FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
Visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating.
Here are a few common questions with answers to hopefully
make your visit more comfortable!
When are your worship services?
Worship at 9 a.m. Typically the first Sunday of every month we celebrate
an open communion, where we welcome all Christ believers to participate.
What do people wear?
At FCC, we don't think that an authentic worship experience has anything to
do with what you are wearing. We think you should be comfortable.
On any given Sunday you will see people wearing anything from suits, ties
and dresses to jeans, shorts, and flip-flops and everything in between!
Where do I go once I park?
The parking lot is on the South side of the building. The middle doors are closest
to the elevator if you need to use it. The East doors are closest to the 801 Gym and the
West doors have stairs leading up to the Worship Center or down into the Fellowship Hall.
Is there something for my kids?
Not at this time. we ask that children stay with their parents
throughout the service. There is an unstaffed nursery (with live
stream of the service) available in the lower level
Do I have to belong to the denomination to attend?
Not at all! In fact, many in our congregation come from other backgrounds and denominations.
We have many former Lutherans, Catholics, Presbyterians and Methodists who join us weekly.
What does the word "Covenant" mean in the church's name?
The word "Covenant" refers to the family of churches we belong to. First Covenant Church is part of a rapidly growing multi-ethnic movement of churches in the United States and Canada, known as "The Evangelical Covenant Church," with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God's grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God's love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity. People from a wide variety of backgrounds and traditions find themselves at home in Covenant churches. Eventually, when people decide to join a Covenant church as new members, they are asked, "Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior and promise to follow him as Lord?" and "Do you accept the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, as the word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct?" They are then asked if they intend to live as faithful followers of Christ and members of this church and denomination. That's all. But on another level, of course, the answer is a good deal more complex. We take seriously our daily life as followers of Jesus Christ, what it means to be a part of the broader history of the Church, and to share certain central beliefs which draw us together in faith and fellowship and make possible a freedom among us on more widely ranging issues.
For more information on the Covenant movement
or denomination, visit www.covchurch.org.