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Ministry Highlights

As 2020 comes to a close, we are celebrating the ways God has used YOU to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!

Thank you for the ways you continue to give to the mission and vision of Camp Hill UMC. What a year it has been! Even amid a pandemic, we are a church that celebrates life change, and while numbers aren’t everything, they are incredibly encouraging.

Here are just a few ways God has used you to further the kingdom:

 

  • 27 new members, including 14 confirmands.

 

  • 271 players Upward Basketball Players participated this past season and discovered Jesus through sports.

 

  • 1,005 total cards sent to Homebound members.

 

  • 187 children participated in our virtual Vacation Bible School!

 

  • 644 people experienced Follow The Star!

 

  • We celebrated 30 years of our handbell ministry!

 

  • 816 viewing households online for our Easter service on April 12, 2020.

 

  • 1,013 total professing members of Camp Hill UMC.

 

  • $35,760 raised for the Panguma Scholarship Campaign.

 

 

  • $228,140 to meet 100% of our Shares of Ministry.

Giving Highlights

  • $2,000 to support a partnership with Mission Central that is sending container shipments of relief supplies to Honduras in light of the extreme suffering due to covid and a devastating hurricane season.

 

  • $20,000 to repair and replace HVAC rooftop units for the church kitchen, fireside room and gathering space.

 

  • $8,000 to update the ventilation in the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms in the main building.

 

  • $3,808 for a new Sunday school Curriculum geared for Preschool and Elementary-aged kiddos.

 

  • $2,000 to Family Promise, which goes directly to supporting unhoused local families working toward getting back on their feet.

 

  • $5,925.40 to church and community members to address personally-identified emergency needs like medical bills, grocery support and electric bills.

 

  • $9,452 to replace an ancient oil furnace with a new, efficient gas furnace in the Potter’s House, Camp Hill UMC’s office.

 

  • $48,500 to the 14 ministries we support:
    • Bethesda Mobile Mission
    • Bishop’s Partners in Missions
    • CACCC
    • CCO (Emily Bingham)
    • Christian Churches United
    • Ecumenical Food Pantry
    • Family Promise
    • Helping Hands Harrisburg
    • Nan McCurdy, Missionary
    • Miguel Mairena, Missionary
    • New Hope Ministries
    • Salt ‘n Light Youth Ministry
    • Sierra Leone Initiative

 

  • $5,000 of a legacy gift to help folks who are unable to connect with our worship services online due to lack of technology.

 

  • $9,000 to fix the water heater in the scullery.

 

  • $575 to Sierra Leone to repair and maintain the motorbike owned by Panguma UMC.

 

  • $1,700 to repair the fireplace in the Fireside Room.

 

  • $9,000 replacement of valve work and pans for the HVAC system.

Goal Recap

1. Carry out three large-scale events for diverse community engagement.

• Trunk or Treat, held on October 31st, was a tremendous success, as approximately 400 children from Upward, CHUM Preschool, CACCC, CHUM Children, and the community participated.

 

• Teacher outreach events happened on November 12th, 17th, and 19th (coffee and donuts were served to Camp Hill School District staff at the start of the school day at their respective schools by church staff and pastors, followed up with a letter and prayer poem) with letters written by the congregation/pastors/staff which were distributed as follow-up to Camp Hill schools as well as the Cumberland Perry Vo-Tech!

 

• Follow the Star, the live Christmas creche, happened on six December evenings with 644 people experiencing the Christmas story!

2. Share in celebrating at least 27 professions and/or reaffirmations of faith.

• It may sound a little crazy, perhaps, but we have welcomed 27 new members at Camp Hill UMC in 2020, including 14 confirmands some of whom have never stepped foot in our building!

3. Fully implement the new discipleship cycle.

• Pastor Jenny Streeter began her appointed part-time position as the Pastor of Discipleship on July 1st. She has worked to help turn the Next Step—Membership class (which she co-led with Pastor Jack Grove) into an offering that is available virtually. We welcomed eight new members in between services on Sunday morning, September 20th and another seven on December 13th!

 

• First Step and Next Step classes have continued to be developed and offered to members of the congregation. Pastor Jenny has spent time making the discipleship cycle easier to understand so that everyone has the opportunity to participate in all parts of it! With a leadership development pathway being developed for 2021, we continue to move forward in meeting goal three.

2021 Church-Wide Goals

BEING

Create and implement an online worship experience that is distinct from and in addition to our current online and in-person services so that we can minister to a new, different, or underserved demographic.

(Matthew 18:20)

CONNECTING

Create a culture of open conversation and two-way communication so that truth and transparency will lead to the unhindered proclamation of the Gospel.

(Ephesians 4:25 & 29)

DOING

Carry out three externally-focused mission opportunities (virtual or in-person) so that people will experience the presence, love, and grace of God.

(Mark 16:15)

DISCOVERING

Create and implement a leadership development pathway enabling the whole church to identify, equip, and empower new leaders so that individuals can live out their callings and ministries can grow in breadth, depth, and diversity.

(Ephesians 4:12)