First Time Visitors & FAQs

First Time Visitor? Here are the FAQs!

Frequently Asked Questions

When? From September through June, worship begins at 10:00 a.m. and is followed by refreshments in Fellowship Hall. Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. from July through the last Sunday before Labor Day, followed by Lemonade on the Lawn. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month, and all are welcome to participate.
What to wear? Be comfortable. If you’re in jeans, that’s fine; if you prefer to dress up, that’s fine too.
Where to park? We have two driveways. The “entry drive” is on the southwest side of the building. That’s the side nearest Jellison’s Funeral Home. There are 10 parking spaces on that side of the building. and most people parking there walk to the big sanctuary doors that front onto Concord Street. If you follow the sign around the building to the larger parking lot, you’ll find 30 parking spaces, a wheelchair accessible ramp, and the “exit drive.” There is also parking on Concord Street, and our friends at the Peterborough Town Library welcome you to park there too.
How accessible are you? In addition to the ramp, we have ADA compliant restrooms and space for wheelchairs in the sanctuary. Large-print bulletins and audio enhancement earphones are available at each worship service. Our services are recorded to CD, usually available mid-week, and our pastor is happy to provide copies of sermons upon request.
What about kids? There’s a staffed nursery for children up through age 4. After the opening part of the service, children aged 5 and over usually go to Sunday School. If your child would rather stay with you in church, that’s fine too.
What do I say/do? We do our best to make sure the Sunday bulletin explains what we’re doing in worship. Let us know if we’ve missed something that would have helped. We are a friendly bunch and someone will greet you but there’s no pressure for you to introduce yourself.
What’s your theology? We are a congregation of the United Church of Christ. The UCC is a moderate to progressive Christian denomination, placing emphasis on justice, peace, and God’s all-embracing and abundant love for all persons. See the “About Us” page for more of our local church history.
What about money? Our members pledge to support the church financially. If visitors want to contribute, that’s great, but especially on your first visit, you’re our guest.
Want to know more? If you sign the red pew pad and indicate you’d like a call, our pastor will be in touch with you. Each of our Deacons (persons who help the pastor) is wearing a silk flower at worship. If you have a question, they are here to provide an answer. Copies of our monthly newsletterThe Communicon, are available near each main door, and on this website. A sheet of upcoming events for the month is available in on the table just inside the big sanctuary doors that front Concord Street.The church office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (On the fourth Monday of the month, office hours are 2-5:30 p.m.)