THINKING ABOUT VISITING??
We know that visiting a new church can often be a little uncomfortable. Where do I park? Where should I sit? What about my children?
We want your visit with Teays Valley Presbyterian to be a meaningful experience in which you celebrate the presence of God through worship and the warm welcoming of others.
Please know that when you visit, we will never single you out or draw special attention to you.
We do hope that our regular members will notice that they see someone they do not know and introduce themselves. We ask worshipers to fill out “fellowship pads” each week. If you would like, please fill out the pad with your information. We have a welcome gift bag for our guests with more information about our church and an opportunity for you to tell us more about you and your interests. You may place this information card in the offering plate or hand to the pastor or anyone as you leave. This will give us an opportunity to contact you and find out if you have a need or if you would like to know more about the ministry. If you do not feel comfortable filling out the fellowship pad, no problem! We are blessed that the Lord has sent you to share the good news of Jesus Christ with us.
Join us for worship on Sundays. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:00AM. Worship Service is at 10:00AM and is a combination of Traditional and Contemporary Services.
Here are some answers to questions you might have.
Where do I park? The property holds an upper and lower lot. You’re welcome to park in either of these lots or in the grassy lot behind the church if needed. You will also find specially marked handicapped spots near the entrance.
Will I know where to go? Once inside the front doors, you will find a lobby (which we sometimes refer to as the “narthex”) and the entrance to the sanctuary. The restrooms are just down the hall. The childcare rooms are to the left of the sanctuary. Please ask an usher or greeter for any directions which you may need.
What will my children do? Children are welcome to join us for the first part of service. During services, there is a “Children’s Message” in which the children are invited to come down to the first pew and participate in a time just for them. Children from infancy to five years of age are excused to childcare, or they can return to sit with you. On Sunday mornings, childcare is provided for infants – 5 year olds.
What should I do when the “offering plate” comes my way? The simple answer is: whatever you want. Giving financially is something that our members and regular attendees are committed to, but as our guest, you should not feel compelled in anyway to give if you don’t want to. Our giving, whether as a regular attendee or not, comes from our gratitude to give back to the Lord a portion of the many blessings which is shared with us.
What should I do when there is Communion? We celebrate the sacrament of Communion, or The Lord’s Supper, on the first Sunday of each month, and at other special services. In the sacrament of Holy Communion we serve the bread, already prepared in small pieces, and juice, in individual cups. The elements are brought to the pews by the Elders as you remain in your seat.
As is the Presbyterian tradition, Communion is offered to anyone who is baptized and proclaims Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Children who have been baptized, and are being taught about what Communion means, are welcome to share in the sacrament.
What should I wear? The simple answer is: whatever you may desire and is appropriate for the worship of God. On Sunday mornings, you’ll find people wearing jeans, suits, and everything in between.
Please join us as we celebrate God’s love.
Traditional Choir and contemporary praise team.
Youth Sunday School leading the Children’s portion of Sunday morning service.
Monthly Bucket Brigade collecting change for the Christian Community Cupboard
Children heading to children ministries during Sunday morning service.