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.
If you notice that our church doesn’t look much like a church, that’s exactly right. This building has housed many schools during its life, and currently it is the home of Holy Trinity Classical Christian School. Through Holy Trinity’s kindness, we are able to make use of this facility on Sundays for Sunday school and worship.
Parking at Holy Trinity is found along Burroughs Avenue or along Bull Street, which runs along the side of the building.
The facility has one main entrance which faces Burroughs Avenue. Upon entry, you will be in the lobby where you will find the day’s bulletin, the children’s ministry check-in table, refreshments and a greeter who can direct you as needed. The entrance to the worship hall will be immediately on your left.
The Service of Worship
Our worship service begins at 10:45 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. Click here to see a sample Sunday Bulletin.
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.
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 up to four years old 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 and up can attend our older children’s Sunday School.
Children of all ages are welcome to accompany their parents to our adult Sunday school classes.
If you would like details on the vision for expanded children’s ministry, email Pastor Alex Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.