What to Expect

We hope that you will feel welcome to join us in worship, mission, prayer, and life at First Presbyterian Church. Here are a few things to know as you come to worship with us.  If you still have some questions, please contact Pastor Roula Alkhouri at [email protected]

How should I dress?
We are interested in your spiritual journey and not in how you look.  You will find that our church community is comfortable dressing in many different ways.  You will find some people dressed in jeans and t-shirts, while others wear their Sunday best, and everything in between.  We welcome you to dress however you feel most comfortable.

Where should I park and where do I enter the building?
When you first arrive at our church, you will want to park in the parking lot.  Sometimes our parking lot is full, but there is plenty of street parking and nearby parking lots. There are several entrances to the church. There are three entrances on Main and Liberty Streets.  There is a handicap accessible entrance from the parking lot. This is the entrance that is open during the week.

What is the worship service like?
Our worship is designed to help us connect with the divine presence in our lives.  We do that through words, music, silence, prayer, scripture reading, and preaching.  We share periodically in communion where all are invited to participate in remembering and proclaiming Christ’s love for us.  After the service, we gather in the Fellowship Hall for light refreshments.  A normal Sunday service usually lasts about an hour.

Are there any classes for my children during the service?
Yes, during the school year, elementary age children are invited to classes that are designed for them.  During the summer, our worship schedule changes to 10:00 a.m. and we don’t offer children’s programs.  But children are welcome to use the materials found in our worship bags to draw or create art during worship.