Visitors

Taking the Guess out of Guest

We understand that trying anything new and unfamiliar, especially a church, can be an uneasy experience.
Most of us started out as guests too! That’s why we developed this Visitor’s Center

 

What kind of church is First Presbyterian Church

We are a part of the PCUSA (Presbyterian Church United States of America ) one of the oldest organized denominations in America. We are blessed to have over 2 million members nation wide. We are committed to helping people move to Christ-likeness. We emphasize making disciples in the context of meaningful fellowship. Other distinctives are …*Vibrant Worship *Practical Biblical Teaching *Every Member Ministry * Joyful Music

To learn more about our beliefs, check out another part of the site to find out About Us. Here you can learn more about our vision, beliefs, statement of faith, history, etc…..

Does First Presbyterian Church have a “Dress Code”?

Don’t worry about what you’re wearing. We won’t. We are more concerned with meeting your real life needs than with what you wear, so dress casually, as if going to a friend’s home-and RELAX!

What if I have children?

A nursery is located on 3rd floor East and is always staffed with two member volunteers.  Ages for the nursery are infant to 3 years old.

Are we handicapped accessible?

We are handicap accessible to the sanctuary and the lower level fellowship hall and meeting rooms. Our elevator is located on the east side of our building right off the parking lot by the handicapped parking spaces.

Some “Good to know” information:

– When we say the Lord’s Prayer, we use Sins and Sinners

– We stand for most Hymns and Praise Songs.

– We stand for the Apostle’s Creed. ( I believe in God, The Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord. Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy Catholic church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.)

– We have a time for “Sharing the Peace”.  The leader says “The Peace of Christ be with you – and our response is “And also with you .”

– We have one offering and two collections. The plates are passed for our regular offering and our children pass tin buckets for loose change to support our FPC Food Pantry. We stand for the Doxology after the offering is collected.

– Communion is usually served by our Elders. Communion is open to all who have made a confession of faith and/or who have been baptized.  Communion is served two different ways. Sometimes we serve by coming forward by Intinction. (Just observe, relax and experience the moment). Other times Communion is served while we are seated, first the bread is passed and then the juice, both row by row.

– After worship, we have a time for fellowship with refreshments in the fellowship hall in the basement.

– Spiritual growth opportunities are available for children and adults following fellowship.  Children’s Sunday School is available during the regular school year.