Service Times: Sunday at 8:30 & 11:00 AM
35 S Locust St, Shiremanstown PA 17011

History of the Church

A plot of ground 136 feet by 40 feet was purchased from Henry and Elizabeth Zearing for $40 on September 24, 1838. The title of the property was made to Jacob Rupp and John M. Smith, a committee in trust and their successors “for the worshipping of the Almighty in said House.”

The house of worship erected during that summer and dedicated November 23, 1838, is the house still in use today. This frame structure was 40 feet by 32 feet, and cost $700. Entrance was gained by two doors on the south end and the pulpit was between these two doors. This house served the purpose of the congregation for thirty-eight years, when in 1876, the building was remodeled and twelve feet added to the length, a bell tower erected, new windows, new roof and doors at a cost of $1,400. Other alterations were made from time to time. A major remodeling was dedicated in 1906 and 1952. In the 1930’s a separate room was constructed for the use of the primary department, and the basement was excavated and prepared for a kitchen, Sunday School rooms, and restrooms. No cost is available for this project.

Today [October 1, 2000], we dedicate the latest expansion of this building. An addition of approximately 46 feet by 33 feet nearly doubles the size of the building. This addition allows for increased sanctuary space, pastor and secretary’s offices, a new narthex, nursery, increased social hall area, handicap lift, storage, new pews, prayer room and library at a cost of about $350,000.

Many changes have been made to this building through the years and many lives have been changed here as well. May God continue to lead and bless us in the years ahead. May this building always be used for His glory.

Bulletin—Dedication Service—October 1, 2000.

The Romans Road

Why You Need to be Saved and
How to Become Saved

Welcome to the Shiremanstown Church of God website. Feel free to stop by and join us on Sunday.

  • Romans 3:23—”For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
  • Romans 6:23—”For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
  • Romans 5:8—”But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
  • Romans 10:9,10—”That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”
  • Romans 10:13—”For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”

Contact Info & Service Times

Shiremanstown First Church of God

35 South Locust Street
Shiremanstown, PA 17011

Phone: 717-737-7600
Fax: 717-737-7600
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    • Worship—Sunday at 8:30 & 11:00 AM
    • Sunday School – Sunday 9:45 AM-10:30 AM
    • Wednesday Family Night
      Adventure Club – ages 3-grade 5; 6:30 PM
      Youth – grades 6-12; 6:30 PM
      Bible Study - 6:30 PM
    • Thursday Bible Study—9:30 AM

Safe Sanctuary Policy

As Christians at Shiremanstown First Church of God we take our responsibility to children and youth attending our programs very seriously. Therefore in September 2016 we adopted a Safe Sanctuary Policy.  This policy and the procedures that are a part of it demonstrate our unwavering commitment to the physical and emotional safety as well as the spiritual growth of all of our children and youth. If you are interested in learning more about this policy please speak to Pastor Floyd Carlen or Youth Director Stacie Reber

Our Staff

    • Pastor - Floyd Carlen


    • Director of Children & Youth Ministries - Stacie Reber


    • Secretary - Linda Guth


  • Webmaster/Media Specialist - Chris Carlen

Administrative Council

    • President - Wendy Hoverter


    • Vice President - Matt Arva


    • Recording Secretary - Linda Guth


    • Financial Secretary - Deb Arva


    • Treasurer - Donna Lamonna


    • Elders - Wendy Hoverter, Andy Lamonna, Denise Otto


  • Deacons - Matt Arva, Wil Gardner, Leah Grove, Courtney Levengood, Ed Schultz, Duane Shope