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Where should I park? 

We have 3 parking lots: in front of the church (on York) where we have reserved 3-4 spaces right in front for guests, in back (the best place for elevator access), and along Lexington. You can also park across York in the Ace Hardware lot. (If you do, please buy a lawnmower or something after worship, or a meal from one of the dining establishments, or an ice cream cone at Oberweis!) click here for a map.

 

Is there handicapped access?

Yes, we have an elevator that is reached from the back parking lot. You can even drop someone off below the porte-cochere where they can use the power-assisted door to enter the foyer, just steps away from the elevator to the sanctuary.

 

YPC has upgraded its audio system to assist the hearing-impaired in worship. A "HearinHearing Loop deviceg Induction Loop" system was installed in the sanctuary. It transmits high quality sound wirelessly to people who use hearing aids with telecoils (also called T-coils), a standard in newer hearing aids. This system works for any number of users and requires no additional receiver other than one's own hearing aid. We are excited about this enhancement for members and visitors, since people who use this technology rave about its clarity & quality.

 

What should I wear?

Dress is casual at YPC. (We have one member who comes barefoot.) You may see an occasional dress or sport jacket in the Traditional service (though not usually on the same person).

 

What if I'm running late? –

Clearly you were meant to be a member at YPC because you are already running on Yorkfield time! Don't worry about it. Just come in and grab a seat (or a coffee from the Coffee Bar and hang out for awhile in the lobby if you like.)

 

Where should I sit?

Presbyterians (God's frozen chosen) tend to sit near the back where they can make a quick getaway, so you'll find more seating (and a better view) toward the front. However, we recently refinished the pews and they are now pretty comfy, making it easy to fall asleep during a sermon just about anywhere in the sanctuary.

 

Will there be an offering? 

Yes, but as a visitor you should feel no obligation to put anything into the plate when it comes around. Not our style. More importantly, not Jesus' either. (However, if you have just won the lottery and feel the need to express your gratitude...)

 

What about kids?

We have a few ourselves, so we know what that is like. Children are welcome in worship and have their own "Children's Lesson" early in the hour. After the lesson the 3-6 year -olds can go to "Activity Time" in another part of the building until the end of worship. (No registration is neccessary, feel free to walk with them and return to worship once they are comfortable.)

We have a nursery/cribbery for infants & toddlers. They'll give you a beeper in exchange for your child – but you better bring that beeper back! For more on the Nursery click here.

September – May we have a Sunday School hour (10:10-11:05) between the services for all ages including adults. We also have a midweek after school program, TOWN and Middle School & Sr. High Youth Fellowship groups. (click on the program name for more information.)

 

What is worship like?

We offer two different styles: Traditional (organ, choir & hymnals) and Praise (band & contemporary Christian music). In both services there will be bulletins to guide you and large screen TVs to display announcements, song lyrics (Praise), sermon illustrations & occasional videos.  For more on worship click here.

 

Am I welcome to participate in Holy Communion?

Absolutely! It's Christ's table, not ours. The Lord's Supper is open to all those who have been baptized in any Christian tradition. We celebrate this sacrament monthly.

 

What is Yorkfield known for?

Strong children's programs, Small groups, Food Pantry outreach, Run for Hunger 5K...and every once in awhile God shows up, too...

 

 

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