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We offer a single worship service at 10:00 a.m. with coffee available in the narthex before the service, and we invite you to join us for fellowship and refreshment immediately following the service. We also provide childcare during the service, with two nursery attendants present throughout the morning.
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- One Great Hour of Sharing is an offering that, since 1950, makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time. Consider giving using the envelope or online at the OGHS web site.
- A note for members: The annual meeting of the congregation and corporation was held on Sunday, February 2, 2014. The annual report is available here.
- Check out the new archives section. We will be adding old bulletins, Presbyters, and photos over the next few months. Just added - the original dedication service bulletin from 1912.
- The Church on the Hill has many activities for all. If you're into music, if you want to provide support for others, if you want to enrich your Christian life, or if you just want to get out and meet people with similar interests, we have activities for all. Click here for a list of our activites to enhance your life within our church community.
- We've been asked what happens to the "loose-plate" offering - offerings not made a part of your pledge. On the first Sunday of most months, it is designated to the Deacons. On Jazz Communion Sunday, the loose-plate offering goes to a fund to finance future jazz communions. The Norton Fund is supplemented by loose-plate offerings on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and on Christmas Eve, the offering goes to the Dobson Scholarship Fund. The remaining weeks, the loose-plate offering goes to the general operation of the church.
- The NEPA Church Softball League, a men's slow-pitch softball leage is organizing for the 2014 season. With enough interest, FPC could field a team. Contact the office by March 13 for more information or to sign up.
Coming in March...
- Wednesdays in Lent we will offer a quiet time of meditative prayer in the choir loft between 5:15 and 5:45 pm.
March 9 - The Arts at First Presbyterian Church present A Planxty for St. Patrick, featuring the Lyric Consort, at 4:00 pm at the church. The program honors the patron saint of Ireland, as well as Irish musical culture.
March 18 - At 7:00 pm we will offer a new member seminar, for anyone interested in joining us, or learing more about us. Reservations are appreciated, but not mandatory. Call the office (570-586-6306) for more information.
March 22 - Come join us for work Day at Camp Lackawanna. Join us for a day of sprucing up the camp to get ready for our busy summer. Wear your old clothes and bring a rake and plenty of elbow juice for a fun and rewarding day. Rain/snow day is March 29. Contact the office at 570-586-6306 to sign up.
March 23 - Sr. Susan Hadzima IHM, program director at the Catherine McCauley Center will lead a table talk on "The Effects of the Economy and Budget Cuts on Local Homeless Women and their Families", immediately after worship in the sanctuary.
... and in April
- April 1 - No joke - The Presbyterian Woman will join guests from the Clarks Summit State Hospital for lunch, fellowship and entertainment at noon.
- On Wednesday, April 16, we will be holding an all-church Seder.
- April 27 - The Arts at First Presbyterian Church presents "Eco Jazz", with Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet, at 4:00 pm at the church.
- Beginning on April 27, Rev. Carter will be offering a series of sermons and adult studies on the Heidelberg Catechism. Stay tuned for more information.