We look forward to a wonderful Christmas season at First Church! During the week of Christmas, there will be limited office hours: December 23, closing at 4:00 p.m. December 24, closing at noon December 25 through December 27, closed December 30, closing at 4:00 p.m. December 31, closing at noon January 1, closed If you…

All are invited to a special Cru mission presentation on Sunday, December 1 from 9:30 – 10:30 am in the multipurpose room. Hear from our church missionaries serving with Cru, regarding their overseas mission and their work to connect people to Jesus at West Chester, Eastern and Cheyney Universities. Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade…

First Church invites you to join us for our Christmas Eve services: 5:00 p.m. Family Service – Tailored to families with young children, includes candle-lighting (battery-operated candles available) 8:00 p.m. Service of Christmas Eve Simplicity – A quiet service with communion, instrumental music, candle-lighting and time for prayer 11:00 p.m. Service of Light and Wonder…

Based on the Charles Dickens story, A Christmas Carol, this study explores the world of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Cratchits from a Christian faith perspective. Along the way we will meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come, and learn about living with and for others in a world blessed…

The United Methodist Women (UMW) of First Church will host the Marketplace of Miracles on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a shopping event like no other! Several organizations and merchants will have a variety of unique and inexpensive items for sale, with all proceeds benefitting the education and…

Love Christmas cookies but don’t enjoy baking them? Attend the Cookie Walk at First Church on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored by the Youth Group. For one price, attendees can fill a container with a variety of homemade holiday cookies. Nut-free and Gluten-free cookies available. Proceeds benefit youth mission…

“Joy to the World,” a beloved Christmas classic, turns 300 this year. Composer Isaac Watts wrote the words based on Psalm 98, calling us to sing a “new song” in celebration of the coming of the Lord into the world. Join us for worship this December as we discover the depths of “joy” we proclaim…

Travel to ancient Bethlehem to experience what it was like the night Jesus was born! Visit the interactive marketplace to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Bethlehem on Sunday, December 8 starting at 5:15 p.m. There will be a preview for special needs guests from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. A Mission Meal will be…

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