Worship


Worshipfrom balcony

Worship plays a central role in the life of First Church.  Our faith community worships together each Sunday at 10:30 a.m..  Our service is centered on the liturgical pattern of Word and Table, an approach that helps us experience the mystery of God’s saving love and helps us apply that love in today’s world.  We invite you to visit First Church and experience worship for yourself.


Services

We gather for worship is at 10:30 a.m. all year.  Our typical pattern includes worship in the sanctuary from September to early June and in air-conditioned Tittle Chapel during the summer months.

Virtual Worship Services

Worship is streamed each week via YouTube and Facebook on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

September 20 Worship Bulletin is here.

Saturday In-Person Worship 

On Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. we offer a brief, 30-minute worship service that is recorded for Sunday’s streamed Virtual Worship service.  This Saturday In-Person service includes music (but no sung hymns), the sermons, prayers, and other spoken parts of worship.  Click here for additional details and to make a reservation.

Community Prayer Gathering

On Rally Day, Sept. 13, our weekly Prayer Meeting will shift in theme and location.
Our new location is Lunt Park, on the corner of Church St. and Judson Ave.  Our new theme is Community Prayer Gathering.  We will invite all our neighbors to gather together on Sundays 9:00-9:30 a.m. for a simple time of Welcome, Music and Benediction.
When we gather, weather permitting, persons will be welcome to park along the street and remain in their vehicles or bring a lawn chair and sit in the park.

In the event the Prayer Meeting is cancelled due to weather or emergency, look for an email or check the church website or Facebook page; we’ll post an update by 8:15 a.m. that morning.

Worship in the Park  (summer 2020 cancelled)

Worship in the Park (WIP) is an informal, come-as-you-are summer worship service at 9:00 a.m. in Lunt Park, just a block away. During WIP, children are invited to participate in W.O.W. (Worship Our Way) to explore the day’s message through hands-on activities in another part of the park.

Communion

We celebrate communion monthly during 10:30 a.m. worship and at Worship in the Park and on other liturgical holidays. For those who wish to receive communion weekly, on the other Sundays we offer a brief service at 11:45 a.m. in Tittle Chapel.

In addition to Sunday worship and the weekly communion services, First Church offers weekday worship on Ash Wednesday and during Holy Week.