FAQs For Visitors
What kind of church is this? We have been Presbyterian since the church was established in 1854. We have always been a community church as well, better known by our nickname, “Church of the 49ers.” We actively reach out to our neighbors, to bring the love of Christ to them in their spiritual and material needs. (Link to ECO)
What are your worship services like? Our Sunday worship service, from 10:00 to about 11:15 a.m. every week, has a traditional structure, with music, liturgy and sermon. Communion is celebrated each first Sunday of the month. Our worship music is varied − on the first and third Sundays our traditional 49er Choir leads the congregation in singing hymns, on second Sundays you’ll hear praise songs and jazz, and fourth Sundays feature country music with guitar and fiddle. Sermons are scriptural, Christ-focused and practical for everyday living. Follow this link to listen to recent sermons. (Link to Sermons) After the service everyone is invited next door to Faith Hall for healthy refreshments and conversation.
How should I dress for church? Any way you’d like − we don’t have a dress code! Please wear whatever is comfortable for you.
What kind of disability assistance is available? We have a wheelchair-accessible ramp to the right side of the sanctuary, and two short pews to allow room for wheelchairs. Assistive listening devices are available – just ask an usher. And a handicap-accessible restroom is just off the right rear of the sanctuary.
What about my kids? We are always delighted to welcome children into our worship, and children of any age may stay with their families during the service, or go to Sunday School downstairs below the sanctuary. We also have a family room downstairs with the service piped in, for those who wish a more comfortable space to worship with their young children.
How can I get connected? We ask visitors to fill out a “gold sheet,” included in the bulletin, with contact information and requests, and put into the offering plate. If you are in need of prayer or experiencing a difficulty, please let us know by talking to one of the pastors following worship, and/or leaving a note on the “gold sheet.” A great way to get connected is to join us for fellowship refreshments in Faith Hall following worship, and for Community Dinner on Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
Can I rent your sanctuary or social hall? Yes! Contact Deb Johnson in the church office Tuesday-Friday for information about renting our facilities – available for weddings and receptions, memorials, nonprofit events, and meetings.
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