Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about what a typical Sunday looks like here at First Presbyterian? Browse through our list of FAQs. If we haven't answered your question, don't hesitate to give us a call or submit an email on our "Contact Us" page.

What to expect when I arrive?

There are several ways to enter our building. From the north (facing First St.) there are two sets of stairs to climb with a landing in between, or you will find signs directing you to the east fellowship hall entrance where the elevator/lift is located. Through the double doors you will be standing in our entry way. Greeters will meet you and offer you directions, information and a bulletin. The 185 seat sanctuary is located straight in front of you. A door to the left will take you downstairs to our fellowship hall. Also to the left is a small hallway that connects our entryway to our overflow room (you will find two places to hang your coats in this hallway).

To the immediate right is a handicapped accessible family restroom complete with a diaper changing station.

From the east, you will enter our education wing where classrooms, offices, the nursery, choir room and restrooms are located. At the far end of the hallway, there is a door to the right that enters our fellowship space, recreation area, elevator/lift and kitchen. Entering the education wing from the south (where our handicapped parking is located) into the education wing you can take a right to the rest rooms, offices and nursery or left to the fellowship hall.

The fellowship hall also has its own east enterance that bypasses the education wing completely.

The education wing also offers a north entrance. Once inside you will find the restrooms, nursery and offices to your left or the fellowship hall to the right.

Once inside, you will find folks downstairs enjoying food and fellowship (9:30 am) or seated in pews in the sanctuary catching up with one another. The elevator brings you up into our a large room to the east of the sanctuary known as our overflow room. The Sunday school program gathers here at 8:30 am for their opening services.

You will find clear and informative signage throughout the building to help you get your bearings. Better yet, you will find friendly members willing to greet you and guide you through our facilities.

Parking: Where can I park? How early do I need to arrive?

There is street parking around the church and in the Regions Bank parking lot across the street from the church. We have a small parking lot to the east of the church and handicapped parking behind the church.

Sunday School begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a time for refreshments at 9:30 a. m. (in the fellowship hall/ground level). Worship is at 10:00 a. m. Folks enjoying the time of fellowship start heading up around 9:50 a.m. Others gather a bit earlier in the sanctuary and enjoy catching up with each other before the church service begins.

Dress: What should I wear when I visit?

Come as you are to worship God. Dress is casual and varied at First Presbyterian Church. Some men may wear dress shirts and pants with a tie and sport coat, while others may wear a shirt and jeans. Women wear slacks, dresses, skirts, or jeans. All visitors are welcome.

Childcare: Do you offer childcare?

All ages are welcome to worship with us. To give families options, we provide specialized loving childcare for our youngest ones (ages birth - preschool), utilizing church volunteers. Our primary goal is to make children feel welcome and at home. We want all parents to feel confident and secure knowing that their children are in a safe and happy place. The nursery includes cribs, rocking chairs, age-appropriate toys and books, and a small restroom.


Childcare is available on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. in the nursery (located in the education wing’s lower southeast corner rooms)

Communion: How often is Communion served? Will I have to take part?

Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month. All baptized believers of Jesus may partake. It is not mandatory that you participate in communion.

Length: How long is the service?

The worship service begins at 10:00 am and usually lasts an hour - give or take 10 minutes.

Music: What style of music do you use in your services?

Our service is a blended worship, offering a wide variety of hymns and praise songs. On the last Sunday of the month, the congregation picks the opening music from the hymnal. Portions of the service are projected on the screen for your convenience.

Do I stand, sit, or kneel? What else do I need to know about your service?

During the worship service there are times that the congregation will be invited to stand (those times are marked with an asterick in the bulletin) and times where we sit. No one is obligated to stand.

Communication: Will I need to sign anything? Will I need to introduce myself during the service? Will anyone contact me?

When visitors arrive in the sanctuary, greeters will welcome them and give them a bulletin. Folks may stop and say hello before the service, but visitors are not asked to stand and introduce themselves. A “pew pad” is passed during the offering time, where you may mark that you are a visitor and if you would like further contact from the church/pastor.