What to Expect

When you come to our 10:00AM worship service on Sunday, we hope you will feel comfortable and welcome. Our ushers greet all attendees and visitors, provide them with an Order of Service, and guide them to any seat they prefer. Visitors may choose to make themselves a name tag so others can greet them by name.

Services typically last about an hour.  Casual dress is the norm for most Sunday services — whatever you are comfortable in is just fine.

FPL welcomes young families, and children are free to stay for the duration of the service if they choose; there are “activity bags” available to engage toddlers. We also offer childcare for toddler and preschool-aged children beginning at 9:45 a.m. in the Parish House at 14 Bedford Road (the stone building up the hill from the Sanctuary). You are welcome to keep your child/children with you in the Sanctuary during worship, or you may retire to the Stearns Room behind the sanctuary and view the service on a video feed.

A typical service includes organ prelude and postludes, choral selections by the church choir, church related announcements, a time for silent and spoken prayer, an offering, a sermon, and three hymns sung by the congregation at different times during the service. Three times a year a simple “communion” service is offered on the first Monday of the month.

Following the conclusion of each service, we offer a popular coffee hour at which all may meet to socialize. This is a great opportunity to mingle, ask questions, and get to know our congregation.