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Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre!

We are a congregation of families and individuals; men, women and children from many denominational, social and cultural backgrounds. We gather together for spiritual comfort, challenge and direction!

In God’s Love,
Rev. Dr. Bob Zanicky

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01SUNDAY SERVICE

Our Sunday Service starts at 10:00am and is followed by Fellowship time.

02SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT EDUCATION

are offered from 11:00am to noon, September through May.

03CHILDREN’S CHAPEL

is offered following the Children’s Portion during worship. For those families who wish, the children are guided to the Children’s Chapel.

A Brief History of Our Church

Our History

The First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre has its roots in the Christian lives of members of the Connecticut Susquehanna Company. The company claimed land in Northeastern Pennsylvania, disputed land because it had also been granted to William Penn by Charles II of England. The conflicting claims of Connecticut and Pennsylvania were ultimately resolved, but only after warfare and adjudication, giving Pennsylvania the land and recognizing the personal property of Connecticut individuals.

Join Us

We are a friendly, inclusive and welcoming church! We not only have a great history (1772), we also have a wondrous present and future! We would love to have you journey with us in our faith and lives! Please contact the church office, and the Reverend Dr. Bob Zanicky will joyfully share with you the process to become a member of our beloved church. Of course, you are welcome to worship with us and participate in our programs without being a formal member!

Treasurer : David P. Rudis Assistant Treasurer : Paul Adams

Church Officers

01

Session

2016-2018 – Dave Brown, Wayne Daniels, Diana Morgan, Lois Redmond, Dave Ritter.

2017-2019 – Don Brobst, Nancy Carey, Ellen Parmentari, Carole Poggi, Rick Schroeder.

2018-2020 – Parker Bartley, Ainslie DeYoung, Nancy Frey, Donna Sowcik, Trudy
Olszewski

02

Session

2016-2018 – Dave Brown, Wayne Daniels, Diana Morgan, Lois Redmond, Dave Ritter.

2017-2019 – Don Brobst, Nancy Carey, Ellen Parmentari, Carole Poggi, Rick Schroeder.

2018-2020 – Parker Bartley, Ainslie DeYoung, Nancy Frey, Donna Sowcik, Trudy
Olszewski

03

Session

2016-2018 – Dave Brown, Wayne Daniels, Diana Morgan, Lois Redmond, Dave Ritter.

2017-2019 – Don Brobst, Nancy Carey, Ellen Parmentari, Carole Poggi, Rick Schroeder.

2018-2020 – Parker Bartley, Ainslie DeYoung, Nancy Frey, Donna Sowcik, Trudy
Olszewski

Team

Anne Smith
Human Resources
Paul Molive
Graphic Designer
97 South Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Address

The First Presbyterian Church is located across the street from the YMCA on South Franklin and Northampton Streets in Wilkes-Barre. Metered parking is available during the week on Franklin Street. On Sunday’s there is no fee for parking on the street and in the adjacent municipal parking lot which can be entered on Northampton Street.

From the 309 Cross Valley Expressway

Take exit 3 and head south on River Street. Once past the Courthouse move into the left lane and continue to Northampton Street, make the left turn and the church is on your left at the corner of Northampton and Franklin Streets.

From South River Street

If heading north turn right onto Northampton, or if heading south left onto Northampton. Drive one block and the church will be on your left at the corner of Northampton and Franklin Streets.