We Look Forward To Meeting You!
Welcome to First Congregational Church of Naples. We’ve put together some information here that anticipates and tries to briefly answer some of the questions you may have prior to visiting our church for the first time:
It's important to us that you feel welcome when visiting. We hope our atmosphere will help you feel relaxed and comfortable. The music and worship are built around Biblical themes that are timeless. We are glad to have you join us in worship! You will be greeted and welcomed.
No matter your family dynamics, you're welcome at First Congregational Church of Naples and we're excited for you to consider being a part of our church family! Our intent is to serve the whole family. During our worship service we have care available for infants and children. Your children will receive real spiritual training from a group of caring leaders during this time.
Here at First Congregational Church prefer to use the term “Message” rather than “Sermon,” as we feel the term, “message,” more accurately describes what is given from the pulpit. Our pastor’s messages are always positive as it is important to build people up, rather than “beat them down.” People are already beaten down by the challenges they are facing in their daily lives. We believe people attend church to be lifted up and inspired so as to enable them to face the trials and challenges of their daily lives. Periodically throughout the year, worship may come in the form of “Creative Worship,” accenting a particular theme in the church year. These creative services include Memorial Day Sunday, Independence Day Sunday, World Communion Sunday, Disabilities Awareness Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday, and the Christmas season, among other creative services.
Biblically Based Messages
We feel it is important to ground the messages in the Word of God found in the Bible. As a “non-creedal” church, we believe the cardinal rule of our historic church that “the Bible is sufficient rule for faith and practice.” Our pastor’s messages are always biblically-based, but focus on the issues and challenges people face in everyday life.