What To Expect

Encounter A Welcoming Church!!!

You will encounter a gathering of imperfect people who seek out, invite in and graciously welcome other imperfect people.  If you don’t have a church home – Welcome!  If you are looking for a church home – Welcome! If you have made mistakes in your past and are looking for a new beginning – Welcome!  If you want to be part of a church striving to make a difference – Welcome! If you want to be part of a church focused upon its future – Welcome!  If you need a place to grow your faith and to develop a rich relationship with God through Christ Centered teachings – WELCOME!

Who Attends?

Anyone and everyone is welcome regardless of their past, social status, racial heritage or economic condition. We are a Welcoming Church that offers a church home for all of God’s children.  You will encounter warm, friendly and welcoming people who are genuinely excited to see you and who will go out of their way to make you feel at home.

What to Wear?

We want you to feel comfortable at Guthrie First. Our Sunday morning worship services are for you! Come dressed in what is most comfortable for you.

Where Do I Park?

There are many options and lots for parking. If you are a guest, we have designated section just for you in the north main parking lot (by the red awning/portico) and close to the entrance and elevator that leads to our beautiful (historic) worship center.

We also offer parking assistance for elderly and one-parent families who need help parking on a Sunday morning. Come to the East Portico to meet one of our friendly volunteers.

There is curb side parking on Broad Street (the front or east side), on both sides of Noble

Which door should I use?

The main entrance(s) are on the East facing side.  You may use the steps to the main entrance (north east corner) or take the ramp going into the corner entrance (south east) door.  An elevator into the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall is found under the red Awning near the visitor and handicapped parking areas.

Coffee & Wi-Fi:

Join us for Coffee and Cookies (or other baked goods) On Sunday mornings in our Gathering Area.  The Gathering Area is located on the west side of the Sanctuary (behind the curtains during services).  There you will find tables and chairs, complimentary treats and beverages (coffee, tea, bottled water and juice).

Wi-Fi is available on Sunday mornings, please check the bulletin for the password.

Our Facility:

Our facility at Guthrie First is uniquely designed and very historic.  When you enter the Sanctuary do not be surprised by its old world charm and beauty, beginning with the design of the sanctuary, to the hand painted art glass to the dome.  Ask some of our members about the history and design and they will joyfully share some of the amazing details.

The Gathering Center is on the west end of the Sanctuary and used to be a performing stage area.

The Nursery is in the basement off the Fellowship Hall (take the elevator down or the stairs next to the Gathering Center.

Class Rooms: for all different ages are located in different places throughout the building.  Our hospitality team will gladly introduce you to the classes you are interested in.

What we Believe:

As followers of Christ, it is our mission to share God’s love and bring hope to the world.

We believe in constantly seeking new ways to share God’s ancient words in ways that offer a practicle message that is relevant to today’s world.  A message that encourages and provides hope through stories based on scripture. We also believe it is important to grow in our faith, and we understand that faith is not a set of religious beliefs, but a trust in God’s unconditional love for us as God’s children. We value the importance of sharing in group classes with one another as well as a personal daily devotional practice.

We believe, through our gratitude for Jesus that we are called to follow in his footsteps, to serve others. This belief and God’s direction leads us to serve in our church, community and throughout the globe.