Find connection and community with us—in person or online!
View a Welcome from Pastor Matt
We know that finding and settling into a new faith community under the current circumstances must be very different. On the up side, you have opportunities to visit many congregations and participate with them in worship, whether they’re local to you or far away—even on the other side of the globe. But, nurturing those connections is more challenging.
We’re still figuring things out ourselves, looking for ways to make and keep genuine connections with people, whether they’re here in Lawrence or farther away.
Please know that wherever you choose to connect with us, you’re welcome!
Connect with us online
(NOTE: Clicking the following three links (and any other links on this page you’d click to fill out a form) will take you from this website to Breeze, our church management software (CMS) to enter your info. You can read their security policy re: how they handle data HERE.)
- Complete a connection form so we can learn more about you and be in touch.
- Complete a baptism and/or membership request form.
- Learn more and sign up to attend adult spiritual formation programs. Options HERE.
- Learn more about children’s and youth programming and contact Pastor Cristina for details.
- Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Livestreamed Sunday Morning Worship
Planning to visit in-person? Answers to commonly asked questions
Do I need to wear a mask? What precautions are you taking for COVID-19?
You can find the latest updates HERE, including a what-to-expect video.
What should I wear?
Wear what you like! You’ll find people dressed in jeans, in “casual Friday” attire, and also those who prefer to come “Sunday best” style.
Location & parking? Wheelchair access?
We’re at 1330 Kasold Drive, Lawrence, KS. The map below shows our parking lot entrances off of 14th Street and layout. The main entrance is located in the circle drive.
Accessibility: We strive for everyone to have easy access to the building. There are marked handicapped parking spots for those that need them in the circle drive (in front of the playground), and almost all of the building is on one level. If you need additional assistance, please contact the church office.
The exception is the youth room, the access to which does have stairs. If you’re a youth who needs wheelchair access, contact Pastor Cristina and she’ll help make arrangements so you can fully participate with the group.
Now that you’re here…
Need help finding your way around? Ask at the Welcome table in the narthex (the room you come into at the double door main entrance) for directions around the building, or any other questions you might have.
Sunday Morning Schedule:
8:38: Early worship service (why 8:38? Our trial run of this service included a sermon by Pastor Matt based on Acts 8:38, and we liked the time!) This service is less formal, more contemplative and interactive in nature, and is not livestreamed.
9:30–10:30: we have Sunday school for all ages.
10:30–10:50: the children have music time with Pastor Cristina, and from 10:30–11:00, adults and youth have coffee and fellowship time.
11:00: Late worship service begins, both in person and livestreamed on YouTube. Children are dismissed partway through this service for Children’s Church.
12:30: Following the late service, our Two-way Sermon Discussion group meets on Zoom to talk about that Sunday’s sermon and also the topic for the coming Sunday’s. (Sign up here to get the link to attend.)
About Our Worship: A typical Sunday morning worship service at FBC Lawrence includes a musical prelude and postlude, lighting of the Christ candle, Call to Worship, Passing of the Peace (a brief time when the congregation greets one another), scripture readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary, Unison Confession of Sin, Discipline of Silence, Assurance of Pardon, Morning Prayer and Lord’s Prayer, Moment for Mission, Sentences of Stewardship (an invitation to stewardship giving), Giving of Our Offerings, Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving, a sermon, and Life of the Church (announcements of coming church events). Lay leaders play a vital role in our weekly worship experience. People from the congregation—adults, senior adults, and youth alike—serve as liturgists, offer music, read scripture, and serve communion.
We value music, and it’s an integral part of our worship services that’s expressed through the use of hymns, choral anthems, bell choir pieces, solos, and ensembles. We think it’s vital for giving praise, glory, and honor to God, and for sharing the Good News of God’s love for all of God’s creation. We have a chancel choir that leads in worship most Sundays. The FBC Worship Band contributes special music periodically, and we also welcome leadership from other musicians and ensembles from within the congregation and from elsewhere.
If you have questions, or would just like to make contact with a human before visiting, contact the church office!