Visiting a new church can be daunting. For this reason, we want to prepare you for what we hope will be a positive experience when worshiping at Midtown Presbyterian Church.
We are a new congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, formed out of a collaboration between several other Presbyterian churches in Tucson. We gather on Sunday afternoons at the Koch Chapel at Our Saviour's Lutheran on Campbell Ave.
In our worship we strive to communicate the historic and transforming message of the Gospel every Sunday. We emphasize grace as the good news of God's unconditional love and transforming power, and the primary message of the church for all people.
Our worship service begins at 4:00 pm and last about an hour and fifteen minutes. We will have a bulletin that walks you through the elements of the worship service and has some explanatory notes, as well. Our music is mostly acoustically driven, with a focus on the historic songs of the church. While the structure of the service is more formal, the tone is less formal. (We are trying to take God seriously without taking ourselves too seriously!) Sermons are based on sections of the Bible, and we receive communion (aka, the Lord's Supper or the Eucharist) each week. People seem to wear whatever they want, so you would have to do something outlandish to stand out. (This is not a dare!) Everyone is welcome at the services, whether you are a convinced Christian already or not. If you aren't already a Christian, we ask you to wait to take communion until you have been baptized.
We love and welcome children at Midtown, not least because God includes them in his family. We provide safe child care in a room adjacent to the chapel for children up to age 6 or so. They are welcome to stay in the service at younger ages, too, if you'll be nice about the noise!