Visiting First Church
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and in order to live out Jesus' instruction to love our neighbors, all "in person" events at First Church are suspended until further notice. The church office is open and you may call there for pastoral assistance.
Visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating, it takes courage to visit a new place especially if you do not know what to expect. We hope that you will find this website helpful. Here are a few questions you may have prior to your visit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I park?
We have two parking lots: one is located off 5th Avenue on the west side of the church and one on the east side, just off 12th Street. The 12th Street parking lot is designated handicap parking only on Sunday mornings.
Which door do I enter?
If you are attending the 8:45 service, enter through the door closest to the alley in the 5th Avenue parking lot or the 12th Street handicap door. Both these doors are in the education wing.
If you are attending the 10:45 service, you can use either of the above mentioned doors plus the front door on the west side of the main church building (the portico door) that is accessed via a covered walkway off of 5th Avenue. There will be a sign that that entrance.
Handicap Entrance: The 12th Street entrance is handicap accessible. This entrance leads to the elevator and a handicap restroom. The elevator provides access to the Sunday school rooms and Sanctuary.
Where do young children go during the services?
Children of all ages are welcome in both of our services. We have staffed nurseries for infants and children through age 5 at both services. The nurseries are located on the first floor of the education building across from the Fellowship Hall. We have an electronic paging system in place so parents can be contacted during the service should the need arise.
What do I wear?
You are invited to come dressed however you are most comfortable. Our 8:45 service is more casual than our 10:45 service.