weekly news

April 26, 2020

Preaching Schedule

April 26, 2020


9:30 am via YouTube live stream only

Rev. Dr. Stephen Gallaher, Associate Teaching Minister, preaching
Rev. Dr. Gary Weaver, Lead Pastor

Daily Encouragement

Every day (except for Saturday Sabbath), someone from Camp Hill UMC will be engaging with you on Facebook Live at 6:30 pm. In our church’s pattern of praying together at dinner time, we invite you to join in these “community” events and to add your prayers to the chorus.

Sundays : Sermon Rewind
Bring questions from that morning’s sermon!


Mondays: Monday Motivation


Tuesdays: Children’s Chat with Miss Katie


Wednesdays: Worship Wednesday


Thursdays: StuMin Chat with Kayt


Fridays: TGIF!

A Facebook account is NOT required to watch the live videos!

Celebration of Life

Our beloved Jean Edwards, 97 years old and a member of Camp Hill UMC for over 55 years, died April 22, 2020. Private graveside services will be held on April 29, 2020, with a Memorial Service to be held in the church at a later date due to COVID-19. Our Christian sympathies and prayers are with her family and friends.

Help Welcome Pastor Kathleen Kind

In July, we will be welcoming a new pastor to our church family. Please help us welcome Pastor Kathy with words of encouragement and an abundance of prayer. Send cards and letters to 1029 Penn View Ln., Duncansville, PA 16635. Send prayers up to heaven. 

Virtual Small Groups

It is more important now than ever to continue to connect with others during our shelter-in-place order. Are you looking for a practical way to stay connected to our church family? We are now offering virtual small groups! Visit camphillumc.org/virtualgroups for current offerings or to register for us to form a new virtual group including you. Questions, contact Sandy Zirbel at szirbel@camphillumc.org.

A Celebration for Mother’s Day

Proverbs 31:31 says, “Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” We want to honor your mother and mother figures on May 10th, but we need your help! Send us your favorite photo (of just your mom) for our Mother’s Day celebration on May 10th. Email your photo to Leslie at lpetersheim@camphillumc.org by May 4th.  

Senior Shout-Out Week

We want to celebrate 2020 graduates! We will be featuring graduating seniors each day on our Facebook page, May 18th through May 23rd. Send a photo of your graduate, school from which they are graduating, their major (if applicable), a short video and/or words of encouragement and love for your senior to Kayt Hughes at khughes@camphillumc.org. Submissions are due by Mother’s Day, May 10th.

Be The Church

We have heard from many of you who are searching for ways to offer your talents and spirit to your neighbors. We are excited that we are bringing together those who are in need and those who are willing to help. If you are in need of food, someone to run an errand for you, or someone to talk to, we want to connect you with those in the church who care. So, if you are in need or you want to give of yourself, please visit camphillumc.org/bethechurch. Questions, contact Drew Robeson at

COVID-19 Update

Our leadership team is carefully and continually monitoring this situation. As information evolves, camphillumc.org/coronavirus is the primary, most up-to-date place for you to receive answers to commonly asked questions. We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family and surrounding community.

The Camp Hill UMC campus is currently closed. The church office will remain open with modified hours. On Mondays, the office will be open from 9:00 am—4:00 pm. Every other day of the week, the office will be open from 9:00 am—noon. For the safety of you, our community, and our staff, please call or email rather than visiting. If you must stop by, please call in advance. You can find our list of contact information by visiting camphillumc.org/staff or you can call the church office at 717-737-5631. Thank you for your patience during this time. 


Your generosity makes a difference! Please continue to faithfully give financial offerings online or by mail so that the mission and ministry of Camp Hill UMC thrives all the more in the midst of difficult days.


Learn more at camphillumc.org/give.
417 S. 22nd Street • Camp Hill, PA 17011


Text to give is now available! Text CHUMC and a dollar amount to 77977. 

Homebound Birthdays

Help celebrate the birthdays of our homebound members by sending them a card. An updated list of homebound names and addresses is available by emailing smoran@camphillumc.org.

