Worship is at 9:00 a.m. (indoor), 10:15 a.m. (outdoor) and 11:15 a.m. (outdoor)
Welcome to YPC
Below you will find information or links to help you get to know a little bit about us. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to CONTACT US
How is YPC dealing with COVID-19?
Great Question. At YPC we take the commandment to "love our neighbor" very seriously, and so we continue following the guidelines from the CDC and the Illinois Department of Health. If you are vaccinated you are welcome to keep wearing your mask, or remove it as you feel comfortable. If you are unable to be vaccinated at this point, we ask that you remain masked. Some of our programming (like for kids) requires registration, but many things (like worship and adult education) you can just show up! We invite you to read through our building use policy here, and if you have any questions reach out to one of the pastors for more information.
Who to Expect
We are men, women, children, electricians, business professionals, students, teachers, motorcycle riders, athletes, artists, retirees, tired parents, empty nesters, young, and old, but most of all we are family.
Where should I park?
We have 3 parking lots: in front of the church (on York) where we have reserved 3-4 spaces right in front for guests, in back (the best place for elevator access), and along Lexington. You can also park across York in the Ace Hardware lot. (If you do, please buy a lawnmower or something after worship, or a meal from one of the dining establishments, or an ice cream cone at Oberweis!)
Is there handicapped access?
Yes, we have an elevator that is reached from the north parking lot. You can even drop someone off below the over-hang where they can use the power-assisted door to enter the foyer, just steps away from the elevator to the sanctuary.
YPC has an audio system to assist the hearing-impaired in worship. It transmits high quality sound wirelessly to people who use hearing aids with telecoils (also called T-coils).
What should I wear?
Dress is casual at YPC. (We have one member who comes barefoot.) You may see an occasional dress or sport jacket in the Traditional (9:00am) service.
What if I'm running late?
Clearly you were meant to be a member at YPC because you are already running on Yorkfield time! Don't worry about it, what matters is your presence.
Where should I sit?
Usually you can pick wherever you would like, but while we practice social distancing during worship we have our ushers show you to your seat (phew! the pressure is off!). Just so you know, no one family unit sits closer than 6 feet to anyone else, and our pews are professionally cleaned between the services and during the week.
Will there be an offering?
Yes, but as a visitor you should feel no obligation to put anything into the plate when it comes around. Not our style. More importantly, not Jesus' either. (However, if you have just won the lottery and want to express your gratitude...) Offering plates can be found in the lobby so not everyone touches the plate #2020.
What about kids?
We have a few ourselves, so we know what that is like. Children are welcome in worship and have their own "Children's Lesson" early in the hour. Make sure to check out our Children, Middle School and High School Programming.
What is worship like?
We offer two different styles: Traditional (organ, choir & hymnals) and Praise (band & contemporary Christian music). In both services there will be liturgy to guide you and large screen TVs to display announcements, sermon illustrations & occasional videos.
Am I welcome to participate in Communion?
Absolutely! It's Christ's table, not ours. The Lord's Supper is open to all those who have been baptized in any Christian tradition. We celebrate this sacrament monthly.
What is Yorkfield Presbyterian Church known for?
Relevant sermons and meaningful worship, vibrant children's programs, Small groups, Food Pantry outreach, a sense of family with one another... and God's love that makes you feel right at home.