Crestview and Laurel Hill Presbyterian Churches

We are a part of the Reformed Tradition within the Body of Christ striving to
worship and serve God, nurture discipleship, and meet the needs of Godís people.

FAQ

Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church

  1. What should I expect when I arrive at Laurel Hill Presbyterian?

    We are few in number - averaging about 12 each week.  We are small but are a warm, welcoming bunch of folks.  Folks will welcome you and want to learn about you, where you live, where you came from, and talk with you before and after worship. Our style of worship is "traditional," with a pipe organ to accompany the singing of our hymns.

    Our organist is extremely talented and offers a wide variety of music.

    We receive an offering each week, and several times per year receive special offerings that help feed hungry persons locally and around the country.


  2. How long are services going to be?

    Worship lasts about 45.


  3. Where can I park?

    At Laurel Hill Presbyterian there is ample parking on the grass beside the church and in front of the house immediately to the east of the church.  Shade, too!


  4. Where do I take my children?

    At this point we do not have a children's program, so children who come sit with their families and friends during worship.


  5. How many times do I have to stand up and sit down?

    We tend to stand for the singing of the hymns (songs), which are typically three.  We also stand for singing what we call the "Gloria Patri," which is in the hymnal and sung after the Declaration of Pardon, and for singing the "Doxology," which is also in the hymnal after our offerings are received.  So we tend to stand 4-5 times during a service. These places are noted in the program.  (Helps to stretch the muscles if the preacher gets carried away, too.)


  6. Are there any "secret handshakes?"

    No.  There is nothing secret about our worship or about our faith.  On the first Sunday of the even-numbered months, we celebrate the Lord's Supper, also known as Communion or Eucharist.  As Presbyterians, we have an "open table."  This means anyone who has been baptized - whether as an infant or later in life, or as part of a different Christian denomination - all are welcome.  Communion is served to everyone in their seats using bread and grape juice.  (We have chosen to not use wine so no one - including baptized children - is excluded from the table.) Be sure to see the link for The Lord's Supper for more information.


  7. How should I dress?

    Frankly, what is worn is not important to God.  You will find a variety of clothing people wear.  Most of the men wear a shirt and tie, with slacks.  Some will wear a sports coat.  Most women wear dresses, skirts, or slacks.  Some people wear "business casual." Some wear jeans and T-shirts.


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First Presbyterian Church

  1. What should I expect when I arrive at First Presbyterian Church?

    When you walk through the front doors and into the lobby area, you will be greeted by folks we call "ushers."  They will hand you a program and offer you words of greeting.  There will be others mingling around who will introduce themselves to you, welcome you, guide and direct you, and want to ge to know you.

    There will be anywhere from 55-75 people attending (depending on football schedules).

    You will find worship to be in a "traditional" style, but not stiff or formal.  We like to laugh and share concerns.

    We have a fantastic pianist.  And, except for the summer months, we have a very good choir that weekly sings a song. 

    We receive an offering each week, and four times a year, receive special offerings to aid our denomination in meeting the needs of people locally and around the world.


  2. Where can I park?

    At First Presbyterian Church there is a parking lot behind the sancturary - which is not readily seen from N. Ferdon Boulevard. The side streets on either side of the church have entrances to the lot. If the lot should be filled, there is plenty of street parking, and in the parking lot at the County Court House across the street.


  3. Where do I take my children?

    Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 in the Education Building.  The children's class is on the first floor of the Education Building.  The nursery is in the main church building.  Our care giver has been with us for well over 10 years and is very loving, capable, and knowledgeable.

    At the beginning of 11:00 worship, all children sit in the sanctuary with family and friends.  There are activity packets in colorful bags (with crayons and a children's bulletin) at the front of the sanctuary for children to pick up and utilize if they so desire. Part way through the service, the pastor invites all children (who desire) to come to the front row to hear a talk geared for them.  After that time, the children typically leave the sanctuary for Junior Church, which is held in the same building as the sanctuary.


  4. How long do services typically last?

    Worship last about 60 minutes, oftentimes less, rarely more.


  5. How many times do I have to stand up and sit down?

    We tend to stand for the singing of the hymns (songs), which are typically three. We also stand for singing what we call the "Gloria Patri," which is in the hymnal and sung after the Declaration of Pardon, and for singing the "Doxology," which is also in the hymnal after our offerings are received. So we tend to stand 4-5 times during a service.  These places are noted in the program. (Helps to stretch the muscles if the preacher gets carried away, too.)


  6. Are there any "secret handshakes?"

    No. There is nothing secret about our worship or about our faith. On the first Sunday of the even-numbered months, we celebrate the Lord's Supper, also known as Communion or Eucharist. As Presbyterians, we have an "open table." This means anyone who has been baptized - whether as an infant or later in life, or as part of a different Christian denomination - all are welcome. Communion is served to everyone in their seats using bread and grape juice. (We have chosen to not use wine so no one - including baptized children - is excluded from the table.) Be sure to see the link for The Lord's Supper for more information.


  7. How should I dress?

    Frankly, what is worn is not important to God.  You will find a variety of clothing people wear.  Most of the men wear a shirt and tie, with slacks. Some will wear a sports coat. A few wear shorts.  Most women wear dresses, skirts, or slacks. Some people wear "business casual."  Some wear jeans and T-shirts.  It is the same with the children... a wide variety of styles: shorts, sneakers, T-shirts, slacks, jeans, dresses.


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Wednesday, Jul 26 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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