Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions: about Worship

Thinking about joining us for worship? Great! Here are some answers to some questions you might have.

Where is the church?

First Presbyterian is located in downtown Elkhart Indiana at

200 East Beardsley Avenue, Elkhart IN 46514

Where do I park?

We have parking spaces literally all around the church with major lots on the East side and in the back of the church.  (Northside)

If you are coming to the Traditional service, it’s probably easiest to park on the West side and enter under the Portico.

If you are coming to the Contemporary Worship service, it’s easiest to park in the East parking lot and come in the handicapped accessible entrance.  Follow the sidewalk to the entrance under the awning.  Then go right down the stairs to the Lower Level Coffee House.  The elevator is also just to the left inside that entrance. Then go left. While the Lower Level Coffee House undergoes construction, the Contemporary Worship service is in the sanctuary just like the Traditional service.

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When Are Services?

First Presbyterian Elkhart

Traditional Worship Service

Meets at 9:00 AM in our beautiful sanctuary.  The service is classic in style and you’ll hear a mix of classical and jazz music performed by our talented Music Director.  There are bulletins available to help you navigate the service and hymnals for singing.

Contemporary Worship Service

Meets at 11:00 AM in our lower-level coffee house setting our sanctuary (during lower-level construction).  Participants sit at tables and enjoy coffee, juice, and other snacks during worship.  There is a terrific worship band that leads the singing.  Visuals on the TV monitors give you everything you need to enjoy this Contemporary Worship experience.  There are special provisions made to welcome children during Contemporary Worship.  There is a children’s lesson and children’s activities to enjoy in a friendly corner of the coffee house during the pastor’s message.


What should I wear? 

At First Presbyterian, we are more interested in you than in what you are wearing.  Please wear whatever clothes you are comfortable in. We have people in our church who wear anything from jeans and a T-shirt to a full suit. Seriously... come as you are.

What About My Kids

We love children at First Presbyterian. We have a staffed nursery that is available throughout Sunday morning. Our Contemporary service in particular offers special opportunities for children. There is a children's message and an activities corner staffed by our Children's and Youth Ministry Coordinator.