Church Announcements - Jan. 18 - Jan. 26

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: "Reconciliation - The Love of Christ Compels Us"  This year's week of Prayer for Christian Unity coincides with the commemoration of the 500th anniversary year of the beginnings of the Lutheran Reformation.  The Diocese of Scranton will host an Ecumenical Celebration of God's Word on Wednesday, January 25, at 12:10 p.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Scranton.  All are welcome to attend.  The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, will preside.  The Reverend Dr. Robert M. Zanicky, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre since 1988, will give the homily.  For more information and resources, visit the Graymoor Ecumenical and Inter-religious Institute at
We seek to be a friendly, inclusive and welcoming church.  We hope your worship experience is fulfilling.  We would like to tell you more about our church.   Please contact the Church at 570-824-2478 to speak with Rev. Bob.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Any cancellations will be listed here, on voice mail at the church and by email to those on our email list.  If we do not have your email address, and you would like to receive our mailings, please call Vivien at the church office.

Community Day Event February 23 thru February 25, 2017.  Help our work trip raise money for their upcoming trip by purchasing coupon booklets now, and save during February 23 - February 25. Click on link for details.  Community Day Event

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Golf Tournament


Listen to the most recent sermon: "A Fortunate Universe:The Best of All Possible Worlds?!", January 15, 2017

Earlier sermons are available to listen to online or download on the sermons page and are also available as a podcast.

Recent Events

Sun Feb 05 @10:00AM -
Communion and Souper Bowl Sunday
Wed Feb 01 @10:00AM -
The Woman's Board meeting
Tue Jan 31 @ 7:00PM -
Dinner & Discussion
Sun Jan 29 @10:00AM -
Chili Luncheon
Mon Jan 02 @ 8:00AM -
Church closed Today for New Year Holiday
Sun Jan 01 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Worship service at 10:00 a.m.
Fri Dec 30 @12:00PM -
Church office closes at noon
Sat Dec 24
Christmas Eve Candle Light Worship Services

Coalescence (n) - United into a whole.

Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre's website!  We are a congregation of children, women and men from many denominational, social and cultural backgrounds.  We gather together for spiritual comfort and challenge.

The Gospel of Christ is proclaimed in its multifaceted manifestations.  Living the Gospel, takes precedence over dogma.  Inclusion, acceptance and imagination are vital parts of our vision of God's kingdom.