First Time? We're Glad You're Here!
We know walking through the doors of a new church for the first time can feel awkward ... maybe even a bit overwhelming. We want to help make your first experience at FCC a great one! Here's some information that will help put you at ease, and prepare you for your first visit.
What Can I Expect?
You can expect to feel welcomed, but not singled out. You’ll be met at the door by a member of our Guest Services team who can answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. (Or, if you prefer, you can slip in quietly and blend into the background.) From there, you can grab a coffee and some treats (always free), and wait for the service to begin.
The music is contemporary and lasts about 20 minutes. The words are projected on a screen, so there's no fumbling around with a song book. The message is about 35 minutes long. It’s positive, relevant and designed to help you connect with a God who really loves you. (You can check out previous sermons on our audio page.) The service dismisses around 11:45, and there’s always someone to pray with you or provide spiritual help - (but only if you request it). We value friendship, so you’re invited to stick around, grab a coffee and meet some new friends after church.
First-time guests receive a $5 Tim's Card. (It's our way of saying "Thanks for joining us".) For more information, see the FAQ section below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our service begins at 10:30. (Coffee and treats are available at 10:00. They're always free, and you can take them anywhere in the building.) If it’s your first visit, we suggest you come about ten minutes early and stop by KidZone, where we’ll meet you, introduce you to our children’s staff, and welcome your child(ren).
KidZone is specifically designed for kids aged 2-12. Our awesome team of volunteers work hard to ensure that while you're loving church, your kids are loving it too! Our KidZone volunteers are well-trained (and "background checked") to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun experience.
The service begins with the whole family together in the worship center. The children are dismissed after the music. We use a combination of great teachers, awesome curriculum, fun activities and modern technology to help children learn the Bible and connect with God - all while having the time of their lives!
We have a fully equipped nursery for ages 0-2. (At this time the nursery is unmanned, so you'll have to accompany your child. However, the service is broadcast on closed circuit TV, so you won't miss a thing.)
Wear whatever you like! You'll find a bit of everything here, so dress in a way that makes you feel comfortable.
A typical service lasts an hour and fifteen minutes. (From 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m..)
Wherever you are in life, you matter and you have a purpose. Your journey has a “next step” and we can help you find it! But, you don't have to take that next step alone. With a strong community of friends, you can laugh, grow, and serve with people who genuinely care about you. You can even find a small group where you’ll build meaningful relationships – with people just like you - friends who will join you on your journey.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.