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fpccslogo with textWelcome 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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    March 26 is the date for the next Arts at First Presbyterian, featuring the Voices of the Valley Choir in a festival of Welsh music and hymns. -more-

  • My Brothers’ Keeper Quilting Group’s Annual Sewing Workshop is posponed to March 28, and will be held in Fellowship Hall from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. -more-  Contact MBKQG@fpccs.org to confirm your attendance on the new date.
  • Your One Great Hour of Sharing gift enables the church to share God's love with our neighbors in need around the world.  Please give generously during worship or using the Give Here button. Find out more at PCUSA.ORG.
  • During the season of Lent, there are several Christian Education series dealing with the season.  -more-
  • April 29 is Faith and Family Night at the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders game, with the first pitch at 4:05 pm.  Tickets are $10 and there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex (Deadline is April 14).  Contact the office at 570-586-6306 for more information.
  • Journey to Rome and learn about Paul and the Underground Church.  The dates for Vacation Bible School are now set, for July 10 - 14, 2017.  Keep watching here for more information.
  • Congratualtions! On Super Bowl Sunday, our congregation donated $440 to the Souper Bowl of Caringsouperbowl
  • 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.
  • St. Francis clothing center is in need of clean, gently used warm clothing for men and women. Specific needs include jeans, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, warm coats, new socks and underwear. Donations should be left in the box located in Fellowship Hall. The weather is changing, so we need to switch to cold weather clothes.
  • Rev. Carter's sermons are now available as podcasts.  Listen here.
  • The Mission and Justice committee has been busy.  Check out their latest activies on the Mission and Justice page.
  • A great big thank you to everyone who participated in the Worship through Service program on September 25.  See the video!
  • For Children ages 2 - 7 and their parents or grandparents are invited to a new adventure on Sunday mornings: Adventures in the Bible. -more-
  • The W.A.Y. is underway.  Our Wednesday evening program of food, church school, and choirs, begins at 5:00 pm with a light supper (reservations requested). -more-
  • Fall is here, and our church-year activities are underway!
    • Adult Choir rehearsals are underway, at 7:15
    • Bell Choir rehearsals are underway, at 8:30 pm.
    • Chapel Choir rehearsals are underway, at 5:30 pm.
    • The W.A.Y. is underway
  • 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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  • The Church on the Hill has many activities for all.  If you're into music, if you want to provide support for others, if you want to enrich your Christian life, or if you just want to get out and meet people with similar interests, we have activities for all.  Click here for a list of our activites to enhance your life within our church community.



    Happening in February and beyond ...

    • All Women are invited to the Abington Area Observance of World Day of Prayer. It will take place next Friday, March 3, at Countryside Community Church. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include Bible Study, Lunch, and Music by Rev. Mark Terwilliger. The lesson has been prepared by women of the Philippines. (Lunch is being provided. Please bring a donation to offset those expenses.)
    • On Sunday mornings, 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!



    Check our Calendar for more upcoming events.



    We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation.


    • 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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