!
NEWSLETTER | Did you know that the Church newsletter can be viewed online via our church website? You can view it anytime by clicking here to access the newsletters page.
Newsletter Options | We would like to offer the option to have the newsletter emailed to you. If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, please send a quick request to the church office at and we will add you to the email list to receive the newsletter.
Do you have a testimony?
If you have a testimony from your time of prayer, please let Pastor Fisher know as the congregation might be blessed to hear your testimony.
We are excited to see what God is doing in our midst and where he is leading us as we continue to seek Him earnestly in prayer! He is answering!!
Requests for Prayer | Please remember to call the church office if you know of members in the hospital or if you are going to be in the hospital. A visit from our Pastor or visitation team can be arranged. Please continue to remember all those in the hospital, in mourning, and listed in the weekly bulletin in your prayers.
Website Prayer Request Page: You may also submit a prayer request by accessing our prayer request page.
Weekly Prayer Ministry will continue.
Our Prayer Ministry will also continue to run every day of the week with prayer partners meeting for one hour a day with a one-week-at-a time commitment. Please sign up in pairs to pray for one hour a day during your week for the Kingdom of God to come more fully in our church and our community and beyond. We will continue to promote the prayer team ministry on Sunday mornings with the prayer clipboard circulated periodically.
Church-wide Prayer Meeting every Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm to be held in the sanctuary. Please join us as we seek God together!
The choir needs your help! If you are a high school student and are in need of community service hours, we can qualify that time.
If you are a new person attending First Church, come and join us on Wednesday nights for great fun, friendship, and worship.
If you are a regular attendee, come join us for short-term - through Christmas. That would be great!
Choir rehearsals are in full swing on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. Please prayerfully consider being a part of this Family of God.
Praise Team practices will be on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. The team is open to adding a variety of instruments to the current ensemble. If you play an instrument and are interested in playing along with even just one song, please reach out to a team member.
Special Music There is a need for special music during each of the Sunday morning worship services. "The sky is the limit" - All varieties are welcome before Our Lord and God. Please contact Cindy McClelland if you are willing to participate in the worship services.
If you have any questions or are interested in any of the above, please see Julie Saunders or Cindy McClelland.
What is/are your Spiritual Gift(s)? Everyone has at least one gift. Please pray about where you might share that gift with your Brothers and Sisters in Christ.
Volunteers are needed for the following:
Prayer Ministry (by the week)
Choir and Praise Team
Slide Show & Sound Board Operations
Greeters/Ushers for Narthex and Fellowship Hall
Sunday School teachers
If you are willing and able to serve in any capacity - even if not listed above, please contact the Church Office.
We are looking for YOUTH to be a part of a brand new praise team.
Any one interested in joining the existing Praise Team, in any of the areas noted below, are more than welcome to join the group.
Please prayerfully consider being a part of the team through:
- voices - slide creation
- soundboard - keyboards
Contact Julie or Cindy if you are interested.
Kitchen Supplies | Regular & Decaf Coffee, Creamer, and Tea. If you prefer to give a monetary donation, please see Marcy Hudock, stop by the Church Office, or put it in the offering plate earmarked for the coffee fund.
Media Team | Looking for volunteers for service(s) both in slides and sound operations. If you are available for service, be available to serve as well. We are also needing volunteers for service/ announcement slide creation. If you have a few hours during the week available; consider serving in preparing the words. Training and mentoring is available to all who wish to learn and serve. Contact David Williams for more details. Without you, the sight and sound falls silent. With you, the Word will reach beyond the walls of the church.
JOE EUBANKS Memorial Scholarship Fund | Scholarship money is available for members of First UMC who are pursuing a call to ministry. If you are being called to ministry and would like more information, please contact the Church office at 570.385.3941.