New Visitor’s Guide


Parking

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. 

If you come to Sunday morning worship….

Our regular worship services are on Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 10:45. Church school (“Sunday School”) and adult education classes are held during the school year 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.

Church floor plan

What About My Kids?

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.


What are Church Services Like?

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.

Meet Our Pastors

Chip_and_TamiOur church has two co-pastors, Tami Seidel and Chip Low. Tami was born and raised in Lancaster, PA and is a graduate of Wellesley College and Princeton Theological Seminary. Chip was educated at Baylor University and Princeton Theological Seminary. He was raised in the Southern Baptist tradition in Houston, Texas, and came to know the Reformed faith and the Presbyterian church during his time at Princeton.

 

Chip and Tami share equally in pastoral care and preaching. They live in Yorktown and are raising three children.

 

 

 

Directions

First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown

(Click here to to get directions.) 2880 Crompond Road,Yorktown Heights, NY,10598

(914) 245-2186 

Church Organization in a Nutshell

Lay leadership at the First Presbyterian Church is comprised of

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.

Joining Our Church

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.