Sundays @ FPC

Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I know if this is my first visit to FPC?

We're delighted that you've come, first of all.  We look forward to greeting you personally. In fact, someone from our LINK Crew will most likely greet you as you make your way from the parking lot. They'll be wearing bright blue vests and are glad to help you find your way around our campus and introduce you to some folks. Our parking lot is across M street from the Church Campus. 

We do have some parking spaces designated for First Time Visitors and Guests. Please use them! We also have prepared gift bags for visitors, so don't be surprised if you're offered one when you are greeted. 

Communion is served during worship the first Sunday of each month. We ask folks to put on name tags as they enter so you might find a bit of slow down at the doorways 1st Sundays, but it clears up fairly quickly.

You have a different schedule in the Summer?

Yes, for 9 weeks June 11 - August 6 we combine for just one Worship Service at 9:30 am. With people in and out of town over the summer, we enjoy the margin just one service creates for rest and relationships. We've got a series of church activities planned each month that let us serve together to: Love Your Church, Love Your Neighborhod, and Love Your School. Details on those are coming soon! 

Where do Kids go during Worship?
  • We have great care for the littlest ones in our nursery.

  • There are dedicated teachers for preschool aged children (2-5yrs) downstairs in our Christian Education Building. 

  • K-2nd grade children are dismissed at a point in the worship service for a great Kids Alive program, downstairs.  

  • Youth attend worship with their parents. However, our youth groups tend to sit together right up front in the Sanctuary.  Junior High on one side, High School on the other. 

Our Central Check In Station is our main hub and starting point for parents and children and is located near the Patio along the wall of the Fellowship Hall. All children Nursery to 2nd Grade check in here and receive name bages before being taken to class or into worship by parents. Our friendly volunteers will be able to assist you through this quick and easy process. The Station is open 20 minutes before service and closes 20 minutes after service has started.

 

What are the distinctives of the 8:30 and 11:00 Worship Services throughout the year? 

Our 8:30 am Worship Service is more traditional in format. Our pastors tend to wear their robes at this service.  Musically, it features our Chancel Choir and Pipe Organ. 

Our 11:00 am Worship Service is more contemporary in format. Musically, it features our Worship Bands and a variety of instruments. 

What happens during the Education Hour when you're not on Summer Schedule?  

We offer age appropriate programs at 9:40 between our two service times designed to deepen biblical understanding, faith, discipleship and relationships within our congregation. 

  • We have great care for the littlest ones in our nursery.
  • There are dedicated teachers for preschool & elementary aged children in our Christian Education Building. 
  • Engaging studies for Junior and Senior High Students happen in room 102 and The Commons.  
  • Class offerings for adults vary seasonally.
  • This is also when the Chancel Choir rehearses downstairs in the Music Room. 
Why does our Youth Building at Stanislaus & M bear the name Hope Now for Youth?

Hope Now for Youth is a local ministry that provides opportunities and support for young men who want to break their ties with gangs. We are delighted to share the space with them for their offices and gatherings. It's busy all week. There are actually three churches that gather for worship on Sundays on our Campus:  FPC, Hope Now Bible Church and Bethany Inner City Church