I'm new... what can I expect?
Park Church is a family-friendly, intergenerational congregation where people of all ages and walks of life are welcome.
Our worship incorporates many traditions you may be familiar with if you've grown up in church, including prayers, communion, and familiar hymns. But we've mixed in elements that are modern and fresh. Our worship is relaxed and family-friendly. Our Pastors' messages are relevant, inspiring, and engaging.
What about kids?
Our worship is intergenerational. Young children and adults worship and lead next to each other. We believe kids are an essential part of our faith community. We encourage families to worship as is most comfortable and meaningful for their family - knowing this changes as our kids grow and develop. The way a family with an infant or toddler experiences worship is not the same as a couple who are empty nesters. But, we do it together.
In pre-covid times, we offered Kids' Kingdom, a staffed nursery for infants and toddlers through PreK. Our attendant, Anna, has many years of experience and is much beloved! During the sermon, Park Kids in grades K-5 will hear a lesson of their own during Children's Church. Lastly, we have kids' busy bags & bulletins, a rocking chair, and plenty of room to stand in the worship space itself. We look forward to loving and creative ways of caring for our kids and families in the future!
What should I wear?
Come however you are most comfortable and confident! Most folks at Park dress casually, but you'll see everything from sports jerseys & jeans, to dresses, and even a few suits.
Is Park's building accessible?
Yes! There are zero steps to enter our building or worship space. Accessible, gender-neutral bathrooms are available, and one is stocked with a diaper station, too. We also have an elevator for those needing assistance to the basement.
What do you believe and practice about communion?
Park Church practices an open table. We recognize that the communion table is not ours, it is God's. So any persons who desire to receive God's grace are welcome. No matter what. Whether you are an 0 or 101, you are welcome to the table. Whether you've never been to church, or practically live here - this meal is for you. Generally, we share communion on the first Sunday of the month and serve by intinction, which means you'll receive a piece of bread in your hands and dip into grape juice. Gluten-free options are always available, too.