New Visitor’s Guide
You do not have to be a Presbyterian, or a formal church member, to attend worship with our church family. We welcome all who are searching for their spiritual paths, as well as those established in their faith. We are an inclusive church family that accepts all, regardless of their faith background, race, gender, sexual orientation, or financial status.
If you come to Sunday morning worship….
During the school year our regular worship services are on Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 10:45 and church school (“Sunday School”) and adult education classes are held at 9:30. During the summer, we have one worship service on Sunday mornings at 10:00. Children of all ages are welcome in our services but we also have a nursery for children up to age 5. Church services last about an hour.
As you enter the sanctuary our ushers will greet you and give you a bulletin. We hope you will let us know you have visited by signing a welcome card in the pews. Don’t worry, we won’t ask you to stand up or identify yourself as a visitor.
After church services we have coffee and tea in Fellowship Hall. Please join us! Just exit the Sanctuary via the side door, go through the Gathering Space directly to Fellowship Hall.
We have two parking lots, both accessible from an entrance on Route 132. One is on the east side of the church, and the other is behind the church building. (The rear lot is also accessible from Route 202/35, using the driveway on the west side of the church buildings.) The Sanctuary is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on the east side of the front steps. There is designated handicapped parking in front of the church building as well as in both parking lots.
Our Church School (Sunday School) welcomes preschoolers through high-school-age youth each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m during the school year.
Children are welcomed at our worship services. Many services include a “Time with Children” segment, during which children are asked to join our pastor at the front of the Sanctuary for a short topical discussion. Children return to their parents in the pews after a “Time with Children”.
Coloring books and crayons can be found at the back right of the church!
Nursery care is available for infants through age five in the nursery room immediately to the left of the ramp from the Gathering Space (accessible from the side door of the Sanctuary), though you are also welcome to bring your babies and young children to the Sanctuary for the service.
Our church also hosts the Yorktown Presbyterian Preschool, a cooperative, non-profit, non-denominational preschool for 3, 4, and 5 year-old children. The Yorktown Presbyterian Preschool also offers a Mommy & Me class for 2 year-olds. YPP accepts children with special needs as well as any required support personnel (SEIT, OT, etc.).
Our Families page outlines the variety of ways we support families in our congregation.
Our Monthly Newsletter and Blog
Roughly once a month we publish a newsletter filled with all that’s going on in our church. Some people prefer to have it mailed to them at their home, while others prefer the email version. You can find our recent issues here.
We also publish a blog, available from the home page and on most pages within the website at the “Connections” icon. You can also elect to receive blog postings in your email.
We welcome you, regardless of who you are, where you come from, or your religious background. If you come to worship with us, you’ll experience a service that blends traditional and contemporary styles of worship. We pray, hear sermons, sing hymns, and enjoy music by our choir, bell choir, and soloists. We use technology to enhance our worship experience, displaying videos and pictures and occasionally even hearing sermons from abroad via Skype and the Internet. Our sanctuary space is handicapped accessible and open to all. We invite you to come as you are. We do not expect formal attire…..jeans and sneakers are as welcome as suits and ties. All children are welcome in our Church School and in our services. Adults are invited to our regular adult education classes.
We have Communion, typically once a month on the first Sunday of the month.
To learn more about who we are, and what we believe, see Our Beliefs.
Chip and Tami share equally in pastoral care and preaching. They live in Yorktown and are raising three children.
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Church Organization in a Nutshell
Lay leadership at the First Presbyterian Church is comprised of
- The Session and Deacons, organized according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Session sets policy for and makes major decisions about the church. The Deacons care for the congregation and community.
The smooth functioning of the church and its mission is largely accomplished by a number of commissions, managed by enthusiastic and creative members of the congregation who contribute their time and talent to do God’s work in our time and place.
We invite you to join in ministry with us. Come to worship, get to know us, and if you are interested, we invite you to consider joining as a church member.
Do You Want A Few More Details About Our Church?
Check out our “About Us” page. It will point you to lots of information about who we are and what we do.