What to Expect

When do you meet?

Worship is on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

What should I wear?

Wear whatever makes you comfortable. Depending on the weather, you will see everything from shorts, T-shirts, and casual wear up to suits and dresses. Whatever you choose to wear, you will fit in just fine!

Where do I park?

We have ample parking at First Presbyterian, and if needed we can use the lot of the Newark Country Club next door. Click here for directions via Google Maps.

How long are the worship services?

Worship services usually last about an hour, but plan on more time for fellowship afterwards!

Where do my children go during the worship service?

All children may attend any worship service with their parents, though our children’s ministry does provide childcare for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Children initially come to the sanctuary, then are dismissed to Sunday School after the children’s message time with the pastor. Per our Child Safety Policy, parents register their children the first time they visit, and accompany their children up through 5th grade to their classes. We want to make sure they feel comfortable and secure!

What will the worship service be like?

Friendly! The service begins as you enter the Sanctuary and prepare your hearts and minds for worship by greeting, sharing, and laughing with one another.

What will the music be like?

Beautiful! We have a combined service with our Chancel Choir, Praise Team, and organist working together to provide worship music drawn from a variety of genres: traditional hymns, choral anthems, and contemporary Christian songs.

What about Communion?

We have Communion once a month on the first Sunday. Everyone is welcome at Christ’s table! All baptized men, women, and children are invited to celebrate the sacrament.

Want to know more about First Presbyterian?

Please speak with any usher or the pastor. They will be glad to discuss First Presbyterian with you. Also, please call any of our staff during the week. They are here to help us all grow in our faith! We also have some literature about our church in our sanctuary.