For Visitors to Tappahannock Presbyterian Church
Your parking place is marked and waiting for you. When you enter the door at Tappahannock Presbyterian Church you will feel as though you have come home. The congregation is small, usually around 40-45, and there is someone there to greet you, hand you a bulletin and see that you find a seat next to someone else who will greet you warmly. Everyone wears a name tag so that we can learn each other’s names quickly. Your name will not be called out nor will you be asked to stand as a visitor, but you can be sure that you will feel a part of the group as soon as worship is over and it is refreshment time.
What about kids?
We love them! We have a nursery attendant available every Sunday for infants through 4 years old. Tappahannock Presbyterian Church has a strong commitment to quality education, professionalism and safety of our children. There is a special children’s message by the pastor and then the children adjourn to their classroom. The visiting children and grandchildren of our congregation are thought of as our own as well, and everyone feels a part of the extended family.
Who Are We?
Our congregation appreciates diversity. Everyone is welcome. There are people of different races who attend and we enjoy worshiping and sharing a meal with an African American Baptist church in our community on occasion. There are people from all walks of life and a wide economic range. Always a common interest is found through conversations. Some are cradle Presbyterians but most people come to Tappahannock Presbyterian because they enjoy the community.
Hearing the Word
You will hear a sermon that is Bible based with current applications. Our pastor Dr Vicki Murdock leads a traditional service that is familiar to Presbyterians and easy to follow for guests because the creed, prayers, and responses, are written in the bulletin.
Interested in learning more? Considering membership?
The pastor is happy to talk with you at any time about transfer of membership or profession of faith. The sacrament of baptism is performed during the worship service. There is a preparation class for children being confirmed for the first time.