Plan your visit
Visiting a new church doesn’t have to be daunting. After all, we’re all one big family. We’ve put together this resource to serve as a primer for all the things it would be “nice to know” before your visit.
From general visit planning, to child care to basic logistics, this guide will give you everything you need to know.
Sundays @ FPC
Worship: 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:40 a.m.
Fellowship Time: 10:40 a.m. & Following 11 a.m. service
What are FPC’s services like?
We worship in the reformed tradition. Our services follow the traditional order of worship.
We often hear we’re one of the friendliest churches people have experienced. Our services allow you to participate at whatever level you feel comfortable. The total length just about an hour; services where The Lord’s Supper is observed may last a little longer. Afterward, you can grab a cup of coffee, connect with others, or meet our leaders and staff in the Gathering Place.
What are Pastor Bobby’s Sermons like?
Pastor Bobby communicates with a warm, humorous, and personal style. Each Sunday you’ll find his messages are Bible-based, offering practical life guidance rich in wisdom yet easy to understand. Whether you have been following Christ for some time or are curious about what a relationship with God looks like, you’ll feel as if Pastor Bobby is talking to you right in your own living room.
What kind of worship can I expect at FPC?
In worship, we follow an order called The Service for the Lord’s Day. This basic format is the predominant way that Christians around the world have worshiped since the days following Jesus’ resurrection. In fact, the basic order is rooted in the synagogue worship of Jesus’ day. It’s a four-fold pattern that unfolds like a story: (1) the people of God gather, (2) we listen for God to speak, (3) we respond to God’s word, and (4) we depart to serve in God’s world.
What is appropriate to wear in church?
Whatever you normally wear. We are more concerned with meeting you than with what you wear. At First Presbyterian Church, you’ll see nearly every style of clothing, from casual to business professional.
If you have children, one of our greeters will guide you to the appropriate place for child care, Sunday School or where to pick up a Worship Packet designed for young disciples. Our childcare team and Sunday School teachers will welcome your kids with open arms and engage them with Bible-based activities, songs and crafts.
For those with an infant or toddler, you will receive a pager that the nursery team will use should your child need you at any point.
Children of all ages are welcome in worship. We also offer free child care with a nursery for infants through two years old, which seeks to engage with the Bible through play. Our worship services offer a Children’s Moment for children of all ages. At the conclusion of the Children’s Moment, pre-k through 3rd-grade have the option to leave the worship service and be escorted to Children’s Church or stay in the service with their families.
Our church is right in the middle of Georgetown’s historic square. We offer designated visitor parking spaces at the corner of 7th and Church streets. Many of our worshipers park on the square and enjoy the short stroll to our church. The city offers free street parking. If you are coming to visit on a week day, there is a small parking lot by the church office.
Ready to become a member?
We offer membership classes twice a year for those looking to join our church. Attendance is not required, however the classes allow you to meet other new members and learn about the history of our church.
Do I have to become a member?
No! There are no requirements to membership.
When can I join?
When you are ready! There are no restrictions on joining.
How do I join?
Just let Pastor Bobby or church officer (someone wearing a blue name tag) know or call the church office. We’ll schedule a time for you to meet Pastor Bobby and set a date you can be welcomed and affirmed by the Session. From there, we’ll choose a time to introduce you during worship.
What are the benefits to becoming a member?
Members are eligible to vote during congregational meetings and serve as officers of the church. You’ll also get a cool name tag. Non-members are welcome to participate in all church activities, groups and gatherings.