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ChurchOnHill FPCCS_LogoFinal-transparentWelcome to the online home of First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, PA – “The Church On the Hill.” We are glad you have found the website of this lively, loving and faithful congregation. We invite you to click through our pages and discover why so many thoughtful Christians in our region make this church their spiritual home.

 

We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and have more than 500 members. Each week about 140 people attend worship and education, which makes us one of the largest Presbyterian congregations in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
 

We welcome all people to our church family.

 

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Our Session invites you to Read the Bible!bible 16346

 

As a way to facilitate Bible reading through the congregation, we will be organizing Immerse Bible groups this spring. Immerse is a program to read the Bible in informal reading groups, gathering for regular discussion in the homes of our members. We will begin with the Messiah study, which introduces the New Testament. -more-



  • June 24 is World Refuge Day. Celebrate at Nay Aug Park between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. World Refugee Day honors the strength, resilience, and courage of millions of refugees throughout the world. Everyone is welcome to come to this free event to share in the rich cultural heritage of the refugee communities in Northeast Pennsylvania. -more-
  • July 13, at 10:00 a.m. we will host two state troopers who will address the challenges of preparing for armed intruders and other safety concerns. Please join us for a one hour presentation and discussion on this serious topic. We encourage everyone who can make it to attend. -more-
  • August 15 - Presbytery Baseball Night at the Railriders, 7:05 PM. See the Railriders play the Indianapolis Indians.  -More -
  • August 26 - We will be worshipping in the woods.  Join us at Camp Lackawanna for a 10:00 am service followed by our annual church picnic. We will also  have worship in Clarks Summit for those unable to make it to Camp Lackawanna.
  • Come to ancient Babylon during Daniel's time.  Vacation Bible School will be July 16 - 20 this year.  Registration is now open!    -more-
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    Our Presbyterian Women were invited to the Clarks Summit State Hospital for a recognition dinner, for their efforts in preparing and presenting luncheons for residents of the State Hospital. (click on picture to enlarge)

     

     


  • World Vision's 30-hour famine. Youth grades 6-12 took a stand against world hunger on February 23 & 24 as they spent some eye-opening time together in fellowship and fun. Everyone can support the fight against world hunger at World Vision.
  • It's not too early to start thinking about Camp Lackawanna.    Scholarships are available as well. -more-
  • St. Francis Clothing Center is in need of all types of clean, gently used seasonal clothing for men and women. There is a special need for men’s sneakers and jeans. Please leave your donations in the box located in fellowship hall.
  •  Did you know ??  The church building is available for members and non-members for community and educational purposes.  Fees may apply.  -more-
  • The 120-year old Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study has become an online-only free digital resource. This move broadens the reach of the book’s audience by sharing its inspiring content in a timelier manner and also demonstrates good stewardship of church resources. 
    The Mission Yearbook dates back to 1892 as a simple calendar of prayer to help women’s societies pray for missionaries on designated days. It has the longest history of any denominational mission and prayer book in the United States.
  • Rev. Carter's sermons are now available as podcasts.  Listen here.
  • For Children ages 2 - 7 and their parents or grandparents are invited to a new adventure on Sunday mornings: Adventures in the Bible. -more-
  • Going on vacation?  Did you know that you can set up your on-line giving so your pledge goes to the church even if you can't.  Click on the  big green pledge button and and set up your periodic giving. Youcan also direct a gift to any program.  Missions, music, youth programs, OGHS and the Deacon's Fund are just a few of the many programs that can use your gifts.
  • The Presbyterian Church (USA) is governed by its Book of Order. More than a mere "rule book," the Book of Order is a collection of wisdom, a statement of our church's values, and reasonable operating principles for how the church of Jesus Christ will do its work in the world. The Presbyterian Book of Order is available for downloading here.
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Coming up in July and beyond!

 

  • On Friday July 13 th, at 10:00 a.m. we will host two state troopers who will address the challenges of preparing for armed intruders and other safety concerns. Please join us for a one hour presentation and discussion on this serious topic. We encourage everyone who can make it to attend. The Building and Grounds committee is forming a “Crisis Team”, which will be responsible for leading our congregation to safety in an emergency or crisis. Training will be provided once the team is assembled. We are looking for a few volunteers who usually attend service regularly, and who can keep calm in a crisis. If interested in being on the team please contact the office at 570-586-6306.
  • August 15 - Presbytery Baseball Night at the Railriders, 7:05 PM. See Presbytery website for more details and to reserve a seat.
  • On Sunday, August 26 we'll be worshipping in the woods. Join us at Camp Lackawanna for a 10am service, followed by our annual church picnic.
  • As a way to facilitate Bible reading through the congregation, we will be organizing Immerse Bible groups this spring. Immerse is a program to read the Bible in informal reading groups, gathering for regular discussion in the homes of our members. We will begin with the Messiah study, which introduces the New Testament. The Immerse program has prepared an edition of the Bible that is more accessible, easier to understand, and in more logical order. These books are now available from our office for $10 each. They are also available for Kindle. To sign up for an Immerse Bible group, contact the church office at 570-586-6306.
  • On Sunday mornings between September and May, children ages 2-7 and their parents or grandparents are invited to a new adventure: Adventures in the Bible. The group will meet in room 111 from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Together, we will explore a Bible story, bring the story to life with a craft or activity, and sing songs of praise. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 570-586-6306. We look forward to welcoming you, so all can learn about the Bible and prepare for worship!


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    Check our Calendar for more upcoming events.

     

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    • October 25 marks the beginning of the 2015-16 season of The Arts at FIrst Presbyterian Church, with the Terrace Piano Quartet.
    • October 25 (and October 28) visit the Resource Fair. A variety of faith-filled videos and books will be available for you to browse or purchase for your family.
    • Have you ever wondered how our pipe organ works? On October 25th get a behind the scenes look at our Moller pipe organ. -more -

     

 
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