Camp Hill UMC will be holding three outdoor service opportunities during the month of August. On August 23rd, we will hold an 11:00 am (New Life) outdoor service with the specific purpose of receiving our confirmands into the membership of our faith family. This service is open to all. We will still live stream the 9:30 am worship service from the Worship Center that morning.
Also, on August 23rd at 6:30 pm, we will offer a worship night on the lawn. This will be a New Life-style of worship. Pastor Stephen will be speaking.
On Sunday evening, August 30th, at 6:30 pm, we will offer a Celebration-style hymn sing on the lawn. Pastor Kathy will be speaking.
For all services, we ask you to bring your own chair, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. We also ask that you pre-register for the events. If the weather is inclement and we need to make a service adjustment, we will be able to contact you. In addition, pre-registration provides for contact tracing if needed. Pre-registration will be open next week.
CHUM Preschool is looking for substitute teachers for the upcoming school year. No experience required, just a heart for kids and clearances! Substitutes are contacted when needed. The hours are weekdays from 9:00-12:00 or occasionally 12:30-3:30. If you can help us out, please email Jen Stoner, Preschool Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to be added to the list. Thanks!
The Panguma Scholarship Campaign runs through August 16th. Sponsoring a child’s education is a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need and give them the tools to help provide a brighter future. Even though some of us are struggling financially due to this pandemic, the global impact is seriously felt in Sierra Leone as basic costs continue to rise with an economy suffering with COVID 19. Our goal is to raise $30,000 in 2020 for the proper education of the children and teens of Panguma, Sierra Leone. New this year, is a generous Challenge Grant of $4,000 from some anonymous friends in the congregation. Meaning that if we can raise $20,000 together, then we will receive the $4,000 bonus! Will you help us meet that challenge today? If you have any questions, please contact Drew Robeson at email@example.com. Visit camphillumc.org/panguma-scholarship-campaign for more information.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
• Visit pushpay.com/g/camphillumc to give online. Choose Panguma Scholarship under the “Fund” drop-down menu, or just type Panguma Scholarship in the memo.
• Mail a check to the church office with Panguma Scholarship in the memo.
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• Pray for the children, teens, and teachers of Panguma.
Grab your coffee and join us for our Virtual Coffee Connection on Zoom. Fellowship will begin immediately following the 9:30 am Worship Service on Sunday morning, August 9th. Please sign up at camphillumc.churchcenter.com/registrations or call the church office for assistance at 717-737-5631. We can’t wait to see your smiling face! (PJ’s welcome)
Singles for Jesus is in the process of organizing at Camp Hill UMC. Singles need to have the opportunity to feel like they are a part of the church family and have closer friendships with other singles at Camp Hill UMC. There will be some outings, and hopefully, subgroups following ages. Others will be needed to step up and volunteer to help coordinate activities for their age group. If you are are interested in being part of a Singles Group at Camp Hill UMC, please contact Jim Massey at 717 979-4580 with your interest and ideas for activities, studies, etc.
Our daily encouragement sessions on Facebook Live have been a great way for us to stay connected as we were physically distant. We will now offer three Facebook Live sessions per week. 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. See our updated schedule below!
Sundays : Sermon Rewind
Bring questions from that morning’s sermon!
Mondays : Stories of Panguma
Tuesdays: Children’s Chat with Miss Katie
Wednesdays: Mid-Week Check In
*A Facebook account is NOT required to watch the live videos!
If you’re a young adult (age 22+) in search of connection and Christ-centered community, please check out the Zoe Mazi Facebook page OR email Shannon Zimmerman at ZoeMazi.LifeTogether@gmail.com for more information about Zoe Mazi (which means “life together”). The August schedule is now available! Also, Drew Robeson will be our speaker on August 10th.
Join us this summer as we read the book White Fragility by Robin Diangelo. As you read, take notes, pray about it, talk about it in your home and with those in your circle. We will create a space to use the book as a platform to talk openly and as a community of faith about racism. Jesus calls us not to turn away from the challenging issues but to join together and work towards a more just world. Sign up for the class that will run Wednesdays at 6:30 pm from September 16th – November 18th.
The Unified Leadership Council will meet next on August 18th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bad Girls Bible Study began meeting together over 15 years ago as one of the first mid-week, daytime studies. The makeup of the group has changed over the years, but the purpose has not. We are an intergenerational group of women striving to grow closer to God and each other through Bible study and community outreach.
Ideas for prayer are shared from the Bad Girls for each day of August. Prayers will be listed on camphillumc.org/prayertime and daily on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Feel free to add additional prayers that come to your mind and heart for people and situations in our local church, The United Methodist Church, the global church, and the wider world.
It is more important now than ever to continue to connect with others. 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 email@example.com.
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
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 leadership team at Camp Hill UMC has made the difficult decision to postpone our plan to regather for in-person worship. Instead, please join us for worship this Sunday online at 9:30 am, as we offer a modified worship experience via live stream only.
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.
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Text to give is now available! Text CHUMC and a dollar amount to 77977.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 1st : Ray Smallen
August 2nd : Cindy Wakefield
August 5th : Betty Weikel
August 12th : Arlene Williams
August 15th : Joyce Kapp
August 18th : Bill Williams
August 25th : Blanche Osborn
You can drop off items outside the church office. Please call 717-737-5631 beforehand. Thank you!
• Toilet Paper
New Hope Ministries
• Grocery Store Gift Cards
• Peanut Butter and Jelly
Ecumenical Food Pantry