Rooted in Christ, Alive in the Spirit

First Presbyterian of Columbiana is a small town community of faith who seek to worship and serve God together as a church family. We welcome all people; regardless of ethnicity, financial standing, age, gender, perspective and personality. 

Latest Happenings

Be A Difference Maker

Anti-racism training by Penny Wells, Executive Director of Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past
Thursday, August 20, 6 – 8 pm
THE HUB Conference Center @ First Presbyterian
For over 15 years Penny Wells and Sojourn to the Past have been immersing Youngstown High School students in the history of the Civil Rights movement.  In this one-time workshop, Ms. Wells will discuss the history of race in America, the principles of non-violent protest and ways individuals can make a difference in their communities.  Limited to 25.  Masks and social distancing will be enforced.  Registration required. Registration deadline is Thursday, August 20th by noon.   Cost is Free.  Co-sponsored by THE HUB and The Way Station.
A retired high school history teacher, Penny Wells and Sojourn to the Past have been widely recognized for their positive influence in the lives of Youngstown high schoolers.  Ms. Wells has been honored by the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce and featured on WKBN.  Sojourn to the Past receives support from Premier Bank, the City of Youngstown, and the United Methodist Church, among others.  mvsojourntothepast.com/
Returning to in-person Worship!

Returning to in-person Worship!

First Sunday Back is June 28thThe Columbiana service will be at 9:00 am. 

For July, August & September:

  • We’ll be worshipping inside on the first and third Sundays at 9:00 am.
  • We’ll be worshipping as a combined congregation outside on the second and fourth Saturdays at 5:00 pm. The second Saturday will be in Columbiana.  The fourth Saturday will be in East Palestine.  When we worship outside on Saturdays there will be no inside worship at either church.
  • A full schedule is attached.

What to expect:

      • Masks will be expected.
      • Hand sanitizer will be at the entrance to the building and all with be expected to “anoint” themselves before entering.
      • If you have a temperature over 100° please do not come to worship.
      • Social distancing will be requested in the hallways and in the sanctuary.  Pews will be marked as to where you may sit.
      • Communion will be individually packaged in take-out containers.
      • We will have music and singing, but masks are to be worn while singing softly.
      • Bible and hymnals will be removed from the pews.  Bring your own Bible if you want one.  All services will still be recorded on video.  Saturday outdoor services will post on the church YouTube channel by Sunday morning.  Sunday services will post by end of day on Monday.

Columbiana & East Palestine Presbyterian Worship Schedule

                       Summer/Fall 2020
Sunday, June 28 – Inside Worship, 9 am (Col) & 11 am (EP)
Sunday, July 5 – Inside Worship, 9 am (Col) & 11 am (EP) (Communion)
Saturday, July 11 -Outside Worship, Columbiana, 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 19 – Inside Worship, 9 am (Col) & 11 am (EP)
Saturday, July 24 – Outside Worship, East Palestine, 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 2 – Inside Worship, 9 am (Col) & 11 am (EP) (Communion)
Saturday, August 8 – Outside Worship, Columbiana, 5:00 pm (Duffy Roberts)
Sunday, August 16 – Inside Worship, 9 am (Col) & 11 am (EP) (Josh Barber)
Saturday, August 22 – Outside Worship, East Palestine, 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 30 – Inside Worship, 9 am (Col) & 11 am (EP)
Sunday, September 6 – Inside Worship, 9 am (Col) & 11 am (EP) (Communion)
Saturday, September 12 Outside Worship, Columbiana, 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 20 –  Inside Worship, 9 am (Col) & 11 am (EP)
Saturday, September 26 – Outside Worship, East Palestine, 5:00 pm

Worship Streaming Information

Sunday morning worship will stream Live on Sundays at 10:00 am for the duration of the crisis.  It will then be archived for those who wish to view later.  The service will last about 40 minutes and feature familiar hymns, Pastor Fritz’s sermon, music by Mike Clark and George & Ginny Fawcett, time for prayer and Josh’s closing prayer.

Click Here to View Sunday Morning Worship

THE HUB’s Midweek Pause will be prerecorded and be posted by 7:00 pm on Thursday Nights.  This 10 minute service features guided prayer and contemplation by HUB Director Jo Barto.

Click Here to View Midweek Pause

The manuscripts of Pastor Fritz’s sermons are usually posted every Monday morning.

Click Here to Read Pastor Fritz’s Sermon