Forest Park offers two distinct worship services to choose from on Sunday mornings.
At 9:30, we hold our Contemporary Service in our Family Life Center. This service is an informal,
upbeat way to celebrate life in Jesus Christ. Everyone is encouraged to come as they are, grab some
refreshments, and worship in a contemporary way.
What to expect if you come to our Contemporary Service:
Parking should be in our North lot off Collins Ave. Limited parking is available in our
South lot off Linden St. for those who are physically challenged. See
Maps and Directions.
People start gathering for our Contemporary Service a few minutes before 9:30 AM around
coffee, tea, or juice, and donuts in the Family Life Center kitchen while some music is
playing in the background. At 9:30 our Praise and Worship band begins to play, with
words to the songs projected up onto a wall. During the service, you will experience
high-energy praise, prayers offered to God, some creative elements like a drama or
movie clip related to the day's theme, and a powerful biblically-based message that is
relevant to life. Worshippers are given an opportunity to write down prayer requests and
have them prayed by someone in the church. On the first Sunday of every month, we
celebrate the Lord's Supper, where worshippers are invited to experience the grace
and presence of God in their lives through the taste of bread and juice. Near the
end of the service, several announcements may be given and an offering is taken.
Competent, caring adults offer children's ministry throughout the duration of the service.
The service generally ends around 10:30. After the service, some people choose to attend
a small group for more intimate fellowship and learning.
At 10:45, we hold our traditional service in the Sanctuary. This service connects long-held
traditions to a lived-out faith today. More meditative in style than our early service,
our traditional service is a wonderful way to connect with God and others.
What to expect if you come to our Traditional Service:
Parking should be in our North lot off Collins Ave. Limited parking is available in
our South lot off Linden St. for those who are physically challenged.
Convenient parking is located in our north lot off of Collins, our south lot on Linden,
or some limited spaces on the street. As you come into the church, you'll be warmly
greeted by people at the doors and offered a bulletin, which will list the order
of the worship experience as well as announcements and names to pray for. Organ
music will be quietly playing while you take your seat in the sanctuary, setting
a reflective tone for worship. The service will begin at 10:45. During worship,
you will have opportunity to be greeted by those worshipping around you, sing
hymns from our hymnal, join with the congregation in prayer, participate in the
morning offering, listen to our choir (September through May), and hear a powerful,
biblically-based message relevant to life. Communion is offered on the first Sunday
of the month. Sunday School classes for traditional worshippers begin at 9:30.
During the traditional worship, competent, caring adults offer children's ministry
for the duration of the service.