New to FPCA? Welcome!
Curiosity is part of our DNA. We welcome questions that bring us closer. From Sunday morning worship to week day social activities and bible study, there is always something happening in our corner of Austin. These are the conversations that matter and we hope you’ll join in.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ What time is worship?
We have two services, a contemporary jazz service at 8:45 am with weekly communion, and a traditional worship service at 11:15 am with monthly communion.
Worship begins at 10 am in the summer. See the calendar for Summer Worship dates.
+ What is the difference between the two Sunday services?
At 8:45 am, worship is warm and casual. A jazz band leads with music ranging from contemporary to jazz versions of traditional hymns and prayers. We take communion each week by dipping bread into the cup to remember the hope and strength we have in Christ.
At 11:15 am, worship uses a more traditional liturgy. You will hear our historic pipe organ, sing hymns from the Presbyterian Glory to God hymnal, listen to our choirs, and worship in community. We take communion on the first Sunday of each month by passing trays of bread and juice to remember that God meets us wherever we are in our faith journey.
+ Who can take communion?
All who love God and want to love God more, all who trust in Jesus and want to trust him more are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Lord’s Supper, both adults and children.
+ Do you have a nursery for young children?
Yes. Children two years old and younger are welcome in our nursery staffed with trained caregivers. We love the sounds of children in worship, so if you are more comfortable keeping your child in your arms or beside you, please do so.
The nursery is available from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm so that you can enjoy worship, as well as Sunday morning programs.
+ Do children remain in worship?
Yes. To help with parenting in the pew, there are worship bags filled with crayons, coloring sheets, and bible puzzles for young children.
Children may join a pastor on the chancel steps for the Time with the Young Disciples. Afterward, children older than kindergarten-age rejoin their families in worship.
Children ages 3 through kindergarten may go to Godly Play. In Godly Play, children discover the stories of God and Jesus through storytelling, encounter God in a personal way, and are encouraged to respond through art and creative play.
+ Is there Sunday school for children and youth?
+ Do you have classes for adults?
Every Sunday morning at 10:00 am, adults are invited to Sunday School classes. The current classes are posted in the church bulletin. Additionally, there are bible studies and book groups throughout the week/month that you can join.
+ Do you ask guests to stand up?
No. We look forward to welcoming you at the coffee station, during the “Passing of the Peace,” and in our narthex before and after worship. We hope you will sign in on our Friendship Register so we can stay in touch.
+ Is an offering collected during worship?
Yes. We pass an offering plate after the sermon during each service. In addition, there are a variety of ways to make a gift to FPC Austin.
+ Is the sanctuary accessible?
Yes. Please pull right up into our circular driveway. We have chairs, not pews, so it is easy to make room for wheelchairs and walkers. There is an accessible restroom, please ask an usher to for help.
+ How do I join your church?
It’s easy! We frequently offer membership classes taught by Pastor Elizabeth and other church leaders. Come and find out more about what it means to be a Presbyterian and member of this church family.