First Church values and prioritizes listening to our community so that we might reach out in relationship and service in relevant ways. We do this through ministries, partnerships, and collaboration with others who are doing meaningful ministry.





Outreach Programs


Collection Bins Located at 604 Market St (FEC)

Click on the tabs below to check out the requested items from local collection organizations for each month of the year:

Local Food Pantry: flavored oatmeal packets, cold cereal, hot chocolate

Shepherd of the Streets: diapers, wipes, baby shampoo

Local Food Pantrysaltine crackers, chunky soups, chicken noodle soup, fruit snacks

Shepherd of the Streetsshampoo, deodorant

Local Food Pantrytea bags (regular flavor), spaghetti sauce, and pasta (any shape)

Shepherd of the Streetsgel shaving cream, disposable razors, feminine hygiene products

Local Food Pantrycake mixes, frosting, juice/juice boxes, mac & cheese

Shepherd of the Streets: bar soap, deodorant, combs

Local Food Pantrycanned tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly

Shepherd of the Streets: diapers, wipes, baby bath

Local Food Pantrypudding, Jell-O, granola bars, Manwhich

Shepherd of the Streets: toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss

Local Food Pantry: Hamburger Helper, canned vegetables, salad dressing

Shepherd of the Streets: Q-tips, combs, deodorant

Local Food Pantryketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, microwave popcorn 

Shepherd of the Streets: shampoo, conditioner, towels, washcloths

Local Food Pantrycanned fruits, Kool-Aid, Oodles of Noodle

Shepherd of the Streets: diapers, wipes, bar soap

Local Food Pantrycoffee, black tea, powdered milk, sugar canned milk

Shepherd of the Streets: gel shaving cream, disposable razors, toilet paper

Local Food Pantryfruit snacks, mac & cheese, chunky soup, tomato soup

Shepherd of the Streets: toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss

Local Food Pantryspaghetti sauce, pasta (all shapes), Hamburger Helper, Jell-O, pudding

Shepherd of the Streetsdeodorant, diapers (all sizes), wipes, baby shampoo

Donations can be placed in the bins near the Ross St. entrance of the FEC.

Contact: Ben Conrad, Director of Community Engagement


Wednesdays, 5:00 PM  |  601 Market St (CLC)

Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM, in the Christian Life Center (CLC), there is an indoor, sit-down meal experience for anyone in the community who wishes to participate. This will involve eating together in community, then moving onto a time of worship, prayer, communion, and spiritual education using personal lessons and videos. Health and safety guidelines like masking will be in place.

If you are interested in serving in meal preparation, cooking, meal distribution, or clean-up, reach out to Tyree.

Contact: Tyree KirkpatrickFood Service & Hospitality Coordinator


January 3 – March 31, 2023 | (FEC) Fellowship Hall — 604 Market St

From January to March, First Church opens its doors to offer warm food and shelter to anyone in need. The shelter is open from 9 PM to 7 AM daily.

If you are seeking this resource, please arrive to the front doors by the fountain at 9 PM.

The Code Blue Team is looking for people to serve as overnight hosts for the 2023 season (January 3 – March 31). Being an overnight host includes setting up cots, serving food, and being hospitable to guests. If you are willing to serve as an overnight host, reach out to John.

If you can prepare and deliver a meal to the church, click the button below to sign up for a day and meal. Donations should be easy-to-serve items such as BBQ, mac and cheese, soups, pulled pork, pizzas, casseroles, donuts, or other baked goods. Please note that meals should be delivered by 8:30 PM, and be sure to check that site often as to be updated with the most accurate number of guests being served.

Contact: John Best, Acts Network Leader

Partner Organizations


Dwell Orphan Care exists to support foster and adoptive families in Lycoming County, PA and beyond, so that children have a safe, loving, forever home in which to dwell.


Expectations provides a variety of pregnancy and relationship services to expectant mothers and fathers. These services include pregnancy testing program, ultrasound program, healthy pregnancy classes, labor and birth courses, healthy marriage/relationship program, adoption education, and other programs to assist parents.


Family Promise of Lycoming County (FPLC) equips families to break the cycle of homelessness. They seek a society in which every family has a safe home, a sustainable livelihood, and the opportunity to build a better future for themselves and their community. 


In Ghana, children as young as three are enslaved in the fishing industry, forced to do hard and dangerous work to earn a profit for their masters.  IJM works to free these children and to bring those in the slave trade to justice.


Shepherd of the Streets is often the first responder for persons in financial need. The ministry provides for: clinical pastoral counseling, bedding and hygiene items, medical transportation assistance, medical, dental, and visual assistance referrals