Relax and enjoy your experience!
Visiting a new place for the first time can be pretty intimidating. What will it be like? What should I wear? What's available for my kids? How do I get there? Where do I park? We hope we can answer some of your questions to make your experience an enjoyable one.
What will it be like?
We know how intimidating it can be to walk into a big building that you've never been to before. We hope you will relax - we were all new here once and we’re a friendly bunch of people! We try not to be too pushy or call awkward attention to guests. We figure you're coming, first, to meet God and, second maybe, to meet and learn about us.
When you enter the doors of First Christian, you will probably be met by one of our friendly greeters. These people are there to welcome you, and help you find your way around our facility.
If you're looking for childcare or a class for yourself, or just have questions, drop by our Welcome Center
. It is located just inside our main entrance off Second Street. Volunteers there can assist you in finding your way around. Really, any of us are happy to help you get to where you need to go.
You will find a coffee bar and refreshments
in what we call “Fellowship Hall”, a large common area to the north of our main Sanctuary, where all are welcome to help themselves to a drink or a snack.
As you enter the Chapel or Sanctuary doors, you will be greeted again and receive a bulletin. The bulletin contains the order of the service, a communication card, helpful information, and some current events. Please sit anywhere you feel comfortable.
What should I wear?
You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. Dress how you feel comfortable worshiping.
What ages are welcome in the nursery?
Children from newborns through age three are provided consistent care by our loving nursery staff. Care is offered from 8am to 12Noon on Sundays. Our childcare workers are screened and trained. We provide parent pagers in case your child needs you during the service.
What's available for my kids?
We know your kids are important to you, and they're important to us as well. Children of all ages are welcome in worship, and we provide safe childcare, fun classes, and more.
Where do kids go during worship?
Children are welcome in all services, as young and old alike share in the mystery and joy of God’s presence. Sprouts Children’s Worship
offers preschoolers (ages 3, 4 and 5) a time where they may experience worship on their own terms and in their own way. The Sprouts program encourages parents to take their children into the beginning of worship, to sing with them, and to pray with them. Children leave for Sprouts immediately following the Children’s Message during both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services.
How do I get there & where do I park?
We are located at 201 East Second Street, at the corner of 2nd and Boulevard in Edmond, Oklahoma. Parking is available all around the building but we reserve some front-row parking in our 2nd Street parking lot for our guests. There is pull-in parking along Jackson and 1st Streets, and we have two additional parking lots. One is on the SW corner of 1st and Boulevard, the other on the NW corner of 1st and Jackson. Directions
What is Worship Like?
Each Sunday morning we offer three different worship experiences. Each service is designed to welcome all into the presence of God in unique and different ways through proclaiming the Word, open communion, a sermon message and music to suit all tastes. You will experience everything from ancient folk songs, traditional hymns to contemporary praise music, depending upon the message and the hour.
May I Take Communion If I Am Not A Member?
Communion, also known as the Lord’s Supper, is the commemoration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. Communion is celebrated during all worship experiences and all who believe in Christ are invited to participate.
How Is Communion Served?
Typically in our 8:15 and 11am services, the bread and cup are passed down each pew. At the 9am service everyone comes forward to receive communion by the ancient Christian practice known as intinction. You will take a piece of bread from one of our Communion Servers, and then be offered the cup. The bread may then be dipped into the cup. It’s less intimidating when you see everyone else doing it, so watch and join in. Here at First Christian we use grape juice, although it may be referred to as wine.
Have other questions?
Have a question we didn't answer? Feel free to contact us
. We want your visit to be an enjoyable experience.