There are a number of ways in which you can get connected at Providence.
The first and perhaps easiest way to begin your relationship with the church community at PPC is to participate in one of our Sunday morning worship services. Check out the “What to Expect” page on this website. Hopefully this will answer most of your questions and any concerns you have about your first experience with us.
Sunday Morning Coffee/Fellowship
At 10:00 AM following Sunday School, we offer coffee in our large Narthex. This is a casual twenty minutes or so to mingle with friends, meet new people, and find out about the new opportunities for fellowship or service that have been added to our bulletin board, before our worship service begins.
Sunday School/Community Groups
We encourage participation in one of our classes currently being offered. These classes come in all shapes and sizes and we work hard to see that at least one of them will be of interest to you and you will find helpful (see the page on "Adult Education" on this website). These are smaller groups from eight to as many as forty people, depending on the type of class. This is a great first step beyond the worship service to begin to connect to the community. You will meet and interact with folks in these discussion-oriented classes to whatever extent you would like. Of course, you are always welcome to just simply come and observe.
Keep your eyes open for the Inquirers’ Class. We typically offer this twice a year. This course gives you an introduction to the church in regard to what we believe and why. We strongly recommend you attend this class as soon as you see that it is offered. This is not a membership class, but it is a class that will give you all the information you need should you be interested in joining down the road.
Special Events and Social Gatherings
At various times throughout the course of the year we have church-wide gatherings such as our annual church picnic, an Easter pancake breakfast, a Christmas program and dinner, as well as a variety of less formal gatherings (like our potluck and game or trivia nights!) with smaller groups of people. You are more than welcome to attend any of these. See our "Weekly Happenings" for details.
Small Groups are ideal places for newcomers and those seeking to better understand the Christian faith to connect. They are a vital part of our ministry here at Providence and are open to anyone regardless of their faith commitment or membership status in the church. The atmosphere of a Small Group is warm and non-threatening as most groups meet in the relaxed setting of someone’s home. We have small groups that meet on a variety of different nights, discussing a number of different topics and in locations all around York County. See the page on "Home Fellowship" on this website for details.
The Women's Bible study meets Thursday mornings at the church from 9:15 - 11 AM. It is a diverse group of women of all ages and church backgrounds. Being a member or regular attender at Providence is not a requirement. Several of the Bible study attendees are members at other local churches.
Contact Shannon Hawk or the church office for more information.
Informal gatherings of 5 to 10 men meet every other Tuesday morning of the month at Lyndon Diner from 6:30 to 7:30 AM to share breakfast, fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. Please feel free to join them when you are able. Check the "Weekly Happenings" page for the dates.