What to Expect at First Presbyterian Church on a Sunday
Whether you’re a lifelong church-goer or this is your first time in a church, our intent is that you will find a warm welcome at Butte First Presbyterian Church. Our hope is that you will take the next step into this community. Visit us this weekend and experience First Presbyterians for yourself.
When are your services?
We meet for our Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 A.M. in the Church Sanctuary (Entrance is under the bell tower). This is a blended service— combining the traditional elements (of organ, choir, hymns, and formal liturgy)— along with elements of a more casual worship format (Guitar music, a family style of sharing “Joys and Concerns” before our “Time of Prayer”. We recommend that you arrive approximately 15 minutes before the service so you won’t feel rushed.
Each Sunday – in our Lindsay Chapel – at around 10AM – a time of meditative worship preparation, using Contemporary Christian Music, is available for about 25 minutes before the beginning of the regular worship service in the main sanctuary.
How do I get to Butte First Presbyterian Church?
Butte Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of Platinum and Excelsior Streets (Mailing address: 901 W. Platinum Street) on Butte’s “Lower Westside”. It’s easy to find! Click here for a map.
What can I expect on my first visit?
Sunday mornings at Butte First Presbyterian church are active (during the “School Year)! Once you park, walk to our main entrance (under the bell tower) where you will be greeted by friendly faces.* If you have children, ask our midweek Youth programs or our monthly Kids’ Night Out. for adults ask about our Adult Education class.
Sunday School: The first event on a Sunday morning is our Sunday School Program which begins at 9:00 A.M. (We do have a regular nursery attendant on duty for the wee ones through both the Sunday School and Worship hours.) The Adult Education Ministry Team looks forward to welcoming you to their Adult Sunday School class of study and fellowship.
Worship Service: If you come at the worship hour – there in the church’s entrance Greeters will greet you and Ushers will hand you a copy of our weekly bulletin – It contains a list of our current and upcoming events. During the time leading up to worship people can choose either to visit in the space at the back of the sanctuary or go ahead and go in and have a seat and spend time in private prayer preparing to worship God. The service itself is made up of about an hour of music, speaking, and prayer. Children over the age of five are invited and encouraged to stay through the service through the offering. Children’s Worship Aids (thematic papers, crayons, etc) are available to assist the parents in the process of teaching their children how to worship God together as a church family.
Following the Offering (Mid-service) Children are then welcome to go downstairs for a program we call “Children’s Church” – which is a time of Bible Stories and crafts.
After the service, stick around for our time of coffee and fellowship in the adjacent Fellowship Hall.
What is a Sunday Service like?
Each week, our worship team (Choir and Lay Liturgist) and pastor strive to lead our congregation in a meaningful worship experience with a firm foundation in God’s Word. The music selections are chosen to fit with that purpose.
What can I wear?
When you enter a worship service at Butte First Presbyterian Church, you’ll notice the diversity in what people wear. Wear something in which you can be “you.” The choices range from casual to dressy for both men and women.
What will my kids experience?
We work hard in our various children’s program to make sure that children come to a safe, fun environment. When your kids enter our program of Youth Group on Wednesdays from 4-6PM or at our Kids’ Night Out events (Usually held on the second Friday evening of a school month from 5:30 to 8:00PM.
Do you have something for students?
We hope that you will join us this Sunday. See you soon!