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Beginning January 2021

We are delighted to announce our new Director of fuse* Student Ministries, Nick Early! Nick will be graduating from Messiah College. He will actually not graduate until May, BUT he is moving here in December so that he can work part-time at First Church and start to build relationships with our students and families. The fact that he was willing to forgo his senior spring semester speaks volumes about his commitment. Here’s a short note from Nick:

My name is Nick, and I am super excited to meet you all! I was born and raised in Virginia but am looking forward to soon calling myself a Pennsylvanian. I cannot wait to start connecting, growing, and walking in faith with the community but especially with the youth of First Church. I have been supported by a wonderful church back home, my amazing parents and sister, and all those who have poured God’s love into my life. I cannot wait to walk in community with you all very soon!

Would you be in prayer for Nick as he begins his ministry among us?


Beginning January 2021

We are delighted to announce our new Director of Children’s Ministry, Julia Varela! Julia is a recent graduate of Messiah College with a degree in Christian Ministry. Here’s a note from Julia introducing herself:

My name is Julia, and I can’t wait to meet you all. I am from Long Island, New York but I am ready to make the switch to PA (even if it means giving up New York pizza). I am excited to be joining your church and have been blessed by those I’ve already met. I am praying for my upcoming transition to Williamsport and allowing God to lead each step of the way.

Would you be in prayer for Julia as she begins her ministry among us?


December 15, 6:00 PM  |

Hear our First Nursery students share the joy and excitement of the season at their Christmas program! This year, to keep parents and children safe, the Christmas Program will be a premiered online experience. Simply visit the link at 6 PM to watch the video with your family! You will be able to watch with other families virtually and share any comments in the chat bar.
If you are unable to tune in to the premiere, the video will be available on this page after the event and on the Bloomz App.
Contact: Kathy Choate, Director of First Nursery School | [email protected]


Beginning November 15 | FEC Sanctuary

Beginning November 15, we will offer KidZone during the sermon at the 10 AM Sanctuary service.  Children aged 3 through 5th grade will be invited to go downstairs in the FEC for a time of age-appropriate learning and then will be brought back upstairs for the end of the service. 



Help spread the joy of Christmas to those in need. This year, we have several opportunities to give back:

  • Family Promise Coat Drive
  • Angel Tree

Learn more about these programs by clicking the button below.


Sundays, 10:00 AM | 604 Market St — (FEC) Sanctuary

Join us for worship in the (FEC) Sanctuary!

KIDZONE: Beginning November 15 we will offer KidZone during the sermon.  Children aged 3 through 5th grade will be invited to go downstairs in the FEC for a time of age-appropriate learning and then will be brought back upstairs for the end of the service.

All necessary steps are being taken to adhere to CDC guidelines, but we cannot guarantee the safety of every person who attends. Therefore, if you are in a higher risk category or feel unwell, please make the best decision for you and your family about coming on a Sunday morning.

Please enter through either the Packer St or Ross St doors. (The Ross St doors are reserved for the disabled.) The doors for worship open at 9:45 AM. When you arrive, a volunteer will be there to open the door and greet you. We ask that you sanitize upon entering the building and grab a mask if you don’t own one already. You’ll be directed to the Sanctuary, where we ask you to find a seat in a row that’s not been blocked off and about six feet between family groups. 

Please pre-register for the Sanctuary Service.  It’s so helpful when you do! When you are registering, we ask that you select either “Volunteer” if you will be serving in a specific capacity, or “Congregant” if you will be attending worship normally. If you cannot do it on your own on the computer, please contact the Church Office at either 570 – 322 – 3572 or [email protected].