weekly news

July 19, 2020

Preaching Schedule

July 19, 2020

9:30 am via YouTube live stream only

Rev. Dr. Stephen Gallaher, Associate Teaching Minister, preaching
Rev. Dr. Kathleen Kind, Pastor

In-Person Worship at Camp Hill UMC

Governor Wolf re-instituted the 25 person limit on indoor gatherings for the Commonwealth. The leadership team at Camp Hill UMC has made the difficult decision to postpone our plan to regather for in-person worship this Sunday, July 19th. Instead, please join us for worship this Sunday online at 9:30 am, as we offer a modified worship experience via live stream only. You can find a link to our live stream on our home page at camphillumc.org or on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/c/camphillumc.

Panguma Scholarship Campaign

The Panguma Scholarship Campaign has begun and 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 drobeson@camphillumc.org. Visit camphillumc.org/panguma-scholarship-campaign for more information.



• 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.
417 S. 22nd Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011


• Pray for the children, teens, and teachers of Panguma.

Virtual Coffee Connection

Starting on Sunday, July 26th, 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 mornings. 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)

Facebook Encouragement [UPDATE]

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!


Tuesdays: Children’s Chat with Miss Katie


Wednesdays: Mid-Week Check In


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

Zoe Mazi

If you’re a young adult (age 22+) in search of connection and Christ-centered community, please email Shannon Zimmerman at ZoeMazi.LifeTogether@gmail.com for more information about Zoe Mazi (which means “life together”).  The July schedule is now available.

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo

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. At the end of the summer, we will create a space for the congregation to talk about 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.

Unified Leadership Council

The Unified Leadership Council will meet next on July 21st 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.

If you’re interested in serving on the Unified Leadership Team, submit an interest form today! Digital forms can be found on camphillumc.org/ulc. Submissions are due by August 31, 2020. Questions, contact Pastor Jack at jgrove@camphillumc.org.

Camp Hill UMC APP

We have outgrown our current APP! We are hoping to implement a new mobile app by the fall. You can find all the information that lived on the app on our mobile-friendly website, camphillumc.org, including the weekly prayer list, weekly news, giving, etc. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Leslie Petersheim at lpetersheim@camphillumc.org. Feel free to delete the current mobile app!

July Prayer Time Calendar

In John 15:15-16, Jesus says, “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.” 


Talking with God develops a deeper relationship with Him. The deeper the relationship becomes, the more time you want to spend with Him. When you feel like your world is spinning out of control, when storms hit, when you’re taken over by worry, when sickness and fatigue strike, let prayer be your stability, calm, and tranquility. You’ll find rest and recovery in Christ.


The church leadership has listed ideas for prayer for you to consider each day. 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.

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.

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 leadership team at Camp Hill UMC has made the difficult decision to postpone our plan to regather for in-person worship this Sunday, July 19th. 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.
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.

July 1st : Mabel Jackson

July 2nd : JoAnn Pote

July 3rd : Betty Erb

July 4th : Mary Kireta

July 6th : Dorothy Green

July 7th : Marjorie McDivitt

July 14th : Alva Roseth

July 15th : Bobbie Brannock

July 25th : Mary Jane Williams

July 30th : Sandy Pike

Mission & Outreach July 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


• Juice (small individual or large)
Ecumenical Food Pantry


• “Bags of Love 
Bethesda Mission

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.