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: Janet Durrwachter, Executive Pastor

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: Janet Durrwachter, Executive Pastor

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.

Contact: Matt Lake, Lead Pastor

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, Director of Technology

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: Jon Saylor, Worship Band Leader

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.

 

 

 

 

ANGEL TREE

October 18 – November 29, 2020

Help spread the holiday cheer to children this Christmas! First Church is teaming with The Salvation Army to provide toys to children who otherwise wouldn’t receive gifts. Each Angel Tree tag lists the child’s gender, age, and suggested items to buy. If you would like to help with this project, there will be tags available before and after the Sanctuary Worship Services beginning October 18.

Gifts will need to be returned unwrapped with the tag in a box or gift bag to Sunday Worship or the Church Office no later than Sunday, November 29th.

Contact: Cherie Moyer | 570 – 772 – 7800

COAT DRIVE

October 1 – December 31, 2020

First Church will be collecting winter clothing to be distributed to adults and children in need through Family Promise. This year we’re focused on collecting donations for Family Promise to give away at their site to accommodate social distancing and safety requirements. Their mission is to provide a coat for every person who needs one.

Our drive will accept winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens of all sizes (we are especially in need of extra-large adult sizes and children’s sizes). Coats should be clean, gently-used, and of good quality. Coats with rips, broken zippers, or stains will not be accepted, and neither will sweatshirts, vests, or spring coats.

Donations can be dropped off at the church office Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM in the foyer, or you can bring them to Sunday service where a drop off container is provided.

ContactBen CornadDirector of Community Outreach

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING

November – December 2020

The Salvation Army is recruiting bellringers for the 2020 holiday season. If you’re interested in being a bellringer, contact Stephanie with your availability.

 

Contact: Stephanie Matthews | 570-326-9187

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: Mitch Marcello, Director of The Acts Network

COMMUNITY OUTREACH –

MONDAY DINNER

Monday evenings, 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

COMMUNITY OUTREACH –

FRESH EXPRESS

Second & Fourth Wednesday evenings, 2:00 – 5:00 PM | (FEC) – 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

COMMUNITY OUTREACH –

FIRST NIGHT

Wednesday evenings, 3:00 – 5:00 PM | (CLC) – 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: Ben Conrad, Director of Community Engagement