I will be visiting TPC for the first time. Will there be people who will greet me and give me the necessary information?
Yes, there are Deacons on duty every Sunday - before and after the 8:30 and 10:00 services. They can be identified by their red nametags.
Deacons are there to assist visitors in many ways, and they always enjoy meeting and greeting visitors and guests. They can help you in the following ways:
We have several options for you. If you are entering the front of the church, you will need to navigate three steps into the church. Once you are inside the doors we have a chairlift that will carry you up the final steps to the Sanctuary.
TPC offers the following accommodations:
If there is anything else you need to make your visit to TPC more comfortable, please do not hesitate to ask. The Deacons are available on Sunday mornings to assist you and love to be able to help in any way!
We currenly have a service in the Chapel at 8:30 a.m from mid-September to mid-June. The Chapel service is approximately 45 minutes. Check the calendar for exact dates for the 8:30 a.m service. Please note that the Chapel is not wheelchair accessible.
The Chapel service is followed by the 10:00 a.m. Sanctuary service which is held throughout the year. This service is one hour. Click here for more information about our services
I have children - Do you have childcare? If so, what ages do you accommodate and what form of care is available?
Yes! TPC offers Nursery Care for infants and toddlers, a Godly Play class for ages 2-3 and Church School for grades pre-K to Grade (8) during the 10:00 a.m. service during the program year. During the summer months, Nursery and Toddler Care and preK-Grade 2 combined class are offered. Older children stay in the service during the summer months. Please click here for more information.
It is important that you feel comfortable at TPC. There are members who don their best Sunday attire. Equally, there are many that prefer to be less formal and more casual. So the answer is - feel comfortable!
Yes! Under the direction of Stephen Harouff the Chancel Choir sings at all 10:00 services from mid-September until mid-June. During the summer months, there are small groups of choir and church members who participate during the 10:00 service. Click here to learn more about TPC's music ministries.
TPC welcomes all who are looking for a place to worship, learn or serve and who seek to worship with us as a community called together by the God who welcomes all. TPC offers a friendly, warm and generous reception to everyone, regardless of age, race, ethnic origin, class, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or similar worldy condition. TPC values the diversity and contributions of all our members.
Any person who responds in trust and obedience to God’s grace in Jesus Christ and desires to become part of the membership and ministry of his Church is eligible for membership in Towson Presbyterian Church.
We are glad to answer any questions you may have about TPC membership. For more information on becoming a member of TPC, please contact the church office. There are frequent Information Sessions and New Member Open Houses throughout the year.
Church Information Sessions and New Member Open Houses are casual gatherings with the pastors, some of our church leaders and other folks new to TPC to give those exploring membership the chance to get better acquainted, to ask questions about the church and (for those who wish to join) to be accepted into membership. Children are welcome. For more details and to RSVP, please contact the church office.
TPC will seek to have the sanctuary open for worship, every Sunday, regardless of weather conditions. In case of inclement weather, however, the 8:30 a.m. service and church school/ adult education classes may be cancelled. A decision will be made and communicated by 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The church plans to hold the 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship sevice, with rare exceptions.
- Policy adopted by Session, December 2005
When persons who have not been baptized desire to profess this faith in Christ and be incorporated in the life of the church as believers, they do so by making public their profession of faith and receiving baptism after appropriate instruction and examination by the session. Children of active members are to be baptized without undue delay, but without undue haste. Those presenting children for baptism shall promise to provide nurture and guidance within the community of faith until the child is ready to make a personal profession of faith and assume the responsibility of active church membership.
Communion, also known as the Lord's Supper, is served by intinction the first Sunday of every month at both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services. Additionally, communion is served to homebound members twice a year in their homes. Towson Presbyterian Church practices an open Communion.