First Church is a community of believers who feel strongly led to help each other learn and grow in their faith in Christ Jesus. Our core values state that we believe in "grounding ourselves in the Bible" and "believing in the centrality of Jesus Christ."

The Discipleship Team helps each member explore, learn, and question how their lives are impacted by a faith in God the Father, Jesus the Christ and the Holy Spirit - the Trinity.

Our adult groups offer a wide variety of studies ranging from "They Like Jesus But Not the Church," "Original Sin," "Mere Christianity," Bible studies on Romans and Matthew, and other fascinating topics that will keep you grounded in God's word and living in his presence every day.

All of our groups, led by knowledgeable believers, offer a unique experience for faith and friendship to flourish into rich encounters with Jesus. Come and join us anywhere in your faith walk.  We have a class for you.

Contact Katherine Spear for more information.


9:30 AM

Christian Journey (room 232/234)

A wide-ranging group in terms of age and studies, this group studies several DVD-based curriculums throughout the year focusing on the merger of faith and life.

Koinonia (room 201)

One of our longest-lasting studies, this group of professionals and recently retired members discuss many different current and poignant themes throughout the year and is led by class members and guest teachers.

Wesleyan (room 214/215)

This is a highly dedicated, motivated, and large group of retired members who study several different DVD-based curriculums on life and faith and is led by class members each Sunday.


Have kids? We offer Youth and Children's Christian Formation at 9:30 AM as well. 

For more information about Youth click here and for Children click here.


Why do we get together?

For male fellowship and to sing at retirement homes in Lancaster County. We also sing as requested for funerals of deceased members of our group.

When do we get together?

There are two series, one in the spring and one in the fall of each year. Each series consists of three Mondays. The first Monday we rehearse in the morning, have lunch together and finish a short rehearsal after lunch. The next two Mondays we rehearse in the morning, have lunch together and sing at two selected retirement homes in the afternoon.

What is the makeup of the group?

The base group is made up of First Church male members in Lancaster who are retired, or have an interest in joining in our singing. We have a members of other faiths included in our group as well.

What are the requirements for inclusion?

Nothing more than an interest in male fellowship in a choral context. We do not present ourselves as being accomplished singers nor does our director expect us to be. 

Check out the Wesley Singers on YouTube by clicking the picture to the left.

For information regarding this great group of men who share the message of God's love, grace and mercy through voice and music, contact Ted Maurer at (717) 299-4650.