WHAT IS FPC REALLY ABOUT?
ANSWER TO COMMON QUESTIONS
WHEN DO YOU MEET FOR WORSHIP?
Our main worship service is each Sunday at 10 - and we welcome any and everyone. We also gather at different times during the week for various meetings, including our mid-week prayer and Bible study Wednesday evenings at 6:30. Other meeting times will vary throughout the week.
WHAT ABOUT COVID-19?
We are earnest in following all necessary safety protocols to keep everyone safe at all times. We wear masks out of love for one another, our friends and neighbors, and continually evaluate our plan to protect everyone’s safety.
I HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN, WILL IT BE OK TO BRING MY FAMILY?
You are more than welcome to keep your kids with you during the service. We hope to be as family friendly as we possibly can. Our “cry room” is directly connected to our sanctuary with a large window to make parents comfortable bringing young children, even if they grow a bit cranky. We love the sounds of little feet. Visiting families will be welcomed and loved by our congregation. You may find that your presence with us today is connected with the prayers of some of our older folks who have been praying for you for quite some time.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED AND HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH?
Where are you located and how can I get in touch? We are located at 551 South Wood Street, Mora MN 55051. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 320 679-1969. We would love to speak with you!
ARE YOU PART OF A PARTICULAR DENOMINATION?
Yes, First Presbyterian Church of Mora is part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) - see link: epc.org
IF I COME VISIT, WILL I BE SINGLED OUT?
By no means! We want you to feel that you are welcome without feeling pressured - Our people will likely be genuinely glad to see you and say “Hello” but you will not be the subject of any aggressive welcoming tactics.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU CELEBRATE COMMUNION?
We celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month. Our hope is that the frequency of the celebration highlights the special nature of the sacrament, without the practice being so frequent that it become ordinary or taken for granted.
WHAT IF I AM INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER?
Pastor Schill would be delighted to talk with you about membership. Classes regarding church values and understanding membership are held frequently.
HOW CAN I SERVE AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH?
You may have a heart and a special skill for a particular work within the ministry of the church, but you are unsure where or how to get plugged in. We encourage you to get involved and become active in the church. There are always many opportunities to serve. We will help you explore your gifts, talents, and avenues for deeper involvement.
CAN I SUPPORT THE CHURCH FINANCIALLY IF I AM NOT A MEMBER?
Absolutely, we enjoy having friends support the ministries of our church. We are even encouraging supporters to help from beyond our community.
MY MOTHER WALKS WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF A CANE - IS IT EASY TO GET AROUND IN YOUR FACILITY?
You can literally drive up and drop off at the front door at the sanctuary level! In fact, it's kind of like the red carpet of the Oscars! The sanctuary is just a few steps away. We also have a convenient elevator to the educational and dining hall level.
DROP OFF RIGHT AT THE FRONT DOOR DURING NASTY WEATHER
Be sure to take advantage of our easy front-door drop off under our covered car port. Just feet from the sanctuary!
OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY IN THE COMMUNITY OF MORA
First Presbyterian Church of Mora has a long history of serving the community of Mora, Minnesota. Through the dedication of our leadership, pastor and volunteers, we are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message. We are open to worshippers of all ages and backgrounds, and strive to lead all who worship with us towards a deeper love for God.
The below photo is from 1968 and shows the start of new construction on the current site at 551 S Wood Street. Doors opened at the new building in 1969.