First U M Church


Steven J Gruver
Senior Pastor

Contact Information
(814) 938-7500
Mailing Address
301 W Mahoning St
Punxsutawney, PA 15767-1905
Physical Address
Punxsutawney, PA 15767


About First U M Church
First UMC is centrally located in downtown Punxsutawney along State Route 36, and the congregation has been part of the community since the early 1800s.  The church has a rich history of mission support, music ministry, and community outreach.  First UMC offers monthly free community dinners which are served to build fellowship and outreach alongside the community.  First UMC has three adult Sunday School classes, two children’s Sunday School classes, one Youth Sunday School class, and offers Bible Study every Tuesday morning.  There is a powerful prayer presence in the church, with Tuesday morning prayer meetings and Thursday evening prayer services.  First UMC is blessed to have a powerful music ministry and along with offering a blended worship service every Sunday, it performs two Musical Cantatas annually during the Christmas and Easter seasons.  These Cantatas draw thousands to hear the gospel message, and the community choir is made up of singers and musicians from a dozen churches from as far away as Pittsburgh.  The congregation has several outreach ministries working with the local food pantry, Ecumenical Ministerial Association, and other ministries to work with those who struggle with financial difficulties and issues surrounding poverty.  The congregation is a host facility for a Boy Scout Troop, an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, and a Weight Watchers meeting.


Service Times

Main Service Time

School Time

Physical Accessibility
Partially Accessible including Restrooms (have level, mechanical or ramped entry to some portion of the complex.)

Indiana District
Church #: 085708

Punxsutawney: First Charge

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