August 28, 2016

Our Church

Come to the About Us section get some background on First U.C.C., to meet our Pastoral Staff, and find out what we're all about! If you are in need of emergency Pastoral Care, please call Rev. William Wightman.

 

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Join us for Morning Worship at 10 a.m. every Sunday morning.

Everyone is welcome!

Sunday School is in Summer recess.

 

UPCOMING FIRST CHURCH EVENTS! 


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JOIN US 
for 10 a.m. Worship!!! All are welcome!!!
Please note that our Sunday School is in Summer Recess until Sept.
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PLEASE NOTE: SERVICE CANCELATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
WILL BE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE!
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THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH IS FOOD BANK SUN.
Please bring along some items for the Food Pantry.
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THIS SUN., AUG. 28th - "Cool Summer Worship" in our Air-Conditioned Parlor at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

Join us for our 'surprise' picnic after church at Lake Nockamixon!
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SUN., SEPT. 4th is "FOOD BANK SUNDAY" so please join us & bring along something for the Food Pantry.
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SUN., SEPT. 11th will be a special day...
WORSHIP RETURNS TO THE SANCTUARY (temperature permitting)
& Our 2016-2017 SUNDAY SCHOOL SESSION BEGINS!
All are welcome!
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SUN., SEPT. 18th all are welcome to join us for our 10 a.m. worship in our Historic Sanctuary,
Followed by our "TACO SUNDAY" Luncheon!
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What Is First Church up to? 

Check out our Groups & Activities, Ministries & Missions, Events & News sections to see what's going on here at First U.C.C.

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Come to the photo gallery to check out our most recent pictures. 

What is UCC?

Find out about the United Church of Christ and the history of this wonderful organization on our What is UCC page.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Let our acts of kindness & love touch more people & spread through the world even faster & with more impact than the darkness of this most tragic event.

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PLEASE KEEP THOSE WHO GRIEVE & ALL VICTIMS OF DISASTERS, MAN MADE OR NATURAL, IN YOUR PRAYERS. WE JOIN TOGETHER TO PRAY FOR PEACE!

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THIS SUN., AUG. 28th ALL ARE WELCOME  

at 10 a.m. for "Cool Summer Worship"

in our Air Conditioned Parlor!

Join us as we "share the air" & worship Jesus together!


We will hold a 'surprise' end of the season picnic at

Lake Nockamixon after church.

Everyone should bring what they need for their family to picnic in the great outdoors

 (food, plates, cups, beverages, etc.)

Bikes, Frisbees, Kayaks, Canoes are all welcome & the lake is beautiful at this time of year!

Please contact the church office if you plan to attend.


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Thanks to our many donors & volunteers for their help with our   

"Cover The Piggies"

Easton Area Community Shoe Drive

which was held Sat., Aug. 13th.

 

It could not happen without the help of so many in our community! God Bless Ya'll!!!

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Welcome!

Welcome to the First United Church of Christ, Easton website. We are very excited that you have joined us. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. The United Church of Christ is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. First UCC Easton has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.

 

Remember...

No matter who you are, or where you are on your life's journey, you're welcome here. Join us in celebrating First UCC's respect for the past and faith in the future.

 

First United Church of Christ Service Times Worship & Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome!27 North Third St., Easton, PA 18042

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Meet Our Pastoral Staff

Senior Pastor Rev. J. Michael Dowd -

 

Rev. J. Michael “Mike” Dowd  began his pastorate at First Church in 2002 and has been an active leader in our church and community. Mike has extensive experience in leading organizations and has earned a B.A. History, M.Div., from Moravian College and Theological Seminary and M.A. Organization Development from the University of Delaware. He is committed to a ministry in our downtown community as is our Church leadership. He brings a unique blend of experience in the pastorate, business, training and political world to our church and our ministry. As well as serving our church as our spiritual leader Mike has served as a member of our County Council, and as Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and a trainer for Dale Carnegie with his wife Kathleen.  Mike and Kathleen have two daughters.

Pastoral Care Minister Rev. William Wightman -

The Rev. William (Bill) W. Wightman, a native of Forty Fort, PA, is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, Allentown, and the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Prior to serving First Church, he had been a Pastor of Lutheran congregations in Schuylkill Haven, Valley View, Easton, and Martins Creek, PA.  He has been Dean of the Bethlehem-Easton District, Northeastern Pennsylvania Lutheran Synod; President of the Eastern Pennsylvania Lutheran Camp Corporation; Initial Chair of the synodical Parish Life Development Committee.


Pastor Wightman has completed nine units (2 ¼ years) of Clinical Pastoral Education at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, specializing in Pastoral Care to cardiac, cardiac surgery, and stroke and physical rehabilitation patients.   He has been a long-term care chaplain at The Lutheran Home in Topton and has been a Hospice chaplain with Lehigh Valley Hospice and Hospice St. John.  He is a Board Certified Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Pastor Wightman and his wife (since 1964) Elizabeth have a daughter Beth in Los Angeles and a son Paul and daughter-in-law Sharon and two grandchildren in Nazareth.

 

Look at Our Photo Gallery

Come and see a few of our recent gatherings. We enjoy many opportunities throughout the year to gather as a church family at events, dinners, during mission work, outings, etc.

Upcoming Sermon Titles and Bible Text

Reverend Dowd offers inspiring and uplifting messages as he guides our congregation toward a closer relationship to Jesus. Please check out recent and upcoming sermon titles and accompanying Bible texts.


 
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