… MY FIRST TIME AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH?
We know it can be a little unnerving to step into something new, especially when you're not exactly sure about the way things work. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about FPC to give you a snapshot of what our church 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 our whole lives. Our attenders span all different ages and backgrounds. Everyone is welcome.
WHEN IS YOUR SERVICE?
Each Sunday morning we gather at 9:30 am for a convergent worship experience employing both traditional and contemporary elements brought together with the sole purpose of honoring and praising God.
HOW LONG WILL THE SERVICE LAST?
Our worship service is typically about an hour long.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? First and foremost come as you are. 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 together with the TV monitors, gives all the information you need to follow along and participate as you feel comfortable. We ask you to sign the Connection 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 our Covenant Partners (members), so if you do not wish to contribute, just let the plate 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, however there is a nursery available for babies and young toddlers. We also offer a Children’s Worship program for which children Pre-school through 3rd grade leave early in the service to spend time in God’s Word at an age appropriate level.