Entries by Tara Fleming

A ‘Thank You’ from the pastor

I participated with about 24 other United Methodists from around Western Pennsylvania as we completed the last leg of our 315-mile journey by bicycle from McKeesport, PA. to Washington D.C. just after dark on Friday, Oct. 4th. We started our trek on the Yough Trail at Boston United Methodist Church near McKeesport on Monday, Sept. […]

Hurricane Dorian Relief

The Prime Minister of the Bahamas has requested the following items-Bar soapToothpasteToothbrushesDeodorantToilet TissueDisposable baby diapersGirl’s pantiesMen’s and boy’s boxersMen’s and boy’s t-shirtsImmediate response is needed as shipments are already in process.First UMC, 1102 Liberty St., Franklin is the collection point (814-432-8161).This collection is in addition to what UMCOR is doing and the Franklin District UMCOR Competition. […]

Applefest Parking Tickets

Tickets will go on sale next Sunday, September 15th after church service, see Rick Wilson.Price is $5.00 a ticket for Friday and Saturday parking!Make sure to pick up your free ticket for parking for church service on Sunday.

Fundraiser for the 2019 Campership Bike-A-Thon

As you have read in previous newsletters, pastor Wade is biking from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. September 30th – October 6th to raise money for the second annual Campership Bike-a-Thon ! As incentive for you to open your wallet and donate to this worthy cause, Pastor Wade has set some fundraising goals. For ever additional […]

Christmas In July

Let’s get a jump on Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.
This ministry is intended to meet the spiritual needs of children and their communities throughout the world. Simple gifts provide a door for children to begin to experience and hear about Jesus’ love.

ABC Life Center Baby Bottle Boomerang

Mother’s Day to Father’s Day.
Bottles will be handed out at church. Each bottle is filled with cash, change or checks made payable to ABC Life Center and returned to the church by Father’s Day.

Honor A Graduate

Do you know a graduate from our First Church family?
Please let us know so we can honor them on Graduation Sunday (this is for high school, college, etc.).

Church Leadership

Our Church Council is in need of a leader…
If you ever hoped to be a part of the church leadership, now might be you opportunity!
The responsibilities of this position include…
Meeting and working with the pastor, lay leader, and others to fulfill the mission of the church.
Prepares an agenda for the bi-monthly meetings, leads the meetings, follows up actions by assigning responsibility for implementation, coordinates the activities of the leadership team, and maintains a healthy and growing spiritual life.
While the typical leadership model for the church has a single individual as chairperson, there could also be a team of two individuals to serve as co-leaders. If you have interest in this position, please speak to the Pastor.