What to Expect on Sunday

What to Expect When You Visit First Scots

We realize that visiting a new church is not always easy. The people, the worship style, the facility can all be overwhelming and confusing.

We want you to feel welcome and comfortable at First Scots. This page is our attempt to welcome you and show you around before you even arrive. We look forward to worshiping with you.

The Facility

After seven years of worshiping at Holy Trinity Classical Christian School in Beaufort, we moved into our own facility on Ladys Island.  

The facility has ample parking, so join us!  The main doors to the worship hall face Sams Point Road and are open at least 15 minutes before every service.  

The Service of Worship

Our worship service begins at 10:40 A.M. and will start with a few moments of announcements pertinent to the life of the church. We use a very simple order of worship that seeks to experience both the glory and the presence of God.

Our bulletin includes instructions for each part of the worship service, including words for any songs, creeds, or prayers that we will participate in together as a congregation. We also aim to give careful directions throughout the service in order to help visitors feel at ease. The service generally lasts about an hour.

Sunday School

*Please note that we are not currently holding Sunday School due to COVID-19 precautions.  

We believe that a solid, biblical foundation is integral to the life of any church, and therefore we offer a Sunday school program that is intended to help people of all ages grow in their knowledge and love of God and their familiarity with His Word. A regular diet of Sunday School and worship services at First Scots are a wonderful aid in your discipleship and will help to give you the tools you need in order to grow in your faith.

Our Sunday school opportunities are extended to children and adults. For young children (ages 4-6 and ages 7+), we offer Sunday School classes that use curriculum from Great Commission Publications. For adults and older children, we offer two classes: one working through the Westminster Confession of Faith and the other studying the Book of Acts and the New Testament Church.

Parents should feel welcome to work with the pastor to help determine which class is the best fit for their child.

Children at First Scots

A spiritually healthy family is the basic building block of the spiritually healthy church which is the basic building block of the spiritually healthy society. Our desire is to assist parents in their work of training up children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. We do not believe that children’s ministry is “one size fits all” and we want to maximize the opportunities to feed and encourage the families that the Lord gives us. As our families grow, so too will our children’s ministry.

Currently, Sunday morning gives children three opportunities:

  • Children three and under can go to the nursery for both Sunday School and worship.

  • Children four to six years old can attend our young children’s Sunday School.

  • Children seven to twelve can attend our older children’s Sunday School.

  • Children ages thirteen and up are welcomed to attend our youth Sunday school class.  

If you would like details on the vision for expanded children’s ministry, email Pastor Alex Mark at amark@firstscotsbeaufort.org.

Dear friends,

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and measures that are in place, please note the following changes:

If you have any questions, or need diaconal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us: admin@firstscotsbeaufort.org.  

Blessings!

The Session of First Scots PCA