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 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.  However, for the summer of 2021 we will not gather in person for 10:30 a.m. worship.

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

July 25 Virtual Worship bulletin

July 25 Worship in the Park bulletin

Worship in the Park

Worship in the Park (WIP) is an informal, come-as-you-are summer worship service at 9:00 a.m. in Lunt Park on the corner of Church Street and Sheridan Road.  Persons are invited to bring chairs or blankets to sit on. During WIP, children are invited to participate in a pull-out program to explore the day’s message through hands-on activities in another part of the park.  For details and safety protocol for 2021 Worship in the Park, click HERE.

Worship in the Park will never be cancelled. In inclement weather, we will move to the Sanctuary where there is plenty of room for the hundred or so worshippers to spread out comfortably.

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.  (Note: The Tittle Chapel communion service will resume in fall 2021.)

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