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Stream the Arts Series concert on November 20 .
Worship with us using our streaming service at 10:00 am on YouTube

 

Past worship services are available on our YouTube channel.

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Welcome to the online home of First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, PA   We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) with over 500 members. We are glad you have found the website of this lively, loving and faithful congregation. We invite you to explore and discover why so many thoughtful Christians in our region make this church their spiritual home.

 

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Advent and Christmas at the Church on the Hill

Advent-0Christmas is nearly here.  At the First Presbyterian Church, we have a varied program of Advent and Christmas worship and outreach opportunities for members and our community.

 

Daily Advent Devotions - Our Advent Devotion Book is available at the church and here.

Advent Bags - for households are available from the Christian Education committee, and can be picked up at the church.

Worship*

Every Sunday, 10:00 am - Sunday worship

December 20, 7:00 pm - Blue Christmas service

December 24, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 11:00 pm - Christmas Eve services

December 25, 10:00 am - Christmas morning service

Visit our Advent Celebration page for details on these and other activites and events.

 

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* All services are live streamed.



  • Joiexclamation-FPC-redn the Church on the Hill! - Rev. Carter will meet with any and all prospective members on November 27 after worship. Call ahead or just show up. All are welcome. New members will be received on December 11.
  • November 27 -gift-stranger-540x405 Our Give a Gift to a Stranger mission program begins on the first Sunday in Advent. During Advent, the Mission and Justice Committee invites you to make a gift to a stranger. Displays and information on how to support the following individuals and organizations are posted in the church. -Learn more-
  • December 4, after worship - An intergenerational Advent program will be presented by the Christian Education Committee.
  • December 9, 5:30 - 8:30 - Parent's night out. Drop the children off for a time of festive games and activities while you...do some secret shopping, wrapping, or whatever else needs doing! Snack provided. Registration required by Dec. 2. Please register HERE 
  • December 16, 7:00 pmringgold-bandThe Ringgold Band will perform a brass christmas concert.  The band, which makes its home in Reading, Pennsylvania, is one of the oldest community bands in the nation.
  • Advent and Christmas- Looking ahead. We will have a Blue Christmas and three Christmas Eve services. -learn more-
    • December 20, 7:00 pm - Blue Christmas service
    • 4:00 pm - Worship for families, featuring a Christmas pagent
    • 8:00 pm - A traditional service of lessons and carols
    • 11:00 pm - Jazz Communion
  • January 8 - Join us for special class on baptism and the baptism of Jesus. Immediately after worship.  There will be a light lunch served.
  • bible 800X469Immerse Bible Group - Want to read the Bible with others in a supportive, non-threatening small group? We have a new convener who is looking forward to  restarting our very popular Immerse Bible reading groups. -Learn more-   Sign up.
  • Scholarships - scholarshipDid you know that First Presbyterian offers various scholarships for post high-school students?  And that we offer scholarships for church-related education and events? -Learn more-
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) - The 2022 General Assembly has concluded its meeting. Curious about the decisions? Want to learn more? Here is a summary
  • The FPCCS Endowment Fund - Your session has created the FPCCS Endowment Fund to ensure a long-term source of funds to sustain us well into the twenty-first century . -more-
  • Upper Room Devotional Booklets - The current issue is available at the church. If you or someone you know routinely takes one home, please leave a message on the church voicemail (570-586-6306) or send a message to office@fpccs.org and we will mail it out.
  • St. Francis Clothing Center is now accepting clothing. Please donate warm winter clothing, including coats. Donations may be placed in Fellowship Hall.
  • 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.
  • 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. You can 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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