Getting to the church
See our directions for getting to church. You can get to the church easily by foot, by car, by bus, and by T then bus. There is plenty of free parking on the street around the church.
The service begins at 10:00am on Sunday morning, but many people arrive early to visit with friends near the entry or to listen to the prelude in the sanctuary.
When you arrive, you will be greeted by members of the congregation standing near the front door who have volunteered to welcome members and visitors. Feel free to introduce yourself as a visitor to one of the greeters, and feel free to ask to be introduced to members of the congregation. The greeters will be happy to introduce you to someone who can tell you about the church and answer your questions.
You can wear whatever makes you comfortable to church. Most people dress in a neat, informal fashion (slacks and a shirt, or a suit or dress if you want to, either is fine); there is no dress code.
The worship service generally lasts from 10am to 11am on Sunday morning. The service usually opens with prelude on the organ and a moment of reflection, followed by a period of members greeting each other. Worship includes a children’s time, an opportunity to pray together (you may request prayers out loud or in writing), followed by scripture readings and a sermon that wrestles with what the scripture means for us today.
We end with a blessing and a postlude on the organ. We love music; during worship we sing two to three hymns together and enjoy anthems from the choir and, on third Sundays, from the youth choir. Communion is served the first Sunday of the month, and an informal communion is served immediately after church on the third Sunday of the month. All are welcome to participate in communion.
Sunday school for children is available during the service. We invite children to attend the entire service, but most children stay through the children’s time, then go their Sunday school classes for the last 45 minutes of the service. On first Sundays children are invited to participate in communion; they start the service downstairs in Sunday school and come up as a group in time for communion at the end of the service.
We do not currently have Sunday school for adults, but we do have many groups for adults and their spiritual life and growth. The most popular are the Bible Study group and the PACC Men group, along with the choir for the musically inclined.
Following worship, we gather in the fellowship hall for coffee hour until shortly after noon. We love to eat, and we are blessed with a hospitality committee that works tirelessly to make the coffee hour a wonderful time. We also love to talk, and many people find the coffee hour one of the most rewarding aspects of church life. Visitors and new members have commented on how great it felt to be welcomed into the congregation during coffee hour. Feel free to walk up to anyone introduce yourself!