NOTE: New Worship Gathering Times beginning Sunday, June 2, 2019
Beginning on Sunday, June 2, our gatherings at First Friends Church will look a little different. Our current two gatherings (8:30 & 11:00am) will be consolidated into one worship gathering at 10:30am called our Celebration Service. Musical worship will be led by the praise team and will regularly feature special music by the choir, bell choir, or other musicians or groups. Nursery care (infants-K) and Kid Connection (1st-6th) will be provided.
Children’s Sunday School and ABF (Adult Bible Fellowship) will precede the Celebration Service at 9:30am.
Simplicity Service – We will also be offering a simplified worship gathering at 8:00am in the chapel, which will consist of scaled-back worship and the morning’s sermon. Nursery/child care will not be provided during this gathering.
Sunday Worship Gatherings (Through May 26, 2019)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. On a typical Sunday morning at First Friends Church, we have two identical services (8:30am and 11:00am) and a time in between for Children’s Sunday School and Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF) classes. To learn more about what to expect musically on Sunday Mornings, you can find more information on the Music Ministries page. After the 8:30 service (just before Sunday School), there are always coffee, cappuccinos, and light snack items available for all to enjoy. Finally, we have an 11:00 service during which our kids in grades 1-6 are invited to attend Kid Connection. They will typically be dismissed from the main service just prior to the sermon.
During the 8:30 service, our nursery is available for infants and toddlers.
During the 9:45 ABF/Sunday School hour, our nursery remains open for infants and toddlers while Sunday School is provided for all remaining children.
During the 11:00 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 the 11:00 service.
Sunday Morning Schedule
8:30 – 9:30 | Worship Gathering | Nursery and child care for infants and toddlers only
9:30 – 9:45 | Coffee Fellowship
9:45 – 10:45 | Sunday School & ABFs | Nursery and child care available for all ages
11:00 – 12:00 | Worship Gathering | Nursery and child care available for all ages with Kid Connection for 1st-6th graders