We know that visiting a church for the first time can be overwhelming. But we promise we won’t make it weird! You’ll find a relaxed, casual atmosphere with genuinely warm and friendly people at First Church. You will be met at the door by greeters who hand out name tags and get new folks oriented. Ushers hand you a bulletin (an order of the worship service). The service begins with prayer, reflection and a hymn. A time is reserved for our minister to speak directly with the children. Scripture readings and an engaging, relevant, sometimes funny and occasionally irreverent sermon are followed by prayers of the people, the occasional beautiful ritual, more hymns, and the weekly offering. We end with prayer and a final hymn. Services usually last about an hour.
What if I have kids?
Children and babies of all ages are ALWAYS welcome to worship with their caregivers, and all ages are encouraged to worship together. When not in a pandemic, we provide safe and loving childcare for babies, toddlers and young children during our worship time in our Kinderwatch room every Sunday.
Can I join the choir?
When not in a pandemic, First Church has active Adult, Contemporary, and Bell Choirs and provides an opportunity for musicians to nurture their artistic expression and they are guided to do so in ways that enhance their abilities. All ages and all genres of music are honored and appreciated at First Church.