UNITED in our Lord and Savior for the joy of life and living in the community.

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DailyBibleReading
Sunday, September 26th
Read Ecclesiastes 7:1-25
 
Monday, September 27th
Read Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
 
Tuesday, September 28th
Read  Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20
 
Wednesday, September 29th
Read Ecclesiastes 11:1-10
 
Thursday, September 30th
Read Ecclesiastes 12:1-14
 
Friday, October 1st
Read Isaiah 42:1-13
 
Saturday, October 2nd
Read Isaiah 2:14-25
 
 
Sunday, October 3rd
World Communion Sunday
Read 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
 
 

Krall's Kruise

Customer Appreciation Car Show

 

at Armagh UM Church

on Sunday, October 10, from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Hosted by D.K.'s Notary, Titles & Tags

 

Stop by to see unique cars and enjoy the last warm days of autumn!!

FREE Car, Truck, Motorcycle, etc, REGISTRATION!

Just call 512-743-0179

PRIZES, FOOD, BASKET RAFFLE and MORE!

 

 

 

Armagh - Seward Charge Conference 2021!

Charge Conference will be Tuesday, October 12 at 6pm at Seward UM Church.

 

 

Laity Sunday is Sunday, October 17 - 9am   

If you would be willing to help lead worship service that day, read a lesson, lead joys and concerns, lead prayer etc., please sign up on the Bulletin Board or contact Pastor Scott. 

 

 

From the WPAUMC eNewsletter:

Mission Barn Needs Flood Buckets, Hygiene Kits: With flooding in Western PA and the Louisiana Conference and other areas hard-hit by Hurricane Ida, our Eastbrook Mission Barn needs cleaning buckets and hygiene kits. These items can be brought to WPAUMC Cranberry Twp Center or Smithport UMC in Glen Campbell.

A donation of $75 covers one kit.

More Information at:

https://umcmission.org/umcor-cleaning-kit/

 

 

Camp-On-the-Go Summer Day Camp

Camp On-the-Go Summer Day Camp was a HUGE Success!

Thank you to the kids, the parents, the volunteers, Seward UMC and especially the Camp Counselors of Camp Allegheny who all contributed! See you NEXT SUMMER!


 

Please note that our church’s guidelines as of 9/2021 are as follows:

 

1. Masks or other facial coverings are encouraged for all worshippers and folks entering the church who have not received their vaccinations. We can provide a mask if you do not have one. Masks may be removed while in the pews.

 

2. Hand sanitizer will be provided in the sanctuary aisle. Worshippers are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer. Please wash your hands well before leaving your home.

 

3. Personal greetings should be no-touch greetings with no handshakes or hugs. Please wave to each other. Use the “Thumbs up” sign and similar welcoming gestures.

 

4. Social distancing guidelines will remain in effect. Please sit only with members of your own household and allow six feet of space between your family and other worshippers both side to side in the pew and front to back between pews. The Ushers will space out worshippers as needed. The Nursery Room will be closed during worship services.

 

5. The Offering plate will not be passed around in church but will be set on a table in the rear of the sanctuary for anyone to place their offering envelope and checks.

 

6. Worship Bulletins will be available for following the order of service. Please gently take the one from the top of the stack without touching the one below. Providing bulletins is similar to the concept of restaurants providing single use menus. Worshippers are encouraged to sing as the spirit leads them. The choir is now singing every Sunday! 

 

7. We will serve Communion on the first Sunday of the month with limited contact. 

 

8. The Ushers will open windows prior to worship as weather permits.

 

9. The ushers will dismiss worshippers row by row to prevent a bottleneck at the back doors. There will be Meet & Greet after worship and before Sunday School Class. Please remember to volunteer a turn as host.  

 

10. After each worship service, commonly touched surfaces such as door handles, pew ends, bathroom counters and sink handles will be cleaned.

 

11. Individuals with complicating medical conditions are encouraged to remain home. Worshippers who are feeling ill, feverish or are coughing should stay home and watch AUMC online worship as a livestream on Facebook.

 

Glorifying God, Edifying His people, Growing in His Word, Employing His Gifts, Proclaiming His Gospel!

