News and Announcements


 Join us for worship on Sundays at 9:15 am!

  Sunday School for children and adults following the worship service.

Pastor Gary Allshouse

Coming to Paxton this July

We are pleased to announce that Pastor Gary Allshouse has been appointed to lead our congregation on our discipleship journey, beginning this July.
Pastor Gary and his wife Cindy were both born and raised in Altoona, but have been living in the York County area for thirty-four years. They have three children and five grandchildren. Pastor Gary is a second career pastor, entering ministry six years ago after receiving a call from God to serve in this way. Pastor Gary and Cindy, we look forward to having you as part of our Paxton family!

Cora Martin Weeber Scholarship

Application materials are available HERE.
Completed applications are due back to the church office by May 1.

Special Services for Easter Week

Lenten devotional booklets available at the church.
• April 6 – Maundy Thursday – Fellowship supper at 6,
                 Communion service at 7.
• April 7 – Good Friday service – 7pm
• April 9 – Easter Sunday

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Disaster Relief Bucket project! On January 29, 30 buckets were assembled and will be delivered to Mission Central to replenish their supply.

Our Latest Mission Project

Raising funds for a Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event in April. Donations should be provided directly to Paxton UMC. Learn more about the Rise Against Hunger organization here:

Easter Egg Crew Is Back in Action

If you haven’t helped before and would like to help, call Bill Toner at 717 497-8213 or Nancy Toner at 717 652-8732. It really is a lot of fun!

Larry Coleman turns 80!

We were specially blessed to be able to celebrate the 80th birthday of Rev. Larry Coleman, right here at Paxton Church in January. The party was planned and hosted by the families of Larry’s wonderful sons, who grew up in this congregation and shared so much of themselves with us. Happy Birthday, Larry – we wish you JOY!

Pastor Rick Denison on Air

Join Pastor Rick Denison weekdays at 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on WPFG 91.3 FM and 93.1 FM, as he shares the history of our beloved hymns.
Visit our online offering system here to make a one-time contribution or schedule a regular/reoccurring offering to Paxton UMC!
I am no longer my own, but thine. 
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. 
Put me to doing, put me to suffering. 
Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee. 
Let me be full, let me be empty. 
Let me have all things, let me have nothing. 
I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. 
And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.
– The Wesley Covenant Prayer
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