Join us for Worship every Sunday at 9:30am

What to Expect on Sunday

We know that attending a new church for the first time can be intimidating. Our hope is that this page will give you a glimpse of what to expect and that you will feel welcomed to come and join us in worship.


Our Sunday morning service begins at 9:30 AM.

As a church, we are committed to worshiping God with reverence and exuberance. Each service is meaningfully prepared to invite the congregation into a dialog with God and his Word that informs our living throughout the rest of the week. In the service, we recognize our brokenness, celebrate God's goodness and dig into what it means to live as the body of Christ in the world. A mix of both historical and contemporary worship practices throughout the service help us to connect the stories of our lives to the larger picture of God's story and his mission in the world.

When you attend a Sunday service, you can expect a warm welcome. Greeters will be available to help you find your way around. Near each of the main doors, silver Connection boards will give you current information about the life of the church and explain how you can get involved in the events that week. After the service an elder will be available up front to meet you, answer any questions or pray with you.

Not sure what to wear? Come as you are. From jeans to ties, you'll find it all at First.

For Families with Children

At First Church, we value worshiping together as an intergenerational body. For this reason, children older than Kindergarten age remain in the sanctuary for the worship service. "Sweet Rewards" activity sheets (found on the tables near the Sanctuary doors) help them to follow along with the sermon in an interactive way. They can fill these out and return them at the end of the service in exchange for a sweet treat!

Children ages 3-Kindergarten are invited to attend a special worship service called Children In Worship which is designed for their comprehension and participation. Each Sunday before the sermon, they exchange a blessing with the congregation and then are dismissed to their worship center downstairs. The children will return accompanied by their teacher to the main service before the closing songs. For children ages 0-3, nursery is available downstairs during both the morning service and the Sunday School hour.

The safety of your children matters to us. Those who work with children are screened and trained to ensure safety. Parents are welcome to join their children in the nursery or Children in Worship.

After the Sunday Service

After the worship service, we invite you to stick around for coffee and conversation in the back of the sanctuary or to join us in a class from 11:00 - noon. We alternate between intergenerational groups and age-specific Sunday School during that hour throughout the year. No matter your age or life stage, there is a place for you here to learn and grow after the worship service.

Throughout the Week

There are many ways to be involved beyond the Sunday Service, including a number of groups that meet throughout the week. If you are looking for adult groups, ministries for children and youth or ways to serve, you can click on the connect or serve tabs for more information. For specific details, contact Director of Faith Formation, Bret Lamsma at You can also fill out a Connect Card, found in the pews, during the service to help us get in touch with you.


Street parking is available on any of the streets surrounding the church. A few spots will be left open for visitors directly in front of the church.