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HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES (AS OF AUGUST 31, 2021)

In response to the recent mandate given by Governor Wolf, the staff at First Nursery School and staff/volunteers within the Children’s Ministries will be increasing safety protocols to keep your child(ren) as healthy as possible. This includes (but is not limited to) temperature checks at drop-0ff and mask-wearing amongst the teachers. That being said, we are encouraging any parent who is willing and able to mask their child upon entering our facilities.

For more information regarding these updates, you can visit Governor Tom Wolf’s Website.

FIRST CHURCH HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES (AS OF AUGUST 12, 2021)

First Church,

We have started to receive inquiries in regards to masking policies because of the nation-wide increase in COVID-related cases and Lycoming County COVID-10 mitigation updates from August 12, 2021. We want to continue on with a spirit of humility in which we seek to love others as ourselves, and to make decisions in line with what it means to love our neighbor. More specifically, please be aware of the following:

  • At this time, there are no government mandates to require masking in our facilities. This is our current policy as well. Masks are not mandated.
  • At the same time, we want everyone to feel safe, and since masking is now recommended by the CDC, we encourage anyone who is willing to do so to wear a mask when gathering indoors in a large group in connection with the church. We have been grateful that First Church has been a place where we have been able to welcome everyone. We expect to continue in this manner.
  • Because circumstances can change quickly, we will continue to monitor developments and will adapt as needed. As we all know, policies can change quickly.

As Jesus followers, our primary goal is to do that which Christ commands and to offer a countercultural witness of love. This involves loving our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:39). Our neighbors obviously include those who think exactly like us and those who do not. Therefore, we invite everyone to make the choices that will most allow us to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Thank you for your continued grace and flexibility as we navigate the realities in which we find ourselves.

In Christ,
Pastor Matt

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

FALL FEST

October 23, 4:00 – 7:00 PM | Lycoming Intramural Field

Celebrate the fun of fall with us! On October 23 from 4 – 7 PM, we invite you and your family to don your best costumes and hang out at the Lycoming Intramural Field for carnival games, good fall food, pumpkin decorating, a photo station, and time to be with friends. Kids under 12 will receive a free goodie bag. From 6 – 7 PM, there will be a Trunk-or-Treat.

FALL KICKOFF

September 12

This fall, we are looking for a new beginning as the pandemic wanes, as school starts back up again, as we make new connections, and as we seek what God has in store in this new season. We’ll be starting a sermon series called In the Beginning, with a church-wide focus on Genesis 1-3. Our goal is to unify First Church on Sunday mornings, in personal study, in kid and youth ministries, and in life groups to all deepen, and perhaps reinvigorate, our walks with Christ.

KIDS CHURCH

Third Sunday of the Month, 10 AM | (CLC) Stryker Hall — 601 Market St

It’s church just for kids! This service will be held once a month on the third Sunday, and will incorporate skits, worship through singing and dancing, and age-appropriate Bible lessons. Parents, please drop off your child at Stryker Hall in the (CLC), and pick them up once the service has concluded.

STAFF OPENINGS

First Church is seeking the following positions:

  • Food Service and Hospitality Coordinator
  • Tech Assistant

To find full job descriptions and the application, click the button below.

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

DISCIPLE’S JOURNEY: STEP 1

Sept 19, Sept 26, Oct 3, Oct 10 from 10-11 AM | (FEC) Room 202

We invite you to connect with God and others here at First Church through Step 1. If you wonder what connecting in faith in Jesus Christ is about or if you wish to join as a new member, then Step 1 is for you.

Click the button below to register.