Worship

Worship is at the heart of who we are as Presbyterians and as Christians. In our worship we proclaim the good news that we are claimed as Christ’s own, and, by God’s grace and mercy, we are invited to participate in the work of God’s kingdom on earth. In all that we do, the good news of the Gospel is the focus of our proclamation and our life together.

Traditional Worship Service

The traditional service affords us the opportunity to be led in musical worship by the Chancel Choir and our wonderful organ.  The message, brought by our insightful professional staff, is the same in both services. This service begins at 11:05 a.m.

FirstLight Worship Service

The FirstLight service is a service still in the Reformed style, but with a relaxed non-traditional feel.  The music is led by a praise team with modern instrumentation and piano.  The message is the same in both services. This service begins at 9:00 a.m.

Special Worship Services

Special worship services celebrate significant events in the Christian year. The Advent and Christmas seasons are marked with three services on Christmas Eve with Communion at each service. Lenten observances include a weekly midday devotional service during the weeks preceding Easter, as well as evening services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday.

For more information about NPPC worship opportunities, please contact Rev. Dr. Emily Anderson (983-0182).

What to Expect

Visiting a new church can be intimidating – what to wear, where to go, what about the kids?  Here are some frequently asked questions:

 

When are services?

Services are on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:05 .m.  The first service music is led by our FirstLight Praise Team while our second service is led by the Chancel Choir and the organ. Services typically last 60 minutes.

 

What should I wear? 

We are so happy you decided to join us and we want you to feel comfortable. We want you to be more focused on the service than what you’re wearing. In the summertime, it’s not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their “Sunday best,” and that’s fine too! We think you’ll fit in no matter how you dress.

 

How do I get to New Prov? 

Click here for map and directions to New Providence Presbyterian Church.

 

Where do my children go? 

During both services of worship, children of all ages are invited to the chancel steps for “Children’s Time.” Children up to four years of age may go downstairs following Children’s Time; children kindergarten age and older are invited to remain in the Sanctuary. Activity packets are available in the Narthex for elementary age children.  There are beepers available so Nursery workers can communicate with you during the worship service.  Of course, children are also welcome to remain in the worship service with you.

 

What if my children become restless during worship?

Please feel comfortable to exit the sanctuary at any time.  Outside the Sanctuary is our Atrium with comfortable chairs and access to a water fountain and restrooms.

What About the Kids?

Our goal is to provide a safe, creative, nurturing environment where children can experience God’s love and grow in their faith. At the beginning our our worship services, children sit with their family and friends. During the service, children of all ages are invited to the chancel steps for ‘Children’s Time.’ Children up to four years of age may go downstairs following Children’s Time; children kindergarten age and older are invited to remain in the Sanctuary. Activity packets are available in the Narthex for elementary age children.

 

During the Sunday school hour, age-appropriate lessons and activities for children ages birth through 12th grade combine Bible study, art, music, drama, service, and recreation. Childcare is available for the Sunday school hour for newborn through age 5 in the Preschool classrooms.

 

Pagers are available should children need their parents.

 

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