The church office will be closed for Christmas and New Years from December 24th through January 3rd.
After January 3rd, the church office will once again be 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.
We ended the grueling year 2020 by together exploring our hope in Christ. We can’t think of a better way to begin a new year than to dig into scripture, hoping deeply that a different kind of year–or at least new perspectives on the hardship–will emerge. So, that’s the plan, and we hope you will invite others to join you as we start the year with a new sermon series called–Starting the Year with Scripture. In worship, on January 3rd, 10th, and 17th, we’ll be exploring the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Epistles (or Letters) of John. If you were going to write a letter to the you whom we know will be transformed by God in powerful ways throughout the year 2021, what would you say? If you were going to write a letter to others you are praying for right now, what would it say? Let’s explore the letters of John in scripture–and maybe even write our own.
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!
Occasionally, a parishioner needs a ride to the doctors or for errands. We have a few folks who have volunteered to drive but who may not be available at a particular time so we would like to expand our potential driver list in the event of a specific need. If you would be available, on occasion, with advanced notice, please email Pastor Sharon at email@example.com or call her at 717-691-8241. If you have any special notes on availability, as in particular days or times, please so indicate as well as the best way to reach you. Thank you in advance!
Camp Hill UMC’s Card Ministry needs new commercial or homemade Men’s and Women’s Get Well Cards, all with envelopes. You can drop off items outside the church office. Please call 717-737-5631 beforehand. Thank you!
Join Miss Katie and some special Camp Hill UMC friends to listen to us read your child a bedtime story each Thursday night at 7:00 pm! Listen to bible stories or Christian picture books to have some quiet time to end your night. Bring a favorite stuffed animal, wrap up in a comfy blanket, and hang out with us while we share with your family God’s Love told through funny voices, smiles, and great bible and Christian stories! If you have any questions or would like to be sent the Zoom link, please email Miss Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The real meaning of Christmas is simple: we celebrate Jesus, God’s greatest gift. We can find hope, joy, love, and peace when we remember that God sent Jesus to be our Savior. All December we are talking about Christmas! 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Unified Leadership Council will meet next on January 12th 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.
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.
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 our live stream worship services. All training will be provided. For more information, contact Brad Gardner at email@example.com.
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, January 3rd.* 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!
*Note: There will be NO Virtual Coffee Connection for December 27th!
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.
Ideas for prayer for each day of December have been shared by the Camp Hill UMC Pastors. 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.
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!
Wednesdays: Mid-Week Check In
*A Facebook account is NOT required to watch the live videos!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 20 : Shirley Hogendobler
December 23 : Barb Hoffman
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
All submissions for the Weekly News must be submitted by emailing email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.