For Visitors

Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Bloomsburg!

We believe God is calling us to work for a church and a world where all are included and God’s grace is made known.

On Sunday mornings, our worship service averages about 40 people in person and on Zoom. We are working professionals and retired travelers, and seek to be a home away from home for college students.

On Sundays some of us wear suits, some jeans, and sometimes the pastor wears a robe. With each service we try to remember that God’s word speaks to all of us and yet speaks to each of us differently. 

As a Presbyterian Church (USA) church in the Presbytery of Northumberland, we believe that in Jesus, God shows us how to welcome diversity and to work for unity, and that we have something valuable to learn from other traditions and faiths. We seek to be an active witness for social justice, a friend to our neighbors, and a sign of peace to all. 

FPC is a member of More Light Presbyterians, a nonprofit organization dedicated to allowing the full participation of LGBTQIA+ people in the life, ministry, and witness of the PC(USA) and in society. We are certified as a PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation.

Rev. Dr. Elizabeth McCormick was pastor from 2016-2020. From 2021-2023, the transitional pastor was Rev. Tormod Svensson, who served FPC in a shared ministry covenant with The Table (a faith community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, ELCA), under the ecumenical Formula of Agreement (1997).

In January 2024, after a shared search, FPC and The Table welcomed Rev. Pamela Meilands as pastor of both congregations. Pastor Pam is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is a 2014 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv). 

Further history of the church can be read here.