For some people, walking into an unfamiliar church building for the first time can be difficult. It is our hope that the following information will be helpful in making your visit with us both positive and meaningful.
A WARM GREETING – As you enter the main door from the large parking lot, the "Gathering Area" will be to your left, where a heartfelt greeting will be given. After all, a heartfelt greeting is part of what makes a church a church. No matter what question you might have, just ask. Our greeters are there to help you get settled and comfortable.
HOT COFFEE – There’s nothing like the smell of good coffee (or tea) to warm you up. A hot-beverage bar is off to one side, with donut holes or other treats available on most Sundays. You are also more then welcome to bring your beverage into the worship area. Also, don't hesitate to get up and refill your cup during the service.
FUN – A casual atmosphere, where friendships can form and relationships deepen. A place that is serious about joy, true joy, the kind of joy that comes from real connection with God and others.
CONVERSATION – Expect to be noticed. Expect people to say something like, “Hi. We haven’t met before. Is this your first visit?” Expect people to reach out to you in love.
WORSHIP – Our worship contains some formal elements such as written prayers and liturgy, but the community is very informal in the way we practice worship. The liturgy, prayers, lyrics of the hymns, and scripture texts are projected on the left wall beside the organ.
PASSING THE PEACE - We enjoy the passing of the peace during worship, and while many people actively roam around shaking hands with each other, not all do so. Feel free to participate according to your comfort level.
CHILDREN - We love the presence of children at First Community Church. We encourage children to express themselves and participate during the service. Some children enjoy dancing during the songs, while others sing along. We also have a brief children's lesson included in the service that we call "Kids' Kerygma," in which children are invited to participate.
ACCESSIBILITY- The entire building meets the code for the Americans With Disabilities Act. Hearing aids are available for those who need them. The font used in the Power Point is 30 point for optimal text visibility.