We understand that it can take a lot of courage to walk into a church for the first time. At First Presbyterian Church, our commitment is to make you feel at home. We are a church that values relationships, and when you walk through the door  you will find FPC to be warm and welcoming. We would be delighted to have you visit for next Sunday’s service.

Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions. If you need assistance, please call us at (740) 363-1205 or fill out our form on the contact page.


How accessible is your building to people with disabilities?

Our church is handicapped accessible. Enter through the South side entrance ( back entrance ) and there you will find the elevator to all floors. Hearing-assist devices, large-print hymnals and bulletins are available for the worship service. See an usher for assistance.


How do I get to your church and where do I park?

Click here to see a map and create driving instructions. Note that N. Washington Street is a one-way street heading south. Thus, driving to the church by turning north on N. Washington Street from Rt. 36 (Williams Street) is not an option. We have a parking lot on N. Washington Street across from the church. On-street parking is also available.


When should I arrive and where should I go first?

We suggest you arrive 10 minutes prior to the worship service. Enter the church through either the front entrance on the north side or the back entrance on the south side. Once inside the church greeters will guide you.


Will you call attention to me as a visitor in the service?



Where should I sit?

We have no assigned seating and you can sit where you are comfortable.


What type of worship service can I expect?

Our service is a creative/traditional service filled with scripture, message, prayers, hymns and special music. We value music, and have special music from bell choirs, children’s choirs and instruments regularly. Our services last about an hour. Click Here to learn more about worship at FPC.


How should I dress?

There is not a dress code at FPC. At our worship services, you will find everything from suits to jeans.


May I participate in Holy Communion (The Lord’s Supper)?

At FPC, we celebrate Communion regularly and everyone is invited to participate.


Are children welcome in worship?

Children of all ages are welcome in the worship service.

We do offer a staffed nursery for children ages 5 and under. If your child becomes restless during the worship service, we have a “restless room” at the back of the sanctuary. For Preschool through 7th grade, Sunday School is offered in the Art Room or Library following the Children’s Moment. They will be returned to worship by the end of the service.

Worship bags containing various activities are available at the entrances to the Sanctuary.

Ushers are available to assist you in any way.