We are taking safety precautions due to COVID-19, so currently, we are gathering in the gymnasium for one service beginning at 10:30am, where we can spread out a little further and follow health guidelines that have been laid out for us. Also, we are not yet offering children’s ministries or Sunday School classes. If you are considering joining us in person, you may want to consider these details:
If you are interested, you can read on below to find out what a “normal” Sunday at First Friends Church looks like.
Worship Gathering Times
If you’re new to First Friends or are just considering visiting us on a Sunday morning, then this page will help you figure out what to expect. Our full worship gathering is at 10:30am, called our Celebration Service. Musical worship is led by the praise team and regularly features special music by the choir, bell choir, or other musicians or groups. To learn more about what to expect musically on Sunday Mornings, you can find more information on the Music Ministries page. Nursery care (infants-K) and Kid Connection (1st-6th) are provided. Kids going to Kid Connection are invited to join us for worship and then are typically be dismissed from the gathering just prior to the sermon.
Children’s Sunday School and ABF (Adult Bible Fellowship) precedes the Celebration Service at 9:30am.
Simplicity Service – We also offer a simplified worship gathering at 8:00am in the chapel, which consists of scaled-back worship and the morning’s sermon. Nursery/child care is not provided during this gathering.
During the 9:30 ABF/Sunday School hour, our nursery is open for infants and toddlers while Sunday School is provided for all remaining children.
During the 10:30 Celebration Service, nursery and child care is available for all ages, and is broken up into three groups: infants, toddlers, and PreK/Kindergarden. Children in grades 1-6 are invited to attend Kid Connection during the sermon portion of that gathering.
Sunday Morning Schedule
8:00 – 8:45 | Simplicity Service | No Nursery / child care
9:30 – 10:15 | Sunday School & ABFs | Nursery and child care available for all ages
10:30 – 11:30 | Celebration Service | Nursery and child care available for all ages with Kid Connection for 1st-6th graders