Worship

 

Worship is at the heart of our life together. We are home to a welcoming spirit, glorious music, and lively and thoughtful sermons. All are welcome.


Come Worship with Us | Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Worship is at the heart of our life together. As a community of faith, we gather in the Sanctuary every Sunday morning to engage with Scripture as it is read, sung, and proclaimed, to offer prayers, to sing our praises to God, and to prepare ourselves to be servants of Christ in the world beyond the church doors. During this time in which in person worship is not possible, we invite you to our live streamed services which are available every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on YouTube, Facebook, and BoxCast.  

Our traditional Reformed Presbyterian liturgy reflects such movement as it speaks of “gathering, hearing the Word, responding to the Word, and sending.” At First Church, we strive for a gracious and inclusive liturgy, meaningful and thought-provoking sermons relating to issues and challenges in modern discipleship, and music that evokes wonder and praise. The worship style we embrace is one that might be called “lively traditional.”

If you visit with us on a Sunday, you will find a sanctuary that is architecturally beautiful, where a sense of the Holy is present, and a congregation that is diverse and engaged. We celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper the first Sunday of every month and on significant liturgical days in the Church calendar. We offer infant and adult Baptism each month as well.


Children in Worship

FPC has outstanding ministries for children and youth. From infancy to adolescence, there is a way for everyone to connect. Children are always welcome in worship. During the service, a children’s prayer is offered which typically includes various creative forms of prayer from call and response, call and repeat, children praying their own prayers, and contemplative prayers for children to pray along with. When we have in person worship, children are offered “pew boxes” which include a children’s bulletin, coloring pages, supplies, games, and Bibles. These pew boxes allow for children to learn about all the elements of worship. 

Skilled professional childcare is also available for children under three years every Sunday morning year-round during the worship service and adult education programs when we meet in person.