January 20, 2017

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 for All Kids & their Friends

begins at 10 a.m. too.

 

UPCOMING FIRST CHURCH EVENTS! 


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JOIN US 
for 10 a.m. Worship!!! All are welcome!!!
Sunday School also begins at 10 a.m.!!!
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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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Join us on SUN., JAN. 29th for "SOUP-ER BOWL SUNDAY"
Following our 10 a.m Worship service, we will hold our "Soup-er Bowl Luncheon". Bring along a can or package (or 2) of soup, a free will offering to benefit the Trinity ARC Sat. 'Soup Kitchen' & a hearty appetite!
Warm up with a great lunch of soup, bread & dessert while supporting this weekly meal that helps feed so many!
(cooks & bakers needed!)
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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.

New Pix

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., JAN. 22nd Everyone is invited to join us for 10 a.m. Worship in our Historic Sanctuary!


Sun. School for the kids & their friends

begins at 10 a.m.


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NEXT SUN., JAN., 29th Everyone is invited to join us for "Soup-er Bowl Sunday" Worship at 10 a.m.,

followed by our "Soup-er Bowl Luncheon"!


Sun. School for the kids & their friends

begins at 10 a.m.


Immediately following worship, we will hold our

"Soup-er Bowl Sunday Luncheon"

Cost: A can or package of soup (or two or three!) &

a free-will offering for the Trinity ARC weekly Sat. Community Meal ('Soup Kitchen').


No Need to Sign Up to Attend!

BUT...Please sign up if you are able to

make soup, bread or dessert.


All monetary donations collected for the "Soup-er Bowl" will go directly to Trinity ARC to support this valuable community resource that feeds so many every week.

We will be collecting funds for the next 2 or 3 weeks!

All canned/packaged soup will be donated to

ProJeCt's Food Pantry.

This is a great 2 for 1 mission outreach!!! So, please join us!!!

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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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