Worship Services

Worship Services begin at 9:00am every Sunday with Communion celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

 

Liturgists for 2021*

(Liturgists will be the Leader of the Congregation Response for the Psalm of the Day and will also lead the Collect Prayer in the Worship Bulletin)

July 4   -  Carole S.

July 11 -  Nancy K.

July 18 -  Tab B.

July 25 -  Glenn B.

 

Aug 1   -  Dick K.

Aug 8   -  Barb S.

Aug 15 -  Eugene H.

Aug 22 -  Mary S.

Aug 29 -  Kate S.

 

Sept 5   -  Dave P.

Sept 12 -  Carole S.

Sept 19 -  Barb S.

Sept 26 -  Tab B.

 

Oct 3   -  Glenn B.

Oct 10 -  Dick K.

Oct 17 -  Barb S.

Oct 24 -  Eugene H.

Oct 31 -  Mary S.

 

Nov 7   -  Kate S.

Nov 14 -  Dave P.

Nov 21 -  Carole S.

Nov 28 -  Nancy K.

 

Dec 5   -  Tab B.

Dec 12 -  Glenn B.

Dec 19 -  Dick K.

Dec 26 -  Barb S.

                       

* If you are unable to read on your assigned day, please contact another person on the list to read on your day or please notify the Pastor. Thank you.

   

GREETERS for 2021

July 4 -  Mike & Marilyn H.

July 11 - Laura G.

July 18 - Mary Ellen M.

July 25 - Ron & Mary F.

 

Aug  1 - Joe & Robin B.

Aug  8  - Jim & Kate S.

Aug 15 - Mary Ellen M.

Aug 22 - Barb S.

Aug 29 - Mike & Marilyn H.

 

Sept  5  - Patti B.

Sept 12 - Erin C.

Sept 19 - Don & Mary S.

Sept 26 - Connie K.

 

Oct  3  - volunteer needed

Oct 10 - Kristie & Delaney P. and Vickie R.

Oct 17 - John & Judy M.

Oct 24 - Jay & Sara G.

Oct 31  - Jen C.

 

Nov  7 - Dave & Chris P.

Nov 14 - Ron & Mary F.

Nov 21 - Carole S.

Nov 28 - Walt & Janet C.

 

Dec  5  - Mike & Marilyn H.

Dec 12 - Patti B.

Dec 19 - Joe & Robin B.

Dec 24 - Don & Mary S. 

Dec 26 - volunteer needed     

     

Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of every month.

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Come and join us at The Lord's Table.

 

     

 

 

 

Sunday School

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Coffee Café Sunday School Class
We meet in a classroom in the Sanctuary every Sunday after worship service and Meet and Greet.   We use the Wired Word curriculum, which takes a current event and makes it more relevant to modern Christian living.  We look at scriptures that correspond with each week’s particular current event and have great discussion about both the current event and the scripture.  And we have a lot of laughs!  PLEASE NOTE THAT COFFEE CAFE SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IS NOW MEETING IN ELLIOT HALL FOR 2021.
 
Homebuilders Sunday School Class
Homebuilders Sunday School Class is an adult class of men and women that meet Sunday mornings for Bible Study.  Currently, we are using a video study on The Apostles Creed written by Adam Hamilton, with Carole Smith as the discussion leader. In addition to meeting on Sundays, a number of times during the year we gather outside of church for picnics, homemade dinners, fun and fellowship. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HOMEBUILDERS CLASS IS NOW MEETING FOR 2021.
 
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Children's Sunday School Class
Children's Sunday School Class meets every Sunday.   We have a dynamic class that teaches Bible Lessons and includes special projects and crafts. Please come and Join us! PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS IS NOT MEETING AT PRESENT.   

   

 

 

 

Bible Study 

Mid-Week Bible Study ~~ Wednesday Evenings 6pm

We host a mid-week Bible Study three times a year during the Fall, Advent and Lenten Seasons. Please read our home page for more details. Due to COVID concerns, our Mid-Week Evening Bible Study is not meeting at this time.

   

   

   

  

Gospel Music Fest

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Gospel Music Fest is our May worship weekend that starts on a Friday evening, goes all day Saturday, and concludes with our Gospel Music Sunday Service. We always schedule this summer festival for the weekend prior to Memorial Day weekend. Past singing groups have included: The Choraliers and Pearl, Heaven 4 Shore, United, Randy Simpson, Dwayne Kaufman, David Powers and The Masters. Our Kitchen is open both days and sells Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Ham BBQ, Meatball Hoagies & More!!  We never charge an admission fee. We do collect a free will offering for each group. PLEASE NOTE THAT GOSPEL FEST HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR MAY 2020 and FOR MAY 2021.

