Weekly services are a time for people to experience God and respond with worship. At First Church, we understand that we all connect to God through different avenues, and we embrace that. In all of our worship services, we seek to give glory to God for transformation in Christ that changes lives inside and out.
First Evangelical Center (FEC)
604 Market Street | Williamsport, PA
- SUNDAYS 8:00 a.m.
Reverent style | Traditional music
- SUNDAYS 9:30 a.m.
Blended style | Variety of musical groups and styles | Watch online
- SUNDAYS Celebrate Recovery 4:30 p.m.
Christ-centered, 12-step program for life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups | Worship, Small Groups and Fellowship
You must be 18 or older to attend
Christian Life Center (CLC)
601 Market Street | Williamsport, PA
- SUNDAYS 11:00 a.m.
Informal atmosphere | Worship band | Watch online
- WEDNESDAYS First Night 5:00 p.m.
Casual worship with free meal | Brief message
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
- CHANCEL CHOIR
The Chancel Choir provides musical leadership and reflection for Sunday morning worship in the FEC and special services. Anyone with the desire to sing can join! Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8 PM in the Music Room located in the basement of the First Evangelical Center (FEC). Please contact Carol Schwanger at [email protected] for more information.
- BELL CHOIR
The First Church Bell Choir provides reflective worship for both FEC Sunday morning services, as well as special services throughout the year such as Christmas Eve. Rehearsals take place Thursday evenings from 7 – 8 PM in the Music Room located in the basement of the First Evangelical Center or Sanctuary. A basic understanding of music notation is suggested but not required. Please contact Becky Ciabattari at [email protected] for more information .
- CLC WORSHIP BAND
The Worship Band leads Sunday Worship at the Christian Life Center (CLC) with modern music. If you have questions or are interested in joining the team, please contact Jon Saylor at [email protected]
OUR WORSHIP PHILOSOPHY
Worship is Christ-centered. Jesus is the focus of our worship, not us. “…at the name of Jesus every knee will bow…” Philippians 2:10
Worship leads to transformation. Authentic worship changes our lives inside and out. “…whenever he (Moses) entered the Lord’s presence…they saw that his face was radiant.” Exodus 34:34, 35
Worship is participatory. Worship is not a spectator sport for trained professionals. The more broadly and deeply the people are involved in worship, the richer the worship experience. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…” Hebrews 10:24
Worship can be done in different ways. Some people connect best with God through the ancient traditions of the church. Other people find God in fresh, contemporary expressions of worship. There is no “right” way to worship. That is why we offer different styles of worship. “…true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth.” John 4:23
Worship is for everyone. We believe that God is most pleased when our congregation is most diverse and people of different ages, backgrounds, and abilities can all worship. Come as you are. Wear what is comfortable for you. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” Psalm 150:6
Worship is invitational. Worship can be an entry into the body of Christ. We expect that every week there will be a first-time guest and that people to come will come to worship who are not familiar with “church.” Thus, we often explain what we are doing and go out of our way to make guests feel comfortable.Tell all the nations, “The Lord reigns!” Psalm 96:10
Worship is not just for Sunday mornings. We gather at different times during the week. We all are called to worship God with our whole lives, not just to give God an hour a week. “…let us continually offer us a sacrifice of praise to God.” Hebrews 13:15