A PLACE TO
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WELCOME TO FIRST CHURCH
Our goal here at First Church is to pursue God's mission for His followers—that is, we seek to share Jesus and serve Him according to Scripture. We want our community, families, friends, and everyone else to know Jesus and His freedom, redemption, and salvation that comes from Him only. We strive to live biblically centered lives, to encourage the gifts of each member of our church family, to dedicate everything in our lives to Him, and of course to share God's love and grace. First Church is a place where all of us can belong.
ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
WHAT TO EXPECT
We sincerely pray that visiting our church is a welcoming and enjoyable experience for you and your whole family. Once in our parking lot, you'll see the large north-facing entryway. Walk in there and you will be greeted, given a bulletin, have access to all our information, and get readily available coffee! We will lead you into the sanctuary and help you find a seat wherever you'd like.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We welcome you to our church family regardless of dress, and our members have no prejudice when it comes to clothing. Some of us wear sandals, shorts, and t-shirts, while others of us wear ties, jackets, etc. We want you however you are comfortable!
WHAT IS A SUNDAY MORNING LIKE?
First Church typically has 175-200 worshipers on any given Sunday. While most are from the Tri-Cities areas, we vary greatly in age, socio-economic class, and skillsets.
We have a wonderfully mixed worship style. While we keep up with contemporary worship, we never fail to include timeless favorites and songs. All our voices are heard, and we love being a place where anyone can worship how they are comfortable doing so.
IS THERE A PLACE FOR MY WHOLE FAMILY?
First Church provides a place to belong for any age that comes through our doors. For younger children, we have a lot during and after the service! Children ages 0 - 2 are invited into our nursery area. There is a children’s message: children from 3 years old – 5th grade are invited to come to the front of the church for a brief message related to the sermon that day which is told in a way that they can understand and apply to their lives. Many of the children in our congregation participate in our worship services as readers, praise team members, greeters, ushers, and in collecting the offering.
We also have Children's worship during the service! During the morning worship services, children (3 years – 1st grade) are invited to a worship service of their own with age-appropriate materials and songs.
There is also Sunday school (after the service) for children from 2nd – 5th grade. The children participate in various activities including group Bible story time, crafts, games, prayer, snacks and Bible lessons with children in their age group. Middle and high schoolers also have Sunday school following the service.
WHAT ABOUT OUTSIDE OF SUNDAY MORNINGS?
We have loads of ministries, service opportunities, and places to belong outside of Sunday morning. There are activities and people present almost every day of the year. Click on any button below to find out more about our church outside of Sunday mornings.