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Here are some things you might want to know before your first visit

VISITOR FAQs

 What time is worship?

We worship together every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. on Facebook Live.  We have resumed on-site services for low-risk individual Special services are held throughout the year for holy days, healing, and prayer.

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. A parking garage is located a few blocks away on Lincoln and 2nd St. There is a wheelchair ramp on the east side of the building.

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.

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. Nursery care is provided for infants and young children. Older children help lead in worship as acolytes. 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.

What do you believe about...?

You'll find folks at 1st on 4th who believe differently about a variety of things. We believe the love of God is expansive and inclusive, and we are all on a journey of hopeful discovery. No matter what theological or political beliefs you hold, you'll find our sermons to be both challenging and uplifting, and you'll be welcomed into compelling conversations. If you'd like to know more about the denominational theology of the PC(USA), please follow the links in the next section. 

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.

What is the Presbyterian Church (USA)? 

Founded in 1983 in the merger of two Presbyterian denominations, The PC(USA) is the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States. You can learn more about Presbyterian beliefs and practices by exploring the PC(USA) website or Facebook page.