What to Expect

When you pull up to First Presbyterian Church in downtown Ashland, you’ll discover a combination of the old and the new. You’ll find old style parking on local streets (and in the parking lots at Community Trust Bank and the parking garage next door), and you’ll experience a fresh and warm welcome. You’ll see people a lot like yourself—from all walks of life—coming together to focus on knowing Jesus better.

Showing up at a church for the first time can be a little intimidating. We do our best to create an environment where you can just be you. Whether you want to be anonymous for awhile or jump right into the center of things, you’ll find the opportunity you’re looking for. On Sundays, the big, Northwest-facing front doors will get you right into our sanctuary. Handicap entrances are available on the Judd Plaza side of the building. We’ll provide you with a bulletin, which gives all the updates on our groups, programs, and events. After the service, everyone is welcome to grab some cookies and a cup of coffee or some lemonade.

Nursery care is available for children who are under three years of age. Care of these individuals is important to us. We have special rooms supplied with age appropriate toys, and we provide supervised care giving. About halfway through the worship services, children are invited to participate in Children’s Moment down front. They are welcome to stay in the service if desired or go to the nursery immediately following the children’s Moment. Beginning at 9:30 AM, we offer classes for children, youth, and adults. Women’s Circles and Men’s Bible studies are also available during the week.