First Church Williamsport
A Thrill of Hope: Provides Comfort
People are hungry for light, for wholeness, for healing. Nothing provides those things more than embracing that which gives us hope. We discover in Advent the greatest source of hope in the universe: the coming of Jesus. Join us in this season of Advent as we prepare to not only explore but embrace the real and living hope found in Jesus.
Locations & Times
  • First United Methodist Church | Williamsport
    601 Market St, Williamsport, PA 17701, USA
    Sunday 7:50 AM
Join us Saturday, December 7th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at the North Campus (1157 Market St) for a time to eat, mingle, and be tacky. Wear your ugliest ugly sweater and bring a dozen of your favorite cookies. You’ll have the chance to win prizes just for showing up! You can bring a women’s hygiene item for the YWCA, or a non-perishable food item for the Central PA food bank to get more opportunities to win.

This year, First Church is offering five Christmas services! Please visit for a more detailed description of what to expect at each service.
Theme Verse
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust him…

Romans 5:13a
Advent allows us to experience the full thrill of hope!
The one who offers comfort is __________.
There are only two places where the powerful and great in this world lose their courage, tremble in the depths of their souls, and become truly afraid. These are the manger and the cross of Jesus Christ.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A sanitized, sentimentalized Jesus can only give comfort when things are going well.
Our circumstances, no matter what they are, will not last __________.
We can take comfort because we are not left _______.
In Advent, we discover news so good it will give us a ______ of hope.