What to Expect

If you’ve never been to our church before, you may have some questions before you walk through the doors for a worship service. We would too! We want you to feel as comfortable as possible. Below we walk through our two worship service formats with details. We also listed some frequently asked questions about what to expect at a worship service with PACC.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Sunday services do you have?

Due to COVID, we have one worship service at 10:30am in the Sanctuary and online. Be sure to review the COVID guideline for in person worship.

Is the church handicap accessible?

At PACC it’s important to us that all can participate in worship. We have an elevator and ramps to assist those who need them.

Do I have to dress up?

No, you certainly do not! You can wear whatever you are comfortable in. Many people enjoy dressing up for Sunday worship, and others prefer more casual clothing.

Am I allowed to take Communion if I want to?

At PACC everyone is welcome to receive communion. As with all Disciples of Christ churches, we believe all are welcome at the Table. There are absolutely no restrictions at all.

What style of service and music do you have?

Our worship services are often a mix of traditional and contemporary and are accompanied by either a piano, organ, or guitar. You’ll hear traditional hymns, new worship songs, pipe organ, piano, bells, guitar, and much more on any given Sunday. We have many choirs that share their gifts and bless the church family each Sunday.

How do you say the Lord’s Prayer?

Each Sunday during the 10:30am service the church family says the Lord’s Prayer together. People are not required to do this, of course, but if you wish to, you’re welcome to. Our church family uses the words “debts and debtors” in the prayer.

Do you have a nursery?

Nursery is available at this time. due to the COVID worship guidelines. It is located in the lower level of the church. Parents can take their children down to the nursery and pick them up following worship. However, we love to stress that children are always welcome to stay in worship!

10:30 Worship Service

If you’ve never been to our church before, you may have some questions before you walk through the doors for a worship service. We would too! We want you to feel as comfortable as possible. Below we walk through our two worship service formats with details. We also listed some frequently asked questions about what to expect at a worship service with PACC.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Sunday services do you have?

Due to COVID, we have one worship service at 10:30am in the Sanctuary and online. Be sure to review the COVID guideline for in person worship.

Is the church handicap accessible?

At PACC it’s important to us that all can participate in worship. We have an elevator and ramps to assist those who need them.

Do I have to dress up?

No, you certainly do not! You can wear whatever you are comfortable in. Many people enjoy dressing up for Sunday worship, and others prefer more casual clothing.

Am I allowed to take Communion if I want to?

At PACC everyone is welcome to receive communion. As with all Disciples of Christ churches, we believe all are welcome at the Table. There are absolutely no restrictions at all.

What style of service and music do you have?

Our worship services are often a mix of traditional and contemporary and are accompanied by either a piano, organ, or guitar. You’ll hear traditional hymns, new worship songs, pipe organ, piano, bells, guitar, and much more on any given Sunday. We have many choirs that share their gifts and bless the church family each Sunday.

How do you say the Lord’s Prayer?

Each Sunday during the 10:30am service the church family says the Lord’s Prayer together. People are not required to do this, of course, but if you wish to, you’re welcome to. Our church family uses the words “debts and debtors” in the prayer.

Do you have a nursery?

Nursery is available. It is located in the lower level of the church. Parents can take their children down to the nursery and pick them up following worship. However, we love to stress that children are always welcome to stay in worship!

NEW PACC COVID GUIDELINES EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 28, 2022

GUIDELINES FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP, PARK AVENUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

The Covid team met February 27, 2022 and discussed the changes in guidance for preventative measures against the Covid virus issued by the CDC on February 25, 2022. The CDC is no longer requiring masks to be worn indoors. A formula developed by the CDC rates the COVID transmission hazard in Polk County, Iowa as low.

The Covid team, considering the guidance, recommends that a mask is not required to be worn by members or visitors on or in PACC properties with one exception; the exception being that Christian Education volunteers may or may not require the little ones that they teach to wear a mask in their presence. the concern being a confined space with a large number of children could increase the exposure if the virus were present.

The team asks that if a person is wearing a mask that you respect that person’s right and concern of wearing a mask and that you respectfully distance yourself from them.

Practices that we will continue with include communion packets, offering plates in the rear of the sanctuary, attendance recording for any contact tracing notification if required, disinfectant fogging practices, roping off pews in the first two rows only and continued distancing from our media volunteer as well as our pianist/organist throughout worship

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