I am kind of an Internet geek but never thought of leaving a review of a church online. I did a google of Allen Park Presbyterian Church (APPC) and found gardengal's review and felt compelled to share my own experiences...I'm one of APPC's newest members. When I walked into APPC's narthex (the foyer) for the first time, the first thing I saw was the wonderful Welcome table and smiling faces. I walked up, introduced myself and was warmly welcomed and given a lovely gift. I had come alone, and I was invited to sit during the service with two other women that were super friendly and answered my questions. I am divorced and come from a different spiritual background, and I was, and continue to be, treated with non-judgement and respect. I have visited a few churches of different denominations off and on over the past few years and APPC has been the warmest church I've encountered. I hope that those in the area seeking a church home come and visit APPC. Gardengal, I hope that you give APPC another chance. You really can't fairly rate an entire church based on a single sermon. In addition to APPC's Sunday service, APPC offers a Wednesday evening contemporary service and dinner before the Wednesday evening service. We have bible studies, fellowship groups including a large number of youth, women's and senior groups, vocal and handbell choirs, the church owns a camp up north and so many ways to feel connected and get involved!
thirty seven years ago i attended the most wonderful preschool at allen park presbyterian...i attended regularly until i went away to college...after returning home and getting married, we began attending again...it is the most beautiful experience...appc has the warmest, most genuine congregation...absolutely gorgeous stained glass (actual images from the scripture)...a pastor and associate pastor that we all enjoy whole heartedly...and still...the most wonderful preschool...join us someday...and stay...
This is a wonderful church - very open and caring. There are many programs to meet different needs: from christian education, 3 services on Sunday one is small, one is traditional and one is contemporary, to a great Sunday School program, a great youth program and a fantastic camp in Northern Michigan. If you are looking for a welcoming place to worship, I hope you'll give APPC a try.
I have attended this church since I was five years old. It's a wonderful, caring church. When we meet, (from Sunday worship to social gatherings) I feel the presence of Jesus Christ there among us. If you live nearby, I urge you to visit on a Sunday morning and join us in the worship of Christ.