Christmas Angel 2021

THANK YOU for helping an ANGEL. This year we have 10 children and 120residents that we are looking forward to blessing. Please be sure to scroll through both lists on this page.

Please have the Angel # (example 2A) on the WRAPPED GIFT to church by Sunday December 12 2021. If you have any questions please contact Karen Winder at 570-419-4743

Current Sign-up Sheets

No sheets available at this time.

Weekly Update for August 25, 2021

Hello Watsontown Family,

Just want to provide a mid week update with reminders from this past Sunday and what to look forward to this coming Sunday.

This past Sunday we took a look at “Step Into The Water” from Joshua 3:14-17 If you wish to watch the service check it out on YouTube.

Our Takeaways were:

CONNECT with the confidence of Christ.
GROW my faith from what God has already done.
SERVE so that another may experience Jesus.
GO, tell others what God has done in my life.
Pray that my confidence in Christ grows.

Please know that you are invited to:

Young Adults with Families Team Lead

Job Focus

In the Spirit of Christ and with a sense of personal mission, the Team Lead for Young Adults with Families Team Lead is called to a high degree of personal initiative and judgment to organize and implement discipleship and ministry opportunities for and with young adults with families. Serves to delegate, recruit, and help train new leaders in these areas and helps maintain a safe space for families to thrive.


General – Planning (4 hours)

    • Meet weekly with the pastor to brainstorm, strategize, and organize.
    • Oversee the ministries of child- and youth-specific volunteers
    • Research and help provide resources for such volunteers
    • Maintain accurate files in the church office for Safe Sanctuaries and clearances for all volunteers with children and youth
    • Help recruit, train, and provide resources for new and existing volunteers
    • Help implement and organize several new programs including: Junior High Youth Group, and others as needed
    • Advocate to the congregation the importance of children and youth discipleship

Specific Tasks (8 hours)

    • Check in monthly with other teams within the church
    • Check in at least once-a-quarter with leaders of “seasonal” children or youth ministries: like VBS, Kids Café, Trunk-n-Treat, etc.
    • Review once-a-month the church database for clearances and background checks to identify who will soon need renewal
    • Subscribe to and weekly check District and Conference news sources (i.e. QuickLink, District Newsletter) for relevant resources related to children and youth
    • Be present Sunday mornings
    • Be available to assist with Children & Youth Teams

Additional Responsibilities

    • Attend meetings for leaders of the church, as might be determined by the pastor
    • Coordinate in a timely manner with the church office and the newsletter volunteer on announcements and relevant information
    • Speak well of and fully support the mission, vision, and values of Watsontown UMC

Additional Resources

The pastor will help provide resources for you as best as possible to perform the job effectively; this may include recommending time spent with leaders of other local Methodist churches.

People and Agencies

Audrey Wilder, Young Peoples Ministry Director,, 303 Mulberry Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-3179; (717) 766-7441 ext 3604.
Young People’s Ministry – This is the Children, Youth, and Young Adult branch of the Susquehanna Conference’s Connectional Ministries;
Discovery Place – This is a free ministry and curriculum resource center staffed and operated by the Susquehanna Conference;

This is a part-time position for up to 12 hours a week.

If you are interested in this position please email your resume to Pastor Brian Doyle:

Christmas Eve Worship Service Reservations

Please click on the time that you would like to reserve seats for below. Please remember that all three services will follow the same order of worship.  When you register, please register for each individual seat you and your family would like using the same name. For example a family of 4 will have 4 different entries all listed as “Family A.” This will help us ensure we are able to set up the right combination of seats. Please note that the seat number is not a position

4 p.m. 7 p.m. 10 p.m.


Please use this page to log attendance for events.

WUMC and COVID-19 Update, August 27, 2020

Hello Watsontown Family,

Praise the Lord! I hope you have found different opportunities to Praise the Lord! The Book of Psalms closes with the following:

Psalm 150

Praise the Lord.

Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
    praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
    praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
    praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
    praise him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord.

During this time of COVID-19 we have been able to find different and unique ways to worship and praise our God!  One of the awesome parts of being the Body of Christ is that we can worship and praise God together. I am thankful that we have been able to do this via the internet.

I will admit that I want more. I want more people together. I want more time to praise. I want more time in God’s word with you all. I suspect many of us feel the same. We want to be able to gather together more often with more of us. Beginning next Wednesday, September 2 2020 we will be having a Midweek Outdoor Service.

This service is open to anyone. If you come please bring a chair or blanket with you. We will need to make sure that we continue to adhere to the social distancing and mask wearing guidelines. This will be an informal service that I pray blesses all of us and those to come.

I am going to ask for some help! We have been blessed with access to a large tent for this new service. To get the tent set up I need 5 people who would be willing to help with the labor on Tuesday. If you are able to help please let me know as soon as you can!

I am excited to see what God our Father, Jesus our Savior and the Holy Spirit will do as we find another new, yet old, way to worship Him!

Your Brother and Friend in Christ,

Brian Doyle
Pastor, Watsontown UMC

New Sermon Audio Now Available!

Hello everyone!

We are excited to announce that we are almost all caught up on uploading past Sermon Audio! We value the opportunity to provide you with the ability to listen to Pastor Ryan’s (and others’) messages while you’re traveling, when you’re unable to join us on Sunday mornings, or if you’d simply like to listen again.

Check out our Recent Sermons playlist for newly uploaded sermons!