Worship with us in-person in the sanctuary at 10 AM.
Here are updated expectations for in-person worship:
Please remember that we will continue to provide an online service via Facebook Live at 9AM on Sunday mornings. If you feel safer participating that way, I hope you will continue to be a part of our life together virtually. See below for details.
We welcome you to join us every Sunday at https://www.facebook.com/NewProvPres/ for a worship service beginning at 9 AM. Even if you are not a Facebook user, you can watch the service!
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If you want to re-watch or watch later, services are also available on our New Prov Pres YouTube Channel.
Our entire worship service is available each week for listening by phone by calling 857-385-7577. Please share this info with those who would like to access the weekly service by phone.
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Join us at 9 am on Facebook for this week’s service! Or you can watch the service later. Either way, we look forward to seeing you!
Audio recordings of past sermons are all available via podcast, and can be found at https://newprovidencepres.org/feed/podcast.
We have other opportunities for spiritual enrichment on our Facebook page. Join us at 9 am Thursday mornings for 90@9 as one of our pastors shares a brief devotional and encouragement. These videos are also available after they’re posted, so enjoy them anytime that’s convenient for you! Click here to go to the church Facebook page.
The traditional 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.
Currently, we’re offering one in-person service each Sunday which has elements of our traditional and contemporary services. When we resume two services each Sunday, the traditional service will be offered at 11:05 a.m.
(On hold due to COVID-19)
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. When we gather together in the church, this service begins at 9:00 a.m.
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 during non-COVID-19 times?
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.
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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I hope that NPPC will always be the open, welcoming, loving church that I have found it to be...a community of Christians that does not shy away from tough questions and is devoutly committed to responding to the needs of people everywhere.
I hope that NPPC will always have outreach to the local community through programs like the Welcome Table, Community Benefit Sale, after school programs, and men’s parking for football games. As much as I enjoy singing in the choir and attending church, it is through serving others that I find my true faith.
NPPC will always be a special place to me because it has allowed me to grow in my relationship with God. As a result, it has helped me in my faith journey in trying to discern God’s will and calling in my life and how to serve others.
I attend NPPC because it has survived the test of time for doing God’s work, in fulfilling the growing needs of its members and the community, and in responding to local, regional, national, and global issues, needs, and concerns. I further attend NPPC because it accepts and attempts to meet the challenges to listen and grow, to teach and lead, to soothe and comfort, to help and support, to embrace its congregation with love and respect, like a family, and to address the various needs of all.
As a young Asian kid growing up in Maryville in the 80’s, it was very evident that I was much different than everyone else. One place I always felt welcome and felt like I truly belonged was at NPPC. It’s a nice feeling to go to a place where you are not stared at strangely but you are welcomed by name. It was here that I learned the kindness and generosity that brought my family here and that still shapes my personality to this day.
NPPC will always be special to us because here we have discovered a warm and welcoming community of faith which nourishes us through rich friendships, meaningful worship, Christian education, and numerous opportunities for service to our church, our community, and to the world. Our lives are so much richer because of New Providence.
NPPC will always be a special place to me because of the energy and love they put into their children’s programs. I remember my very first Vacation Bible School at NPPC, where scores of church volunteers fed my family before we hurried off to our class. I love the way NPPC loves its children.
I give to NPPC because it offers me so many opportunities and ways to grow in my faith and to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to live life as a Christian.
I attend NPPC for many reasons. I have always felt welcomed, intellectually stimulated, and spiritually challenged. The reason at the forefront, however, is that the church has a passion and vision for its youth, which is the greatest blessing a parent can receive.
I attend NPPC because I feel accepted there, and I am a stronger, better person from attending worship there regularly.
When I am going home from the sermon, there is always a word, a phrase or just how humor can be inserted in a way that I remember what the message was about and how I can look at things so differently. They are so powerful!
NPPC will always be a special place to me because we were married here, our two children and two of our grandchildren were baptized here, and our children and grandson have been through confirmation here.