Sunday mornings begin with Sunday School for children, youth, and adults at 9:45am, followed by a worship service at 11:00am, ending around noon.
There are also midweek groups for adults and teens, which usually meet in Ogden-area homes on Tuesdays. These provide the more casual atmosphere of a home to foster relationships with God and with each other.
We usually begin worship with music, followed by reading together a brief passage from the Bible, more singing, scripture readings, prayer, and receiving of an offering. Words of the songs are projected onto a screen. One of the pastors preaches a sermon from a Bible passage, talking about what it means and how God may impact our lives through its message. Communion may be served as we remember the "Last Supper" of Jesus. At the end of the service, the pastor often speaks a blessing over the congregation.
We love people of all ages and are intentional about integrating all the generations of our church family. To help each one learn in ways that fit their development, there are separate Sunday School classes (9:45am) for children, youth, and adults on Sunday mornings. During worship services at 11:00am, all ages join together in the sanctuary.
The Church of the Nazarene is a Christian denomination, with its belief based on the Bible. We believe in one God, revealed as three Persons -- Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit -- who invites us into personal relationship. For a summary of our beliefs, and to see some of the Bible passages which guide those beliefs, visit the Nazarene Articles of Faith page. If you would like to know more or discuss what any of this means, please contact us. We'd love to have a conversation with you!
Communion (also known as "The Lord's Supper" or "Eucharist") is one of two sacraments in the Church of the Nazarene. It is done in remembrance of Jesus' crucifixion as the sacrifice which provides for forgiveness of sin. The bread is a symbol of Jesus' body, and grape juice a symbol of his blood. One Biblical passage about this sacrament is found in Matthew 26:26-30.
In the Church of the Nazarene, we offer what is called an "open table." This means the sacrament of Communion is not limited only to Nazarenes. Rather, anyone who believes in God and chooses to accept forgiveness through Christ is welcome to participate. If you are not ready to take this step, you may simply pass the elements to the next person.