First United Presbyterian Church
All are welcome to worship at First United Presbyterian!
Our worship life establishes and equips the Church as the body of Christ in the world and is our primary way of witnessing to the faith, hope, and love we have in Jesus Christ.
At First United Presbyterian Church, you can expect to find traditional Reformed worship infused with an eclectic mix of musical styles and other creative elements. The sermons interpret scripture in light of its historical, literary, and cultural contexts while witnessing to the enduring truth and authority of God's Word. In Word and Sacrament, we are nourished, called, and equipped to serve God in the world and share the good news of Jesus Christ in our daily living.
1. What time is worship? We worship together every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Special services are held throughout the year for holy days, healing, and prayer.
2. Where do the children belong? Children are always welcome in worship, and a "prayground" is provided in the fellowship area at the back of the sanctuary for younger, supervised children. On the last Sunday of the month, children participate in "music Sunday." During the sermon, they will join Steve and Jeannie Stuntz downstairs to prepare a musical offering to share with the congregation during the offering. Sunday school is offered weekly for children and youth from 11am-noon downstairs.
3. What should I wear? There is no dress code for worship at First United Presbyterian. Some folks wear their "Sunday best," and others wear jeans and sandals. We believe God loves us as we are, and you should worship in clothing that allows you to authentically praise God, know God, and serve God. Worship is an embodied experience, and you should worship in clothing that expresses your embodiment as a beloved child of God.
4. Where do I park? There are a few spaces reserved for the church behind the building off of Jefferson Ave. Ample street parking is also available on 4th Street and Jefferson Ave.
5. Can I come to worship if I'm not a member? What if I'm not Presbyterian? Everyone is welcome to worship with us. The Presbyterian Church practices "open Communion," meaning you do not have to be Presbyterian, or a member of this church, in order to receive the Sacrament of Communion (celebrated on the first Sunday of the month). Our Lord Jesus Christ is the host at our table, and he invites all who trust in him to come and be fed