weekly news

March 29, 2020

Preaching Schedule

March 29th


Rev. Dr. Gary Weaver, Camp Hill UMC
Rev. Anna Layman Knox, Camp Hill UMC
Rev. Rachel Keller Wong, Middlesex United Methodist Church
Rev. Jason Schwartzman, Grace United Methodist Church Lemoyne
Rev. Mike Minnix, Grace United Methodist Church Harrisburg



We will offer a modified worship experience via live stream only from the Worship Center at 9:30 am. You can find a link to our live stream on our home page or at camphillumc.org/livestream.

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. 

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


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. 

Quarterly Statements

At this time, we will not be sending out the first quarter financial statements. We hope to mail the next quarterly statement in early July. Questions, contact the church office at 717-737-5631.

Wednesday Connection

Wednesday Connection meal, in-person classes, and choir are postponed until further notice. Join the Forgiveness Class on Zoom, Wednesday, April 1st at 6:30 pm. We will be discussing the epilogue of Adam Hamilton’s book, Forgiveness: Finding Peace Through Letting Go. To be added to the class, email Sandy Zirbel at szirbel@camphillumc.org.

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

Thank You!

To My CHUM Faith Family,


Thank you for all the written notes and cards over the holiday season! It was very touching and the connection was much needed as I had losses of three persons close to me right after Christmas, one of whom was my brother. You were and are a blessing.



Mabel Jackson

Unified Leadership Council

The Unified Leadership Council will meet next on April 14th 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.

Mission & Outreach March Collections

You can still drop off items outside the church office. Please call 717-737-5631 beforehand. Thank you!

  3” x 3/4” Band-Aids
Mission Central 


• Peanut Butter & Jelly
Ecumenical Food Pantry


• Toilet Paper & Canned Fruits / Vegetables
New Hope Ministries


• High-Quality Purses
Change Purse Anti-Trafficking Ministry


• Toilet Paper and Paper Towels


• Adult Socks
Bethesda Mobile Mission


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

Team Panguma

The Panguma Travel Team will not be making the journey to Panguma in a few weeks. 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.

Fill in the Gaps

Do you have a heart to serve Camp Hill UMC but not a lot of time? Check out the opportunities to serve online at camphillumc.org/serve. There is something for everyone. Questions, contact Linda Armstrong at lindajoyarmstrong@gmail.com.

Undergarment Collections

Team Panguma is partnering with the UMWomen of the Lower Bambara United Methodist Church in Panguma. We are collecting undergarment new/used items for men and women. We will continue to collect items until the Fall.

CHUM Preschool

The Silent Auction portion of the CHUM Preschool Fun Fair 2020 is now online and live! They have over 100 amazing items you can bid on. The auction opened officially at 8:00 am on Friday, March 27th and will remain open until 9:00 pm on Friday, April 3rd. Click chumpreschool.cbo.io to register and start bidding! Once the auction closes, you will receive information regarding the pick up of your winnings. Questions, contact Susanne Stephenson at chumpreschoolassociation@gmail.com or text her at 717-576-7334.

God Has Their Back

The UMW invite you to an evening of fellowship as we create backpack tags for the children of the church. Distributed before students head back to school in August, these tags will remind children that, as they begin a new school year, “God has their back!” Stay tuned for more information!

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.