we're so glad you're here!
We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-wracking, too. We want to help make your first experience in person at Faith a great one!
worship gathering times
Faith Church meets for worship every Sunday with two different times and styles.
in person: Sundays at 8:15 am | 10:45 am
- 512 Hughes Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823
- worship in the traditional sanctuary space or the relaxed Cafe space
online: Sundays at 8:15 am | 10:45 am
what can I expect?
how long are worship gatherings?
A typical worship service lasts about 50 minutes. We'll begin with a couple of announcements, sing a hymn at the 8:15 AM service or a couple of songs with the band at the 10:45 AM service, pray, and then one of our pastors will share a message. Most services wrap up with a final song or two.
what's the culture like at faith?
You're invited to come as you are. Jeans and a t-shirt are totally acceptable and many people wear them, but if you like to dress up more that's awesome, too. We are currently observing masking and social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19; you can read more about that here.
We celebrate communion at both worship gatherings on the first Sunday of each month with gluten-free bread and juice. Everyone is welcome to receive communion.
Our worship gatherings are geared toward both the long-time Christian and the first-time guest. When you walk out the doors at the end of a worship service, it's our prayer that you will have experienced God in a way that's real and life-changing.
what if i have kids?
Kids and families are a huge part of Faith Church, and that's why we want to make sure your kids have a blast learning about Jesus!
Kids can gather with their friends during the 10:45 AM worship gathering to learn more about Jesus. A fully active and fun time, the kids play games, hear stories and do neat activities and crafts in an interactive and safe environment.
The kids ministry is for children in preschool through fifth grade. Kids start worship with their adults, and then are dismissed to join their friends. You're welcome to walk with your kiddos to children's church, but it's not required.
Nursery and quiet room
We understand that babies need some quiet time--and so do their adults. At the 10:45 AM worship gatherings on Sundays, we have an infant nursery space available near the sanctuary for children ages 3 and younger.
The nursery has a changing table and crib, comfortable rocking chairs, and a private space for babies to be nursed. Our worship gathering is live streamed to this room, so you can still follow what's happening in worship.
At 10:45 AM on Sundays, this room is staffed with two trained adults to care for your children. These ministry volunteers have received state clearances to work with children, and will be masked. At 8:15 AM on Sundays, you must accompany your child(ren) in the nursery.
Learn more about kids' ministries here.
what if i have special needs?
There are many different types of unique needs that folks new to Faith may have. We work to be intentional to understand the specific special needs of any in our congregation and provide accommodations to the best of our ability.
What accomodations are available?
- Designated parking spaces are available near the sanctuary entrance. All restrooms have wheelchair-accessible stalls. In the sanctuary and in the Cafe, there are several seating options available; just ask an usher.
- Listening-assistance devices are available at the media station in the sanctuary and in the Cafe.
- Closed captioning is available on all online worship gatherings
- Noise-cancelling headphones are available for kids at the entrances to the sanctuary and the Cafe.
How do you handle food allergies?
- Our communion elements are gluten- and alchohol-free
- All food items are nut-free
- Other food allergies can be accomodated
Finally, if visiting during a Sunday morning worship gathering seems overwhelming for any reason, you can plan your visit during non-worship hours by appointment.
I have a question. Who should I ask?
If you'd like to ask about accomodations on Sundays for kids and teens, reach out to LeAnn Showers at firstname.lastname@example.org; for adults, contact Marie Mesmer at email@example.com.