 

 

      

Our Beliefs

Armagh UM Church is part of The United Methodist Church, which affirms that the foundation of our beliefs are based in Holy Scripture. We believe in one God, who is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the death and resurrection of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, who washes away our sins by his spilled blood and sacrifice, giving those who believe in him eternal life. We believe that those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are made new in Christ and are filled by the Holy Spirit, seeking to be holy in character and conduct. We believe in the Holy Bible as God’s Word, which establishes God’s Grace to us and gives commandments on living that faithful and holy life. We believe that the purpose of The Church is to worship God in spirit and truth, to Love God and to Love one another as God loves us.

Our Core Values are stated simply by remembering the 3B's of Believe, Befriend & Be as in:

“BELIEVE IN GOD. BEFRIEND THE PEOPLE. BE FOR EACH OTHER.”

We believe in God. We befriend believers and the non-believers as all are God’s children. We edify and support each other as God has shown us Love first and convicts us to follow his example.

 
 
 
Our Mission

Armagh UM Church is part of The United Methodist Church, which is a global church of over 12.6 million members in over 125 countries.  The Mission of the Church is established in The Holy Bible and specifically stated in Matthew 28:19 & 20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commandments I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Armagh UM Church is UNITED in our Lord and Savior for the joy of life and living the community. We believe that we are a strong voice to SERVE our local area with our mission work and outreach programs. We edify and support believers within the church with WORSHIP services to glorify God, Sunday School classes that explore of the heart of God and His Word and with seasonal mid-week study groups that GROW our faith as Christians. Please visit our WORSHIP, MINISTRIES and MISSION pages to explore opportunities for you to serve God and expand your faith within our church community. 
 
 
 
 
Our History

Armagh is the oldest community in Indiana County as it was first permanently settled in 1792. Eight families led by James and Margaret Graham immigrated from Northern Ireland and started roots in this area, which was originally called Plainfield. In 1798, the new land owners renamed this community Armagh after their home town and county back in Ireland.

Armagh United Methodist Church has roots that go back to 1867 when the first Board of Trustees was formed to plan the building of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The original church was built in Armagh Borough by Findlay Bracken at a total cost of $2,153 and was dedicated for service on April 26, 1868. Reverend Baker was the first minister. The building was renovated several times with plaster, carpeting and new pews and served as a worship and gathering place for over 90 years. Then in 1959, the congregation voted to build a new church as the attendance was growing beyond the building's capacity.

Initially, the building fund held only $896.98, but by March 1960, member donations had increased the fund to $2,429. The congregation voted to build the new church at it's present location on land donated by Samuel H. and Ruth M. Hutchison in East Wheatfield Township, along Philadelphia Street just west of the Armagh borough line. Henry Wagner of Builders Construction in Ebensburg, PA was contracted to build the new church at a cost of $50,000. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on August 13, 1961. The first worship service in the new Armagh Methodist Episcopal Church was held on Mother's Day, May 13, 1962, with the official service of Consecration following on June 3, 1962. The total costs including the furnishings were $80,000. 

 

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The Raymond Elliot Estate gave a generous gift to the church which brought the debt down to $13,000. Two additional properties behind the church were purchased from Hutchison Family Heirs in 1968 and 1969. A mortgage burning service was held on June 22, 1969.

The national church was also changing. In 1968, The Methodist Episcopal Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to form The United Methodist Church. Therefore, the local church was renamed Armagh United Methodist Church, or Armagh UMC.

Armagh UMC shared a Pastor with another church until 1976 when it was declared a station church able to support it's own minister. A two story parsonage was built across from the church. Elliot Hall was constructed in 1991 to add a large meeting area, an education wing and more office space.

Our church has a long history within the Armagh community. We serve as an anchor in this small town on the southern edge of Indiana County. Our worship service is a comfort that gives spiritual food to many. Our modern facility is a meeting place for Scouting groups, Senior Citizens and WIC. We host Spaghetti Dinners, mission programs and other outreach events for the community. Our loving and caring congregation has grown over time to serve together in Our Lord's Family. Please explore this web site to learn more about us. We'd love to learn more about you.

