weekly news

May 24, 2020

Preaching Schedule

grad Sunday 2020

May 24, 2020


9:30 am via YouTube live stream only

Rev. Dr. Stephen Gallaher, Associate Teaching Minister, preaching
Kayt Hughes, Director of Student Ministries


Pop Up Community Drive

May 30, 2020
9:00 am-12:00 pm


At this time, many of the community service organizations that Camp Hill UMC partners with throughout the year have chosen to remain open and vigilant to ensure that those in our communities who are struggling and/or experiencing homelessness have the support they need. We are thankful that the bridges of support we have built over time are working and yet, we feel a need to bring even more assistance to our partnering efforts.


Items can be dropped off at Camp Hill United Methodist Church, 417 S. 22nd Street, Camp Hill, on May 30th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. To donate, drive up to the main, front doors and a volunteer will take your donations out of your car.


To help protect our volunteers and those we are serving, please donate non-expired, un-opened food products and use proper handwashing and sanitation techniques before you arrive.


Food Item Suggestions:
Canned fruit and vegetables, fruit cups, applesauce, fruit snacks, granola bars, breakfast bars, English muffins, individually packaged cereals, peanut butter, jelly, individually packaged chips, bottled water, juice boxes, and individual milk cartons.


General Item & Sanitation Suggestions:
Adult socks, band-aids, hand sanitizer (all sizes), sanitizing wipes, bleach, paper towels, trash bags, facial tissue, disposable plates, disposable cups, disposable napkins, toilet paper, and paper towels.

Thank You

Dear CHUM Family,
Thank you to all of you for your cards, notes and letters. It is so nice to be remembered by so many and feel connected to my church family. A special thank you to Burton Lee for his monthly letters with news and jokes and uplifting writings.
God bless, Carol Ross

The Upper Room

We have copies of the May/June Upper Room in the church office. If you would like a copy, we are happy to mail them, or you can stop by during office hours and pick one up if you call first at 717-737-5631.


The Upper Room® is a global ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual life of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully. From its beginnings in 1935 as a daily devotional guide, The Upper Room has grown to include publications, programs, prayer support, and other resources to help believers of all ages and denominations move to a deeper level of faith and service.

Re-Opening The Church Survey

Please complete the survey for re-opening Camp Hill UMC. Your input is valuable to us. It will help our church navigate these unusual times.


Click here to complete the survey today!


Digital VBS: Rocky Railway

All Aboard For THE BEST WEEK Of Summer! Registration for Digital Vacation Bible School 2020: Rocky Railway is open.


What: Rocky Railway VBS – Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through!
When: Monday, June 8th – Friday, June 12th
Who: Ages 4 years – 5th grade


At Rocky Railway, kids discover through life’s ups and downs that Jesus’ power pulls us through. Each participant will receive a take-home kit filled with VBS goodies prior to June 8th. Videos such as the Sing & Play Express, KidVid Cinema, and Imagination Station will be available each morning on the Camp Hill UMC Facebook page*. Each night at 6:30 pm, we will go LIVE on Facebook to wrap up our day with the Bible Adventure, God-Sightings, and other highlights of the day!


We will miss being with you in-person this year, but Jesus’ power isn’t contained to the church walls, it is with us always, everywhere we go. Trust Jesus!


Registration is free. Hurry! Spots are limited.


Questions, contact Miss Katie, Camp Hill UMC’s Director of Children’s Ministry, at kknorr@camphillumc.org.


Register Today!


*You do not need a Facebook Account to access any of the videos. 

Seamstresses Needed

Camp Hill UMC is collecting cloth masks, of any design. Our goal is to have 300 masks, individually bagged, available for the congregation upon re-entry. Completed masks can be dropped off in the labeled bin by the main entrance or we can schedule a socially-distant pick up, simply contact Drew at drew@camphillumc.org.

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. 

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

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!

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.

May 4th : Bob George

May 5th : Barb Schuette

May 6th : Beverly Carmany

May 10th : N. Blake Gerheim

May 29th : Hildegard Sollenberger

Unified Leadership Council

The Unified Leadership Council will meet next on June 23rd 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.

Mission & Outreach May 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


• “Bags of Love 
Bethesda Mission

55Plus Luncheon

The 55Plus Luncheon has been postponed until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.  Watch for further updates and stay safe and healthy! Questions, contact Pastor Sharon at smiller@camphillumc.org. 

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.