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ALPHA Kickoff

Starts Tuesday, September 8 at 6:30 pm

Anyone can come. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Christian faith is welcome.

Learning and laughter. Join others in a relaxed atmosphere.

Pasta (or other great food).  Each weekly session begins with dinner.

Helping one another.  Dinner is followed by large-group presentation and small-group discussion.

Ask anything.  Here’s your chance to ask your questions and express your opinions.

Alpha is a low key, non threatening way to introduce people to the Christian faith.                             

 It also is a great way for believers to reacquaint themselves with the basics of our life with God. Starting in September, First United Methodist Church will be implementing this fresh approach to evangelism. 

Alpha can serve many different purposes in the life of our community. To believers,  Alpha represents a practical opportunity to solidify their faith in Christ and in basic principles. It also is a tool to “...go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them...and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matt. 28:19-20)


There is no cost involved with this course and starts off with a kick-off dinner on September 8,  10 weekly gatherings, a weekend retreat and a celebration or course-ending dinner. 


Register  by calling the church office at 724-327-5049 or by checking the box on the tear off of your bulletin. Child care is availably by reservation.


Kickoff September 8 Is there more to life than this?                                      

Week 1  September 15 Who is Jesus?                                                              

Week 2  September 22  Why did Jesus die?                                                   

Week 3  September 29 How can I be sure of my faith?                                  

Week 4  October 6 Why and how should I read the Bible?  

Week 5  October 13 Why and how do I pray?                                          

Week 6  October 20 How does God guide us?                                            

Weekend To be Determined   Who is the Holy Spirit?    

                                           What does the Holy Spirit do?                                     

                                           How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?                         

                                           How can I make the most of the rest of my life?

Week 7  October 27 How can I resist evil?                                             

Week 8 November 3 Why and how should we tell others?                        

Week 9   November 10 Does God heal today?                                                    

Week 10 November 17 What about the church?

            Alpha Dinner Party/Celebration Dinner 

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University

Many people struggle with financial concerns.  Some are long-term concerns while some may be simply how to make the money last to the end of the month.  Perhaps you have made some bad decisions or you are just not sure why your money seems to vanish each month.  You are not alone.  In fact, 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, regardless of income.


Financial Peace University is a church-based program that empowers and trains the Christian community on ways to handle God’s money according to Biblical principles.  This small group experience is not a time to pry into private financial situations.  It is a time of learning and encouragement as together we work towards a common goal.


Please consider joining this short-term, small group experience that promises to have a significant impact on how you view and handle the blessings and resources that God has provided. 


We will meet on Tuesday evenings, beginning September 15th, at 6:30 PM for a shared meal with ALPHA and other small groups.  If you have any questions, or if you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the church office for additional details.

All-Church Golf Outing—Sunday, September 20

On Sunday, September 20th we will hold an all-church golf outing at Hannastown Golf Club.  This will be an 18-hole affair starting at 2:00 pm followed by a picnic at the Livermores.


A sign-up sheet is in the greeting area or indicate on the Tearoff sheet. Sign up as an individual or put together your own pairs or foursomes.  Husbands and wives are certainly welcome to play as a team but ladies; you are welcome to form your own team(s) if you wish. This will be a fun time for all involved! 


The cost is $35.00 per person for the 18 holes with a cart.  If you have any questions please call the church office or contact Dave Hults or Bob Ellson. 


Thank You for Jamaica 

Prayer Chain

The Disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. Part of our life of prayer together is interceding for each other’s needs. One of the ways we do this is through our Prayer Chain. We are restructuring the Prayer Chain and would like to invite you to be a part of this ministry.

If you are apart of this now, please make sure the office has your correct phone number and/or email address. If you are not a member and wish to be, please call the office to give them your information. We hope you will consider joining with others in bringing all joys and concerns to the Lord through prayer. 

1st Church Food Ministry

When families have a baby or are struggling with a illness, we bring them the love of Jesus with a meal. Contact Brenda to help

New to 1st Church?


Have questions?  Want to know what we are about?

First United Methodist Preschool is now enrolling!


First United Methodist Preschool offers a variety of classes for children ages two through five.  Our learning experiences are play-based using a hands-on activity oriented approach.  Large and small group activities are included daily.  Self esteem is fostered while encouraging sharing, cooperation, and respect for others.  Our mission is to provide a positive preschool experience for each child.


Click to learn more about our preschool

Leadership Teams List is online now


Click HERE to see the newly updated list

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Tuesdays, at 6:30

Beginning September 8-November 17



Dave Ramsey's 

Financial Peace University

Tuesday Evenings

Beginning September 16 at 6:30pm


Golf Outing

September 20

Call church office for more info


Presence Ministry

October 10 at 8:00am

Novermber 14 at 8:00am


Fall Festival 

October 31



November 12-15

more info here

Regular Hours

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm


Sunday Worship Times

Contemporary: 9:30am

Children's Services: 9:30am

Traditional Worship: 11:00am


*Nursery is available during both services for children under age 5.

Contact Us

First United Methodist Church

3916 Old William Penn Hwy

 Murrysville, PA 15668


Phone: 724.327.5049

   Fax:   724.733.8250


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