State College Presbyterian Church ~ Welcome to our Congregation and our Worship!
Join our Ministry and Mission here at State College Presbyterian Church ~
All are Welcome to Worship!
All are Welcome to Worship!
We believe that Jesus Christ came to reveal the fullness of God's love for us, and we continue to celebrate that love through praise, sacraments, service, and community.
Worship is at 9:00 am ~ We welcome to the sanctuary all who wish to be in worship.
We continue to observe precautions - see article below right.
If you're not comfortable being in the sanctuary, we invite you to tune in to the live-stream at 9:00 am on Sundays. The link is published here on the website and in a worship email sent out on Saturdays.
Childcare for Infants and Toddlers is Available in Room 101
This Week at State College Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, December 7th
Thursday, December 8th
Saturday, December 10th
Sunday, December 11th
Monday, December 12th
Angel Tree Gifts Due
Tuesday, December 13th
Wednesday, December 14th
Thursday, December 15th
Angel Tree Gift Distribution
Friday, December 16th
You Can Still Schedule Your "Get to Know You" Meeting with the Interim Pastor
Use this link to schedule your meeting
Meet the Interim Pastor - Rev. John Porter
Current Mask Policy
Church Office Hours:
the Church Office is Generally Open During the Following Hours:
Monday thru Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:30 - 3::00 pm
(unless there is a Friday evening church program)
Saturday - Closed
Sunday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
(unless there are Sunday afternoon/evening programs/meetings)
Parking Lot Changes
Click here to see details about the parking lot changes.
About Us ~
State College Presbyterian Church is a warm, diverse, dynamic faith community with people of all ages and generations coming together to learn, serve and worship together.
In response to God’s unconditional love and Jesus’ example of hospitality, State College Presbyterian Church is called to be a welcoming community. We affirm all people equally, regardless of, for example, race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, capability, religious background, or circumstance of life. We are committed to removing barriers that separate us. As we gather in worship, fellowship and service, all are welcome.
Click here to go to our 'Sermons" page to listen to past sermons
Click here to view Worship Bulletins
Get Involved ~
SCPC offers a wide range of ministry opportunities. Whether you'd like to learn more, pray more, or serve more, we have a ministry for you.
Learn About Church Membership
If you don't have a church home, we invite you to consider becoming part of our Church family. Contact our Membership and Program Associate if you have questions or click the button below to learn more about how to become a member.
Join our Community ~
Support Us ~
Stewardship ~ Make your Pledge Online! Click here to complete an online pledge. This is submitted directly to the Financial Administrator.
Making an offering of our financial resources is an integral part of what it means to be a Christian.
We have a variety of ways to make it easy for you to support our church. Click here to go to our "Online Giving" Page to learn more.
Along with paying by check or cash (plate offering), an online giving option is available to make it more convenient for those who wish to contribute by credit card or directly from a checking or savings account. Click the "Give Now" button to make a contribution or to learn more. You may now select Deacons, LOGOS Donation, or Other Gift (please specify!) in addition to Operating when using our online giving system! NEW-online payment for LOGOS and FISH program fees!
We also have an ACH/direct debit option: click this link for the form and either mail it in OR scan a copy and email to the Financial Administrator.
Worship With Us on Sundays at 9:00 am!
We are worshiping with no restriction on numbers and no reservations necessary. You can live-stream the worship service at 9:00 am (and it will remain available to view after the service) on our YouTube channel (State College Presbyterian Church). There is a sermon, music, readings, and prayers - for those on on our email list, watch for an email on Saturday with the link. Contact Martha if you wish to be added to that list.
Visit our Worship Service Videos page to view the library of past recorded and live-streamed services. Visit our Adult Education Page to link to the library of available video adult education offerings on our YouTube channel (Adult Education Archives).
Pastor Visioning Process
The pastor visioning committee continues to meet on a weekly basis. Their top priorities include:
Christmas Dinner Sign-Ups and Reservations
The annual SCPC Christmas Day Dinner is happening again this year and you are invited to be a part of it. We will be offering in-person dining in the Social Hall as well as drive-thru take-out for those who are not yet comfortable dining in-person. The meal is free to all, regardless of faith. This is our church's annual Christmas gift to the community, so we hope that you will join us to eat, volunteer or donate!
Dining room seating in the Social Hall will be by reservation only this year, in order to prevent crowding in the dining room. If you would like to make a dining room reservation, please signup here by December 18th.
Take-out orders are available for drive-thru pickup for those uncomfortable with in-person dining and must be reserved in advance. Orders will be packaged and ready to be heated. Delivery is available for those who are physically unable to come to the church. To reserve take-out meals for pickup or delivery, please signup here by December 18th.
We need many hands to make the Christmas Dinner a success. Are you able to donate items or volunteer your time for the event? Is so, please signup to help.
Volunteer shifts for Christmas Day and setup before, please signup here.
Donations of food and supplies, please signup here.
(Financial donations towards the dinner can also be made by sending a check to the church office with "Christmas Dinner" in the memo.)
Thank you for your generosity and for helping our church to celebrate Christmas with the community!
Attention PSU Students!
Hurricane Disaster Assistance Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) urges your support in response to recent hurricanes.
The PC(USA) is responding to Hurricane Ian through @PDACares. To support Presbyterian Disaster Assistance’s response to current disasters and future storms this hurricane season, designate gifts to DR000194.
Go to Presbyterian Mission Agency | Donate Now (pcusa.org) to give online. To give by phone, call 800-872-3283. To send a check, please designate where you want your gift to go on the memo line and mail to:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700
Click here for all the Details About Sunday Morning Programs for Children and Youth
Childcare is Available in Room 101
Join our Church Family!
Join us for our "Second Sunday Membership Opportunity" on the second Sunday of the month
Sunday, December 11
Following the 9:00 am Worship Service
If you are feeling led to be a part of our ministry and to join us as a member of Christ's body by becoming a member of the congregation of State College Presbyterian Church, we invite you to our "Second Sunday" membership opportunity. You can meet with the Pastor and a few elders from the Session following the worship services on the Second Sunday of each month. If you are ready to make a commitment, you will be received into membership at that time. You will then be recognized during worship the following Sunday (or the next Sunday you will be in attendance).
We meet in the Martin Room (on the main level of the church).
The Next Upcoming Second Sunday is:
(following the worship service at approx. 10:15 am)
Please contact our Membership and Program Associate with any questions.
Stewardship - It's Never Too Late to Make a Pledge!
You can mail in your pledge card, or If you would prefer to make an online pledge for 2023, please click here.
Click here to go to our Stewardship page.
If you're having any trouble accessing our online resources, please call the church office and leave a message (814-238-2422).
Online Giving Reminder
Remember - if you have signed up for an automatic plan for your pledge and arranged for a once or twice a year deduction the charge will show up as "VP*STATE COLLEGE PRESTATE COLLEGE PA" so don't be alarmed when you see this charge.
Also, if your credit card number or expiration date changes, you will need to login to your account to change that information.
Thank you for your continued support! Please contact Financial Administrator Michelle Fortin if you have questions.
News & Events
There is more news to check out on our "News" Page -- click here!
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State College Presbyterian Church
132 West Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Sunday Worship ~ In the Sanctuary at 9:00 am
- face masks are optional
Live-Streamed Worship ~ An email is sent out on Saturdays (to those on our mailing list) with a link to our live-stream of the worship service on YouTube at 9:00 am on Sundays. If you would like to join our mailing list, please click here
Stay and Play Preschool
Church Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 - 3:00 pm
Normal Building Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am- 3:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm