Encouraging people to learn, show and share God's love through service and support

On July 22, 2018 our historic church building was destroyed by a fire,  HOWEVER we, "the church", are still present in Girard.

Old church cornerstone photo with virtual text overlay "rebuilding in 2020"

Following many months of planning and preparation, a groundbreaking service was held on November 24, 2019 for our new building.

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Architect's drawing of proposed new building

The many contributions and prayers that we have received from churches, businesses, and individuals continue to bless us. We are committed to continuing our ministry in Girard and rebuilding is currently underway.

Girard Presbyterian GoFundMe QR code

You can help us rebuild some of the programs and ministry that insurance will not cover on our GoFundMe page.

  Donate Here 

Christian Cupboard Food Pantry

One of our primary missions in our local community is the Food Pantry serving Girard and Lake City residents in need of assistance.  This is a joint ministry among the churches of the Girard-Lake City Ministerium. Food is distributed twice a month at 34 Church Street, the white house behind the church construction site. More information can be found on the Christian Cupboard Facebook page.

Pastor's Message

Welcome. We are a caring community of folks of all ages who gather each week to joyfully worship God. Our worship service style is traditional, with some contemporary songs sung on some Sundays. One Sunday each month, communion is usually observed.

We have a bell choir, chancel choir, men’s breakfast group, women’s group, and Sunday school classes for all ages, including nursery care.

We are part of the PCUSA but do not hold to many of the liberal beliefs of some in our denomination. Please contact the church with any questions you may have.

My door is open and we pray that God will lead people to our church who will feel welcome and become part of this church family.

Pastor Nicola 

Rev. Nicola (Italian for Nicholas) Vitiello is a graduate of Grove City College and earned his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  Rev. Vitiello has been our pastor since 2011.

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First Presbyterian Church of Girard, Pa.
at the corner of Church Street & Main St E (US Rt 20)
Girard, PA  16417

  • Sunday School for all ages at 9:30am (mid Sept - mid May) 
  • Sunday morning worship is at 11:00am
  • Ash Wednesday service - Feb. 26th @ 7:00pm
  • Holy Week:
    • Maundy Thursday service - April 9th @ 7:00pm
    • Tenebrae service - April 10th @ 7:00pm
    • Easter Sunday service - April 12th @ 11:00am
  • Summer worship 10:30 am (1st Sunday in June until Labor day weekend)
  • We are holding most church services at the Lake City Presbyterian Church

Lake City Presbyterian Church signboard

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Contact us!

  • Mailing address for donations & correspondence:
First Presbyterian Church of Girard, PA
P.O. Box 106
Girard, PA 16417-0106
  • Email:  Office@GirardPC.org
  • Phone:   814-774-3985
Regular office hours are Mon–Fri, 9:00am–12:00pm  
(temporary church office: across the street in the white building at 259 Main St E)

The First Presbyterian Church of Girard celebrated 175 years of ministry in northwestern Pennsylvania in 2010. 
A complete written history was compiled for this celebration and can be read by clicking here.

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