Children’s Ministry Coordinator

A part-time, twelve-month position at York Messiah UMC is currently available. Person will be tasked with overseeing and planning all children’s worship, education, and mid-week programming from birth through sixth grade. This includes working closely with teen and adult volunteers as well as the Pastor and other staff persons. The candidate should be walking in a vital relationship with Jesus Christ, led by the Holy Spirit and Scripture. Experience in teaching Christian context and scripture as well as sharing the Good News with children creatively is essential. This position requires attendance on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and planning time as part of the Ministry of York Messiah UMC.

For more information, please contact York Messiah church office – (717) 845-4574 or email –

United Methodist Churches in the York Area

Men’s Lenten Breakfast Schedule for 2020

Saturdays during Lent

7:30 A.M.

Date Church Address

February 29* Messiah UM Church 1300 N. Beaver Street, York

March 7 Asbury UM Church 340 E. Market Street, York

March 14 Zion UM Church 1030 Carlisle Road, York

March 21 Fourth UM Church 20 N. Lehman Street, York

March 28 Yorkshire UM Church 125 Edgewood Road, York

April 4 Calvary UM Church 11 N. Richland Avenue, York

April 11 No Breakfast will be held

*Communion will be celebrated

Director of Choirs

A part-time, twelve-month position is available at York Messiah UMC beginning June 1, 2020. We are seeking a motivated, creative, and musically gifted individual to lead the multi-generational Choral Music Ministry. The candidate should have a passion for sharing God’s Word through music ministry. This person will be leading, planning, and facilitating all age choral and handbell music, rehearsals, and special music throughout the year. The Director will work closely with Pastor and Organist in worship planning. This person should have choral and conducting experience, as well a music degree or equivalent experience. The candidate should be comfortable working with all levels of music talent and ability and all age groups from pre-school through adult.

For more information, please contact York Messiah church office – (717) 845-4574 or email –


We have had a few requests about the possibility of The Center offering a Pastors’ Theological Book Study group. I’d appreciate your response concerning this and any interest you might have in such a group.

The Center for Spiritual Formation is happy to host the group, which would meet for 2 hours every other month at Orchard Hill Retreat Center, Millerstown. CEUs of 0.2 per session attended will be awarded. A list of books would be chosen based on suggestions from the group. Each member of the group would be expected to lead the discussion for one session. The group would be expected to develop a covenant together – via email or online connection – prior to their first meeting. We anticipate beginning this group in September 2020.

If you have questions or would like to be contacted if we are able to get a group of 6 or more together, please indicate such by sending a message to

Rev. Kathy Harvey Nelson, Director


My friends and colleagues: If you read your Quiklink, you will see that Bishop Park has announced the three new District Superintendents. I wanted to also write you to let you know how thrilled I am that the Rev. Catherine Boileau will succeed me as York District Superintendent. Cathy is a dear friend and is one of the most capable and talented pastors that I have ever met. The pastors and churches of the York District are truly blessed. Cathy will bring a vision to our District that will remind us that Discipleship and Mission are integral to the people God has called us to be. I would ask you to hold Cathy and First UMC Chambersburg in prayer as they journey through this time of transition. I also wanted to let you know that I have been appointed to Grace UMC Hummelstown as of July 1, 2020. I would also ask for your prayers in this new chapter. Blessings in Jesus, Charlie

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