Welcome! Wondering what to expect in worship at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas?
This historic building in downtown Dallas houses a welcoming community ready and willing to nurture you on your spiritual journey. For over 150 years, the congregation of FPC has gathered at the corner of love and light (see the Narthex doors!) in worship to be renewed and charged for service in God’s world. We want to answer your questions so you will feel as comfortable as possible when you attend worship for the first time. If you do not see your question below, feel free to email us. We look forward to joining in community with you.
Where do I go?
FPC offers free parking in our parking garage connected to the church. The early worship service takes place in the Sudie George Chapel and begins at 8:45. The 10:50 service takes place in the sanctuary. There are signs to direct you to both locations.
What about my children?
Children are welcome in worship at FPC! The usher teams will be happy to provide you with a children’s worship bag for elementary aged students as you enter the worship space. Childcare is provided in the Drane Early Childhood Center for children 5 and under. A pager system is provided for parents to stay connected with their children. A greeter or usher will be happy to direct you to the Drane Center.
How long will it last?
Worship services at FPC last approximately one hour.
What should I wear?
We invite you to come as you are comfortable. You will see a wide range of dress in worship services at FPC. All are welcome.
What does it look like?
Worship at FPC follows the Presbyterian Service for the Lord’s Day focused on the four fold movement of Christian Worship: gathering together- a time of music, prayer and confession, the Word- a time of scripture reading and the sermon, our response to the Word- prayers for our community and the world, the offering, and celebration of the sacraments (baptism and communion), and, finally, the sending- where we are charged to reenter the world as God’s disciples.
Music at FPC takes a very diverse approach. We are neither contemporary nor traditional but rather embrace a wide variety of music and worship styles that focus on giving praise to God.