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Community Ministries

It is important to us to have an impact on the community of Shamokin and our surrounding area. We make it a point to do all that we can to make this world a better place to live. Here are a few of the organizations, activities, and events that we host or support directly as a church. 
Local agencies and organizations supported by First UMC



Manna For The Many

Methodist United

Open Arms Outreach

PCC Corner of Hope

Salvation Army

Shamokin Area Ministerium

Shamokin Area School District

Shamokin PTA

Susquehanna Valley United Way

You Are Not Alone

*Please call the church office for more details regarding these organizations and our involvement.

Events where we can be found

Anthracite Heritage Festival

Downtown Christmas

Mt. Carmel Farmer's Market (periodically)

Church Sponsored Events

City wide clean-ups

Church Fundraising Events

Easter Egg Sale

Fall Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar

Pulled-Pork Drive Through

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinners

Current Church Collections

Manna For The Many - Each month we focus on collecting a different food item for our local food pantry.

January: Soup

February: Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, etc.)

March: Potatoes (canned)

April: Baked Beans

May: Noodles and Rice

June: Boxed Dinners (Mac & Cheese, Hamburger Helper, etc.)

July: Fruit (canned)

August: Peanut Butter

September: Pasta, Sauce, & Canned Pasta

October: Canned Vegetables

November: Desserts (cake mixes, Jell-o, etc.)

December: Cereal

Previous Collections

Shamokin Area School District Clothing Closet - For the summer, we are collecting uniform items to support the clothing closet at the local school district. This program provides uniform items to students who may not be able to afford new items on their own. For a specific list of needs, please contact the church or pick up a list on Sunday.

UPDATE: To date, we have collected over $350 to put towards the needs of the Clothing Closet, leading to the purchase of over 70 clothing pieces.

Shamokin Area School District Back pack program - For the summer, we are collecting food items to supplement the school's backpack program. Food items are given out on a weekly basis during the school year to students who may not be able to afford food. We also take monetary donations to either buy food or apply directly to the program. The cost to feed a student for a school year is $200.

UPDATE: To date, we have donated over $800 and 500 food pieces to support the Back Pack Program.

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