What to Expect

Who are we at First Presbyterian of Ashland?

We are a very diverse community of people called together to "love kindness, do justice, and walk humbly with our God." At First Presbyterian Church, you will meet people from all walks of life: college students, professional folk, homeless persons, artists, musicians, young families, octogenarians, children, singles, married, to name a few - and at all stages on the spiritual path.

If you would like to learn about the history of our church in Ashland, click here.

 

How do we worship on Sundays?

You will find a variety of people at worship – different ages and styles of dress but all interested in spiritual growth and fellowship.

We have two worship services most Sundays: intimate, abbreviated communion service in the Heritage Chapel at 8 am and Sanctuary worship with a variety of music styles at 10 am.

A friendly greeter will welcome you, and the ushers will offer you a worship bulletin and announcement sheet. Kids' bulletins with activities and a bag of crayons and other items are available from an usher.

Sundays at the 10 am YouTube service, the readings, songs, and other worship materials are projected on the large screen in the front of the church. 

Music is played by Laurie Anne Hunter on the piano, organ, harp, and other instruments, and singing is led by the song leader. and/or choir.  Frequently during the summer, guest musicians offer gifts of music.

A member of the church shares worship leadership with the pastor, leading us through litanies and unison prayers (the part the people speak is always big and bold) and reading scripture lessons.

Following the 10 o’clock service sign onto Zoom for fellowship time. We enjoy conversation!

 

Who are we as The Presbyterian Church (USA)?

"In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit,

we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks

and to live holy and joyful lives,

even as we watch for God's new heaven

and new earth praying, 'Come, Lord Jesus.'"

From "A Brief Statement of Faith" in The Book of Confessions

 

The First Presbyterian Church of Ashland is a congregation of The Presbyterian Church (USA), a distinctly confessional and connectional denomination. Presbyterians adhere to a pattern of religious thought known as Reformed theology and follow a form of government that stresses the active, representational leadership of both ministers and church members. Visit Presbyterian 101 to learn more about our history, theology, and who we are.

 
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