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Revised Social Principles

The Revised Social Principles of the United Methodist Church are coming before General Conference later this month. If approved, this document would replace the existing Social Principles in the Book of Discipline. The total revision of the Social Principles was begun in 2012 and was finalized for the 2020 General Conference. Due to Covid that Conference never happened, so the document is just now coming to GC in 2024. Thousands of United Methodists around the denomination had a hand in commenting on the work of the writing committee. These Social Principles represent not only a departure from some earlier positions but also an updating to bring the Principles into our 21st century context. If you click HERE (on the link) you will be taken to a copy of the Revised Social Principles that you can read so you can better understand this aspect of the work of the General Conference later this month. I hope you find this document helpful as the UMC moves into God’s future!

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Vacation Bible School

This years Vaction Bible School will be held at Mandsfield First UMC.  The theme is Water Park Fun! It will run from 5:00pm-7:30pm starting on June 24th and ending on June 28th. We will be doing lots of activities including music, art, science, bible stories, drama, and dinner! Dinner will be served at 5:00. Everyone is invited! Click HERE to access the 2024 Vacation Bible School Registration Form.
Supplies Needed for VBS:
  • Beach toys
  • Blow up beach stuff
  • Lifeguard chair
  • Blue plastic tablecloths
  • Volunteers!

*Watch weekly Bulletins for more supply needs!
2024 vbs Help wanted.docx
Click above to access the 2024 VBS Volunteer Form

Messy Church

Messy Church has come to Mansfield! It is sponsored by area churches and held at First United Methodist Church, 67 E. Wellsboro St. Messy Church is eld on the fourth Sunday of every month from 4:00-6:00 PM.  Dinner is included.
So what is Messy Church?The first Messy Church began in 2004 at a church near Portsmouth, U.K. They decided to do something for all ages together, partly out of a belief that we grow best as a church when we walk the journey with as many different people as possible, and partly from a desire to help families to grow together in their walk of faith throughout their lives.
The global Messy Church motto is “Church, but not as you know it”.  If you have attended church for a long time, Messy Church probably won’t look like church to you.  At Messy Church, all ages meet together to learn about Christ through games, crafts and activities, music, and storytelling from the Bible. A foundational part of Messy Church is to gather around the table for a snack or meal and build relationships with each other, God, and the world. After all, Jesus basically eats his way through the Gospels! 
Messy Church is kind of hard to explain, so try these two things; 1) search “What Is Messy Church” on YouTube and watch the video, then 2) join us to find out more about it!  It is designed for everyone and all ages.  It is a place to learn more about Jesus and to meet new people.  The April 28th Messy Church is based on the book of Micah (love, justice &fairness).  For more information email missdonna1510@gmail.com or text 814-932-3673.
Join us the fourth Sunday of every month at Messy Church!

Tai Chi at First UMC

Tai Chi is a special kind of exercise, derived from martial arts with slow motion movements which build strength through core control and enhances balance, concentration and energy.  No special equipment is needed, only flat shoes and comfortable clothing, and most people are able to perform it due to the slow pace. 
Trudi Dibble is a certified Tai Chi instructor who has taught Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention in Wellsboro since 2017. With a passion for exercise and following an almost 40 year career in physical therapy, she enjoys teaching as her retirement job and is excited to bring a Beginners class to Mansfield starting February 5th at 1 PM at First United Methodist Church. This is an add-on class where something new is taught and built upon each week. Space is limited; a free will offering is requested. 
For more information or to sign up for a class, call (570) 404-3360

Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

We discovered that our local Girl Scout troops collect tabs for the RMH. All can top tabs that are aluminum are collected. (Soda, beer, soup cans, vegetables cans etc.)

Why tabs? 1.) They are clean without food residue on them 2.) They take up less space and 3.) There is a higher concentration of aluminum in the tab.

How are they used? These tabs are turned into recycling for cash.

What is the cash used for? The cash is used for extras that are needed at the RMH.  Families can stay free at these houses while their child is in the hospital. The cost runs about $140/night.  The extra money pays for things to help the families stay.

Our grandchildren’s infant brother has spent most of his 3.5 months in the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. His parents and siblings can stay at the RMH for free. The tabs help pay for things to make their stay more comfortable.

It is easy to do…. Just bring your tabs to church and put them in the collection bin. You can even put a collection container in a break room where you work, then bring them to church.  How ever you collect them, if you only bring 5 or 500, bring them to church.  It might not be too many, but every little bit helps! Thank you!

INtroducing vanco!

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More information coming soon.

Welcome Message from Our Pastor

Welcome to the website of First United Methodist Church in Mansfield, PA! We desire to be a place where all may find healing in their brokenness, nourishment in a journey with Jesus Christ and caring companions for that journey.  

Whether you are a resident of the Northern Tier or traveling in the area, we invite you to visit with us Sundays at 10am for worship. Worship is both in-person and virtual, streaming on Facebook Live. Coming soon, we will also have archived past worship services on our site for you to view.
First UMC is a historic congregation located just across from Mansfield University. Our tall white steeple is a familiar landmark in the area. Our worship and fellowship spaces are handicapped accessible, and there is ample off-street parking.
Pastor Ed Preston and his wife Donna have been serving First Church since July of 2021. They have two children and two grandchildren. Donna has a love for children’s ministries and has already been working to create learning and fellowship ministries for both children and families. 
We invite you to visit First Church for worship or any fellowship event. You’ll find a place you can call home for your spiritual journey wherever you may be on that path. 
In Christ,
Pastor Ed & Donna Preston

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