What time are your services?
We have three worship services on Sunday morning. A traditional website service (First Light) in the Chapel at 8:30 am, a contemporary service (First Word) at 9:00 am in the Cokesbury Center, and another traditional service (First Tradition) at 11:00 am in our historic Sanctuary. Click here for more information on our services.
How do I get to the church?
Where do I park?
While we are a downtown congregation, we have plenty of parking on Sunday morning. Park in any of our various parking lots on Center Street and walk on in.
Who do I contact?
Do you want information about reserving the church for a wedding, wondering who to call to get on the prayer list, or want get on the waiting list for the Child Development Center? Find the answers to these questions and more on our 'Who do I Call Page.'
What is the service like?
We have a service for everyone! First Light in Chapel at 8:30 am is for early risers who enjoy a traditional but personal worship experience. First Word in the Cokesbury Center at 9:00 am is our contemporary service for those that like more rock n’ roll when they worship. First Tradition at 11:00 am is our classic worship experience in our historic sanctuary.
What should I wear?
God loves us just that way we are, and so does First Church. You are welcome to come as you are to any of our services, and you are likely to see just about everything. Although you might see more heels and ties in our traditional services, you are just as likely to see a few pairs of jeans or two!
What if I have children?
Worshipping as a family helps children witness their whole family giving itself to God. Bringing young children to worship may not always be easy, but it is an essential part of their growth in Christ. Our satisfaction comes in later years when we see them stand in the midst of the church with a strong faith of their own.
As you look around the sanctuary, you will see that young children are very much a part of our worshipping community. We believe that they should be recognized as members of the community of faith and that, like ourselves, they learn by doing. In order to assist you in the gradual assimilation of your child into the worship experience, nursery worship care is available during all worship services (ask an usher if you need assistance or directions.) During First Word worship, we offer a family friendly environment complete with rocking chairs, toys, books, and simple snacks for your family’s convenience.
What about Sunday School?
Our Sunday School hour is from 9:45 until 10:45. We offer Sunday School for children ages 3 years and up! Visit our Children’s section to find out more. Youth (7th-12th grade) meet in the Youth Studio. Visit our Youth Page to find out more. First offers many different adults classes! Click here to view the our current classes