WHAT TO EXPECT
Whether you’ve attended church all your life or you’ve never been in church – we know it's not easy visiting a church for the first time. You're not quite sure what to expect and you may have alot of questions. At First Church, we want to give you the best experience possible.
What type of church is First Church of God?
We are a non-denominational church with people
from all backgrounds (no church affilation, Methodist,
Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal, etc.). Whether you've
been attending church for years or this is your first
time, you'll feel welcome with us.
When are services?
We meet every Sunday morning at 10:30 AM. Our
service lasts 65 minutes. Our exciting Sunday WoW! kids program for
Grades K - 5th runs during our worship service. You should plan to arrive 10 minutes early to check your kids in downstairs (snacks are provided each week!).
What should I wear?
Whatever you want! We welcome jeans, t-shirts, suits, dresses....
you get the idea. Come as you are!
What happens when I arrive?
Our Sanctuary is located on the top floor of our
facility. We have an easy to use lift for individuals
who find stairs a challenge. You will receive a
program as you find your seats for our service.
While you wait for our service to begin, feel free
to enjoy the music, read about upcoming events
and complete as much information as you feel
comfortable sharing on a Connection Card (a tear-off section of your bulletin we collect toward the end of our service).
What is the service like?
First of all, you won't be pointed out or made to
feel uncomfortable in any way. You will have a
stress-free experience...and you'll have fun!
Each service is about 65 minutes. The first 10
minutes of the service you'll get to enjoy some
modern worship music led by our band. We'll
have the words to each song up on the screen,
so you can sing as much as you feel
comfortable! After a short welcome there is usually another song and then we jump into the day's teaching.
Each message / sermon is 30 minutes long and takes Biblical principles and applies them to your life in some very real and practical ways. And we'll give you message notes with all of the Bible verses we will be reading and a pencil so you can take notes. So, you can review what you learned later in the week.
What about my kids?
Sunday WOW! will be the BEST hour of your kid’s week! All children K to 5th Grade are invited to join us in a fun, safe, clean, interactive environment where our team of trained volunteers creates an environment your child will want to come back to every week! In fact, it's just like attending Vacation Bible School every Sunday!
Any other questions?
Was there something we forgot? Feel free to email us at or call us at 410-754-9333. Leave a message if we can't answer the phone....look forward to seeing you this Sunday!