Welcome to Pine Street. Here you will find a warm, compassionate, and inclusive congregation engaged in a dynamic ministry to our city and world. In our beautiful sanctuary you will experience worship that is traditional, dignified, and inspiring. Whether you are a member or a visitor, we hope to see you in church this Sunday!
On Sunday morning, you may enter the building through any of the doors on Pine, Third, or South Streets.
You are welcome to come dressed as you like! Many of our faith community dress “business casual” on Sundays, but there is no dress code and everyone is welcome. The important thing is to join us!
Yes, it is. There is a ramp and a door on Third Street for those who are physically challenged and an elevator to each floor.
On Sunday mornings, parking is free on the streets around the church. The South Street Parking Garage is also open at no cost to you on Sundays.
Our worship lasts a little over an hour.
Our service is a warm and welcoming traditional worship service that is full of great music. Sermons are based on the Bible. We sing a diversity of hymns. Our choir provides an outstanding and diverse repertoire of anthems that are appealing to all people. Organ, piano, handbells, and other instruments are also used to enhance our musical worship of God. A unique feature of our worship is that we celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday.
We give bread to visitors as a sign of hospitality and welcome.
We gather in the Gathering Place to enjoy fellowship at coffee hour.
Yes, we have a nursery every Sunday morning from 8:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Certainly! We welcome all children in worship. Following the children’s message, children attend a special program called Wonder of Worship. They return to the sanctuary for the celebration of Holy Communion.
All baptized Christians are encouraged to take communion. On occasion, we provide instruction to parents and children about participating in communion.
On most Sundays, we pass trays and bread to the people while they are sitting in the pews. On the first Sunday of the month, we invite the congregation to come forward to receive the elements.
One of our elders or deacons will bring it to you.
No, you may partake of the bread or juice as you feel led, or commune with God through prayer alone.
New Members classes are held regularly, providing those seeking membership an opportunity to learn more about their faith and about the church. For further information about membership, contact the church office or speak to one of the pastors after morning worship.
We nurture our adults through regular church school classes, retreats, and interesting adult forums. The pastor also teaches a variety of Bible studies and also on contemporary issues.
We nurture our children each week in a broadly graded church school class. Our junior and senior high students also gather for study and fellowship activities.
The Handbell Ensemble rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and warms up before worship at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays. The All-Church Orchestra rehearses seasonally on Sundays after church. All people of all skills and talents are welcome to participate in our musical ministries. The ensembles also engage in spiritual and theological education and fellowship outside of their musical duties.
A group of women gather monthly to read contemporary novels and other books.
Tours of our historic sanctuary are available upon request. E-mail email@example.com.
From September through May our men gather on the second Saturday of the month to enjoy a hearty breakfast and warm fellowship.
Our deacons care for our homebound members through visits, flower delivery, and home communion. They also co-ordinate meals for those who have recently been hospitalized and assist in worship.
Several times a year our Congregational Life Team co-ordinates dining groups that meet in members’ homes or at restaurants.
Pine Street has an active group of knitters who create shawls for baptized infants, the hospitalized, and those who need special attention. This wonderful ministry extends the healing love of Christ to many people.
Pine Street maintains an extensive collection of historical artifacts, art, photos, documents, and more from throughout the church’s history. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the church historian through firstname.lastname@example.org.