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  • Is there anything for my children to do during the worship service?
    Absolutely!  And they will love it!  We know the importance of having children in worship AND we know that a “little goes a long way” for young children.  In all of our worship services, children start with parents (nursery is available for infants and toddlers) and then children (pre-school through 5th grade) are invited to leave with adult leaders to an age-appropriate time of songs/teaching/crafts in our Kidz Community area in the lower level of the church. Kids are picked up by their parents in the lower level following the close of the service. 
     
    OR if you would prefer to keep your children with you, we also have a “family friendly” section for you in the Sanctuary (8:25am and 10:05am).  ALIVE worship at 11:25am is always a relaxed setting ready for children at any time. 
     
    And at any time, if you choose, our nursery provides child care for infants up to 2 years of age.
     
  • What can I expect to experience during a worship service?
    While different services use different styles, it is our prayer that all will experience a connection with the Living God in any worship setting at First Church.
     
    Traditional (8:25am and 10:05am in the Sanctuary):
    o Stained glass windows & seating in padded pews – or chair seating in the adjacent “East Room” – also an area for Family Section with young children
    o Passionate worship led by our choir
    o Great music with a mix of piano, organ, instrumentalists, hymns, soloists and more
    o A time of sharing when we collect items for the Food Pantry
    o Biblically based, grace filled message- focused for today
     
    ALIVE! (11:25am in Fellowship Hall):
    o Relaxed atmosphere with seating around tables or in rows (your choice) – coffee and snacks available from the Tower Café
    o Passionate worship led by our ALIVE Band
    o Great contemporary music (top Christian radio charts)
    o A time of sharing when we collect items for the Food Pantry
    o Biblically based, grace filled message- focused for today
     
     
  • What should I wear?
    Traditional worship (8:25am or 10:05am in the Sanctuary):  Not many wear a “suit” to worship these days, and there is no expected “dress code.”  Others will be wearing dress pants, polo shirts, skirts, or dresses… more casual in the summer. 
     
    ALIVE worship (11:25am in Fellowship Hall):  Casual is the word for this service.  Jeans, shorts, comfortable clothes are the normal attire.  Again, you are more important to us than what you’re wearing.
     
     
  • What time should I arrive for worship?
    Some worshippers begin to arrive 10-15 minutes before our worship times (8:25am, 10:05am, or 11:25am) and greeters are in place during those times.  BUT, many others come in right on time or even after the service begins.  You are welcome ANY time.
  • When is communion offered? And can I receive communion as a visitor?
    ALL who seek to be in communion with Christ are welcome to receive communion when it is offered.  You need not be a member of this church or any church, but simply desire to receive from the grace of Jesus Christ.  Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday in our chapel at 9:30am and in our worship services most of the first Sundays of the month.