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

Christian Education and Nurture Commission


Oversee Youth & Family Life, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Discovery Club, small group ministry, Kidz 4 Jesus, church retreats, women’s groups, men’s prayer breakfast, and other duties assigned by the Ad Council.

Constitutional Responsibilities

Part 5.03 Christian Education and Nurture

(a) This commission shall work in the area of educating and nurturing persons in the way of Jesus Christ.

(b) This commission shall promote fellowship in the church and shall actively seek to involve others in the life of the church.

(c) This commission shall work with the Youth and Family Life Associate in the development and oversight of programs for the youth and family and with the Sunday School Superintendent(s) for the advancement of the Sunday School.

(d) This commission shall oversee the following areas: Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Adventure Club [now Discovery Club], Small Group Ministry, Youth and Family Life, Junior and Children’s Church [now one program called Kidz 4 Jesus], Retreat(s), WCSC, Men’s Group, Men’s Prayer Breakfast, and any other duties or responsibilities assigned by the Administrative Council.

Christian Education & Nuture Commission Members

  • Chairperson—Frank Arva
  • Council Liaison - Duane Shope
  • Members—Alethea Cavada, Courtney Levengood, Stacie Reber, Shelley Taylor, Bill Weigard

Persons in Charge of Various Areas

  • Sunday School—Jackie Weltmer
  • Vacation Bible School—Wendy Hoverter
  • Adventure Club—Vacant
  • Kidz 4 Jesus—Heidi Arva
  • Church Retreat—Andy Lamonna
  • Women’s Group—Louise May
  • Men’s Prayer Breakfast—Clyde Hawbecker, Duane Shope, Bill Weigard
  • Director of Children & Youth Ministries—Stacie Reber

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