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Welcome to Faith United Presbyterian Church!

 

We invite you to worship with us at Faith United Presbyterian Church on Sunday mornings. Below are some frequently asked questions & answers about Faith Church.

Please check  around our website for details about other activities happening at the church:  Bible study, small group activities, youth and children’s activities, quilting & knitting groups, men’s prayer breakfast, dart ball, family fun nights, special events and more.  Some activities are on a weekly or monthly basis while other events are annual or crop up when we get a good idea!

 

What time is the Sunday service?

Sunday Morning Worship Service is at 11:00 AM (10:00 AM during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day). You will be greeted at the door by an usher who will hand you a bulletin.  The bulletin outlines what happens in the worship service and also lets you know what’s going on during the week at Faith.

Come early to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and refreshments in our “Gathering Area” right outside the sanctuary.  We believe that enjoying each other's company is an important part of worship and spiritual growth.  

 

What is the worship service like?

Our morning worship is a mix of traditional and contemporary elements that work together to focus us on God.  We gather before God in music and prayer.  We hear the Word of God in Scripture and sermon.  We respond to God by celebrating the sacraments, giving of ourselves to God and to each other, and committing to work for good in our community. 

Sermons are based on the Revised Common Lectionary, which means that the pastor preaches from all portions of the Scriptures -- Old and New Testament -- in an orderly way.  This kind of preaching ensures that the congregation gets to hear the "whole counsel of God" and benefits from the cumulative impact of connected messages.

Our choir promotes worship for all by experimenting with various genres.  Children, soloists, and guest performers are frequent contributors to our musical worship.   

Children are always welcome in the sanctuary.   Church is a family and there is a place for all ages -- seniors, adults, juniors, children, and babies. 

 

Do you offer Sunday School Classes (Christian Education)?

Yes. We have three Sunday morning options.  These classess meet September through June at 10AM.

1.  Intergenerational Sunday School.  This class is for all ages to learn together.  Part teaching and part activity based, this class promotes learning and relationships.     

2.  Bible Study for adults. 

3.  Pre-School Sunday School is offered for our very young children.

 

How do I /we dress for worship?

You will see a spectrum of attire at Faith Church.  However you choose to dress, we hope that your attire will reflect your intention to worship God and be a vital member of the congregation. 

 

Is there anything special for young children during the worship service?

Early on during the worship service, children are invited up front for a “Time With Young Disciples”.  This is a brief time with the pastor that includes a lesson and prayer.

Young children staying through the service are welcome to borrow an ‘activity bag’ to use during worship. The bags are located on a table in the “gathering space” next to the nursery room (to your right as you enter the church on the top level of the building).

 

Is there childcare during the service?

Yes.  We have a nursery room for children up to age 5-6. It is right outside the sanctuary and is staffed by a professional childworker.

 

How accessible is the church?

Our building is completely accessible and modern.  Both levels of our building can be entered without climbing stairs.  Inside the church we have an elevator.  There are several handicapped parking spaces in both the upper and lower parking areas.  Sound and lighting are excellent throughout the building.

 

Where should I park?

Other than several handicapped parking spaces in each parking area, there are no special parking spaces.  Park where you like.  We have two paved lots: one in front of the church building and one behind the building.

 

What is the building lay-out like? (Where are things located?)

Our building is new and modern.  The sanctuary and a large, open “Gathering Area” (where we hold our popular coffee hour prior to the worship service) are on the upper level.  Restrooms and the nursery are also on this level and they are clearly marked.

Our lower level is accessed from the lower parking lot. Right inside the back doors, you can either take the stairs up to the sanctuary or use the elevator (through double doors and to the left).  The lower level houses a large social hall, the pastor’s study, staff offices, kitchen and restrooms.

 

Other Questions?

Please feel free to call the church office: 724-225-2110 or email: faithupchurch@faithupchurch.org

Thanks for visiting our website and we hope to see you soon!