Update on Church Closure

With prayerful consideration and in care of our community, First United Church of Tarentum is closing all activities until further notice.  This includes Worship, Sunday School, Youth Group, and all other gatherings and meetings.  The church office will also be closed until further notice.  We will keep you posted here on the website as to any changes.  (Click on "updates from Phil button for the latest)

Please take care of yourselves and check in here often for updates.  If you would like to sign up for text alerts please click on the link below.

We will continue to try to do a form of online worship each Sunday so stay tuned for updates on Facebook.

In peace...


An invitation to come and see what we are up to at First United Presbyterian Church of Tarentum. We are a church that is dedicated to community, to people of all ages, to each other and most of all to God. We would love to see you again and if you have never visited we would love to welcome you.

The unity of believers in Christ is reflected in the rich diversity of the people of God. In Christ, by the power of the Spirit, God unites all of us through baptism regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual preference, gender identity, disability, geography or theological conviction. Christ invited any and all to the table who wished to follow Him and at First UP we believe in doing the same. A community is only as strong as its most marginalized member and at First UP we seek to rectify the idea of community as a sent people who see all people as beloved children of God.

First UP Church stands in the PCUSA tradition and belief that all are welcome into the fullness of the church including but not limited to worship, governance, participation in the sacraments (baptism and communion) and other areas as lead and approved by the church session (small groups, weddings, funerals, etc). Stated plainly, we practice that all are truly welcome at First United Presbyterian Church in Tarentum.


“As many of you were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male or female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise” Galations 3:27-29

Upcoming Events...

Update:  All on site events postponed until further notice.

While we may not be able to meet in person we still have a lot going on!  Check out the links below for ways you can still be "in community" with us as a church!

Wednesday Lent Services

We continue to have online worship services each Wednesday during lent.  Please join us each Wednesday online on our Facebook page.

Maundy Thursday

We will have an online  service on Thursday April 9th at 7pm to celebrate Maundy Thursday.  We will also take part in communion.  You can bring your juice and bread to your computer to par-take.  Hope to see you online.

Online Giving

Online giving is easy!  Click the Give Now button at the top of this page, put in your amount, enter a credit card number and donate!  We are continuing to pay all staff during church closure and support our ministries and your online giving will help us continue to take care of the people and ministries within the church.

Online Bible Study

Join Rev Phil each Sunday at 10 am for online bible study via Zoom!  Each Sunday at 10.  Please contact Rev Phil for the link and password.   All are welcome!

On-line Sunday Worship

We will celebrate on-line worship together each Sunday at 11 am INCLUDING EASTER SUNDAY.  You can join us via Facebook live on the First United Presbyterian Church of Tarentum Facebook Page. 

All are welcome!

Helping our Community

Our church is one of a few in the community that continues to ensure that those in need have food to eat during this time.  Please if you are able, drop off non-perishables at the church (any side door) and someone will pick them up and take them to the food pantry.  Or take food down to the food pantry yourself next to Dresher Stadium at the friendship garden.  Right now is a wonderful time to be a good neighbor and support our community.


First United Presbyterian Church of Tarentum welcomes you to worship with us! 


First United Presbyterian Church is located in Tarentum, on the corner of Lock Street and 10th Avenue, next to Grandview Elementary.  Parking is located directly across the street from the church.  


Elementary Age Youth Group is for kids in Pre-K -5th grade.  We meet twice a month for a Bible lesson, games, snacks, and mission projects.  

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for Junior/Senior youth group on Sunday afternoons.  Join us for fellowship, learning, mission work, and fun!  


Worship with us! 

 Program Year Worship Hours:

Sunday School-9:45am


Summer Worship Hours:

Memorial Day through Labor Day

at 10am


Throughout the year, the congregation collects nonperishable food items for the AVAC Food Bank! 

When you go to the store, pick up an extra item or two and bring them to the church!



First United Presbyterian Church is located in Tarentum, on the corner of Lock Street and 10th Avenue, next to Grandview Elementary.  Parking is located directly across the street from the church.  

Mailing Address:
First United Presbyterian Church of Tarentum
PO Box 2
Tarentum, PA  15084
Physical Address:
First United Presbyterian Church of Tarentum
913 Lock Street
Tarentum, PA  15084




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