Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. What time does the worship service begin?
    • Worship begins Sunday mornings 10:30 am and ends at approximately 11:30 am.
  2. Where do I go to enter the Church building?
    • There are two entrances:
      One is off Albert Street through the double glass doors - this entrance is wheelchair accessible
      The second entrance is off 14th Avenue and requires navigation of 2 series of steps (1 outside and the second inside)
  3. Is there Sunday School for my kids?
    • Sunday School occurs every Sunday starting at 10:30am - teachers are usually on duty in the classrooms by 10:20am
    • Classes are available for children aged 3 to 14
    • Class ranges are Pre-Kindergarten (age 3, 4, 5); Grade 1, 2, & 3; Grade 4 & 5; Grade 6, 7 & 8
    • The regular curriculum year is from early September until the end of June
  4. Is there nursery care available?
    • Nursery care for babies and toddlers up to 36 months, is available every Sunday from 10:20am until the end of the Worship Service
  5. Is the Church accessible for people with walkers, crutches, or wheelchairs?
    • Yes. The Church has a stair lift providing access to the lower hall and gymnasium and also a box lift providing access to the Sanctuary
    • The accessibility entrance is at the Albert Street entrance.
  6. Does the Church have accommodation for people who are hard of hearing?
    • Yes, The Church has a number of hearing enhancement headsets for use each Sunday. Please ask an usher and they will give you one and advise you how to use it
  7. Where should I park?
    • The parking lot across the street (on the south east corner of 14th Avenue and Albert Street) has a contractual arrangement with the church to allow unlimited Sunday parking in the "unreserved" spots.
    • Parking is also available on the streets surrounding the Church (Albert Street, 14th Avenue, Angus Street)
    • There are 3 handicapped parking spots in front of the 14th Avenue entrance to the Church. You must have a handicapped plate or sticker, as the City of Regina parking fines are very heavy for parking in these designated spots if your vehicle does not have the appropriate handicapped parking indicators.
  8. How long is the service each week?
    • The worship service stars at 10:30 am each Sunday morning and runs approximately 1 hour.
  9. Is there a Youth Program?
    • Yes, we have an active youth program. We are currently in the process of hiring a Youth Coordinator.
  10. Is there a special program for Senior Citizens?
    • Yes. The Church has a vibrant and flourishing Seniors group called "Freedom 55ers". They meet Tuesdays from 11:30 am until about 1:30 pm.  They have lunch and fellowship activities as well as presentations, travel, dancing and many other interesting activities.
  11. How do I get to your Church?
    • The Church is located at 2170 Albert Street, on the corner of 14th Avenue and Albert Street
    • The Church is located in a part of Regina called the Cathedral Area, and is just 2 blocks north of the Museum of Natural History/Royal Saskatchewan Museum
    • Click on the location page for a map
  12. Does your Church offer a regular Bible Study?
    • Yes, Bible Study times are flexible, depending on the time of year and the group.
    • A regular Bible Study is held Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
    • One-time Bible Study sessions are held as scheduled.
  13. Does your Church publish a list of weekly Bible readings?
    • Yes, Bible Readings are published each week in the Sunday bulletin
    • First Presbyterian Church follows the Revised Common Lectionary
  14. What kind of Adult Education is available?
    • First Presbyterian Church hosts a weekly Bible Study Series
  15. Do you publish a newsletter?
    • Yes, First Presbyterian Church has a monthly newsletter, First Things First, outlining upcoming events and messages.
    • These newsletters are posted on the website.
  16. Who can apply for these scholarships?
    • The Reid and the Bayne Scholarships are both restricted to members or adherents of First Presbyterian Church.
    • The Neilson Scholarship is intended for overseas students studying in Canada under a mission or international aid program.
  17. How do I become a member of First Presbyterian Church?
    • By confirmation, baptism or profession of Faith.
  18. What's the difference between being a member or being an adherent?
    • A member is a full communicant member who has made a Profession of Faith and been confirmed in the Faith in the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and has transferred their membership to First Presbyterian Church, Regina. An adherent, is a person who regularly attends First Presbyterian Church in Regina, and is a committed congregational member who participates fully in the congregational life.
  19. How often can I apply for a scholarship?
    • Applications are evaluated every year and scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Committee. Awards of a scholarship more than once is at the discretion of the Scholarship committee.
  20. Are there years when scholarships aren't given out?
    • Yes. The scholarships are maintained by providing amounts from the interest earned on the various initial capital bequests. In years when a particular scholarship is not awarded, the amount is added to the initial capital amount.
  21. Where do I send my Scholarship application?
    • Mail a letter requesting a particular scholarship to the Scholarship Committee,
    • First Presbyterian Church
      2170 Albert Street
      Regina, Saskatchewan
      S4P 2T9
      Attention:  Scholarship Committee