December 17, 2017

3rd Sunday of Advent

Celebration! 

   Old Buttonwood Hall

   9:00 a.m.

   Rev. Megan LeCluyse

Traditional Worship

   Sanctuary

   11 a.m.  

   Rev. Jesse Garner

 

Worship Bulletins

 

 

Lectionary Bible Study

Sundays @ 9:45 am

MacColl Room

 

Lessons & Carols

Sunday, Dec 17

4 pm

 

Blue Christmas

Thursday, Dec 21

7:00 pm

 

Christmas Eve

Sunday, Dec 24

4 pm & 10:45 pm

 

Doris Steinberg

Memorial Service

Saturday, Jan 6

11:00 am

Upcoming Events

  • Music (1 entry)

    • Sunday, December 10 @ 1:30 pm (Sanctuary) First Church Choir member Calli Graver and friends present interpretations of seasonal favorites.
  • Special Services (3 entries)

    • Sunday, December 17 @ 4 pm A service of Lessons & Carols for Advent and Christmas. Come and sing all of your favorite carols and hear sublime ...
    • Thursday, December 21 @ 7 pm Advent and Christmas seasons are not always seasons of joy for everyone. For many who mourn, who are anxious, afraid, or who ...
    • Sunday, December 24 11 am - 4th Sunday of Advent Traditional Worship 4 pm - Christmas Eve Celebration Worship (with communion) - Rev. Megan LeCluyse preaching  ...
  • Special Events (3 entries)

    • Tuesday, December 12 @ 7 pm All are invited to join First Church in bringing holiday cheer to residents of Riverside Presbyterian Apartments on Tuesday, December 12 th at ...
    • If you would like to learn more about First Church and how you can be a part of the life and ministry of the church, you’re invited to attend our one ...
    • December 10 following 11 am worship. The Deacons invite everyone—members, visitors and friends—to our annual Advent Luncheon. The Deacons plan and serve a beautiful meal with delicious food ...
  • Fellowship Events (5 entries)

    • Sunday, December 10 @ 6 pm The Young Adult Group will hold its annual Christmas Party at the home of Jesse and Allen Garner. Contact Annie LeCluyse for ...
    • Friday, December 8 @ 6:30 pm The Band of Boomers fellowship group will hold its Christmas Party at the home of Jesse & Allen Garner. Contact Shellie Unger ...
    • Tuesday, December 19 @ 6:30 pm The LGBT group of First Church will hold its annual Christmas party at the home of Larry Slagle & Mete Egeman in Fairmount. ...
    • Band of Boomers , aimed at people born between 1943 and 1960, gather from time to time for fellowship, fun, and spiritual growth. For more information, contact Shellie Unger ...
    • Women of Wit and Wisdom, First Church’s women’s fellowship, meet the first Wednesday of each month. The group will not meet in December. Stay tuned for what we have ...
  • Studies & Lectures (3 entries)

    • The first Saturday of each month @ 9 am First Church holds a weekly Men’s Bible Study on the first Saturday of the month at the upstairs cafe in ...
    • Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm Women's Bible Study meets on Tuesdays @ 7 pm at the church. For more information, contact Jerry Foote . The ...
    • Delores Brisbon leads a weekly Bible study at Old City Presbyterian Apartments (25 N. 4th Street) on Wednesday mornings at 10 am. Contact Delores for more information.
  • Young Adult Group (3 entries)

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    • Young Adult Group The Young Adults gather each Wednesday night for a variety of activities that deepen our faith and community. We hold bible studies or topical ...
    • The Young Adults Church gather for fellowship over brunch immediately following the 11 am worship service on the first Sunday of each month. We meet in Old Buttonwood Hall ...
  • Volunteer Opportunities (5 entries)

    • The University City Hospitality Coalition (UCHC) provides hot meals to anyone in need on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and, during the academic year, Sundays, at sites in the University City area. ...
    • First Church is looking for volunteers to work with Habitat's West Philadelphia Repair Initiative (WPRI), an urban ministry that assists homeowners in West Philadelphia with repairs to their homes. Work ...
    • Urban Tree Connection (UTC) is a nonprofit organization that engages children and adults from some of Philadelphia’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods in community-based, urban-greening projects. First Church volunteers with UTC ...
    • Large numbers of unreached peoples are congregating in urban slums around the world. By 2050, 40% of the world's population will be located in urban slums. Urban Mosaic ...
    • A new service opportunity is working at Bartram’s Garden with young women associated with Camp Sojourner, Girls’ Leadership Camp. Girls’ Leadership Camp is a nonprofit leadership program for Philadelphia girls. ...
  • First Church Families with Young Children (1 entry)