Visitor FAQ

Our worship style is traditional: we sing hymns, have a fantastic volunteer chancel choir, and place a strong emphasis on Word and Sacrament. But even though we’re traditional, we’re not at all stuffy. We enjoy lively and engaging sermons, we like to laugh, and our worship reflects that faith is a matter of mind and heart alike.
We have a chancel choir that sings a weekly anthem Sept. through May, and special music for holidays. Our congregation sings mostly hymns, with some new songs mixed in.
Our congregation has a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and styles: you will see both jeans and suits. Come as you are!
Pull-in parking spots are available on both sides of Elm Street, and street parking is available on Second Street.
Yes--at the rear (alley) entrance, we have an elevator up to the main floor.
Nursery care is available for babies and toddlers throughout the entire worship service. We have a paid nursery attendant who supervises the infants and toddlers every week. Children join the congregation for the first half of worship, then leave for a special “Junior Worship” time.
Yes! Our adult classes meet Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m., studying books of the Bible and theological topics. The pastor leads book and Bible studies seasonally on various topics.
Yes! Children join us for the first half of worship, then go downstairs for Junior Worship time.
We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of the month. We use bread and grape juice as the elements, and communion is passed into the pews, so that we all partake at the same time. All are welcome to partake. We observe two sacraments, baptism and communion. Baptism, either as an infant or as an adult, is a sign and seal of forgiveness in Christ and adoption into God’s family; it happens at the beginning of one’s journey as a Christian. Ordinarily, Christians are baptized first, and then receive communion. If you are interested in baptism, please contact the Pastor. Home communion is available for those not able to come to worship.
Anyone who has sincere faith in Jesus Christ and has not been previously baptized may be baptized and welcomed into membership of the congregation on profession of faith with approval of the Session (the church’s governing body). Children of members may be brought by their parents or guardians for baptism.
Yes! Join us for coffee and refreshments at Fellowship Hour, immediately following the worship service.
Presbyterians are first and foremost Christians, which means followers of Christ! The word Presbyterian refers to our particular denomination, a Protestant denomination dating back to the Reformation. The word comes from “Presbyter,” meaning “elder.” Instead of having bishops, our church is governed by representative councils of elected leaders known as elders. Theologically, Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and seek thoughtful responses to the challenges of our time.
We have 130 members, about 60-80 in worship every Sunday.
Come pay us a visit, then talk with the pastor! After a new members’ class, the Session votes to receive new members into the life of the church. Our congregation welcomes all persons who trust in God’s grace in Jesus Christ as desire to become part of the fellowship and ministry of the church. People may enter through public profession of faith, certificate of transfer, or reaffirmation of faith.
There’s no timeline for becoming a member--feel free to drop in as often as you need to, or to remain a friend of the congregation.
There are no dues or fees for church membership. Most of our annual budget comes from annual pledges; members and friends of the church are encouraged to support the church financially. As part of the call to discipleship, members actively participate in the ministries of the church.
Ask your previous church to send a letter of transfer to First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg, attn. Clerk of Session 200 E Second St. Perrysburg, OH 43551
Ordinarily, only members and their families may be married in the church. Our sanctuary capacity is 125 people.