Gathering together has been important to us as a congregation as we aim to love God and love others throughout our lives. It was also because of love that our in-person gatherings were suspended for a time to reduce spread of COVID-19, which has had a particularly strong impact on populations already vulnerable due to age, other illnesses, etc. Adjustments have been made from time to time as appropriate -- including now meeting again in person.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.
People generally arrive in the 9:30-10:00 range on Sundays, when the church coffee cart is also available. The Sunday morning schedule begins with worship at 10:00am, followed by Sunday School for children, youth, and adults at 11:00am (restarting June 6, 2021).
There is also a Friday evening group for teens.
Worship services include singing, scripture readings, prayer, and a sermon. Communion is served in remembrance of the "Last Supper" of Jesus. Words of the songs are projected onto a screen. At the end of the service, the pastor often speaks a blessing over the congregation. An offering box is available.
We love people of all ages and are intentional about integrating all the generations of our church family. During worship services at 10:00am, all ages join together in the sanctuary. To help each one learn also in ways that fit their development, there are separate Sunday School classes (11:00am) for children, youth, and adults.
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.