We recognize that we live in a community of people from all walks of life, and aim to do ministry that can love and serve people well.





Outreach Ministries


Collection Bins Located at 604 Market St (FEC)

Click on the tabs below to check out the requested items from local collection organizations for each month of the year:

Local Food Pantry: flavored oatmeal packets, cold cereal, hot chocolate

Shepherd of the Streets: diapers, wipes, baby shampoo

Local Food Pantrysaltine crackers, chunky soups, chicken noodle soup, fruit snacks

Shepherd of the Streetsshampoo, deodorant

Local Food Pantrytea bags (regular flavor), spaghetti sauce, and pasta (any shape)

Shepherd of the Streetsgel shaving cream, disposable razors, feminine hygiene products

Local Food Pantrycake mixes, frosting, juice/juice boxes, mac & cheese

Shepherd of the Streets: bar soap, deodorant, combs

Local Food Pantrycanned tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly

Shepherd of the Streets: diapers, wipes, baby bath

Local Food Pantrypudding, Jell-O, granola bars, Manwhich

Shepherd of the Streets: toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss

Local Food Pantry: Hamburger Helper, canned vegetables, salad dressing

Shepherd of the Streets: Q-tips, combs, deodorant

Local Food Pantryketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, microwave popcorn 

Shepherd of the Streets: shampoo, conditioner, towels, washcloths

Local Food Pantrycanned fruits, Kool-Aid, Oodles of Noodle

Shepherd of the Streets: diapers, wipes, bar soap

Local Food Pantrycoffee, black tea, powdered milk, sugar canned milk

Shepherd of the Streets: gel shaving cream, disposable razors, toilet paper

Local Food Pantryfruit snacks, mac & cheese, chunky soup, tomato soup

Shepherd of the Streets: toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss

Local Food Pantryspaghetti sauce, pasta (all shapes), Hamburger Helper, Jell-O, pudding

Shepherd of the Streetsdeodorant, diapers (all sizes), wipes, baby shampoo

Donations can be placed in the bins near the Ross St. entrance of the FEC.

Contact: Ben Conrad, Director of Community Engagement


Wednesdays, 5:00 PM  |  601 Market St (CLC)

Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM, in the Christian Life Center (CLC), there is an indoor, sit-down meal experience for anyone in the community who wishes to participate. This will involve eating together in community, then moving onto a time of worship, prayer, communion, and spiritual education using personal lessons and videos. Health and safety guidelines like masking will be in place.

If you are interested in serving in meal preparation, cooking, meal distribution, or clean-up, reach out to Tyree.

Contact: Michael Glazier, Acts Network & College Minister

Upcoming Events


Winter 2024 Dates TBD | (FEC) Fellowship Hall — 604 Market St

From January to March, First Church opens its doors to offer warm food and shelter to anyone in need. The shelter is open from 9 PM to 7 AM daily.

If you are seeking this resource, please arrive to the front doors by the fountain at 9 PM.


August 5 – 9, 2024 | 601 Market St (CLC)

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.

Contact: Ben Conrad, Director of Connections


Box Collection: October 15 – November 12 | Packing Party: November 15 at 6:30 PM in (CLC) Stryker Hall — 601 Market St

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has demonstrated God’s love in a tangible way to children around the world. Would you consider joining us to share the Good News of Great Joy to children through simple gifts packed in shoeboxes? There are many ways to help this year:

– Pick up a shoebox before or after 9 AM and 11 AM Sanctuary Services on Sunday mornings between October 15 – November 12
– Join us for the Packing Party on Wednesday, November 15 starting at 6:30 PM in the CLC. We have lots of fun items and shoeboxes, we just need your help to pack them!
– Assist with shipping costs for shoeboxes packed during the Packing Party. You can donate online using the direct link to First Church’s Fundraiser Page.

Once you have a full shoebox, please include $10 shipping cost via cash, check (made payable to Samaritan’s Purse), or online donation. This allows your box to go from Williamsport to any of over 100 countries all over the world by plane, train, truck, boat, bike, camel, or elephant to arrive in the hands of a child. The last day to return a filled shoebox is November 12.

Contact: Church Office | 570-322-3572

Partner Organizations


Dwell Orphan Care exists to support foster and adoptive families in Lycoming County, PA and beyond, so that children have a safe, loving, forever home in which to dwell.


Expectations provides a variety of pregnancy and relationship services to expectant mothers and fathers. These services include pregnancy testing program, ultrasound program, healthy pregnancy classes, labor and birth courses, healthy marriage/relationship program, adoption education, and other programs to assist parents.


Family Promise of Lycoming County (FPLC) equips families to break the cycle of homelessness. They seek a society in which every family has a safe home, a sustainable livelihood, and the opportunity to build a better future for themselves and their community. 


In Ghana, children as young as three are enslaved in the fishing industry, forced to do hard and dangerous work to earn a profit for their masters.  IJM works to free these children and to bring those in the slave trade to justice.


Shepherd of the Streets is often the first responder for persons in financial need. The ministry provides for: clinical pastoral counseling, bedding and hygiene items, medical transportation assistance, medical, dental, and visual assistance referrals