First Presbyterian Church, Beloit

Together, as a family serving Christ's community with love, joy, and peace.

321 E. Main

P.O. Box 603

Beloit, KS  67420

Phone: 785-738-3091


321 East Main, Beloit, KS  67420

New to FPC

First Visit

     Everyone attending Sunday morning worship is met by a member greeter and will receive a copy of the morning bulletin giving the order of worship and assistance with the sitting and standing portions of the service.  Newcomers will be asked to sign the register in the narthex.

     The congregation truly enjoys the “passing of the peace” time.  Although appearing somewhat chaotic, this time is very warm and friendly and is an opportunity for members to welcome newcomers and each other.  Services usually last from 45 to 55 minutes. 

     Child care for those 7 years old and younger is provided at each service.

The church offers communion on the first Sunday of each month and any baptized believer is invited to partake as the sacraments are passed throughout the sanctuary by the elders.  There is a fellowship time in the parlor at 10:00 a.m. every third Sunday with coffee, juice, water, and pastries served.

Jocile and Darrell  greet Henry, Candy, Elyse, and Aggie.  Greeters are responsible for helping everyone feel welcome and comfortable.

Jim and Henry’s mom watch as Henry “passes the peace” to Dr. Roger. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1.      In general, we are a casual congregation that has no set dress code.  We consider hearing the Good News more important than making a fashion statement.

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2.      Worship is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. and every attempt is made to begin the service on time.  Between 10:20 and 10:25 would be an appropriate time to arrive, but latecomers are always welcome.

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3.      Greeters are present to help those coming to worship feel comfortable and to answer any questions about the service, location of the nursery, the bathrooms, or any other questions that might arise.

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Newcomers will be asked to sign the guest register. 

4.   Children of all ages are very welcome in our services.  As part of each service, the pastor invites young people forward for a children’s message and prayer.  Child care is provided for children 7 and younger.  The nursery is located out the front of the sanctuary through the parlor and in the hallway of the educational wing.  Usually the nursery attendant goes to the nursery after the children’s sermon but will go earlier on request of a parent.

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5.   We are glad you are here and want to learn more about you.

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6.   Many of the songs used in the morning worship are “old time favorites.”  The important thing to know about songs in the service is there are two hymnals used, blue ones located in the holders on the backs of the pews and red ones that are located at either end of the pews.  The bulletin lists in which hymnal the songs are found.  However, if singing is not your thing, it is perfectly fine to simply listen to the words of the hymn and not sing.

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9.   The offering is used to fulfill the commitment members of FPC of Beloit make to financially support the ministry and work God calls us to do in the community and the world.  If you are a visitor with us, please do not feel obligated to make a financial offering, but we invite you to use this time for meditation of how God might use your talents and resources to improve the lives of those you touch each day.

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10.    A typical service lasts between 45 and 55 minutes depending on whether it is communion Sunday or not.

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11.    Yes.  There is a ramp on the west side of the church that leads to the outside door of the parlor.  The sanctuary is through the door to the right of the parlor.  There is also a handicap accessible bathroom in the hallway of the educational wing.

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12.    Yes.  Besides fellowship time every third Sunday at 10:00 in the church parlor, the Fellowship and Evangelism committee and the Presbyterian Women host several social functions throughout the year.  These events have included a Valentines dinner, pot luck dinners associated with major holidays, ice cream socials, hamburger fries, and soup dinners.  Everyone is invited and attending one of these events is a great way to become acquainted with FPC in an informal atmosphere.

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A ramp leads up toward the educational wing from the sidewalk.  A right turn reveals the door to the church parlor and  another right turn takes one into the sanctuary.

Youngsters enjoy a short children’s sermon every Sunday.

About 30 church members and guests met at Plum Creek for a Valentine’s Day supper and fellowship.

7.   We bring our individual concerns to God as a part of or worship, knowing God is present “wherever two or three are gathered.”

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8.   Communion is offered the first Sunday of each month and open to any baptized believer.  Communion sacraments are passed throughout the congregation by the elders.

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Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.  Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation.

Psalm 25:4-5

The congregation enjoys the Passing of the Peace time part of the worship service.