First Church Williamsport
Orphan Sunday (2020)

Orphan Sunday (2020)

May 24, 2020

Pure religion goes to the rescue of vulnerable people, including orphans and children in foster care.

Life Application: Everyone can do something. What's your 'something'? You can support the efforts of DWELL orphan care by:

1) Prayer Support -- Commit to praying for the children in foster and adoptive care, for those children in need of families, for the families who are fostering and adopting, and those suffering injustice around our world. 

2) Financial Support -- Become a monthly financial supporter of DWELL. Visit their website to learn more on how your giving affects the lives of families.

3) Clothing Donations --Often, children in foster and adoptive care come to families with just the clothes on their backs. Donate your gently used, clean clothes for DWELL's HOPE Chest. You can contacte-mail DWELL orphan care at dwellorphancare@gmail.com to set up an exchange time.

Overcoming Our Fears

Overcoming Our Fears

May 17, 2020

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

Life Application: How is God calling you to share the good news with your neighbors?

Eating with Jesus

Eating with Jesus

May 10, 2020

The peace of Jesus transcends our circumstances. 

Life Application: How has your relationship with Jesus been affected by doubt? How can you be a witness to Jesus by caring for the needs of others?

On the Journey

On the Journey

May 3, 2020

Jesus understands and heals our wounds. He strengthens us to continue the journey.

Life ApplicationWhere do you need strength in your faith journey?

Peter and the Disciples Meet Jesus

Peter and the Disciples Meet Jesus

April 26, 2020

Jesus restores people who fail.

Life Application: Meditate on your life. What failure is keeping you from faithfully following Jesus?

Thomas and the Disciples Meet Jesus

Thomas and the Disciples Meet Jesus

April 19, 2020

The Resurrected Jesus offers peace to any who are afraid, no matter where they are.

Life Application: What's a fear you have? Ask God to help you realize and experience His peace, and for the Holy Spirit to empower you to overcome all fear.

The Resurrection [Easter]

The Resurrection [Easter]

April 12, 2020

We know the Risen Christ comes to us in hard times because He did the same for Mary at the empty tomb.

 

Life Application: Where do you need to linger longer in order to experience the Risen Christ?

A New King [Palm Sunday]

A New King [Palm Sunday]

April 5, 2020

 

There are times of heroic discipleship. But more often than not, most disciples are called to more mundane acts to usher in the King

Life Application: Ways to share and prepare the Way of the Lord this week:

1) In Worship: Make an effort this week to share in all of the worship opportunities of Holy Week

2) In Service: Choose to serve someone this week in a way that you show them God’s love, no matter how small an act

Jesus Divine

Jesus Divine

March 29, 2020

Miracles occur where the Holy Spirit is present.

Life Application: Pray every day this week:

  • For self:  “Lord, may my heart be so aligned with yours that I do what you did (and more) in the power of the Holy Spirit.”
  • For the church: “Lord, fill First Church with the anointing of your Holy Spirit that we may do what you did, and more."
Jesus as Human

Jesus as Human

March 19, 2020

How can you experience transformation in your emotions through Christ?

Resources: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero