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In response to the decreasing COVID-related cases and Lycoming County COVID-19 mitigation updates, we are adjusting our masking policy to match the recommendations of the CDC. Please be aware of the following:

  • Indoor masking is no longer required, but people with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.
  • We welcome everyone and seek to keep everyone safe. So if you need to wear a mask or desire to wear a mask for any reason, know that you are welcome to do so. Ultimately, do what is safe for you and courteous of others.

We have been grateful that First Church has been a place where we have been able to welcome everyone. We will continue to monitor developments and will adapt as needed. Thank you for your grace and patience during this season.

For more information regarding these updates, you can visit the Lycoming County & COVID-19 page, the CDC Website (How to Protect Yourself and Others), the CDC Website (Data Tracker), and the PA Gov’s Responding to COVID-19 page.



We’re so excited to announce that we will have two interns working with us this summer. Joey Havrilla is a rising senior from Geneva College who will be working with our children and youth. Amanda Galvan is a rising junior from Lycoming College who will be working with us to promote sustainability. If you see them, would you welcome them, and be praying for them here?


June 13 – 17, 2022 | 9 AM – 12 PM Daily | (CLC) Stryker Hall

It’s time to look up, go off road, and go on the adventure of a lifetime, as we experience the greatness of God’s love at Vacation Bible School! We’ll be learning how to build a rock-solid faith and discover that God is Monumental. This summer, VBS will be June 13 – 17, 2022, with each day running from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. VBS is for any potty-trained kid age 3 through completed 4th grade.

You can learn more or register by clicking the button below:

Contact: Julia Varela, Director of Children’s Ministries


August 1 – 5, 2022 | 8 AM – 3 PM Daily

TRANSFORM is our city-wide mission experience where we seek to serve those in need, build relationships, and bless our community through construction projects and work with local nonprofits.

You can learn more or register by clicking the button below:

Contact: Ben Conrad, Director of Community Engagement


May – August 2022

There’s still plenty of ways to get involved and get connected at First Church during the summer months. We hope you’ll save these dates:

  • Vacation Bible School: June 13 – 17, 2022 (for kids age 3 – completed 4th grade)
  • Camp Penn: June 19 – 24, 2022 (for kids Grades 3 – 7)
  • Camp Highroad: June 23 – 26, 2022 (for students in Grades 6 -12)
  • IMPACT: July 27 – 31, 2022 (for students in Grades 6 -12)
  • TRANSFORM: August 1 – 5, 2022
  • Outdoor Worship at Camp Susque: August 21, 2022

You can learn more about these events by clicking the button below:


Beginning January 1, 2022

We know that the prayers of God’s people are powerful and effective (James 5:16). In this spirit, we want to cover First Church in continual prayer through all of 2022. Our goal is to have each day covered in prayer by at least one person.Would you join us in this prayer endeavor that God might move in a holy and powerful way in and through First Church for God’s glory?

Here are some examples on what to pray about:

– For First Church to be a holy, healthy, faithful, and God-pleasing church
– For the Kingdom of God to come fully alive through First Church
– For God’s provision for First Church
– For Holy Spirit life, power, and vitality to fill First Church
– For transformation in Jesus Christ through First Church
– Whatever else the Lord lays on your heart in regards to First Church.

Click the button below to sign up for a day to pray.