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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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Coronavirus Update

In-person worship is back!

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  • Did you know? ...that October is Clergy Appreciation Month.
  • October 31 - Our church will host a Trunk or Treat event for kids in the afternoon in one of our parking lots. Volnteers are needed. Get the word out! Contact the office to help.
  • November 1 - We will celebrate All Saints Day with the Lord's Supper and affirm the saints who have gone before us. We will also welcome four new members to our church family. Communion will be served to those who worship inside, and offered outside from 11:00 to 11:20 a.m. along School Street for those who wish to drive by.
  • November 1 - 22  This year the SERRV gift market will be different. We will have catalogs in the church's Narthex, for use by those who worship in person. Or, check out the catalogs at serve.org or heifer.org.
  • November 8 - We welcome the Rev. Dr. Joanne Weiss for a talk on Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience Through Covid-19. She will speak in our sanctuary after worship on November 8. The presentation will be live-streamed on YouTube and recorded for future viewing.
  • November 22 - Our church-wide musical concert/recital will take place online this year. It will be broadcast on YouTube on Sunday, November 22 at 4:00 p.m. So far, we have a bell choir, vocal duets, vocal solos, an aria from an opera, and a jazz trio, with more to come. Learn more
  • Advent is getting close - We are seeking writers for our online Advent Devotional. Can we count on you? This year's theme is HOPE. If you can write a three paragraph reflection on a scripture text, let us know. Here is a link to the texts.
  • December 21 - is the day for our annual Blue Christmasat 4:00. This service in our sanctuary will also be live streamed. Make a reservation here.
  • Christian Education is back, with video and in-person opportunities, including several opportunities for youth. -more-
  • Ongoing - Our Mission and Justice committee invites you to take the 21 Day Challenge for Racial Equity. The invitation (not limited to 21 days) is to learn more about how others experience exclusion, oppression, and discrimination. -more-
  • Upper Room Devotional Booklets for September/October have arrived 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.
  • Immerse Bible Reading Experience - We are renewing the Immerse program this fall, probably as a video meeting format. -more-
  • St. Francis Clothing Center is NOT receiving clothing right now. Please hold donations until further notice.
  • 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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