Our guest parking is located in our "upper" parking lot on the northeast corner of our facility. Free extra parking is available on Sunday morning in the parking garage to the north of the church. (Please note the parking lot east of the alley from the church is a pay-to-park lot.) As you will enter the facility under the large portico you will be greeted by a wonderful group of greeters trained to introduce you to our facility and our congregation. As you make your way down the hallway toward the Welcome Center make sure you take in the rich beauty of our historic building's stained glass and artwork, creating a blend of the traditional and contemporary.
At our Welcome Center make sure you grab a cup of our certified fair trade French roasted coffee, ground fresh every Sunday morning. At our Welcome Center you also can find more information about our church, our ministries, our small groups and studies, and how you can best connect with others. Additionally you will notice we are sharing our facility with The Christ Experience, a United Methodist congregation worshipping in Harris Hall. You can find information about our partner congregation here.
As you make your way into our Worship Center you will be welcomed in any manner of clothing. Those with no church experience will feel just as comfortable as those with lots of church experience during our worship service. Children will feel part of the worship experience with a Children's Message by our Pastor, Children's Church for younger children, and activity packets for older children.
Our worship service blends both the modern and traditional into one dynamic event. Our talented worship band leads us in our modern music while our traditional songs are accompanied on our impressive pipe organ. You also won't want to miss out on our special worship services throughout the year during the Christmas and Easter holiday seasons.
Holy Communion is often celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. We invite everyone to join us for communion as we offer an open communion table.
And when it comes to the sermon, you won't find yourself easily bored. Pastor Lesly preaches in a practical, easy-to-understand manner that helps translate the Bible to everyday life. We hope you will join us as we experience God's love and forgiveness at First Church!