WHAT TO EXPECT
Deciding to come to a church service for the first time can be intimidating. Knowing the basics of what you will experience can help to make you feel more assured. As soon as you enter the doors of the church, you will be among a warm group of people & enjoy free coffee and baked goods. Dress how ever you feel most comfortable. First City Parish of RCC meets at in our new building that was generously passed on to us from First United Church of Christ.
SUNDAY GATHERINGS 10AM | 611 Washington St. Reading, PA
3 PARTS TO OUR SUNDAY GATHERING: Preaching | Worship | Children
Throughout our human history, words have carried the power to bring change. Preaching is a unique interaction with language; it is not a conversation but rather proclamation.The power of this proclamation is not found in clever words or charismatic personalities but rather the truths of the Bible and how they relate to our everyday lives. It’s the only time during a typical week in which a large group of friends, family and acquaintances interact with the written words of God as they allow it to take center stage. Our preaching aims to reveal the person, purpose, work and mission of Jesus. It contrasts the truths of our realities with the truth of his reality and brings us to a place of deciding which we chose to live by just as it did in the times of the baby church throughout the New Testament.
Worship is an individual lifestyle of honoring Jesus. In the Bible, when people want to express that worship together as a group, it often took the form of song and instruments. Every generation expresses that worship music in a way that is most natural to them while aiming to keep Jesus the point of it all. RCC is blessed with a number of talented musicians, singers & songwriters. Our style is often loud and rocking but can also be quiet and reflective. In spite of the style and talent, we do not draw attention to the band because the band is not the point but rather they play and sing to enable all of us to love and honor Jesus. This also prepares our hearts & souls to hear from the Bible during the preaching. The worship includes many current worship songs, some original and hymns.
Nursery, Toddler & Preschool
Center City Parish of Reading City Church has a dedicated and loving group of volunteers who care for our littlest children from newborn through preschool. We have an active Nursery that can accommodate newborns, toddlers, and preschool aged children.