Worship

No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome in our church.  May God bless you on your journey, and may God bless the faith communities that have brought you this far.

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.

Arrival

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 (wear slacks and a shirt, or wear a suit or dress if you want to, either is fine), but there is no dress code.

Worship

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 and a children’s corner, followed by scripture lessons and a sermon, followed by a period of prayer, followed by a benediction and a postlude on the organ. We love music, and sing three or four hymns together, and enjoy anthems from the choir (and sometime from the youth choir). Communion is served about once a month, generally the first Sunday of the month, and an informal communion is served immediately after church on the third Sunday of the month.

Sunday school

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 corner, and then go their Sunday school classes for the last 45 minutes 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.

Coffee hour

Finally, after church, 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 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 surprised they were to be greeted and absorbed into the congregation during coffee hour. But feel free to walk up to anyone and say “hi” yourself.

See you soon…

We are looking forward to meeting you.  In the meantime, you might be interested in a new pamphlet by the United Church of Christ answering common questions about joining the church.