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We understand that on your first visit you are learning. We also know that no matter where you’re coming from it’s likely that your main goal is to meet Jesus not spend time figuring out what you’re supposed to do. Here is a walkthrough of Sunday morning at KPC to help you get a lay of the land before your first visit.
We hope this will make you feel more comfortable and that it honors your time. We hope without having to worry about practical details you are free sit at the feet of Jesus.
Kempsville Presbyterian Church [KPC] is in the heart of the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach right on Kempsville road.
We have a drive through curve directly in front of our front walk up. This is an easy drop off place for people who have trouble walking in from the lot.
We also have several handicap parking spaces close to the main doors
After you get in the doors you’ll have a couple options based on what you need to do first.
Sit anywhere! We know you may have your own way of feeling out a space but here are a couple tips.
If you have children from newborn to 5th grade KPCKids is for them! We think it is helpful to give your whole family about 10-15 extra minutes to scope things out before heading into service if it is your first visit.
Here’s how to get there. You’ll want to go down the right hallway from the front lobby then turn right again down the KPCKids ministry hall. We’ve painted a giant KPC Kids logo at the end of this hall so you know you’re going the right way. Turn left once you get to the logo, go through the double doors and check in at the KPC Kids ministry office. A team member will help you check in the kids and show you to their classroom.
Our service follows a basic order of worship with added practices on certain Sundays.
Most Sundays run this way:
The first Sunday of every month we take communion as a body. This typically comes either at the end of praise and worship or serves as ministry time.
Some Sundays we will have baptisms or infant dedications. Those typically take place right before or early in praise and worship.
During praise and worship we invite you to be free in your expression. That means sitting contemplatively in the pew is okay and so is dancing for joy. Raise your hands or keep them at your sides.
We do not have a formal dress code at KPC. You will see everything from people in jeans and flip flops to dresses and jackets. We want to honor the Lord in all we do. We know that distinctive styles of dress mean different things to different people. No matter what it means to you we welcome you.
That’s it! We hope to see you soon!