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 located in the seat pocket in front of you (we will collect
this 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 meaningful,
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
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!