 
 
 
Our Staff
Rev_Scott_Hamley_Cropped_350x325px  The Rev. Scott Hamley, Pastor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BarbStewartBarb Stewart - Choir Director
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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United Methodist Women

 UMW logo 1Armagh United Methodist Women is the largest and most active ministry in our Church. Our ladies hold Soup Sales as fundraisers and support both local and international missions (click here to learn more about these MISSIONS). Their motto is Faith+Hope+Love In Action. The women meet the first Thursday of the month and begin with devotional readings to promote spiritual growth. The women also plan outreach, attend education programs offered by Mission U and even plan a few outings simply for fun!  Call the Office  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for their next meeting time and location. Come to our meetings and see women leading the transformation of the world through missions. Ladies are always WELCOME!  
 
The year 2019 was special as we celebrated the 150 year anniversary of the founding of The United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church. Nationally, over 800,000 women serve in this ministry in support of their local communities. The photos shown are from the Spring Meeting of the Johnstown District on April 25,2019 in our Elliot Hall and was hosted by our own AUMW. 

       
 

 
United Methodist Men
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Armagh United Methodist Men meet at 8am on the first Saturday of every month for breakfast, devotions and fellowship in Elliot Hall. The AUM Men provide funds for many service projects. Call the Office or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for confirmation of their next meeting or to ask about their next service project. 
 
 
  
   
    
 
 
 
 
Prayer Requests & Prayer Chain
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Please call the Office with your Prayer Request or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your prayer need will be given to the Prayer Coordinator who will pass it through our prayer chain.  
 
 
 
 
Prayer Shawl
PrayerShawl"What is a prayer shawl? It is a shawl that has been made with love and prayers for the one to receive it.  The shawl is then consecrated to the Lord and that declares it sacred!  It is to bring comfort to the one wearing it.  It is a gift of feeling wrapped in the arms of God and comforted by the Holy Spirit.  Over the centuries, shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace, and spiritual sustenance.”
 
Several members of our church make knitted or crocheted prayer shawls.  The shawls are then spread across the altar rail in the Sanctuary and are Blessed to God during the Worship Service. The shawls are given to anyone who needs one:  someone who is sick, someone who is grieving, someone who is struggling, a new mom, a newborn baby and for many other needs. 
 
There are several ways to help with this ministry. 
• Join us in making the shawls. If you would like to learn how to make the shawls, please see Chris Patterson.  Or click here to  Volunteer with us.
• Donate money or purchase gift cards to Joann Fabrics or Michael’s that will be used to purchase yarn. Mail your check or gift card to our Church Office. Or click here for Giving Options
• Request a shawl for someone in need. Or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
• Pray for this ministry. 
 
  
 
 
 
 
Spaghetti Dinners for 2021 are CANCELLED until further Notice!
We minister to the local community on the fourth Tuesday of the month by hosting a Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7pm. We only ask for $2 for each meal, which includes the spaghetti & meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and a beverage choice. We have fun and fellowship cooking in the kitchen, serving meals and even cleaning up! All are WELCOME. Quite a few folks in the community who are not members of AUMC join in to help and are some of our hardest and most joyful participants! We feel BLESSED as it's a true community effort. Come, eat and see for yourself!
 

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Contact Information:

Armagh United Methodist
     570 West Philadelphia St.
     Armagh, PA 15920
 
Office Phone: 814-446-5551
Email:
    Office@ArmaghUMC.org 
 
Pastor: Scott Hamley
Mobile Phone:  724-859-6745
Email:
   enonvalleyinc@hotmail.com
 
Office Manager:
     Gloria Blankenship
  

 

Sunday Schedule:
Worship Service:  9:00 am
Communion First Sunday of Every Month
  
Meet & Greet in Elliot Hall: 10:15am
Light snack & fellowship
 
Sunday School:  10:30am
Small groups for all ages
  
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We are located in Armagh, PA
in lower Indiana County west of Rts 56 & 22.
 
*Our Sanctuary and Elliot Hall Fellowship are all on one level and are fully handicap accessible.
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