December 05, 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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VIEW OUR DECEMBER 2016 CALENDAR

 

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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THIS UN., DEC.4th we will light the 2nd Advent Candle, the Candle of PEACE!
It's Food Bank Sunday too & we will hold our Annual Congregational Budget Meeting immediately following worship.
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SUN., DEC. 11th the Gospel Group "FREELY GIVEN" will lead us in a special Advent service as we light the Candle of LOVE.
 
We will host the Easton Municipal Band's Christmas Concert HERE from 2-4 p.m.
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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., DEC. 4th is the Second Sunday of Advent!

Join us as we light the Advent Candle of PEACE at our 10 a.m. worship service.

It is also FOOD BANK SUNDAY so please bring along something for the Food Bank.

Immediately following worship we will hold our ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL BUDGET MEETING

All of our members are encouraged to attend to help guide the financial future of our First Church.


Sunday School for all the kids & their friends

begins at 10 a.m.

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NEXT SUN., DEC. 11th is the Third Sunday of Advent & we will hold a very special service!

Join us as we light the Advent Candle of LOVE &

are led in a special Advent service by the

Gospel group "FREELY GIVEN"

at our 10 a.m. worship service.

Please invite your family & friends for this wonderful service!

Please remember, it is the DEADLINE to order Poinsettias or to dedicate a special gift to our "Sunshine Fund".


Sunday School for all the kids & their friends

begins at 10 a.m.

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THE EASTON MUNICIPAL BAND will hold their CHRISTMAS CONCERT HERE from 2-4 p.m. too!

Why not take a walk around town, grab some lunch, do some shopping & come back for the Band concert?


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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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