Are you worshipping with us for the first time?
We’re glad you’re interested in joining us! Our faith reminds us, “Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you…” Romans 15:7. At First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach we strive to make you and your family feel welcome as soon as you walk in the door.
Worship at First Presbyterian Church reflects the Reformed Tradition we are rooted within as a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Our 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services are both traditional in order and in music.
8:30 a.m. Service in the Chapel – The outside entrance to the Chapel can be found on the Pacific Avenue side, or come through the main office and down the hall and you will find the Chapel on the left across from the nursery.
9:30 a.m. Fellowship time with donuts, coffee and lemonade are provided in Stanton Hall in between services for people to gather before Sunday School. Stanton Hall is our fellowship hall located near the Chapel.
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages
11:00 a.m. Service in the Sanctuary includes the Choir – The outdoor entrance to the Sanctuary can be found on 36th Street under the steeple.
Summer Schedule 2017 – June 4 – September 10, One Service in the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m.
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.
Wonders of Worship for Children – WOW! This summer families will be participating in their children’s education about our worship service. Worship aids for the family to explore together during the service will be available in the narthex and in the pews so that the family unit can focus on worship together. The Word for Children will also focus on the “Whats” and “Whys” of the worship service. Following the Word for Children, all whose (ages 4 years through rising 3rd grade) who have come forward are invited to the “Wonders of Worship (WOW)” room (145) for re-enforcing worship activities and role play. They will return after the sermon to sit with their families for the offering, dedication, closing hymn, and benediction. Worship Element Explanation
Childcare is available every Sunday for infants and toddlers (through age three) in our professionally-staffed nurseries.
11:15 a.m. The Point, held September through May, in the Chapel on 2nd and 3rd Sundays each month, is a contemporary worship service for our youth 3rd grade and up. This energetic contemporary youth worship service with cool music and interactive sermons will leave you ready to serve God, excited for the week ahead and looking forward to the next Sunday service that’s designed for you! THE POINT is held in the Chapel during the 11:00 service. Youth will exit the back of the sanctuary when the younger children proceed to the front for the Word for Children. Senior youth and adults welcome! For more information contact Jacqui Horton, Director of Christian Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion – Holy Communion is one of two Christian sacraments, the other being baptism. As baptism is the sacrament that initiates the Christian journey of faith, communion sustains us in that journey. In our church, all Christians, whatever their church denomination are invited to participate. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be offered at both services approximately once per month and most often on the first Sunday of each month.
Finally, should you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to ask any of our members, an usher or greeter, or one of the pastors!