Providing for the visual artistic elements of worship for the seasons of the church year, including candles, paraments, Advent wreath, hanging of greens, candelabras, wall sconces, silk flowers, fresh flowers. Contact Elaine Wertman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to support our Baptisms? We are seeking people to help maintain our Baptism net and prepare shells for each Baptism. For more information, please contact Pastor Ron at email@example.com.
Do you love to sing? Choir is a great way to make friends, laugh, and sing to the Lord. We are also currently seeking a new choir director. If you are interested in either singing in the choir, or in finding out more about this position or know someone who might be interested please contact Janelle Eckman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are public events in which Faith Members and Friends are invited to share their artistic talents which include music, reading and other artistic presentations. These are casual events designed to promote fellowship and fun and often engage the audience in participatory activities. contact Julie Bear at email@example.com or 717-495-7739.
Joining the Handbell Choir is a fun and easy way to participate in Faith’s Music Ministry. New ringers are welcome to join even without prior experience. Contact Julie Bear at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-495-7739. .
Does music move you? Our praise team, Higher Ground, invites you to join us in congregational moving, clapping, and encouraging others in the congregation to do the same. Let's share our joy while praising God! Contact Tammy Cobosco at 717-968-6410 email@example.com.
If you are interested in learning more about reading passages from the Bible during worship, please contact Tammy Hendrix at 717-805-3429.
If you love babies and toddlers and want to create a new vision for our nursery, contact Tammy Hendrix at 717-805-3429.
The Technology Team initially provided volunteers for the sound system for the Sunday services. Today we have expanded to video and audio support for the "in person" services, as well as, streaming our live services to three streaming platforms. We also investigate new equipment. Training is provided. If you have an interested contact Pat Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bibles and Christian Books sitting on your shelf can transform lives for Christ in India. These Items are collected at church and then packed for delivery to a local coordinator. India, with over a billion people, has the second largest English-speaking population in the world. Many pastors and Christian leaders in India have no Bible study tools, and Bibles are scarce. Want to get involved? Contact Sheryl Smith at 717-792-9111.
Church members donate bags of cookies (packed 6 per bag), which are delivered to the truck stop. Bags of cookies, along with a message from Faith Church, are given to truck drivers to enjoy while traveling over the Christmas holidays. Want to help? Contact Pam Shultz at 717-818-3757.
Every February, we collect an offering to provide warm blankets, clean sleeping quarters, and fresh linens to those in need around the world. $10 can provide a clean, warm blanket. Contact Lisa Byrne at 717-434-7079, for more information.
Support our military families! Bring your manufacturers’ coupons to church and place them in the orange basket in the parlor. Our troops can use coupons up to 6 months after the expiration date. Contact Deb Kehr at 717-891-9368 for more information.
The Church World Service CROP Walk is held on a Sunday in October and raises funds to address hunger and food insecurity. Local pantries receive a portion of the funds raised each year. Our church organizes a team of walkers and raises funds through sponsors. This year, we will be walking in the neighborhood surrounding our church. Interested? Contact LuAnn Smith at email@example.com.
Faith Church collects spiral notebooks, Kleenex, and hand sanitizer for Back to School, for students. Our church also made a financial donation in 2021, to help stock the school’s food pantry. Contact Sandy Shifflett at 717-845-6971, to become involved.
Our church participates in the local Devers Area Neighborhood Association (DANA). We attend bimonthly meetings and join our neighbors for prayer walks. Want to get involved? Contact Pastor Ron at 717-870-3620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This once-a-year event (usually on the Saturday before Palm Sunday) gives us close contact with our neighbors as we organize filled plastic eggs donated by the congregation and go to Jim Grossman Park to hide the eggs so kids (neighbors and church) can find them. If interested contact Larry Bean at 717.887.1327 or email@example.com.
Currently, our church is providing financial assistance to Mr. Sandy’s Helping Hands Food Run, to provide food to those who are hungry in York city. In the past, we have prepared and served hot meals and bag lunches two times per year. Contact Pam Shultz at 717-818-3757, for more information.
This school, located in Haiti, provides safe, quality education to children who would not otherwise have the opportunity. Our church provides financial support, to assist with rent and other operating costs. We have held fundraisers in the past and have also sent supplies. Contact Renee Strine at 717-856-7570, to learn more.
Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children/families. We receive gift suggestions for 10 children. Church members shop for these gifts, within a designated dollar amount. Gifts are then delivered to children in the program. Call Sheryl Smith at 717-792-9111, to get involved.
At Christmas time, we have the opportunity to share the story of Jesus’ birth through a live presentation on our church lawn. Want to join us? Contact Pastor Ron at 717-870-3620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Sandy’s Homeless Veteran’s Shelter provides food, shelter, and clothing to veterans in the York community. Faith Church supports the shelter through financial donations and occasional manpower for projects such as painting or repairs. Contact Lisa Byrne at 717-434-7079 for more information.
Faith participates in this once-a-year national event held on the first Tuesday in August. There is great support from Jackie Merrero of the York City Police, as we sit outside the church, chat with our neighbors and church friends, and enjoy visits from the police and fire department. If interested contact Larry Bean at 717.887.1327 or email@example.com.
Shoebox gifts, packed with school supplies, hygiene items, and toys, are sent to children in need worldwide, and the Gospel is also shared. Every November, our church collects packed shoebox gifts, shoebox items, and usually holds a shoebox packing party. Contact Lisa Byrne at 717-434-7079, to get involved.
We can help the working poor around the world by contributing money to provide trust banks through Opportunity International. We periodically request money. Want to help? Contact Pastor Ron at 717-870-3620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The soup kitchen provides breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday in downtown York. One Sunday (every other month) church volunteers pick up a bag filled with supplies and a recipe to make tuna casseroles at home. Prepared casseroles are returned to the church kitchen Tuesday by 12:30pm. The casseroles are not baked until they get to the soup kitchen. Interested in helping? Contact Terri Grove at 717-659-1973.
This program has been helping people from our church and the surrounding community for 60+ years. Currently, we are giving $50.00 grocery cards (Giant and Weis) for those in need. Contact Ed Trodden at the church office, 717-843-8991, for more information.
A nonprofit opening a rehabilitative residence for survivors of sex trafficking. We participate in fundraising events, such as a dress sale and make financial donations. Contact Stephanie Oelrich at 717-881-4220, for more information.
Do you love Halloween? This once-a-year event (during the York City Halloween hours) gives us close contact with our neighbors as several church members / friends decorate cars with Halloween themes (not too scary) and hand out candy to our neighbors. If interested contact Larry Bean at 717.887.1327 or email@example.com.
This food pantry, located in York city, provides food, personal care, infant and adult supplies, as well as emergency care and prescription assistance to families in need through York County. The WELL is supported by area churches, to provide “a source of hope in a time of need”. Our church provides volunteers and financial support to The WELL. We also collect items (food and toiletry items) on a monthly basis. Want to get involved? Contact Deb Kehr at 717-891-9368.
Our Church’s Wider Mission, One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen the Church, Neighbors in Need, and The Christmas Fund. Offerings are promoted through our newsletter and announcements. Donations are collected in church and at the church office.
“I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn” Maya Angelou. If you feel that you have a lot to learn about your faith, join us for adult Sunday school following the church service in the Chapel. We offer a variety of topics. We learn from DVD’s and/or each other through class discussion. Contact Sheryl Smith at 717-792-9111 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Annita Ort at 717-891-4768 or email@example.com.
Seasonal studies of various Biblical books or themes. Contact Pastor Ron if interested.
The Grave Robber by Mark Batterson. Join us as we read, watch, study, discuss and share about the 7 miraculous signs of Jesus found in the Gospel of John and true stories of people today who are experiencing miracles in their lives. This is a 7-week study, meeting Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8pm from October 6 - November 17. Book cost is approximately $9. See Jane Scrivens or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited to 8 participants.
Are you called to work with the younger members of our congregation, then the Children and Youth Ministries might be for you? We have 5 subcategories from which you can choose! The “Sunday Ministries” currently take place during the church service. If interested, reach out to Kristen Wertz by emailing email@example.com or text/call 717-870-4118 or email Marsha Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking to nurture some of our youngest members as they are just beginning their faith journey? This ministry caters to children in pre-school or younger.
This group includes youth in grades K-5, but also works closely with the Young Adult Ministry.
This group includes members in grades 6-12, but also works closely with the Youth Ministry.
If you are interested in helping to plan or organize social and growing events such as camps, confirmation activities, or social outings that take place outside of Sunday worship, this ministry might be for you.
Are you looking to focus your gifts by developing a fun and engaging experience that not only services the young members of our church, but also branches out to those in our community? We would love to have you!
