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What's Going On at First UMC of Mt. Holly?
First UMC encourages disciples of Jesus Christ through advocacy, education, generosity & outreach.
Fall Kick Off: Service Time Change, Outreach, & Small Group Ministries
Time Change - Beginning Sunday, September 11, 2016 we will move our worship service time to 10AM as part of a worship learning experiment to be re-evaluated this December.

Hungry For More - Beginning September 14, we will be launching a new ministry: happening every Wednesday evening (6:30-8 p.m.). So many people in our community are "hungry for more" of what life can offer. Join us for a potluck meal, incredible community, and great stories! All are welcome to attend. Contact Pastor Zach for more info.

Digging Deeper - Weekly morning Bible study returns Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. Join us as we dig deeply into God's Word!
September Events
  • Family Skate Night - Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m., RSVP to Danielle Gsell or Rita Brooks
  • Rummage Sale - Stop by and take a look at what could be rummage-turned-treasure! If you're not in the mood to shop, rent a table and sell for yourself!September 17, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Ladies' Night Out - Dinner at Mt. Holly International Buffet, Route 38, Mount Holly, September 19, 5:30 p.m. 
  • Kids Korner - Trip to the Cape May Zoo, Sunday, September 25. RSVP to Danielle Gsell or Rita Brooks
Youtee Wheagar & Pastor Zach Wooten
Saying Goodbye to our Intern!

Youtee Wheagar, a sophomore at Mount Holyoke College, served as our summer Children's Ministry Intern as part of a Greater New Jersey United Methodist College Ministry funded-grant proposed by Pastor Zach.

Youtee directed, "Hands Out, God In" a Kids Art Camp. Over 23 kids in pre-k through 8th grade experienced God's love through art, music, writing, culinary arts, theatre, Bible, and recreation.

Youtee, you will be missed!

Read Youtee's reflections on her experience here.

Slate Painting a Huge Success!
The Stewardship Committee launched a new fundraiser: Slate Painting. 15 participants enjoyed creating their own autumn-themed masterpiece. This was done in conjunction with our Peach Festival, lead by Joyce Wright & Joyce Scott. Over 50 people attended! 

Special thanks to Debbie Stevenson for her leadership and Michelle Hewitt for her artistic and teaching skills!

Stay tuned for our next artistic venture!
Sermons are N ow Online!
Miss a Sunday? Want to hear and share a recent sermon? Well, now you can! Because, each and every week, sermons will be recorded & uploaded to our church website!

  Accessing is as easy as 1, 2, 3!:
1) Go to
2) Click on Media Files at the top
                                3) Click on "Most Recent" to hear the latest sermons!
Pastor's Pick of the Month
Whether from Pastor Donald or Pastor Zach, be on the look-out each month for the Pastor's Pick in the church library!

During the month of September, come read the book that rocked Pastor Donald's prayer world and spiritual life as a freshman in college! Jim Cymbala's  Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire  is the type of book that will drive you to your knees in prayer. It remains a favorite book of his to this day. Whether you pick up Pastor Donald's heavily marked-up copy with all his underlines, stars, and highlights, or the unmarked copy of the book, he encourages anyone to read it and welcomes any future dialogue about the book, should anyone want to talk more after reading through it. We hope it impacts you as much as it has impacted Pastor Donald!
  September Meetings
  • Stewardship - Sun, Sept. 4, after service
  • Children & Youth Team - Thurs., Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m.
  • Trustees - rescheduled for Sat, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m.
  • Nominations & Leadership Development - Sun., Sept. 18, after service
  • Finance - Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m.
  • Admin Council - Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7:00 p.m.
First UMC of Mt. Holly | 25 Brainerd St. Mt. Holly, NJ 08060 | Phone: (609) 267-9055