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FIRST CHURCH HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES (AS OF MAY 13, 2021)

Earlier this month, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated individuals may resume pre-pandemic activities without a mask indoors and outdoors.The State of Pennsylvania affirmed these guidelines on May 13. You can find more information related to the CDC’s update here.

We invite you to listen to the video above for a an update to First Church’s health and safety protocol in response to organizational and state announcements, that will be effective immediately. You can find a full transcription of his words here. The following highlights the safety guideline changes at First Church:

  • Fully vaccinated persons will no longer be required to wear masks for worship or indoors
  • For life groups and other ministries using the facilities, this protocol applies for those gatherings as well
  • Maximum capacity levels at both services will be lifted
  • In situations where there are those present who have not yet been able to be vaccinated or do not feel fully safe, social distancing is still encouraged, however pews will no longer be blocked off.
  • Children over the age of 2, as well as unvaccinated youth and adults, will be encouraged to mask while in the building.

FOOD SERVICE & HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR POSITION OPENING

First Church is seeking a person to act as Food Service and Hospitality Coordinator. The position provides coordination and oversight to events involving food and hospitality, including First Night, Monday night dinners, Sunday refreshments, and other events as determined by ministry needs. Position is 25 hours per week. For a complete job description, click here.

Please submit your job application to [email protected] or by dropping it off at the Church Office located at 604 Market St in Williamsport.

KIDZONE AT TRADITIONAL WORSHIP

Beginning June 6 | 9 AM | (FEC) Sanctuary

Starting June 6, the 9:00 AM service will have KidZone instead of Sunday School. Parents will worship with their children until the beginning of the message, then kids will be dismissed to the CLC to participate in KidZone. After the service, parents will need to pick up their children at the back of the CLC. If you have any questions, please contact our Children’s Minister, Julia.

THE HOLY SPIRIT BIBLE STUDY

VIRTUAL: Wednesdays, beginning May 26 | 7:00 – 7:45 PM | ZOOM

IN PERSON: Truth Seekers Life Group | Tuesdays, 10:30 AM | (FEC) Room 102

Pastor Janet will be leading and teaching a 6-week Bible Study paralleling The Holy Spirit sermon series with breakout discussions and time for questions/answers. We will explore the same scriptures used in Sunday’s sermon. There are two ways to be a part of this study: ZOOM or in-person at the Truth Seekers Life Group. Even though they are a female life group, anyone is welcome (men included). Pastor Janet will teach the in-person study on Tuesdays in June except for June 8. Contact Pastor Janet for more information or to request the ZOOM link so you can be a part of this study.

CAMP PENN

June 20 – 25 | Waynesboro, PA

Camp Penn registration is now open! Any child at First Church in Grades 3-7 is invited to attend Fun, Faith, and Friends week from June 20-25. Your camper can dive into sports, art, music, fishing, writing, archery, and outdoor exploration while growing in their faith.

Early Bird Registration ends May 15. The cost for this camp is $402. Register your camper by clicking the button below.

Camp Penn is operated by the Susquehanna Conference, the United Methodist Church. The camp is located across from Old Forge State Park, nestled in the southern edge of the Michaux State Forest.

fuse* SUMMER EVENTS

Camp Highroad | July 12 – 16

Get ready to experience ziplining, mountain boarding, canoeing, a high ropes course, rock climbing, and so much more at Camp Highroad in Northern Virginia. Any fuse* student is invited to attend this Christian Adventure Camp from July 12 – 16.

Click the button below to learn more.

Impact | July 26 – 28

Impact combines powerful praise and worship sessions, challenging breakout seminars, ambitious athletic and outdoor activities, life-changing lessons from God’s Word with seven main stage gatherings, and a relational emphasis through group building and campfire settings. 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

June 16 / July 7 / July 21 / August 18, 9 AM – 12 PM | (CLC) Stryker Hall — 601 Market St

We’re excited to spend some summer fun with you! This summer, VBS will be offered in-person over four separate 1-day events. The dates are: June 16, July 7, July 21, and August 18, with each day running from 9 AM-12 PM. VBS is for any potty-trained kid age 3 through completed 4th grade.

Registration closes June 9. You can register your child or register as a volunteer by clicking the button below.

TRANSFORM 2021

August 2 – 6

Transform is a local mission experience where we seek to love our neighbors and bless our community. You can register to become a volunteer or to apply for your home to be on our projects list.

TRANSFORM: Kid’s Edition will also be available for any children whose parents are already serving during the TRANSFORM mission week. You can register your child(ren) when you register yourself.

Click the button below to learn more.