First Church Response to COVID-19
Visit our Facebook Page for Updates and our Live Worship and Meditation times. You do not need a Facebook account in order to view them. The worship video from Sunday, April 5 is available here. The video of the music meditation from Wednesday, April 1 is available here.
Email News Updates include information about worship, online gatherings, and other resources for prayer and devotion.
Devotion Ideas to nurture your faith at home.
We know and trust that nothing in all of creation can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ. Bound together into community by the Spirit of God, we believe in the greatest commandments of loving God with our whole being and loving our neighbor as ourselves.
We have suspended in person worship through Sunday, May 3rd. Session will continue to evaluate our ability to gather in person based on available information from the Governor’s office, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the CDC. The session continues to make these decisions with clarity, concern, and care for the most vulnerable people in our midst and in our broader community.
Our office hours will be reduced through 10th to Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. We ask those needing assistance to call first if at all possible. Our pastoral staff will continue to be available outside of these hours by phone/text (814-817-6880) or e-mail ([email protected]).
The church came into being under extraordinary, though different, times. God has always and will always meet people wherever we are. While we may not be gathering in the same way, we are still the church.
We will be holding an abbreviated worship time on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. on First Presbyterian Church’s Facebook page. We will also provide in the coming days some additional options for print or electronic devotion to continue to nurture people in faith.
Our deacons are working on supporting our members who are restricted in their movement or living alone. Our elders are continuing to respond and discern next faithful steps as new information or guidelines become available. Our church is ready to respond to anyone in need, whether they are needing pastoral care, a friendly conversation, or help getting food or supplies, and we remain in conversation with all our community partners so we can continue to provide whatever may be needed.
We know you will want to continue to be the church as well. In addition to remaining in contact with us, you can utilize the office hours to bring in donations of nonperishable goods or paper products to add to what is currently available for the Blessing Box or other people in need. You can also either mail your offering or other financial contributions to the church or drop them off during office hours.
We will continue to update you. We are holding our community in prayer and love.
In Christ’s peace,
Katherine and Rob
Rev. Katherine Randall and Rev. Rob Klouw
Co-Pastors, First Presbyterian Church