Visiting a church for the first time can be daunting. First Church aims to extend God’s extravagant welcome to all who pass through our doors. We mean it when we say: “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”
We hope this page will help you with the basics of what you can expect when you visit in person on Sunday. If you have any additional questions, please contact us.
9am Celebrate Worship
We gather each Sunday for our in person Celebrate service in a casual atmosphere – jeans, coffee, and tea – for a briefer and less formal worship service in our Upper Room. The music for this service is contemporary Christian music offered by our praise band. The Celebrate service is ideal for all ages, including families with children who can enjoy a special area with toys and crafts in the rear of the worship space.
11am Festival Worship
Our later Festival worship service is a classic hour-long Sunday liturgy, with an uplifting message and hymns that are led on our Casavant Frères organ. We are joined every Sunday (Fall to Spring) by our Chancel Choir and once per month by our Handbell Choir. This service welcomes attendees of all ages, features a message for our youngest, and an opportunity for children to leave for part of the service for Faith Adventure activities in our Education Wing. This service can be attended in person or online on our YouTube channel.
Childcare is available during services for children ages 6 months to 4 years. Learn More >>
We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion each week at our Celebrate service and on the first Sunday of every month at the Festival service. Everyone is welcome to participate!
Accessibility & Parking/Directions
Our facility is fully accessible with an ADA entrance at the Chapel, ADA restrooms, and an elevator to the Upper Room and accessible seating areas both at the front and rear of the Meetinghouse. We have plenty of free parking available on South Union Street with the lot closest to the church reserved for first time visitors and those with limited mobility. For detailed information, click here.