Visiting for the first time?
At First Presbyterian Church you can expect to feel welcome. Our congregation has a wonderful reputation for welcoming visitors. We hope you will visit and get to know us! We offer two traditional worship services, September through May, one at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel and the other at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The 11:00 a.m. service includes our choir. Sunday School is offered for all ages from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Our summer worship schedule offers one worship service at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary and will begin on June 4.
Nursery – Child Care rooms are located in the Education Building and are available during both morning worship services. The crib nursery is opposite the chapel and for children under age two and the toddler nursery, for ages two and three, is in room 144.
Children – Following the Word for Children, all who have come forward are invited to the “Wonders of Worship (WOW)” room (145) for re-enforcing worship activities and role play. Children will return after the sermon to sit with their families for the offering, dedication, closing hymn, and benediction. This program is an effort by the Christian Education committee to be intentional about raising children in the faith who understand our worship tradition and feel comfortable in corporate worship with their family. It is an effort to inspire all ages to say, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.'”
Youth – THE POINT! This energetic contemporary youth worship service with cool music and interactive sermons is usually held on the second and third Sundays of each month, September through May. As the “Word for Children” is announced at the 11:00 a.m service youth exit the rear of the sanctuary. THE POINT is held in the Chapel.
Dress – What you wear to First Presbyterian is really up to you! We want you to be comfortable and feel at home. You will see a variety of clothing styles. Some people like to dress up for Sunday worship, jacket and tie for men, dress, skirt or nice pants for women. Others prefer something a bit more casual. Dress during the summer tends to be more casual than during the rest of the year.
Parking – The Church parking lot is located one half block north of 36th Street between Pacific Avenue and the Princess Anne Country Club tennis courts. Public parking is available on Pacific Avenue as well as 36th Street. Handicapped parking is available directly in front of the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. Also there is a handicapped parking space on the corner of Pacific Avenue and 36th Street. The brick ramp leading to the colonnade offers wheelchair access to the sanctuary and education building.