Frequently Asked Questions

What time is worship service?


Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, followed by a time of fellowship. Several faith development opportunities are also available on Sunday mornings after fellowship, including a Bible study and a rotating series of discussions centered on a book or video. See our Worship page for more information about what to expect during worship services.




What do Presbyterians believe?


We're a member of PC-USA. The Presbyterian denomination is a form of Christianity democratically organied to embrace the faith common to all Christians. For inspiration and guidance, Presbyterians have two main sources: the Bible as an inspired record of the revelation of God to all, and creeds and confessions which are statements of doctrine expessing the beliefs of a congregation. Presbyterians recognize two sacraments: Baptism and Communion.




Are there opportunities to get involved at First Presbyterian?


Yes! There are many opportunities, including singing in the choir, joining a small group organized around people's interests (click here for more information), or attending a Sunday morning class.




How do I become a member of First Presbyterian?


Interested in becoming a member (or simply want to know more about what it would mean to unite with this church in membership)? Please speak with Pastor Kerry or any of the Elders. The Membership Ministry of the church will offer a class on Sunday September 22 from 1:00-3:00 pm about membership. You can unite with this church through Affirmation of Faith (and Baptism, if necessary – for those who have never formally united with a church); through Reaffirmation of Faith (for those who have at one time united with a church, but who are no longer active members); and by Letter of Transfer (for those who are active in another congregation).




What does it mean to be a More Light congregation?


As a member of More Light Presbyterians, we believe in a God of abundance. Therefore we are called to be hope evangelists to build a church that reflects God’s heart. More Light Presbyterians work toward the full participation of LGBTQIA+ people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – and in society.





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