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November 8, 2020

Preaching Schedule

November 8, 2020

Gain Wisdom- All You Can
1 Kings 3:1-13 NRSV


9:30 am Celebration Worship via YouTube live stream and in person*
Rev. Dr. Kathleen Kind, Lead Pastor, preaching
Rev. Anna Layman Knox, Pastor


11:00 am New Life Outdoor Worship Experience in person*
Rev. Dr. Kathleen Kind, Lead Pastor, preaching
Rev. Anna Layman Knox, Pastor
Worship Lyrics


*Pre-registration is required. Sign up today! Pre-registration provides for contact tracing if needed. We ask you to bring your own chair (for outdoor worship), wear a mask, and practice social distancing.

Stuffing Sunday

Next Sunday, November 15th, is Stuffing Sunday! CHUM Children and Upward teamed up this year to collect stuffing for the Bethesda Mission. The Bethesda Mission has been providing hope and healing to hurting and homeless people in the Greater Harrisburg area. Let’s increase their collection total! If you are able, please bring boxes of stuffing with you to worship on Sunday, November 15th. We have already collected 75, but we’re looking for your help to meet our goal of  300 boxes of stuffing! You can also drop off items outside the church office. Please call 717-737-5631 beforehand. Thank you!

Celebration of Life Service

Join us as we celebrate the life of William “Bill” Williams Sunday, November 8th, 2020 at 2:00 pm. You may watch the live stream on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_7m-wnliCvE. You do not need to pre-register if you are joining us online.

All You Can Stewardship

Beginning THIS Sunday, we will be exploring together John Wesley’s surprising wisdom to earn all you can, save all you can, and give all you can. We will talk about money and how we can earn, save, and give it in ways that help others and honor Christ. The final week of our program, All You Can, will culminate in Commitment Sunday, November 22nd.


Thank you for all you do to further the mission and work of Camp Hill UMC. You make a difference! At the center of a biblical perspective on money and possessions is a deep awareness that none of it really belongs to us. You can find more information at camphillumc.org/allyoucan.

Commitment Card Return & Pop Up Hearty Soup Drive

On Saturday, November 21st, we will ask our members to return their commitment cards to a Pop-Up Commitment Food Drive. Drop your commitment card off in a special box at the church entrance along with a can of hearty soup (Progresso, Campbell’s Homestyle, or Campbell’s Chunky) at the Pop-Up Soup Drive for the Earl Besch Food Pantry. The Earl Besch Pantry serves 44 families with 108 children in the Camp Hill School District! Thank you to those members and attenders who gave last year. Without your support, our church’s ministry could not happen.

Advent Deck The Halls Party

Sunday, November 22 from 12:00 pm – 3:30pm is our Advent Deck the Halls Party! Please pre-register online so that we can ensure that our covid protocols are in place. We’ll be focusing mostly on outdoor decor, so be sure to bring your mittens! Questions, contact Ryan Murphy at rmurphy@snlym.com.

Christmas 2020

December 20th
2:00 pm : In-Person Christmas Eve Puppet Service in Worship Center


December 21st
7:00 pm : In-Person Blue Christmas Service in Worship Center 


December 22nd
7:00 pm : Digital Premier of Children’s Lessons & Carols Online only


December 23rd
7:00 pm : In-person Christmas Eve Worship with Communion in the Sanctuary


December 24th
4:00 pm : Digital Premier Christmas Eve Puppet Service Online Only
7:30pm : In-person and live streamed Modern Christmas Eve Service in the Worship Center
11:00 pm : In-person and live streamed Traditional Christmas Eve Service in the Sanctuary


Pre-registration will be available December 1st for all in-person worship experiences.

Follow The Star

We embarking on a journey this Advent season and we need YOU! During the weekends in December, we are hosting “Follow The Star,” an interactive and safe nativity experience for the community, which involves guests traveling to spots along the front-side of the church, learning the Christmas story from Biblical character perspectives. This event will feature a man-made stable and a gift of light to all who attend. Such a large endeavor gives the opportunity for a good number of people to serve in some capacity. There are different types of roles, both in and out of the spotlight. All roles involve being socially-distanced and completely safe. To see a full list of opportunities, dates and times, please visit the sign-up registration: https://camphillumc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/category/29290.

We’re Hiring!

