We welcome all to worship and we pray that you feel the presence of Christ through the service. Don't hesitate to contact the pastor with questions before your visit or after you attend. During the pandemic, our worship opportunities have changed. We invite you to worship online with us anytime and to view past services to get a feel for our style of worship. As the situation with the virus improves, we look forward to meeting you at outdoor or limited-capacity indoor services. Know that the leadership of the church takes virus mitigation and safety measures seriously, and the congregation is doing it all it can to keep the whole community safe.
What to Wear
God’s house does not have a dress code. Feel free to wear clothing that makes you feel comfortable. You’ll see worshippers wear everything from casual clothes to dresses or suits during worship services. Come as you are!
FPCRO has three parking lots. The “west lot” is on Hendrie Boulevard, the “east lot” is on W. 6th Street, and the “north lot” is on S. Pleasant Street. Ample parking for individuals with mobility challenges is available in the “east lot” on W. 6th Street.
Entering the Church Building
Sunday mornings a receptionist is in the Christian Education Lobby (at the “east lot” entrance) to greet visitors and make all who enter our doors feel welcome. The receptionist can direct you to the chapel or sanctuary. Greeters are also available to answer questions.
During the pandemic, worship is always available online. Communion is served the first Sunday of the month, and all are welcome at the Lord’s Table! To participate from home, simply have bread or cracker and something to fill your cup. For in-person services, as you enter the chapel or sanctuary you will be greeted by an usher who will provide you with a worship bulletin. During each worship service a Friendship Pad is passed for all worshippers to sign to get to know the names of those seated around you. We invite visitors to leave us some contact information so that we can reach out to later in the week and send you a small welcome gift.
Children and Childcare
During the pandemic, childcare on Sundays has been suspended. We look forward to offering nursery care and in-person Sunday school again. For now, our online Joyful Journeys Sunday school videos are offered weekly with short Bible stories and songs. If your family would like a children's Bible to help you enjoy the lessons, contact us and we will get you one.
At in-person services, children are always welcome to remain in worship. At the 10:30 am service in the rear of the sanctuary, we have a Prayground. The Prayground is a dedicated space for children and families to feel comfortable during worship, offering quiet activities, books, and seating for children as they absorb the service in their own way. Worship bags are also provided to engage children during the service in their pew and a Time with Children is part of the 10:30 am worship service. Most weeks, Joyful Journeys Sunday school takes place following the Time with Children in the Christian Education wing of the building. Childcare is available in the nursery during both morning services from 8:45 am until 12 noon for infants, toddlers and preschoolers for those who prefer it. Pagers are provided to parents, and please let us know if your child has food allergies. For directions to our nursery, please check with the receptionist. Diaper changing tables are available in the narthex bathroom just outside the sanctuary, in the Girls' preschool bathroom near the nursery, and in the nursery itself.
What Happens After Church?
During the pandemic, food and refreshments have been suspended. We look forward to reinstating these activities in the future.
After worship services, please join us for refreshments and fellowship in Kirkman Fellowship Hall, located downstairs (an elevator is available). Restrooms are located in the sanctuary narthex, Kirkman Fellowship Hall, and the Christian Education Lobby.