Sunday Gatherings at First
We recognize that we are a church community with a long history, as well as a church community which gathers in an older but incredibly beautiful building.
We are focused on being a church which doesn’t live in the past but looks to it, lives in the present, and moves to the future. Part of this thinking is in our approach to our Sunday morning gatherings.
We offer two different Sunday morning gatherings, with two different styles, as an option for people and families who are looking for a connection to God and to others in community which reflects their personal choices to worship and grow in Him. Both these gatherings meet at 10:30am in different areas of our building.
What is the Contemporary Gathering Like?
Our contemporary gathering has a very relaxed feel to it. When you enter the room you can grab a coffee, tea, other drink, and a simple snack at our Cafe (of course everything is free of charge). From there you can choose to sit at one of our cafe tables or in one of our rows of padded seats.
Come dressed up or dressed down. Whatever makes you comfortable. Most people will be in relaxed, casual clothing.
What happens at our Contemporary Gathering can change from week to week but usually includes worship, learning from God’s Word, and sharing in our individual and community journey together. Sometimes things are simple. Other times we get a little more creative. Sometimes the room is set up normally. Other times it’s all changed up. Sometimes we might sing more. Other times we might sing very little.
It’s a flexible and change-oriented gathering with the key focus being on community with God and community with each other.
Usually between an hour to an hour and a half.
On the last Sunday of the month our Contemporary Gathering includes a “Stay & Chat” lunch time. Pot-luck style but don’t let that stop you from staying if you can’t bring anything. Stay for 10minutes or stay for an hour.
Where is it located?
The Contemporary Gathering is held in our gym - located in what we call our C.E. Building (Christian Education Building). One of our Connection Team members will be happy to guide you there.
WHAT IS THE THE TRADITIONAL GATHERING LIKE?
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