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!
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.
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 Saturday 5:00pm and our Sunday 10:30am services tend to be a bit more casual and at our Sunday 9:30am service 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”.
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. Say “Hi!” to the folks waiting in our Welcome Center; they are waiting to greet you and help you find your way. Or 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.
Which service should I come to?
We have 3 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.
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. In certain circumstances, it may be celebrated on a different weekend, and therefore we encourage you to contact our church office for a current schedule if you’re interested in scheduling a baptism.
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 5 pm and 9:30 am or you can visit any time to view past services.
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 9:30 am service 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?
Several times each year we will hold a membership information meeting where you can learn more about the church and explore what it means to be a member more fully. Following that meeting there will be a time to meet with members of the session in order to formally join in membership. We encourage all new members to then take part in our New Members Class which will help you learn more about our church and connect with others members. If you are interested in joining as a member speak with a pastor after the service or you can contact the church office at 732-349-1331 or [email protected]
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.
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 Sandra Potts or Kate Grill at [email protected] to set up a time to meet.