weekly news

September 20, 2020

Preaching Schedule

September 20, 2020
Staff Appreciation Sunday


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



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


*Pre-registration is required. Sign up today! If the weather is inclement and we need to make a service adjustment, we will be able to contact you. In addition, pre-registration provides for contact tracing if needed. We ask you to bring your own chair, wear a mask, and practice social distancing.

October Worship

As we prepare to 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: registering attendance, confirming that you aren’t showing signs of COVID symptoms, wearing masks the entire time, there will be music but we won’t sing along, greeting one another without touching, and seating by COVID circles of connection (or those family and friends who are in your COVID bubble with whom you live or share air space) with six-foot space around each unit. We believe we will be able to accommodate safely up to 25 units of people culminating in a maximum of 70 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 Sunday afternoon. The same protocols are in place with the exception of the numbers. Outside we can accommodate safely many more family units and people.     

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, September 20th. 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!


We will be welcoming new members into the life of our church during the Virtual Coffee Connection this Sunday! We hope you will join us!

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

When you’re struggling with how to answer the big questions, it’s important to remember to have faith in God. Join us this Sunday as we read Exodus 3:1-17 and continue our worship series, What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do.

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.

Join a Small Group

Studying God’s word with our brothers and sisters 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!

September Prayer Time Calendar

Ideas for prayer are shared from Camp Hill UMC Student Ministries for each day of September. 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

Our daily encouragement sessions on Facebook Live were a great way for us to stay connected while we were 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!

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo

Join us this fall as we read the book White Fragility by Robin Diangelo. As you read, take notes, pray about it, talk about it in your home and with those in your circle. We have created a space to use the book as a platform to talk openly and as a community of faith about racism. Jesus calls us not to turn away from the challenging issues but to join together and work towards a more just world. Sign up for the class that will run Wednesdays at 6:30 pm from September 16th – November 18th. A virtual class and an in-person class will be offered.

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

Be The Church [UPDATE]

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.


It is our responsibility to show others the love of Jesus. Each week in September, we will challenge you to BE the church.


• WEEK FOUR CHALLENGE: Send a note to a student, encouraging them as they navigate this school year, which isn’t so normal!


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

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 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. 

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.

September 19 : Herb Sollenberger

September 22 : Gladys Saunders

September 26 : Rose Metro

September 29: Jud Pettis

Mission & Outreach September 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


• Canned meat (tuna, spam, chicken, ham, etc.)
Ecumenical Food Pantry

Submitting Bulletin Announcements

All submissions for the bulletin 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.