Camp Hill UMC is looking for a part-time Community Outreach Coordinator. Camp Hill UMC is a dynamic, welcoming church that focuses on making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the word. The Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for carrying out impactful community engagement opportunities, administering the focus of Camp Hill UMC on externally-focused mission. Visit camphillumc.org/employment to learn more and apply! Applications are due November 19th.

Annual Church Conference & Town Hall

You are invited to participate in our annual Church Conference meeting, which is a community meeting addressing all-church decisions. Everyone is invited to attend, and members have the ability to vote. Our Church Conference will be held on Zoom and will be presided over by our District Superintendent, Rev. Barry Robison. Church Conference is scheduled for November 19th at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a Town Hall wherein we look forward to sharing conversation about our new 2021 church-wide goals. Pre-register online or call the church office at 717-737-5631. View the Church Conference Booklet here.

CHUM Children Online

Have you ever thought about everything God has done for you? He made a way to rescue you through Jesus’ death and resurrection. When you remember that, you can be thankful—always. All November we are talking about gratitude! Join us weekly as your kids ages 2-Grade 5 engage with Jesus through our virtual Sunday School lessons. We encourage you to watch the videos as a family because we want families to experience the grace of Jesus together. Lessons premiere on YouTube Fridays at 12:00 pm. Visit camphillumc.org/children to learn more! Questions, email Miss Katie, Camp Hill UMC’s Children’s Director at kknorr@camphillumc.org.

Be The Church

We are currently looking for a few souls who love reaching out to others on the phone to help make a round of calls to the congregation to check in during this terribly difficult and disconnected Covid season. You will be given a suggested script to help with ideas for the calls, along with a list of people to phone.  If you’re willing to help, please contact Pastor Anna at aknox@camphillumc.org.

Will You Work For Cookies?

Would you be willing to help deliver cookies to first time visitors of our church? Please contact Pastor Jenny Streeter jstreeter@camphillumc.org if you can help.

Unified Leadership Council

The Unified Leadership Council will meet next on November 10th 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. To read the agenda for the upcoming November meeting, visit camphillumc.org/ulc. For information on how to log in to the Zoom meeting, call the church office at 717-737-5631.

Camp Hill UMC Shop

Camp Hill UMC’s Shop has reopened just in time for Christmas shopping! Represent Camp Hill UMC in every community you encounter by wearing our cross and flame. Allow it to be a conversation starter for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ! 20% of each purchase benefits the mission and vision of Camp Hill UMC. Visit camphillumc.org/shop to view products.

Tech Help Wanted

Since the beginning of this COVID season, we’ve had to make some adjustments, including fast-tracking our need to live stream weekly. With this, we are in need of some help in our worship tech ministries, running the camera, lyrics, and sound for both live stream and in-person worship services. All training will be provided. For more information, contact Brad Gardner at bgardner@camphillumc.org.

Virtual Coffee Connection

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, November 8th. 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!

Join a Small Group

Studying God’s word with our siblings in Christ is a very valuable piece of our Christian walk. Through these group studies, we also grow in relationship, not only with God but with our Camp Hill UMC family and friends. We invite and encourage everyone to be a part of a Discovery Group. Both in-person and virtual groups are forming and others are continuing. You do not have to be a member or attendee of Camp Hill UMC to join a study group. All are welcome to participate.

November Prayer Time Calendar

Ideas for prayer are shared from the New Life Worship Team for each day of November. 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. Prayers will be listed on camphillumc.org/prayertime and daily on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Facebook Encouragement

Encouragement sessions on Facebook Live are a great way for us to stay connected while we are 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!

Office Hours

The church office is 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. 

All giving (general ministry, missions, and infrastructure) plus additional generous gifts will be combined into a single fund from which all accounts will be paid. The ONE-FUND approach allows us to celebrate the total giving of our congregation with a clear, focused vision. Visit our blog to read our monthly one-fund highlights.

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.

November 5 : Marlene Steltzer

November 12 : Millie Ames-George

November 15 : Margaret Sharpley

November 24 : Mary Van Buskirk

November 30 : Bob Steele

Mission & Outreach November Collections

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


• Packaged Potatoes, Stuffing
Ecumenical Food Pantry

Submitting Weekly News Announcements

All submissions for the Weekly News must be submitted by emailing announcements@camphillumc.org by 5:00 pm on Tuesday prior to 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.