FPCP has two types of worship experiences. Sanctuary services are lively and traditional in nature. Upper Room services feature an ancient future worship experience. We invite you to attend both services to see what style best fits the needs of you and your family.
Sunday School (Pre-K-12):
- Offered at both the 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. services
- 9:30 a.m.
Upper Room Service:
- 11:00 a.m.
Welcome to this New Adventure in Worship
The roots of this idea goes back 12 years to when the common type of worship experience in this country was “traditional” and “contemporary.” Sometimes this worked and sometimes it caused conflict. Back when we began our 3 service format, we were not ready for a new approach, thus our 3 services were essentially the same. Then we began to explore “blended worship.” What has emerged in our recent years is a new approach that highlights the best of our Christian Heritage and our Reformed traditions, while is still open to the leading of the Holy Spirit for the Future.
Three Services, One Voice
The Shorter Catechism declares, “What is man’s chief end? Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.” (from The Shorter Catechism Westminster Confession of Faith) Whatever we do during all of our Sunday services will be connected in the following ways:
- Message or Sermon Theme
- Vision Statement
What is Ancient?
We are part of the reformed family, which includes at its center, “The proclamation of the Word and the Sacraments rightly administered.” In addition, from the Confessions, there is a rich heritage of Christian faith. We are a confessional church! Another aspect is prayer. All of our prayer is shaped by the prayer that Jesus taught us — The Lord’s Prayer. Music is another important part of ancient worship. Some music has stood the test of time and can be used regardless of the style of the services.
What is Future?
The wise use of technology serves to enrich our understanding of the Gospel. Future worship includes the use of new, as well as updated, versions of more traditional music to invite participation and celebration, as well as the use of drama from time to time. Interaction with the congregation is invited, and interactive prayers and an updated version of the Lord’s Prayer are also part of this service.
Our goal is to create a distinctive worship experience that is unique for everyone through:
- Families worshiping together
- Inter-generational experiences
- High-touch and high-tech
- Worship that compliments our shared experience, because…
We are a family of faith, called to celebrate God’s message of love and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. Guided by the living Word of God, we nurture one another through worship, prayer, teaching and fellowship. Led by the Holy Spirit, we reach out with hearts and hands to those in need, seeking to inspire hope in an ever-changing community and world.
We look forward to seeing you in worship!