What to expect

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Welcome to First Pres. Deeply rooted in the City Beautiful, our church family gathers to worship God each Sunday and encourage one another.

You might be nervous when visiting a church for the first time, but we can help you navigate the experience. Each time we gather, God’s word is preached, we respond through music and prayer, and take a few moments to say “hello” and get to know one another. 

 
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Sunday Worship

We offer two unique worship experiences, each one a vibrant expression of our relationship with God and our covenant community.  At all of our services, you’ll be greeted by our church family, hear a Biblical message and stories of God at work, and have the opportunity to respond to God through music and prayer. We encourage you to come as you are to either service, although the Sanctuary can get chilly, so a lot of us wear long sleeves.

All our services follow the liturgical calendar and incorporate expressions of the church’s foundational beliefs in their design. Both Genesis (contemporary) and Traditional respond to God’s generosity through the offering each week, and both celebrate communion as a covenant family each month.

We have two worship services on Sunday morning:

  • 8:45am Genesis Worship in the Sanctuary

  • 11:05am Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

 

Genesis Service

Our Genesis worship service gathers at 8:45am in the Sanctuary. In a casual atmosphere, Genesis worships God through modern and ancient worship music (typically played by a band), and incorporates inspired video, lighting, and dramatic stage design. Creative and visual arts are part of the experience in both spaces, and the congregation is often invited to participate in those, too. 8:45am Genesis is broadcast live online.

 

Traditional Service

Our Traditional worship service gathers at 11:05am in our Sanctuary, a space rich with our church’s heritage and historic expressions of artistry. Stained glass, light-filled architecture, choral and organ music and a liturgical journey are part of how we illustrate our worship and celebrate our Creator God in this service. 11:05am Traditional worship is broadcast live online.

 
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Say hello.

We know that visiting a new church can be intimidating, and even more challenging if you’re not quite ready to spend the morning chatting with strangers. We get that.

We also know that cultivating relationships are an essential part of who we are as a church family, and we believe it’s a core part of building community. So we’ve restructured our whole Sunday morning to make space for connection. We set aside very intentional time on a weekly basis, after our 8:45am worship service and before our 11:05am worship service. In fact, we think it’s so important, the first Sunday of the month we dedicate the entire time between worship services to fellowship.

Want to help create a warm welcome? Sign up to bring treats or brew coffee one Sunday.


 
 

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Directions and Parking

First Presbyterian Church of Orlando is located at 106 East Church Street, Orlando, Florida, 32801. 

Since our campus covers a full city block, there are lots of entrances. But if it’s your first visit, we encourage you to stop in our Lee Fellowship Hall after worship, so we can answer any questions you might have along the way.

GENERAL PARKING

Parking downtown can be tricky, so we partner with the county and share a parking garage across the street on the corner of Jackson Street and Rosalind Avenue. On Sundays, the garage is open for free parking, and during the week, we can validate your garage parking pass for meetings and events. The garage is just across the street from the church, and the garage entrance is on Liberty Avenue.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Handicapped parking is available on the first floor of the parking garage, on the street immediately around the campus, and the playground on Jackson Street (see the map).

Additional apps can also help you locate information about parking in Downtown Orlando, including pricing and locations, from your mobile phone.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Downtown Orlando is also easily accessible by Sunrail, Bike Share and Lymmo free downtown buses.

 
 
 
 

 Want to see what a service is like? Worship with us live online at 8:45am or 11:05am Sunday.