WORSHIP & COMMUNITY
We would love to have you come visit us, and we'd love to get to know you and your family! At First Church, we believe in the "mission God". Certainly God gathers the church for worship, care and discipleship. But that is not all.
The God who "so loves the world" also sends us out into the world to share in what God is doing. Out there. And as we share God's love with one person, or many, we meet Jesus who has already been there, waiting for us.
Here are some of the ways to share in the worship, life and mission @First:
11:00 am Worship Service
Communion is held about 9-10 times a year. Everyone is welcome. Contact the office for details.
An infant/toddler nursery is available, as well as Children In Worship from 10:30-11:30am Sundays. Contact Deb Derrenbacher about monthly activities for jKids (3rd-8th grade).
Sunday School - Adult
A variety of classes are held on Sunday mornings at 9:30am between September and June. These classes may delve into a particular book of the Bible for intensive study, read and discuss a popular Christian book, or explore faith implications of current events and issues facing our nation and world. Contact the office for current offerings.
Special Adult Studies/Classes
A few times a year, Dr. Glenn Hink leads an in-depth study in the style of a college seminar related to a topic or issue of interest to today's modern Christian, working out our Christianity at the Corner of Faith and Life. Informative, challenging, thought-provoking.
Come to learn, grow, find healing, and seek the Answers with us!
Details are available on our Facebook page or from the church office.
Sanctuary Choir & Bell Choir
Few things can lift our spirits and bring us to those "thin places" near our God like music. At First Church, we welcome you to find a place in expressing your joy in worship through song or sharing your instrumental gifts. We also maintain a very impressive carillon bell choir, and welcome new members! Contact Stephen Barr to join in!
First Presbyterian Church has a long tradition of supporting the arts in the Shenango Valley. We host a number of Shenango Valley Choral concerts each year, and will be hosting a few dramatic productions in on the stage of our recently renovated Fellowship hall in 2016.
Contact the office or see our Facebook page for details!
Boar's Head Festival
Each January, annually, we host a reinactment of a medieval celebration filled with pageantry, fun, and great music. The Boar's Head Festival is a tradition dating from the 1600s in England. Come enjoy the festivities of the Christmas Season and celebrate the birth of the King of Kings! See our Facebook page for details.
Get Involved: Groups & Missions
First Church has a number of small groups and mission activities for you to get involved in. Whether you choose to dive right in or take your time, we'll be happy to welcome you!
Backpack Weekend Meal Program
Some local kids end up with little to eat on the weekends. We're doing something about it, along with other local churches. We have a number of teams that meet to pack the food at the Community Food Warehouse at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evenings. It takes about 45 minutes. If interested, contact the church office.
Dinner & Discipleship Meals
If you like to eat, and who doesn't, you'll enjoy our special meal-based events and get-togethers, like our Oktoberfest lunch, or annual Chili Cook-Off. Check with the office to see what's coming on the calendar!
Prince of Peace Meal Mission
Join our group of cooks helping make and serve a meal to the hungry in the Valley, once or twice a month.
Young moms meet to share stories, support each other, and get ideas for taking on the toughest job -- raising their young family! Join us!
Pairs & Spares
Just a bunch fun folks getting together to do fun stuff in and around the Shenango Valley. Everthing from enjoying meals together, to attending concerts, to catching a play, to visiting new art exhibits, and more!
Mary & Martha Circle
Join us at noon on the second Wednesday of the month. We chat, we study, we serve DESSERTS! And it's not just for women! Join us!
Enjoy conversation about how real life intersects faith and theology?
Get together with the guys at Panera on alternating Wednesdays at 7am (ok, be there by 7:15?) for great discussions sure to start your day off right! Contact the office to get the right date, first! Join us!