We exist to worship God humbly, intimately, and passionately. We lead others into worship by living a life of dedicated faith, uncompromising character, and a commitment to learning and growing together. We pray that worship would change our hearts, our lives, and our culture, that we would experience the fullness of life in the Kingdom of God.
First Church typically has approximately 110-130 worshipers who gather at 10:00 Sunday morning. While most are from the Tri-Cities areas, we vary greatly in age with infants to members in their 90’s.
We have a wonderfully mixed worship style. We worship contemporary and also timeless hymns that many are favorites for many. The message is typically about 25 minutes long and after worship you may enjoy a time of fellowship with coffee.
For younger children, we have two options on Sunday mornings.
Infants and toddlers (through age 2) are invited into our nursery area. We also provide a children's message where children 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to come to the front of the church for a brief message.
Following the children's message, the children are invited to a worship service of their own with age-appropriate materials and songs.
The purpose of our worship is to respond in gratitude to glorify and praise our Lord and Savior.
And worship, with this purpose at the forefront of our intention, brings personal fulfilment in the life of the believer. Oppositely, we know that when our focus is our personal fulfilment, we will not find it – our only source of joy is God Himself.
Therefore, we are careful to prioritize purpose over preference.
Every word we sing and speak aligns with the truth of God’s Word.
Our worship is a response to the truth of who God is and what He’s done for us. His goodness, faithfulness, love and sacrifice are the reasons we worship.
We respond with a worship marked by gratitude, awe and joy.
We seek to create an atmosphere where people are encouraged and inspired to engage in worship. We want our worship to create an atmosphere where we can honestly acknowledge before God and others both our sorrow and joy, struggle and victory, need and gratitude, hurt and healing. We encourage a physical expression in our services as an external expression of our internal worship.
We recognize that the act of worship is much more than what we do and sing on Sundays.
We believe that worship is the continuous practice of the believer – we worship in our work, our words, our actions, our relationships, and our spending/tithing.
Our Sunday gatherings are a corporate expression of our individual practice.