A United Methodist Community

Where Faith Meets Life

5920 Jonestown Road

Harrisburg, PA 17112




Please note that during the summer months, Charlton has ONE \

Sunday Morning Service at 9:30 am, from Memorial Day Weekend

(May 26) thru Labor Day Weekend (September 1)

Sunday, June 16   ::   “Let’s Start at the Very Beginning”   ::   Psalm 139
Mr. Rogers’ theology boiled down to “love your neighbor as yourself”.  We often hear

about loving your neighbor, but what does it mean to love oneself?  The sermon

series begins as we consider how beloved we are by God and that if we are to love

others, we must first learn to love ourselves.

Sunday, June 23   ::   “Toast Sticks for the Heart”   ::   1 Kings 19: 11-13a
Mr. Rogers was known for having the speed of the tortoise.  He spoke and moved deliberately slow. Mr. Rogers believed that through our slowing down, spending time in prayer and meditation, that it becomes easier to accept ourselves, and when we accept ourselves, we are better equipped to accept our neighbors.

Sunday, June 30   ::   “Toast Sticks for the Eyes”   ::   Luke 10: 25-37
The parable of the Good Samarian is less about answering who our neighbor is and more about establishing yourself as a good neighbor. Jesus transformed the question “who is my neighbor” into the directive “be the good neighbor”.

Sunday, July 7   ::  “Toast Sticks for the Hands”   ::   Matthew 25: 35-40
As we begin to become a good neighbor and see others as God sees them, it requires a change of perspective from us.   How we see others affects how we treat others.      We respond with compassion, as the gospel calls us to serve others.

Sunday, July 14   ::   “Preach Without Words”   ::   Matthew 5: 13-16
Through his show, Mr. Rogers taught the basics of our faith without even mentioning the Bible.  His efforts were successful because he was his authentic self, both on and off camera.  Like Mr. Rogers, we should let our actions show the gospel.  How can we be our authentic selves and be a witness that we are a follower of Jesus?

Sunday, July 21   ::   History Lessons from Notre Dame Cathedral   ::   Ephesians 1:11 / Matthew 16:13-19
The story of Notre Dame Cathedral is very amazing. We will learn some history and look at ways we can apply our learnings to our lives today.  We will share in the sacrament of holy communion.

Sunday, July 28   ::   Dangerous Prayers   ::   Luke 11:2–4 / Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18, 23-24
Warning!!! The prayers you will be encouraged to pray will be dangerous. They will call for deeper devotion to God and open your heart to be more faithful to God’s calling in your life. For example, any time we pray “Thy will be done” and mean what we pray; we open our lives to God using us for our good and His glory.

Sunday, August 4   ::   Legend of the Sand Dollar   ::   Psalm 19:1-4 / Psalm 96
Throughout nature there are many symbols of spiritual concepts. God has worked many messages into his creation for us to ‘hear’ Him. The message of the sand dollar is a powerful illustration of God’s great love for us.

Sunday, August 11   ::   Shell Seekers   ::   Jeremiah 29:13 / Matthew 7:7-12
Seeking sea shells are in many ways like seeking God. We will be challenged to find more effective ways to find God in our daily lives.

Sunday, August 18  ::  Footprints in the Sand  ::  Philippians 4:19 / Isaiah 43:1-7
Footprints in the Sand is an awesome poem. We will dive deeper into this poem to discover truly what it means for God to be carrying us in hard times. We will be encouraged to open our eyes to God in difficult days.

Sunday, August 25   ::   Be a Lighthouse   ::   John 8:12 / Matthew 5:14-16
People love lighthouses. They serve as a powerful reminder of God’s guidance for us and challenge us to shine the light of Christ for the world to see.

Sunday, September 1   ::   Weary   ::   Galatians 6:9 / Matthew 25:25-30
We all grow weary. Yet, Paul encourages us to not grow weary in doing good works. We will look to ways to be energized to serve God and others for a lifetime, not just on occasion.  As our joint summer services come to a close, we will share in the sacrament of holy communion.

Psalm 122:1

I was glad when they said unto me, 'Let us go into the house of the Lord.'