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October 25, 2020

Preaching Schedule

October 25, 2020

Ghost Stories: Creepy Happenings
Daniel 5:17-30 NLT


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


11:00 am New Life Outdoor Worship Experience in person*
Rev. Jason Mackey, preaching
Rev. Dr. Kathleen Kind, Lead Pastor
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.

November Worship

As we worship together in November, 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 November 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.

Celebration of Life for Rafé Shearer

Join us as we celebrate the life of Rafé Shearer.


Sunday, October 25th, 2020
2:00-3:00 pm Family Visitation
3:00 pm Service Begins


To celebrate and honor the life and loving spirit of Rafé, we are asking everyone to come in colorful and casual attire.


Please pre-register here or by calling the church office at 717-737-5631. All COVID protocols will be observed. A live stream link will be available for those who cannot attend in person. If you are unable to join us in person, you may watch the live stream on YouTube: https://youtu.be/NeQKuYrI6ZY.

Annual Church Conference

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. For information on how to log in to the Zoom meeting, call the church office at 717-737-5631.

Card Shower for Teachers

We invite you and your family to participate in showering the teachers of the Camp Hill School District with cards to express our appreciation for the work they do all the time and especially in this difficult season. Our goal is to collect 200 cards of gratitude! We are asking you to write an encouraging message in a card with a blank envelope, and drop it off during a Sunday morning worship service or at the church office by November 8th (please call the office at 717-737-5631 beforehand)! Thank you for helping us support the teachers of the Camp Hill School District! If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Kathy at kkind@camphillumc.org.

Card Ministry

The card ministry is looking for donations of new anniversary cards with envelopes. You can drop cards off outside the church office. Please call 717-737-5631 beforehand. Thank you!

Virtual Mission Trip to GYTTE

Give Ye Them to Eat (GYTTE) and missionaries Nan and Miguel invite you to a Virtual Missions Trip to Mexico! Online, through a Zoom experience, you will get to know GYTTE and be able to see what an in-person mission experience is like. It requires that you download Zoom to your computer. This virtual mission journey requires about an 8-hour commitment on Zoom over a two week period.


The upcoming trip in November includes two 1-hour team preparation sessions; then three mission trip sessions of two hours each; and an hour of reading before each trip day. The dates are: 1-hour Team meetings: Wed. Nov. 4 and Fri. Nov. 6, at 11am eastern time. Then three 2-hr. mission trip days: Mon. Nov. 9, Wed. Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 13, all at 11am EST. 


If you would like to go on this Mission Journey to Mexico with GYTTE please respond to Nan at nanmigl@yahoo.com and to Rev. Marian Hartman, mhartman@susumc.org, who will be the facilitator of the mission journey. 

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. For information on how to log in to the Zoom meeting, call the church office at 717-737-5631.

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.


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.


UPDATE! We understand some families are not ready to fully participate in this event, so we have created the opportunity for a drive-up trunk-or-treat. Families can drive up to the last trunk (map to be provided at a later date) and get their bag(s) full of treats! Please arrive at 9:45 am to drive through and see the trunks before receiving your bags of treats! If you are unable to make that time slot, you can arrive between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to drive up and receive your bags of treats.


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

Thanks to all who participated in last week’s Walk against hunger. Thanks to both walkers and sponsors for “stepping up to end hunger!”


If you’re still interested in sponsoring our team, you can donate here: https://www.crophungerwalk.org/…/View/139221/CHUM-Walkers

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 25th. 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!

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 is still another opportunity 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 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.