What to Expect

What to expect

First Church is a friendly and laid back community of people.  We are thrilled to welcome guests and visitors both at worship and during our weekly activities.  We hope this page assists you in knowing a little more of what to expect.

Where do I park?

We have parking lots north and south of the sanctuary.

Where do I go when I get there?

The entrance to the sanctuary is on the west side of the building for 8:30 and 11 am worship services. The 9:40 am worship service is in the Family Life Center (Bldg 3). On Sunday mornings, there are Andrew Ministers on site to direct you to Sunday School, worship or to the Twin Oaks Cafe (Payne Cottage/Bldg. 4). Look for folks wearing name tags that say Ask Me.  In addition, you can find help at the Visitor Centers both in the Sanctuary Foyer and in the east-side entry of the Family Life Center/Bldg. 3.

What is the Twin Oaks Cafe?

The Twin Oaks Cafe offers coffee, juice, donuts and tacos on Sunday mornings for a nominal fee.  A different mission group staffs the cafe each month with all proceeds going to fund their projects.

May I participate in Communion?

Communion is an opportunity for us to renew our relationship with Jesus Christ. On the last night before his death, Jesus ate a special meal with His disciples. He charged His church with repeating this meal to remember His sacrifice and celebrate our new life through His death and resurrection. God offers this relationship to everyone, so all who desire to receive are welcome to participate.

What do I wear?

Dress comfortably.  You will feel right at home in anything from shorts, to jeans, to business casual.

Do you have a nursery?

Yes! We have a thriving Children’s Ministry and welcome our youngest both in worship and in the nursery.  In addition, we have cry rooms both in the Sanctuary and the Family Life Center (Building 3).  So feel free to bring your children with you to worship.  Please visit our Children’s Sunday Morning webpage for more details about our nursery.

Do you have programs for children and youth?

Yes! Please visit the Student Ministry and/or Children’s Ministry pages.

How do I find more information about joining the church?

If you are looking for a new church home and think First Church is the right church for you, we are delighted to welcome you in membership. Our church family will partner with you as you grow in your faith and find your connection at First Church.  Find here more information on becoming a member. Please contact one of the pastors at 512-255-3336 or will@fumc-rr.org or david@fumc-rr.org with additional questions.

How do I stay connected with what’s happening at the church?

The best way to stay connected, in addition to attending worship services, is to sign up for our weekly E-News.