What does "Nazarene" mean?
Jesus was from Nazareth, so he was called a Nazarene. This name reflects our understanding that Jesus was God in the flesh. To learn more about how the Church of the Nazarene came into existence, check out the historical statement in the Nazarene Manual.
What happens on a typical Sunday morning?
Each Sunday morning we gather to acknowledge and respond to God.
Typical elements of a worship service including congregational singing, time to greet each other, prayer, an offering, and a sermon. The sacraments of Communion (Lord's Supper) and baptism are also celebrated during worship services, though not every week.
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Where do children fit at SLC First?
It is clear throughout the Bible that God loves children! He designed families to be the primary source of nurture and teaching for children. SLC First intentionally partners with parents to support them in this important task, and to help all ages grow in faith when we come together to worship and learn. On Sundays during worship, we will feature a children's story.
Children of all ages are always welcome in worship services. In addition, a professionally staffed nursery is available throughout each Sunday morning for those 0-3 years old.
Safety and security of our children is a high priority. Potential leaders are screened carefully, which includes routine criminal background checks.
As we stay connected on Thursdays, children are invited to study God's Word in ways that are age appropriate. Check out our Events page for Thursday evenings.
What should I wear?
Beyond ordinary decency, particular clothing is not emphasized at SLC First Church of the Nazarene. Variety in dress is common here, ranging from casual jeans or shorts to more traditional "Sunday best" attire. What's more important than what we wear is whether we come ready to meet with God. Know that you are welcome here!
Where do I go when I arrive?
There are plenty of parking spaces west of the Holiday Inn Suites Registration Lobby. Directly south from the parking area are several entrance doors. One of our friendly Team Connect volunteers will be there to welcome you. If you arrive early join us as we connect and share in the foyer prior to Worship Service. Public restrooms are conveniently located in the hallway nearby.
If you have any questions please connect with one of the Team Connect volunteers.
What is Communion?
Communion ("The Lord's Supper") is one of two sacraments in the Church of the Nazarene. It is done in remembrance of Jesus' crucifixion as the sacrifice which provides forgiveness for sin. The bread is a symbol of Jesus' body, and the juice of his blood, as described in the Bible (see 1 Corinthians 11:23-32, for example). It is not limited only to Nazarenes. Anyone who believes in God and has accepted Christ's forgiveness is welcome to participate. If you are not yet ready to take this step, you may simply pass the elements to the next person.
What does it mean to be baptized in the Church of the Nazarene?
Baptism is one of two sacraments in the Church of the Nazarene. It has been called "an outward expression of an inward work" because it is an important ritual signifying that someone has accepted Christ. People are not baptized into the Nazarene denomination, but into the Christian faith. We most often baptize by immersion; sprinkling and pouring are also options. For more information, feel free to contact one of the pastors.