News and Announcements


Paxton United Methodist Church exists to grow and share God’s Love.

We welcome anyone in need of a local church home to come and join us in worship and service.


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


Paxton UMC Turns 50 in 2024

Celebrating PAXTON UMC’s Past, Present, and Future

Blessings rained down on us on May 19 as we celebrated
  • the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost,
  • the 50th anniversary of our church building, and
  • the opportunities we have to share God’s love in coming days and years.
We were joined by UPASANA, the Nepali community church congregation, who have begun using our building for Nepali-language worship services. It was a joy to worship together and get to know each other better!

Opportunities to Give and to Serve:

* A group from Paxton will prepare a meal at the Ronald McDonald House (located near the Hershey Med Center) on July 7.

* Paxton will be hosting a meal-packing event for Rise Against Hunger on September 28, 10am-noon.
* A mission trip to North Carolina is being planned for November 3-9. Interested in participating or supporting the effort? Contact Bill Toner or inquire at the church.

Book study for adult Sunday School continues through the summer:

Max Lucado’s “Life Lessons from Revelation”
The last book of the Bible is really God’s word of hope and joy. Max Lucado’s book Life Lesson’s from Revelation brings these words to our everyday life. Come for Sunday School discussions when you are able, and take a book to read at home or on vacation.


Please join us!


Caroling in July ?!

Sunday, July 28, Paxton will go caroling in the afternoon to a few of our homebound members. Instead of Christmas carols, we will sing some old favorites from our Sunday School days. No prior singing experience or earmuffs required! If you’d like to be a caroler, please contact Ruth Higbee or inquire at the church.

Paxton Boiler Replacement Project

To quote a hymn, “The church is not a building…. the church is the people.” Still, we appreciate having a building that opens the door to so many opportunities for ministry and service.

Unfortunately, after 50 years, the boiler – part of the heating system – must be replaced. A purchase order was given to a local vendor. By fall, the project should be complete. This is a $30,000 unexpected and unbudgeted expense. We are grateful for all you give to Paxton now – your tithes, offerings, time, talents, and especially, your prayers. Thank you in advance if you can assist with additional funds for the boiler replacement.

Scholarships Awarded

Seven awesome individuals received college scholarship awards through the Cora Martin Weeber Scholarship Trust. The three pictured here – Rebecca, Sean, and Trey – are 2024 high school graduates. The other four awardees – Berlyn, Caroline, Katelyn, and Nickolas – have already completed one or more years of college. Congratulations to you all! We know God’s Love will continue to shine through you.  

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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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