Welcome to Paonia Friends Church!
We’re so glad you are thinking about visiting!
You no doubt have tons of questions about Paonia Friends Church (PFC) so we tried to answer as many as we could below. If you have a question not listed, please email us by clicking here and we will answer it and consider adding it to this list. Thank you!
When are the services?
Sundays 9am – directions
What can I expect?
First of all, not to be embarrassed. We have no desire to put you on the spot. As you enter the door you will find friendly people to greet you and answer any questions you have. In the sanctuary will be music and as the service begins we will be singing a blend of contemporary worship songs and hymns. We have a greeting time for everyone to get acquainted and sometimes a sharing time where people can ask for prayer or give personal praise to God. Our Pastor then shares a message of what He senses God lays on his heart. Following the
service in Fellowship Hall we have some goodies, Coffee and connect time. Our service generally lasts 75 minutes.
Are there services for my kids?
Yes. During the 9am service, a caring nursery is available for your children under 3 years old and a dynamic children’s ministry is available for ages 3 to 4th grade. You may drop them off before the service by asking a Greeter or Usher and they will direct you to the Nursery or Children’s Church in the basement. You may of course have your children with you.
Can I meet the pastor on Sunday?
Of course! You can come and talk with the pastor before or after the service in the entrance way. Pastor Gaylen would love to meet you and answer any questions you might have. We are passionate about helping people find their way and would love to sit down with you over coffee to hear your story.
What’s the music like?
We believe worship is more than just singing; it is the seven day, twenty-four hour experience of offering ourselves to God as living sacrifices. Worship encompasses everything we do. So when we come together as a family on Sundays to worship together, we are each bringing our week’s experience with God to share together. Music opens the spirit up to God to praise him. The reason we typically choose contemporary music styles is because they connect with the style of songs most of us listen to every day on the radio with drums, guitar, bass and keys. Our song selection is influenced by movements like Hillsong, Gateway, New Life Worship and artists like Jesus and Jared Anderson. We also like to spice up old hymns so that even youth enjoy them and keep singing them in their hearts.
Am I expected to give financially?
No! The giving of tithes and offerings is for people who have bought into the vision and ministry of our church. We rarely take an offering during our services. There is an offering box to the right of the entrance of the sanctuary where they can do that as they come. Offerings are totally confidential with only our Treasure knowing what people give. Although we believe in and teach about a tithe (10%) to God we believe what people give or don’t give is between them and God.
I have hearing difficulties. is there any assistance?
Yes! For those who are hearing impaired, we offer the t-coil hearing system that is similar to an IPod. The result is crystal clear sound. Simply let one of the ushers know you would like assistance or go to the sound board in the back of the sanctuary to the right as you come in and they will get you all set up.
What do I wear?
Feel free to wear whatever you are comfortable in. You will find people dressed from their “Sunday best” all the way to blue jeans and a t-shirt. We are not concerned with how you’re dressed, so come as you are.