Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a place for my kids?

Absolutely! Here at PCTR we love kids and have a bunch of great programs and opportunities for them!

2015-10-25_154857375_A0B3B_iOS (400x300)During our worship services, kids begin in the sanctuary with their parents. After a couple songs we have an interactive Children’s Sermon time. From here children are dismissed to Church School where they have a time of singing, games, crafts, and Bible Story.  Parents can pick up their kids after the service is over in their Sunday School classroom. If you need help finding a particular class room, feel free to ask one of the Church School attendants!

For children 0-2 years old we have nursery care available at all of our services.

You can find more information about our programs for Children and Youth here.

 

What should I wear?

In all of our services there is a wide range of styles of clothing so whatever you wear will be fine!

Typically, though, people at our 6:30pm and 10am services tend to be a bit more casual and at our 9am and 11am services a bit more formal.

 

Where do I park?

We have a fairly large church building which has a parking lot that completely surrounds the building.  This can sometimes make it difficult to know where to park and enter.

For Saturday and Sunday services, most people find it easiest to park in the back of our building and enter via the covered walkway.

If you are looking for the church office during the week it is easiest to park in the front of the church closest to Hooper Ave. and enter the door that is labeled “Office”.

You can find a copy of our campus map here.

 

Where should I go once I arrive?

If you enter via the covered walkway you will see a map on the wall in front of you when you enter. You can head to the left to find the sanctuary for our Sunday services or to the right to our Fellowship Hall for our Saturday Service.

You can find a copy of our campus map here.

 

Which service should I come to?

We have 4 different weekly worship services each with a different character and feel.  It is our hope that you will be able to find a style of worship and a time that works for you.

You can find more information about our different worship services here.

 

When are the sacraments of Communion and Baptism observed?

We celebrate Communion (also called the Lord’s Supper or the Eucharist) in all of our services on the first weekend of the month except for in December when we celebrate it on the first Sunday of Advent.  For our children we have a Disciples Communion Class held each spring for students 5th grade and older that helps students understand the significance of Communion and prepares them to receive it.

Baptism is typically celebrated on the second weekend of the month.
You can find more information about Baptism here.

 

Can I watch services online?

Yes! You can visit our Livestream page to watch services live at 5pm and 9am during the school year (6:30pm Saturday or 9am Sunday during the summer) or or  you can visit any time to view past services.

Visit our Livestream Page here.

 

Is there assistance for the hearing and visual impaired?

We have assisted listening devices  and large print copies of the Hymns and Liturgy available for our 9am and 11am services for those who need them. Ask an usher if you need assistance with either of these.

 

How do I join the church as a member?

During every service, an invitation will be given for those who are not members to join that day. You can join by profession of your faith in Christ, reaffirmation of your faith; transfer of your membership from another church or become an affiliate member, keeping your primary membership in your home church. If you are interested in joining as a member speak with a pastor after the service.

Joining in membership is a great opportunity to make known your commitment to the church and desire to be involved in the life of our congregation. However, all are welcome to participate in any of our church programs whether or not they are a member.

You can find out more about Membership here. 

 

Who can I talk to if I have faith related questions?

Our pastors would love to talk with you about issues of faith and help you find answers to your questions. You can contact the church office to set up a time to meet with one of our Pastors by calling 732-349-1331 or contact our Pastoral Secretary, Lin DelVecchio at Lind@pctr.org to set up a time to meet.