Welcome to the newly redesigned First Presbyterian Church website! We view the website as an entry point to our church home where visitors can be made to feel welcome, family members are provided with information to help them connect, care and serve, and honored guests receive valuable information to help them grow in their walks with Jesus Christ. This “remodeling” project has been many months in the making, and while we hope you enjoy the fresh new aesthetics of the site, please allow us to point out a few of the other special features of our new virtual home:
For Our Guests
Those considering a visit to First Presbyterian can find easy access to information for their first visit by clicking on the large image that says “Welcome & Get Connected” that appears at the top of the home page. They can also find ample information through the Connect tab on the menu at the top of the home page. The grey footer at the bottom of the home page also provides a number of helpful ways to link directly to information. The interior pages of the website include a right-hand sidebar which includes our Mission Statement, times and location for our services, links to our current bulletin and current announcements, and additional links relating to a guest’s “First Time at First Pres.”
Home Page Features
The large images at the top of the page are intended to feature important objectives in the life of our church: sermon series, major new initiatives, large conferences. Note that the Mission Statement of the church overlays these images as a reminder of what is central to our focus. Upcoming Events will be communicated in the smaller images underneath the mission statement. As you hover over the image, text information appears, along with a “Learn More” link, which when clicked, will take you to The City for full details.
At the bottom of the page you will see three columns for Resources, News and Most Recent Sermons. To view the entire resource, story or sermon listed, simply click on the title. This is one of the areas of our website that we are most excited to continue to develop in the coming months. As God has blessed us with knowledge, instruction and materials to help us grow in our relationships with him, we are eager to share these resources with the broadest audience possible. It is our goal to continually expand our Resource section with a variety of blog posts, informational videos and other educational material. We also look forward to posting regular, informative News stories—not only about activities in the church, but stories about how God is working in the lives of our people. Finally, we will make the three most recent Sermons available to you through our home page. You can also subscribe to sermon podcasts by going directly to the Sermons Series page. To view all resources, news or sermons, just click on the “More” tab beneath the column for a complete listing. As you view posts in these sections, you will note that you now have the ability to comment or share a post, and we encourage you to do this.
There are many other exciting features of the new website, but we’ll allow you to unwrap some of those surprises as you stroll through the pages. If you have questions about the website, or if you would like to submit information or a story to the website, please contact our Director of Communication, Vonnie Eidson.