First Church Winter 2023 Events

DISCOVERY CORNER PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION OPEN

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is open now! Children 2 years and 7 months through age 5 before September 1st, 2023, are eligible for enrollment on a first come, first served basis. For more info email director Mandee Culp at director@discoverycornerpreschool.com or call 717-394-7231 ext. 3355.

When: Ongoing

Where: Discovery Corner Preschool Wing



ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

Join us for dinner and worship. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, a time to deepen our connection to Christ, 

reflecting on his life, death, and resurrection.

When: Wednesday, February 22, 6:00 Diner, 7:00 Service with Communion

Where: Fellowship Hall



SACRED RHYTHMS: ARRANGING OUR LIVES FOR SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION

This 6-week study includes sermon series and small group studies. Each week we will learn about a different spiritual practice. Spiritual seekers and growing disciples have engaged in these practices throughout history to grow closer to God. Like the natural rhythms of nature, building these practices into our everyday life feeds our soul and opens us to God’s presence.

When and Where: February 26-April 9.

Sunday morning worship at in person 8:15, 930 and 10:45 am. For online worship go to

Small groups meet at various times and places. Click here to join or host a group.



FAMILY EVENT 

This is a free, fun family event. Theme TBD. Email fkickery@engagegodfirst.org for more info.

When: March 4, 11:30 am

Where: Celebration Center



ALLEGRO ORCHESTRA PRESENTS “MUSIC IN THE ROUND: ALLEGRO SERENADES YOU”

Wind Ensembles of 8 to 12 performers have been major contributors to cultural life for centuries. Allegro will bring to life two of these major works, both Serenades for winds: Richard Strauss Serenade Op. 7, written when Richard was 18 years old! Plus Antonin Dvorak’s Serenade Op. 44 for winds, cello and bass. These two Serenades are some of the most beautiful and uplifting of the small wind ensemble repertoire. We will include Consort by Spittal as a delightful diversion between Strauss and Dvorak. Go to https://www.allegrolancaster.org/upcoming-events for ticket info.

When: March 17, 7:30 PM

Where: Celebration Center



EASTER EGG HUNT

This annual event includes thousands of candy-filled eggs. Baskets are sure to be overflowing. This is a great time to celebrate with our neighborhood and make friends. Registration coming soon!

When: April 1, 1:00 PM

Where: Musser Park, 135 N Lime St, Lancaster, PA 17602



PALM SUNDAY

When and Where: Sunday, April 2

8:15am Traditional Worship in Sanctuary

9:30am Contemporary Worship in Celebration Center

10:45am Traditional. In person and online. Worship online at



MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE

When: April 6, 7:00pm

Where: Sanctuary



EPIC EASTER EVE EVENT

When: Saturday, April 15 at 8:00 PM

Where: Sanctuary



EASTER SUNDAY

When and Where: Sunday, April 16

8:15am Traditional Worship in Sanctuary

9:30am Contemporary Worship in Celebration Center

10:45am Traditional. In person and online. Worship online at



A WEEKEND WITH BASEBALL LEGEND, AUTHOR, SPEAKER DARRYL STRAWBERRY

For anyone ready to move their life forward, from tragedy, personal failure, unfair circumstances, or just a sense of being stuck, baseball legend and bestselling author Darryl Strawberry offers transformational practices and the tangible hope that you can enjoy a future filled with power, purpose, and freedom.

Saturday, April 22, 5:00 pm

Dinner & Program

Silent Auction of Sports Memorabilia to Benefit Anchor Lancaster

Tickets on sale soon!


Sunday, April 23

Darryl Speaking at 9:30 AM and 10:45 AM Services

New Sermon Series 2023

God and You

Sundays, Jan 8-Feb 12

8:15 AM Traditional

9:30 AM Contemporary and Sunday School for all ages

10:45 AM Traditional and Livestream

Nursery provided at all services

January 8   God’s Word & Your Mind      

January 15God’s Work & Your Job       

January 22   God’s Judgment & Your Judging

January 29  God’s Day & Your Time

February 5    God’s World & Your Stuff          

February 12  God’s Grace & Your Attitude

Valentines Day Party

February 4th, 11:30am-2pm

This free family event includes games, crafts, food, cookie decorating and much more!  Just right for children preschool-5th grade and their parents.  Join us!