Parking in the city can be difficult at times. First Church is blessed to have more parking available than any other downtown church, yet parking remains a challenge. Hopefully the following information will be helpful to you as you participate in church activities.




You may park in any of the designated spaces for First Church only in our main parking lot behind the church off of Lemon Street!  

Do not use spaces indicated for the doctor’s offices or tenants of the apartment buildings. 




In addition to the whole of the parking lot (including those marked for doctor’s offices), 

you may park at the following businesses free of charge:


¨ The Village, 205 North Christian Street

            From Walnut Street (church is on the right), take 1st left onto Christian Street.  

Go about 1/2 block down and parking lot is on the right (approx. 0.1 mi to church)


¨ Atlee Hall Law Firm, 415 North Duke Street

            Entrance is halfway down the block on the left, between James and Lemon St.  

Turn left into driveway at law firm sign and parking lot is in the rear (approx. 0.4 mi to church)


¨ Jack Williams Tire & Auto, 300 North Queen Street

            Going past the church on Walnut St, turn right on N. Queen and immediately

turn left into the parking lot.  (approx. 0.1 mi to church)




The Red Rose Garage (N Queen St & W Chestnut St) offers free Sunday parking from 7:30 AM- 1 PM. 

Customers must take a ticket to get the free rate. 

Customers who enter prior to 7:30 AM or after 1 PM will be charged the regular hourly rate.


The North Queen Street Parking Garage, 424 North Queen Street.  

There is a fee to park in the garage, including Sundays.




If you park on the street, be aware of all signs near the place which you park. 

On Sundays, the Parking Authority

and the police will ticket you if you are parked in street spaces

which indicate “no Sunday morning parking” 

or if you are parked in a handicap space without a placard.