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October 11, 2020

Preaching Schedule

October 11, 2020

What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do: Celebrating God’s Grace
Ruth 4:13-17


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


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

Church Office Closed

The Church office will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020, for Columbus/Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

God blesses us through suffering and troubled times. Join us this Sunday for our final week of What to Do When you Don’t Know What to Do. We will celebrate God’s grace together and hear another passage from Ruth 4:13-17.

October Worship

As we worship together in October, we would like to let you know what we anticipate our schedule and plan to be.


Celebration Service
At 9:30 am we will continue to live stream a traditional-style Celebration Service from the Sanctuary. We also will be inviting you to register to worship in person. The protocols for in-person worship will include the following: registering for attendance purposes, confirming that you aren’t showing signs of COVID symptoms, wearing masks for the entire service, not singing along when music is played, greeting one another without any physical contact being made, and sitting solo or in groups of COVID circles of connection (those family and friends who are in your COVID bubble and are those with whom you live or share air space) with six-foot spaces around each unit. We believe we will be able to safely accommodate up to 25 units of people with a maximum of 50 people.


New Life  Service
At 11:00 am we will continue to worship in person in the parking lot. This service will continue to be recorded and then posted online on Sunday afternoons. The same protocols are in place with the exception of the numbers. Outside we can safely accommodate many more people and family units.  

Pre-registration for October in-person worship is required. You may register your COVID circle of connection, which can range from one person to many, depending on your circle’s size, online at camphillumc.churchcenter.com/registrations, or call the church office at 717-737-5631. You may not register by leaving a message. Deadline to sign up via telephone is 11:00 am on the Friday prior to worship. Deadline to sign up online is midnight on the Saturday prior to worship.

Thank You

To Camp Hill UMC and its many members, the wonderful ministers and workers,


My special thanks to Anne Gallaher and Burton Lee for sending discs of the church services, cards, letters, and calls. And to Pastor Sharon for her wonderful calls and letters. I can only express what I feel today. My church, your church, everyone’s church at CHUM, is so caring, loving, and giving to me so much since (and before) I am homebound. May God Bless each and every one of you.


Faithfully yours,
Doris Myers

Unified Leadership Council

The Unified Leadership Council will meet next on October 13th 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. The agenda for October 13th is available at camphillumc.org/ulc. For information on how to log in to the Zoom meeting, call the church office at 717-737-5631.

Next Step: Baptism

Next Step: Baptism is a one-hour class designed to educate you about the sacrament of baptism. In a sacrament, God uses common elements—in this case, water—as means or vehicles of divine grace. Next Step: Baptism is a prerequisite to Next Step: Membership and a requirement for adult, child, and infant baptisms. The next opportunity to take Next Step Baptism is October 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm via Zoom. To sign up for the Next Step: Baptism, visit camphillumc.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship-classes or call the church office at 717-737-5631. Questions, contact Pastor Jenny, Camp Hill UMC’s Pastor of Discipleship, at jstreeter@camphillumc.org. The First Step Class is a prerequisite for Next Step: Baptism. The next opportunity to take First Step is Winter 2021.

New Digital Directory

It’s always awkward when you meet someone at church, invite them to your small group, and forget to ask for their phone number. No shame. We all do it, but it’s awkward. We have a solution with a digital directory on our Church Center App. You can see other members of the directory and share your own household information. Don’t worry; you can choose which details you want to share! The directory is invite-only! We will be sending email invitations to all members and the past participants of our last printed directory. If you would like to be included, please email Mandy Noss at mnoss@camphillumc.org

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.

One-Way Trunk-or-Treat

Upward and CHUMChildren will be joining forces to provide a One-Way Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm in the Camp Hill UMC parking lot. Trunk-or-Treating involves kids trick-or-treating from vehicle to vehicle in a safe space with vehicle owners often decorating the trunk (or some part) of their vehicle in a seasonal and/or age-appropriate way. Gloves and masks will be required when distributing candy, and all food items will need to be individually pre-packaged. If you would like to volunteer to host a trunk, please fill out this short form.


Pre-registrations are required for participants. In order to limit the number of participants arriving at any given time, we ask that you please come during one of the designated times, as Upward families will also be participating during other times. Pre-register here.


