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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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  • September 23,  2018 our congregation will take our worship to Clarks Summit Senior Living as part of our third "Worship through Service" program. Sign up now, or read more here. Read Rev. Carter's letter to the community here.
  • Peace & Global Witness Special Offering - September 2 to October 7 (World Communion Sunday) - more-
  • Immerse Bible Reading Experience - Do you struggle with reading the bible?  Do you find the language cumbersome and hard to read sometimes? Last spring, we had Immerse groups convening as a reading group, meeting regularly eight times at a time of mutual convenience, and reading and discussing together. The good news is we are bringing the Immerse program back for the fall. -more-
  • October 28 begins the Arts at First Presbyterian series, featuring the Arcadia Chorale with a program of love songs. -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.
  •  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 August and beyond!
    • Immerse Bible Reading Experience - Do you struggle with reading the bible?  Do you find the language combersome and tedious? Last spring, we had Immerse groups convening as a reading group, meeting regularly eight times at a time of mutual convenience, and reading and discussing together.


      The good news is we are bringing the Immerse program back for the fall. The next book we’ve ordered, “Immerse – Beginnings” includes the first five books of the Bible, known as the Torah (meaning “instruction”). These books describe the origins of God’s creation, the human rebellion, and the family of Israel – the people God chose to be a light to all peoples. We follow the covenant community from its earliest ancestors to the time it is about to enter the Promised Land. Each book is self-contained. You don’t need to have completed the first book - “Immerse - Messiah” - to join an existing group or start a new reading group.


      Please notify our church office at your earliest convenience. Books are available for $10 at the church office.

    • September 11 - My Brother's Keeper quilting group will hold our first work session of the 2018-2019 season at 10 a.m.  Our focus will be to prepare quilts to be completed on Worship through Service Sunday, September 23. Please join us.
    • September 23- For the past few years, our Worship Through Service weekend has been a significant event for the life of the congregation. On September 23, we will gather for a brief commissioning worship service at 10:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Then we go into the community to offer ourselves in service. As of press time, here are the projects and their coordinators:
      • Sort and pack food and personal care items for Safety Net (Dave Naeher)
      • Present a 2:00 p.m. concert at Clarks Summit Senior Living (Alan Baker)
      • Make Ugly Quilts at the church (Marie Cochrane)
      • Fall clean-up at the Children’s Advocacy Center, Scranton (Nancy Dennen)
      • Painting and small home repairs for NeighborWorks, Scranton (Bill Carter/John Conklin)
      • Weeding and planting fall flowers at the Pocket Park, Depot St, Clarks Summit (Deacons)
      • Painting at the Gathering Place (Deacons)
      • Pack boxes at the Weinberg Food Bank on Saturday, September 22 (Diane Scheuer)
      Signup forms will be in upcoming Sunday bulletins. And if none of these projects appeal to you, we invite you to find some way to serve God by serving our neighbors. In the words of scripture, “faith without works is dead.”
    • 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!



     

     

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    • 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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