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Every service includes a Time for Children, in which a short, age appropriate message is given as the children gather at the front of the sanctuary. Following Time for Children, children pre-K (potty-trained) through 1st grade are invited to Children & Worship in the Multi-Purpose Room where parents can meet them after worship. Children 2nd grade and higher are welcome to remain in worship. There are worship bags in the Narthex with activities for them.
The third Sunday of the month is our Intergenerational Service. Children and youth will be the featured worship leaders. This is a particularly good service to invite friends and neighbors with children – or those who miss having children in their lives.
9:15am Christian Education (resumes in September)
10:30am Worship service in the sanctuary
11:30am Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall
We have a number of special services throughout the church year:
As you enter the church you will be welcomed by our greeters, and ushers will guide you to the sanctuary and provide you with worship bulletins. The worship service starts at 10:30am and usually lasts about an hour.
Worship begins as the people gather. In worship we acknowledge God present in the world and in our lives, and we are transformed and renewed. Worship is an activity in which members care for each other and the quality of their lives inside and outside the church.
Worship is the center of our life together, a relationship with God, individual and community. We have an energetic worship service–relaxed, comfortable and informal at times.
Scripture readings are guided by the seasons of the church year and conditions in the world, and sermons present the gospel with simplicity and clarity.
We are an Intergenerational community of faith–people from diverse backgrounds. We are deliberately flexible in our style of worship, using inclusive language in order to live our love of God and neighbor with the most open vision in worship.
Prayer is at the heart of worship, and may be spoken, sung, or offered in silence. It is an opening of the self to God, receiving and responding, speaking and listening, waiting and acting in the presence of God. During the service the congregation has the opportunity to offer up prayers of joy and concern.
The sanctuary facilitates ease of gathering and generates a sense of community. Through spoken word, art and music ministries, the richness of color, form and sound is brought into the act of worship, uniting the congregation and engaging the whole self. The Sanctuary choir, Bell Choir, Praise Band Kids Choir focus on the theme of the day.
Loving, professional care for infants and toddlers is provided in our nursery during worship services.
The congregation is bound together in communion with one another, united in relationships, contributing their strengths to the benefit of the whole. Communion is served the first Sunday of each month. All are invited to participate.
Our congregation participates in each baptism by affirming and welcoming each new member in the sacrament of Baptism. In Baptism, Christians receive new life in Christ, and adoption into the covenant family of the Church. First Presbyterian, in the Reformed tradition, understands Baptism as a sign of the real presence and power of Christ in the Church.