Planning a visit to FPCQ? We’ve designed this page as a resource to help answer the most common questions you may have before your visit. If you have any questions not answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Plan your first visit to First Presbyterian Church Quincy
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First Presbyterian is located at 270 Franklin Street in Quincy, MA. The church has ample parking, and we are a 10-15 minute walk from the Quincy Adams T Station on the MBTA Red Line.
Worship is at 10:30 a.m. and usually concludes around 11:40 a.m. We then gather downstairs for coffee hour and fellowship. During the summer (June, July, and August), we worship at 9:30 a.m.
When you walk into First Presbyterian Church, you’ll be greeted with a handshake and a smile, and handed a bulletin. If you would like, you can fill out a visitor card located in the pews.
Our worship service is traditional with organ and piano music, a choir, and hymns. The choir members and pastor wear robes. But within this traditional worship, you will find the service warm and joyful, even casual at times. The sermons are practical and relevant while rooted in Scripture, and the prayers are genuine.
We believe you’ll leave the service spiritually challenged, refreshed, and filled. We pray that this will fuel you to live out your week as a disciple of Jesus: to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
At First Presbyterian, you will see a range of casual to more formal clothing and you are welcome to dress how you are most comfortable.
Children are joyfully welcomed in our worship service! During the service, there is a “Moment with Children,” during which a volunteer provides a quick children’s message on the Scripture read that morning. The children who participate then proceed to Sunday School. If your kiddos want to stay with you for the rest of worship, however, that is absolutely fine!
In our tradition, all who have been baptized are welcome to participate in communion, as these two sacraments are two sides of the same coin of God’s grace. While we believe being baptized is an important step before taking communion, the invitation is for all. We don’t check your credentials before partaking. We believe we do the inviting, and it is then between you and God.
Want to read more? Check out this article on communion in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of the month. During this time, you are invited to stay seated, as the elements will come to you. When you receive the bread or cup, please wait for all to be served, as we partake in each element together as a family.