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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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Did you know ...  you can view bulletins for the past six years, and selected bulletins back to our founding in 1912?  Check out the archives

  • April 21 - Bring your tools and elbow grease.  From 8:00 until noon, we will haveour annual spring clean up day.  Both inside and outside, we will clean, polish, rake, prune, and generally spruce-up the church and grounds.
  • April 22 - 11:00 am - African visitors Rev. Charles and Alice Busingye will discuss their life and ministry in Uganda. -more-
  • April 22CropWalk - is the annual CROP walk to end hunger. 
    Walk the Countryside Conservancy's Trolley Trail, beginning at 2:00 pm at the Dalton UM Church.  (Registration is at 1:00 pm) -more-
  • April 22 - Welcome the Marywood University Chamber Choir for a free concert in our sanctuary at 2:00 pm. The concert will feature Old Testament settings ranging from the Renaissance to the present day, and lighter pieces and spirituals.
  • Band-with-titleApril 29 - The Arts at First Presbyterian presents Bluegrass with the Hickory Project. Back by popular demand, we celebrate the return of the Hickory Project, NEPA’s top bluegrass band, which performed in our series in 2014. The band plays hard–driving traditional and acoustic music steeped in bluegrass, Celtic, swing, and jazz. -more-
  • 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-
  • Vacation Bible School will be July 16 - 20 this year.   -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.
  •  W.A.Y. continues on Wednesdays  -more-
  • 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 April and beyond!



  • On April 22 there will be a Table Talk in Fellowship Hall after worship: African visitors Rev. Charles and Alice Busingye will discuss their life and ministry in Uganda. Alice and Charles founded Epiphany School, a primary school (grades K-7) in southwest Uganda; it is situated close to a Batwa pygmy settlement, also founded by the Busingyes. The Batwa became homeless after their eviction from the rain forest when it was made into a national park. Charlie and Robin Pinches take a group of students from the University of Scranton annually to Uganda and spend a day with the Busingyes at the school and settlement. The Busingyes are associated with American Dr. Scott Kellerman, who gave a memorable table talk in September. (For those participating in the CROP walk, the talk will end by noon.). Come and hear about a special ministry we help support with our Mission and Justice funds.
  • 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!



    Check our Calendar for more upcoming events.



    We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation.


    • 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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