… MY FIRST TIME AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH?
We know it can be a little unnerving to step into a new thing, especially when you're not exactly sure about the way things work. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the church to give you a snapshot of what FPC looks like week to week. We hope this helps to address the issues that matter to you.
WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE MAKE UP FPCMH?
What you'll find when you attend FPC, is a faith community that strives to make our relationship with Jesus Christ central to who we are and what we do. Practically speaking, that means the some of us are just checking out Christianity for the first time, while others have been in church their whole lives. Our attenders span all different ages and backgrounds. Everyone is welcome.
WHEN ARE YOUR SERVICES?
From the week after Labor Day through mid-June we offer two Sunday morning worship services: an 8:30 am Contemporary Worship with band, and an 11:00 am Traditional Worship accompanied by organ. Between the two services we have an education hour at 10:00 am for all ages.
From mid-June through Labor Day we offer a combined worship service at 10:00, with light refreshments following the service. There is no education hour during the summer months.
HOW LONG WILL THE SERVICE LAST?
Our worship services typically are about an hour long.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
First and foremost come as you are. But, if you're wondering how most people around here dress, it's pretty broad. At the traditional service, a lot of men wear khakis and a polo or button up shirt, and some also wear jackets. Ladies wear pants, skirts, and dresses. At the Contemporary service, men wear pants, jeans, polos, t-shirts, basically anything! Ladies wear jeans, pants, skirts, dresses.
We encourage you to dress in whatever way makes you feel comfortable. Most importantly though we look forward to seeing you, not what you're wearing!
WILL I NEED TO SAY, SIGN OR GIVE ANYTHING?
We want you to feel as welcome as possible. The order of worship is printed in the program you receive when you enter, and gives all the information you need to follow along and to participate as you feel comfortable. We ask you to sign the Communication Card inserted in your bulletin to help us begin to get to know you.
An offering is received in every service as an act of worship and thanksgiving to God. We believe that the finances of the church are the responsibility of the church members, so if you do not wish to contribute, just let the offering pass by.
WHAT ABOUT MY CHILDREN?
Do they come into the service with me, or is there something going on just for them? Children are welcome in the worship service. There is a nursery for babies at all services. We also offer a Children’s Worship program in which the children (Pre-school through 3rd grade) leave part way through the service to continue spending time in God’s Word at an age appropriate level.