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We are so glad you've visited today.  We would love to meet you sometime soon, but in the meantime, any questions you may have about Providence can be answered below or feel free to reach out to OPCProvidence[at]gmail.com. We hope to meet you soon!

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

1. WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I ARRIVE?

When you arrive at Providence you should be greeted by one of our greeters at the front door who is also handing out bulletins. In the bulletin you'll see the order of service which will help you understand what we do in worship. We encourage you to make your way to the sanctuary and find a seat as we prepare ourselves for worship.

2. WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?

We believe that children play a vital role in the public worship of God's people. Therefore we welcome and encourage children of all ages to attend the whole service. We do understand, however, that some parents prefer to put their children in a nursery and therefore we offer nursery for ages 0-3. You'll find our nursery staffed by two women volunteers and the nursery is in the building directly outside the front doors.

3. WHAT PROGRAMS DO YOU OFFER?

At Providence we try to balance organic and organized opportunities to learn, grow, and fellowship. We do not place a large emphasis on mid-week programs, but we do offer weekly Sunday School classes for all ages and a mid-week Wednesday prayer meeting and catechism classes for children.

4. WHY DO YOU HAVE TWO WORSHIP SERVICES?

The Lord has given his people the privilege of the Lord's Day (Sunday) once a week. This entirety of this day is meant to be spent in public and private worship. To help facilitate God's command to sanctify this day, we begin and end our day in public worship. Our AM and PM services are two distinct services and we welcome you to attend both.

5. WHAT DENOMINATION DO YOU BELONG TO?

We are a local congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

6. WHAT IS YOUR WORSHIP LIKE?

We are a church that highly values and prizes the simplicity of worship. The church of the new covenant has been freed from the ceremonies, rituals, and complexities of the old covenant church. We have a particular focus each Lord's Day on the Word of God (read, preached, and sung), prayer, and the sacraments (baptism and the Lord's Supper). When you worship with us you will see that we are faithfully committed to worshipping God reverently and joyfully.

7. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

We don't believe that God has commanded one specific style of dress for his public worship. As we come to worship God we must remember that we are to approach him in the awe of his holiness, with a sense of our exceeding sinfulness, and a great appreciation for his grace. We encourage people to dress in a manner that they believe is fit for such worship.

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PROVIDENCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (OPC)

4455 30th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34203

(941) 301-9403