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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.


September 11

This fall, we are seeking to regroup after the summer months as the community of First Church. We’ll be starting a sermon series titled, Wisdom, with a church-wide focus on Proverbs. Our goal is to experience unity through gathered and sent worship, personal study, student and youth ministries, and life groups in order to deepen our walks with Christ.

Mark your calendars for September 11, because we’ll have a combined service that Sunday at 10 AM to celebrate many of our ministries restarting and new opportunities to connect.

Learn more by clicking the button below.


Six Sessions Beginning October 11 | Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM  | (NC) Sanctuary — 1157 Market St

Discover God’s call on your life and learn how to intentionally practice multiplying discipleship. If you have taken Step 1 and are considering your next step in discipleship, we invite you to take Step 2. 

The next Step 2 class will be six sessions on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 PM on October 11, October 18, October 25, November 15, November 22, and December 13 in the North Campus Sanctuary (located at 1157 Market St).

The registration deadline is October 2, 2022. If you wish to join this course, fill out the form 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.