You will find out very quickly once you arrive that we are a church who cares deeply about Christ and His people. Our purpose is to Connect people to Jesus, each other, and the world. We hope you find your visit with us enjoyable and uplifting no matter where you are on your spiritual journey.

Where Should i go?

SUNDAYS

Sunday Worship- 10:00 AM



WEDNESDAYS

Morning prayer & worship through God's word - 11:00AM 


Our church is located at 2316 Union Rd Gastonia, North Carolina 28054 (near the intersection of Union Rd. and E. Hudson Blvd.)

Once you pull on to our property you will be greeted by one of our knowledgeable parking lot attendees who will direct you to park in one of our designated “First Time Guest” or “Family Parking” spots which are located conveniently between our main church building (Building A) and our Children’s ministry building (Building B). There will also be signs visible to you when you are driving in to help direct you in the appropriate direction.


Our main worship service is located in the Auditorium in Building A. Our Sunday morning services are always exciting and relevant. When you enter the auditorium feel free to find a seat wherever you are most comfortable.

What should I expect?

BEFORE THE CELEBRATION

Many people worry about what they need to wear but we are a “come as you are” church. We want you to be comfortable, whether you are most comfortable wearing a T- shirt and jeans or a suit and tie.


DURING THE CELEBRATION?

Worship- Our music is led by our choir and praise team. We invite you to worship with us and participate in the congregational singing.

Announcements- We take the time to inform our attendees about upcoming opportunities for discipleship and service.

Offering- As our guest, you are welcome to but do not feel obligated to take part in the giving of tithes and offerings.

Message- Each week we collectively open the Bible and discover the ways Scripture teaches us to live our lives.


AFTER THE CELEBRATION

The only thing we ask is that you fill out the connect card and turn it into either of our two giving boxes located in the main lobby of the building, located on either side of the main entrance doors! Also, we would love to get to know you more so if you needed any additional information or a smile and some encouragement for you and/or your family, please reach out to any of our welcome team or friendly neighborhood First Church family!

What if i have KIDS?

On the first Sunday of the month, kids not in the nursery will join their parents in the sanctuary to worship together.


Babies and toddlers will need to be checked in by one of our friendly volunteers at the nursery. You will be handed a code that corresponds to your child's. You must present this code to the children's worker upon returning for pick up.


Infant to Two Years Old - located in our main building just down the hall from our sanctuary within "mom's reach"

Our nursery is available for anyone who has an infant or child up to two years old. We have a very loving, caring and qualified group of volunteers who would look forward to caring for your child.

To make things easy for you here is a list of items you may want to bring with your child (please make sure all of your items are labeled with your child’s name)


INFANT

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Feeding items (e.g...bottle, food) 
  • Change of clothes if necessary
  • Bib
  • Burp cloth
TODDLER
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Extra underwear
  • Change of clothes if potty training
  • Sippy cup/ drink

3 T0 5 YEARS OLD 
- “Kid Connection Jr” is the name of our program for all pre-schoolers.

1ST TO 5TH GRADERS 
-Children that are 1st grade to 5th grade are in Kid Connection. 


6TH TO 12TH GRADERS

- All students in 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to attend worship in the main auditorium. Our students have their own worship service that happens on Wednesdays at 7PM called FUSION.