This team helps the Faith family’s college students and active military personnel stay connected to Faith Church by sending monthly cards, birthday greetings, and a surprise or two. If you would like to be a part of this team, contact Sheryl Smith at 717-792-9111 or email@example.com.
Is your TBR pile (To Be Read) taller than you are? Or is your "samples" list in your Kindle or Nook never-ending? Then have we got a group for you! We read and discuss books of all types...fiction, non-fiction, religion based or secular, popular or obscure...most are recommended by members of the group. We'll likely meet every 4-6 weeks. If interested in this group, please contact Annita Ort at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-891-4768.
“Life is more fun if you play games” Ronald Dahl. If you like to play board and card games join this group for monthly fun and fellowship. There are some great new board games as well as the familiar ones that we all love. Contact Anthony Ricchiuto at 717- 767-4822 or email@example.com.
Come join our fun in the sun, faith, hope, and a little prayer garden group. If you enjoy gardening, this is the group for you. We will take care of the existing gardens and maybe plant some more. Contact: Harry Pandolfino, firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 717-332-6262 or Leslie Rogers, email@example.com, 717-451-9729. Join the fun!
A monthly gathering of me for breakfast, fellowship and devotion. Contact Pastor Ron if you would like to participate.
Want to help with interesting repair projects around the church? Whether you have specific skills or you are willing to learn, you are welcome to come. An option to gather at a local restaurant for breakfast is also included! Contact Dave Shissler, 717-225-3538, for more information.
A monthly gathering of women for fellowship, refreshment and devotion. The Guild provides financial aid to numerous church and community events. Contact Sheryl Smith 717-792-9111 or Linda Shissler 717-225-3538.
To come together to knit, crochet, or embroidery as a group for fellowship and discussions. Contact Linda Shissler (717) 659-3052.
To be a Faith Birthday Angel and call members on their birthday. A list of birthdays will be provided.
Contact Carolyn McGinnis – 717-854-4293 or Linda Shissler – 717-659-3052 – if interested.
A team of trained persons to visit, call by phone, or send cards monthly to our Homebound. Contact Linda Shissler – 717-659-3052 – if interested.
Send cards to those hospitalized (surgeries or other procedures), deaths, or births – contact
Barb Markle – 717-846-5265 or Connie Graybill – 717-668-064 – if interested.
To provide food for those grieving, coming home from the hospital or rehab – to be organized.
We are looking for someone to lead this ministry – contact Linda Shissler – 717-659-3052 – if interested.
To prepare, provide food, set-up and clean-up the kitchen and fellowship hall on Sundays – contact Doris Snyder – 717-764-5076 or Sheryl Smith -717-792-9111- if interested.
To provide a meal after a funeral – contact Women’s Guild – Sheryl Smith – 717-792-9111 – if interested.
To provide a listening ear and/or a list of resources. To pray with when asked and to be a presence at funerals – contact Tony Ricchuito – 717-767-4822 – if interested.
To assist in visiting those is hospital or rehab facilities – contact Linda Shissler – 717-659-3052 or Tony Ricchuito – 717-767-4822 – if interested.
To keep the kitchen stocked and clean. This is done is conjunction with the Senior Center – contact Shirley Trodden – 717-848-6556 or Pam Shultz – 717-858-5350 – if interested.
To maintain and update medical information of the congregation (members must provide this information and it will be kept confidential). To help promote training, such as Standard First Aid, CPR, AED, etc. – contact Linda Shissler – 717-659-3052 – if interested.
To inventory and maintain first aid supplies and to maintain the AED – contact Linda Shissler – 717-659-3052 – if interested.
To provide medical equipment – canes, crutches, walkers, shower chairs, potty chairs, wheelchairs to those who have a need – contact Linda Shissler – 717-659-3052 – if interested.
To make and distribute personal prayer shawls to those who need God’s lose –contact Linda Shissler – if interested.
To provide a gift for baptisms and confirmations. Provide a rose on the altar for a birth.
Upper Room and Care Notes distribution. – contact Linda Shissler – 717-659-3052 – if interested.
To provide a member to connect with new members and to answer their questions about our church – contact Linda Shissler – 717-659-3052 – if interested.
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To provide transportation to a doctor, dentist rehab appointments or other needs – contact Deb Kehr – 717-854-4048 – if interested.
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