SERVE IN OUR MINISTRIES

Several internal ministries couldn’t exist as they do without the commitment of the many volunteers who foster transformation through their God-given talents and abilities.

 

 

 

 

CARE

Spiritual gifts are used and not wasted as we share the transforming love of Christ through care. The Holy Spirit uses our efforts to change hearts. If you have a passion for walking with others in hard times, you may want to consider becoming a Partner in Care or a Stephen Minister.

Contact: Rick Waters, Pastor of Care

CHILDREN’S VOLUNTEERS

Our children’s ministry program exists to introduce children to the gospel of Jesus Christ and to help them to live their whole lives in response. We do so by building Christ-centered relationships, teaching a Bible-centered curriculum, and participating in missional activities.

Anyone who is interested in serving in this ministry MUST complete their Safe Sanctuaries. You can find a list of requirements here.

Contact: Julia Varela, Children’s Minister

CHOIR

Do you love to sing? Do you have a passion for praising the Lord through music? Our choir helps lead worship through hymns and songs during our Traditional Sanctuary Worship Service on Sundays at 9 AM. There is also a weekly choir practice on Wednesday evenings. If you’re interested in joining the choir, reach out to Alana.

Contact: Alana Opdahl, Music Minister

fuse* VOLUNTEERS

Do you feel called to work with students? Apply to become a fuse* volunteer! There are three parts to the application process:

Contact: Caroline Glazier, Student Minister

HANDBELL CHOIR

Our handbell choir helps lead worship once a month with reflective pieces during the Traditional Sanctuary Service on Sundays at 9 AM. If you’re interested in joining the choir, reach out to Alana.

Contact: Alana OpdahlMusic Minister

HOSPITALITY

The Hospitality team creates an environment where each person feels welcome and comfortable at Sunday services. You can expect to have fun, care for new people, share community with your team, and play a significant role in helping someone have a wonderful experience. There are opportunities to serve in hospitatlity at Sanctuary, Online, and House Worship experiences.

Contact: Canda Metropoulos, Worship Facilitator

TECH TEAM

The Tech Team supports Sunday morning worship and other technical needs throughout the week. If you have an eye for detail and enjoy working behind the scenes, this area of ministry is for you.

Contact: Katie Conrad, Creative Director

WORSHIP BAND

The Worship Band leads and plays modern music for the Online Worship video that is premiered on Sunday morning. If you have musical abilities and a desire to cultivate an environment for worship, then we would love to have you join!

Contact: Mitch Marcello, Director of Worship

SERVE THE COMMUNITY

We seek to come together as the people of Christ to love our neighbors and care for the needs of others. First Church is committed to supporting our community and developing relationships that strengthen our unity and glorify God.

 

 

 

CODE BLUE

From January to March, First Church opens its doors and offers warm food and shelter to anyone in need.

Please read the following message regarding Code Blue from John & Sue Best:

After a lot of prayer and discussion, we have agreed to move forward with this much needed ministry. We do recognize that COVID will have a major impact on the number of our volunteers and on our procedures. We believe that we have developed some new practices and guidelines that will allow us to create a safe and healthy environment for all of us as volunteers and for our guests. Most importantly, however, we believe that regardless of the obstacles and challenges, we are called by our God to reach out to those who do not have a warm place to sleep during these cold winter months. (Matthew 25:40—Jesus said, “What you have done for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”) So here we are inviting each of you to join us in answering this call from Jesus to make a Christian difference in our community.

If you are willing to volunteer as an overnight host or in any other capacity, please contact John.

Contact: John Best, Acts Network Leader

COLLEGE MINISTRY

First Church has the great joy of sharing community with two colleges in Williamsport: Lycoming College and Penn College. If you have a desire to support people pursuing higher education, consider being a part of the College Ministry Team.

Contact: Michael Glazier, Acts Network and College Minister

THE ACTS NETWORK

If you desire to reach those who are not yet here, consider becoming an Acts Network leader. Each Acts Network community is contextual and seeks to connect with people on their turf.

Contact: Ben Conrad, Director of Community Engagement

MONDAY DINNER

Mondays, 3:00 – 4:30 PM | (CLC) – 601 Market St / Pajama Factory – 1307 Park Ave

People who serve here help with meal preparation in the Christian Life Center and hand out meals at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport. We follow health/safety guidelines and wear a mask while distributing food.

Contact: Ben Conrad, Director of Community Engagement

FRESH EXPRESS

Second & Fourth Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:30 PM | (FEC) Lounge — 604 Market St

Here, folks organize food delivered by the Central PA Food Bank and hand out packages of that food to community members.

Contact: Ben Conrad, Director of Community Engagement

FIRST NIGHT

Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 PM | (CLC) Kitchen – 601 Market St

People who serve here prepare takeout meals and distribute them at the Christian Life Center. We follow health/safety guidelines and wear a mask while distributing food.

Contact: Tyree Kirkpatrick, Food Service & Hospitality Coordinator