December 17, 2017

3rd Sunday of Advent


   Old Buttonwood Hall

   9:00 a.m.

   Rev. Megan LeCluyse

Traditional Worship


   11 a.m.  

   Rev. Jesse Garner


Worship Bulletins



Lectionary Bible Study

Sundays @ 9:45 am

MacColl Room


Lessons & Carols

Sunday, Dec 17

4 pm


Blue Christmas

Thursday, Dec 21

7:00 pm


Christmas Eve

Sunday, Dec 24

4 pm & 10:45 pm


Doris Steinberg

Memorial Service

Saturday, Jan 6

11:00 am

Community Involvement

Below is a list of agencies in and around our community where First Church is involved, providing volunteer opportunities in the city of Philadelphia.


Reading Buddies
Weekly reading and tutoring sessions between children and adults

Preparing & Serving Meals

Serving nutritious meals to people suffering HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases

University City Hospitality Coalition (UCHC)
Serving hot meals in University City area 4-5 nights a week to anyone in need, year round.

Lending a Helping Hand

Habitat/West Philadelphia Repair Initiative (WPRI)
An urban ministry assisting homeowners with repairs to their homes

Hosts for Hospitals (HfH)
Provides free of low-cost lodging and caring support at volunteer host-homes for patient-families coming to the Greater Philadelphia for medical care

Urban Tree Connection (UTC)
Community-based urban greening projects


Community College of Philadelphia Scholarship
The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia Scholarship provides a maximum award of $3500 towards tuition to a full-time student pursuing his/her associates' degree at Community College of Philadelphia.  Eligible applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have earned a minimum 30 credits at the College.  Student must be participating in community or volunteer endeavors.  One recommendation must be from a community or religious leader, or supervisor from an organization at which you have volunteered.  Interested students are encouraged to submit their applications by June 1.

LGBT Scholarship
The First Church LGBT Group established a $1,000 scholarship at the Community College of Philadelphia.  The scholarship recognizes Community College of Philadelphia students in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered community and students who strive to understand the issues facing people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered, and who demonstrate the ability to achieve academically.