Catechism Service – 10:00-10:30am (instruction in Christian doctrine)
Coffee & Snacks – 10:30-11:00
Communion Service – 11:00am-12:20pm (click here: the Lord’s Supper at WRC)
We worship on Sunday mornings in the chapel of Westwood First Presbyterian Church. You are most welcome to join us. Directions and FAQ are below.
If you arrive at Westwood First Presbyterian from Harrison Avenue, a sign will direct you to the main entrance and parking lot, which are in the rear of the building, next to Westwood School. They are pictured above.
3011 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45211
(Scroll to the bottom of the page for a map.)
What can I expect in your worship service?
When you attend WRC, you will discover that our worship is filled with the Bible. It is read, prayed, preached, and sung. Given that Christ is the center of Scripture, you can also trust that you will hear the Gospel of grace each week. It alone answers the condemnation of God’s Law and empowers us to begin keeping that Law. In short, we are gospel-centered and Christ-centered.
We understand worship to be an event wherein God renews His covenant with His church. This means that you will take part in the back-and-forth dialogue between God and His church. God addresses us with His word and we respond to Him together with confession, prayer, and praise.
In our worship, we do not conform to today’s trends and fads, which come and go, although we do incorporate modern hymns alongside Psalms and older hymns. We believe that the Church and its worship should transcend generations and cultures, so we structure our worship in a way that resembles that of our spiritual forefathers, those of the synagogues (pre-Christ), the Ancient Church, and the Reformation. For more on this, see Why is your liturgy so old-fashioned?
We take the Lord’s Supper each week at WRC, because we believe that God gives spiritual nourishment when the bread and wine are received by faith. Read more about our celebration of the Lord’s Supper and who is admitted to the Table by clicking here.
How should I dress when I attend WRC?
Neither informality nor formality are virtues in and of themselves. Rather, dress in a manner that prepares you to worship with both body and soul. The way we dress affects our mental state – no one puts on formal attire if they want to relax! – so you should ask yourself, “What kind of clothing will best prepare me to receive God’s word and respond to it with reverence and joy?” Using wisdom, some may decide to wear jeans and others, a shirt and tie. For more on this, see How should we dress when we attend WRC?
What do you offer for children?
Ideally, we like to have children in our worship services, since God’s covenant extends to the children of believers and God uses preaching to bring them to a mature faith.
But we also recognize that many parents and children are not ready for this step. Therefore, we have a “cry room”, where moms can take children that are restless or need to be fed. Our service is also live-streamed to a TV in that room.
Some visitors may like someone to help care for their younger kids for a few Sundays, in order that they can figure out (with no distractions) whether WRC is a good fit or not. Some of the ladies of our church, who have had background checks, are willing to help out.
For more on this, see Why are there children in the worship service? Do you provide childcare?