If you're visiting for the first time you might fit into one of two groups. The first group is a local who is looking for a local church. The second group is travelers. That is why one of our first questions often ask is, "are you a local or are you passing through?" But, no matter which group you find yourself in please know that we are honored that you are choosing to worship the Living God with us. We will do everything we can to care for you while you are with us.
HOW DO I GET TO FBC?
Beginning on Rohnerville Road and Newell Drive (across from Ray's Food Place) we have large A-frames with arrows directing you up the hill. There are four a-frames. There is a parking lot once you arrive. We will be on the right at 1976 Scenic Drive, Fortuna CA 95540.
We have Sunday School Classes for all ages at 9:45 AM (about 60 minutes).
We have Corporate Worship Services at 11:00 AM (about 90 minutes).
If you are a first-time guest you are probably visiting at one of these times. We usually start on time, but we still welcome those who might arrive late.
WHERE DO I GO?
We do our best to have a friendly person who will greet you as you arrive. The first place to go is the Sanctuary (the large brick building with the cross on top). Here we have a resource area where you can get helpful information and a gift. The Two-Story building is where our classrooms are located. Just in case you can't find help or feel overwhelmed, there are maps located at the entrance of each building.
WILL IT BE WEIRD?
We hope not. At least not on purpose. We will not pressure you into giving us your information or doing anything that you are not comfortable doing. But that doesn't mean we won't try to make you feel welcome. We recognize that this may be your first time in a church building or that you may be dealing with heavy issues. So we want to care for you and not be a burden.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
It is our conviction that parents are the ones who are primarily responsible for evangelizing and discipling their children. Therefore, we endeavor to be a multi-generational and family-integrated church. That is why we encourage family members of all ages to join us to worship on Sunday mornings. Any age-specific class is always a supplement to what Dad and Mom are called to do at home. Worship, Bible Study, and other classes are places where children being present are not a problem but are encouraged to attend. This means we expect an appropriate amount of noise as Dad and Mom are training their children to participate in community life. Be encouraged, small children can learn to sit still and listen quietly. We have a flyer at the resource table with more information about Families, Kids, and Worship. There is also a nursery available for children 0-2.
WHERE IS THE RESTROOM?
There are two restrooms at the entrance to the Sanctuary (the large brick building with the cross on top) and a restroom on each floor of the Two-Story building.
We have each been in the place you are. Looking to visit a new church for the first time. We understand that you may have a lot of questions and concerns. So we want to say thank you for choosing to trust us and join us. We look forward to meeting you!
May God bless you as you seek to know him!