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We offer two unique worship experiences, each one a vibrant expression of our relationship with God and our covenant community. At all of our services, you’ll be greeted by our church family, hear a Biblical message and stories of God at work, and have the opportunity to respond to God through music and prayer. We encourage you to come as you are to either service, (although sometimes the Sanctuary can be chilly, so you might want sleeves!).
Both services follow the liturgical calendar and incorporate expressions of the church’s foundational beliefs in their design. Both Genesis and Traditional respond to God’s generosity through the offering each week, and both celebrate communion as a covenant family each month.
Worship Services and Times
Our Traditional worship service gathers at 8:15am & 11:00am in our Sanctuary, a space rich with our church’s heritage and historic expressions of artistry. Stained glass, light-filled architecture, choral and organ music and a liturgical journey are part of how we illustrate our worship and celebrate our Creator God in this service. 8:15am & 11:00am Traditional are broadcast live online.
Our Genesis worship service gathers at 9:45am in the Sanctuary and 11:00am in our Lee Fellowship Hall. In a casual atmosphere, Genesis praises God through modern and ancient worship music (typically played by a band), and incorporates inspired video, lighting, and dramatic stage design. Creative and visual arts are part of the experience in both spaces, and the congregation is often invited to participate in those, too. 9:45am Genesis is broadcast live online.
Why We Worship
We gather together every week to worship God the Father, Jesus His Son, and the Holy Spirit. In doing so, we acknowledge our covenant relationship with God and one another, and take that time to express our gratitude to Jesus Christ.
Directions and Parking
First Presbyterian Church of Orlando is located at 106 East Church Street, Orlando, Florida, 32801.
Since our campus covers a full city block, there are lots of entrances. But if it’s your first visit, we encourage you to come through our Welcome Center on the 1st floor of the Edington Ministry Center, so we can answer any questions you might have along the way.
Parking downtown can be tricky, so we partner with the county and share a parking garage across the street on the corner of Jackson Street and Rosalind Avenue. On Sundays, the garage is open for free parking, and during the week, we can validate your garage parking pass for meetings and events. The garage is just across the street from the church, and the garage entrance is on Liberty Avenue.
Handicapped parking is available on the first floor of the parking garage, and next to the playground on Jackson Street (see the map). Street parking is often available for anyone who might need extra accessibility.
On-street metered parking is available on the public streets around First Pres for $1 an hour. Meters are enforced on Monday through Saturday from 8am to 6pm. Meters take coins or credit cards.
These additional apps help you locate information about parking in Downtown Orlando, including pricing and locations, from your mobile phone.
The "LYMMO" is a free public bus system that runs in the downtown area. One line is a circuit around downtown, one is a circuit through Thornton Park & downtown.
Sunrail trains run into downtown Orlando on weekdays only, except during special weekends. See website for schedule.
Orlando Bike Share provides shared bikes parked throughout downtown Orlando for a minimal charge. Conveniently, we have a bike share hub directly across the street from First Pres (corner of Rosalind and Jackson).
Sunday Morning for Children
Children are an important part of our community, and we want them to love coming to church.
Our SHINE Children's Ministry, located in the Clayton Life Center, is the place to start on Sunday mornings if you have small people. SHINE is for children Birth-5th Grade, along with Rejoice! Children's Choir. We offer age-appropriate activities and loving caregivers for every stage on Sunday mornings.
When you arrive in the lobby of the Clayton Life Center, one of our SHINE Team Members (look for orange name tags) will be available to assist you and walk you through the process of check-in so you feel comfortable.
After your first couple of times in SHINE, you can check-in at the kiosk, which prints an identification sticker for each child, their room assignment, and a pick-up ticket for you.
Each child from birth through 5th Grade is directed toward age-appropriate activities designed to engage and encourage them, in rooms where our SHINE Team helps to welcome them and help to make everyone feel at home. All of our volunteers and staff have had legal background checks and volunteer training.
If you have any questions about First Pres, simply give us a call at 407.423.3441.