Questions, contact Ryan Noss, Camp Hill UMC’s Director of Sports Ministries, at rnoss@camphillumc.org or Katie Knorr, Camp Hill UMC’s Director of Children Ministries, at kknorr@camphillumc.org.

Candy Donations

We are looking for candy donations for our Trunk-or-Treat event! Treats need to be peanut-free and individually wrapped. Donations should be labeled “Children’s Ministry” and dropped off outside the church office. Please call 717-737-5631 beforehand. Questions, contact Katie Knorr at kknorr@camphillumc.org.

Weis 4 School

CHUM Preschool is partnering with Weis Markets in the Weis 4 School program. By participating, CHUM Preschool can earn money for their school as people do their shopping. When you shop at Weis, scan the barcode found here, to register your Weis Club Card. Once you register, you’re in the program and you do not need to register again. Please share this barcode with your friends and relatives so they can earn points for CHUM Preschool too. Thank you for supporting our preschool!

Harrisburg CROP Hunger Walk

Our community believes in ending hunger. And, in 2020, we will continue to fight against the new challenges of disease and disaster that leave people hungry. Due to on-going Covid-19 concerns, the 49th Harrisburg CROP Walk is allowing each team to choose their own location to walk. Join a group from Camp Hill UMC on October 18th at Camp Hill UMC. Please meet at the front doors of the church. The walk will start at 1:00 pm and a two-mile loop around the church will be mapped out. If you’re interested in sponsoring one of our walkers, simply visit crophungerwalk.org/harrisburgpa, scroll to the bottom, and search for one of our team members. If you’re not sure who to sponsor, some options are Linda Armstrong or Bruce Erickson. If you have any questions or if you’re interested in walking with our team register here, or contact Linda Armstrong at lindajoyarmstrong@gmail.com.

Zoe Mazi

Zoe Mazi (young adult ministry) will begin meeting at a new indoor location (Strock’s Corn Crib) on Monday night, October 12th. Join us at 7 pm for worship and to hear from speaker Lee Yarlet, who will be sharing personal God encounter stories and practical tips to help you strengthen your mental health from a biblical perspective. Lee is a Life Coach in the area who has served in both local church and international ministries. Questions? Check out our Facebook page or contact Shannon Zimmerman at 717-649-1147.

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, October 11th. 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!

Camp Hill UMC’s New App

The wait is finally over! Download our new Church Center App*! Sign up for events, connect with a community, submit prayer requests, check your family in, and more right from your smartphone. Visit camphillumc.churchcenter.com to view on a web browser, or download the app on Google Play or the Apple Store. If you have any problems signing into the app, please email Leslie at lpetersheim@camphillumc.org.


*After you download the app, search for Camp Hill United Methodist Church. When you sign in for the first time, on the login screen, click Need a password. Enter your email address or phone number when prompted, and then click Send Code. You will receive an email or text with a verification code. Click the link in the email or text to go to the verification page, where the code will already be entered.

White Fragility Class

The scriptures call us to be a people who “do justice.”  As we consider experiences and systems of racism in our country, what might doing justice look like? Our Virtual White Fragility class is full, BUT there are still two other opportunities to join a study on this book. Join Pastor Kathy for an in-person class. This class began on September 16th but is accepting new members. Register for the in-person class here or by calling the church office at 717-737-5631. Join a virtual book study facilitated by Susquehanna Conference Director of Volunteers in Mission, Michelle Schwartzman and Grace Lemoyne Pastor, Jason Schwartzman. This class begins on October 27th. Register for the virtual class here.

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.

2020 Upward Football Concession

Volunteer at the Upward Football Concession Stand! This is a fun way to help the kids and watch the games. Your help is greatly appreciated! This year will be a little different as you will be REQUIRED to wear a mask to volunteer in the stand until further notice. Sign up today!

October Prayer Time Calendar

Ideas for prayer are shared from the Sanctuary Choir for each day of October. 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!

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 Pastor Kathy at kkind@camphillumc.org.

Do you have a great story from our BE THE CHURCH challenge? Share it with us! Email your story to lpetersheim@camphillumc.org.

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.

October 2 : Mary Murphy

October 25 : Jane Reshke

October 28 : Irene Kalbach

Mission & Outreach October 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.