April 5th : Joan Chandler

April 5th : Irene Schmalz

April 17th : Herb Osborn

April 29th : Flora Weiland

Flora Weiland will be 103 years old! She is our oldest living member!  Send Flora a birthday card to help her celebrate. Her address is 213 Main St., New Bloomfield, PA  17068.

Unified Leadership Council

The Unified Leadership Council will meet next on May 12th at 6:30 pm online. These meetings are open to all members and friends of the church. To read past meeting minutes, visit camphillumc.org/unified. For information on how to log in to the Zoom meeting, contact Georgia Reisinger at greisinger@camphillumc.org.

We’re Hiring

Camp Hill UMC is looking for a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry to start July 1, 2020.  Camp Hill UMC is a dynamic, welcoming church that supports a vibrant children’s ministry. The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible for implementing an engaging biblical ministry with children, infants through 5th grade, and their families. Applicants for this position should have the ability to recruit, train and equip a team of volunteers. They should excel at planning and executing an excellent children’s worship experience on Sunday morning and be able to plan offerings for children throughout the week. Also, applicants need to be able to organize large community outreach events such as Vacation Bible School. If interested in applying for this position, please go to camphillumc.org/employment to see the full job description and to find application information. Questions, contact Pastor Gary Weaver at gweaver@camphillumc.org or Matthew Peter-Fritts at employment@camphillumc.org.

Pentecost Sunday

Do you speak a second language? Help us prep for Pentecost! Email Pastor Gary with the language you speak at gweaver@camphillumc.org.

Mission & Outreach April Collections

You can drop off items outside the front main church doors. Please call 717-737-5631 beforehand. Thank you!

• Toilet Paper & Canned Fruits / Vegetables
New Hope Ministries


• Cleaning Supplies and Kitchen Sponges


• Gel Pens, Colored Pencils, Baskets, Devotionals
Sunshine Basket Ministry

Team Panguma

The Panguma Travel Team will not be making the journey to Panguma. Travel restrictions have added great complexity to that trip. So, please keep our siblings in Panguma in prayer and those who had committed to being part of the travel team, as we continue to work together to schedule a new time to make that journey to Sierra Leone—we hope, in the fall. If God is calling you to be on the travel team, contact Drew Robeson at drobeson@camphillumc.org.

Created for a Purpose

Created for a Purpose is a creative arts camp for girls who are going to be in 3rd to 8th grade. The camp is July 27th—July 31st from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Each day the girls will do one of the following creative arts: cooking, sewing, painting, sculpting, and jewelry. The registration forms can be found on camphillumc.org/summercamp. We also need volunteers to help with the camp. If you would like to be a volunteer or have questions, please contact Jane Allen, alandjanie@msn.com or 717-737-1801.

55Plus Luncheon

55Plus Luncheons for April & May are canceled. We hope to see you in September! Questions, contact Pastor Sharon at smiller@camphillumc.org. 

AARP Tax Aide Preparation

The AARP Tax Aide program is currently postponed. Tax deadline has been extended to July 15th. For more information, visit westshoretaxaide.weebly.com.

Drivers Needed

Occasional DRIVERS Needed: Sometimes Camp Hill UMC parishioners require someone to drive them to doctor’s appointments or errands. If you are willing to have your name added to a resource list of folks available on an “as needed” basis, contact Pastor Sharon at smiller@camphillumc.org or call 717-691-8241 indicating your availability.

Non-CDL Bus Drivers Needed

Are you willing and able to drive a small bus on occasion to Bethany Village Sunday mornings for the 11:00 am worship service? The good news is that a CDL license is not required due to the size of the bus. Training and instruction will be provided. Please contact Allan Bartron for more info or to offer your service for this important transportation ministry at 717-737-1801 or alandjanie@msn.com. The bus is currently not running, but will need drivers when we resume in-person worship services. 

Submitting Bulletin Announcements

All submissions for the bulletin must be submitted by emailing announcements@camphillumc.org by 5:00 pm on Tuesday of the Sunday you want them published. Keep in mind that we will publish according to space and may edit as needed. Questions, contact Leslie Petersheim at lpetersheim@camphillumc.org.