What to Expect

Everyone is welcome at the Caldwell Church of the Nazarene. Whether you are simply seeking to know more about God or are looking for a new church home, you are welcome here.

Attire

People often ask: What should I wear to church? Don't worry, when you arrive you will find people dressed in all kinds of attire. There are those who like to dress up a bit to come to church, but there are also those who are comfortable in their everyday gear. Come and be comfortable. We are about worshipping God, not worrying about how we look!

Worship Service

Our worship services are every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Small children are welcome in the worship service or can attend the nursery.

Music

Please come into the sanctuary and make yourself at home. Our services usually begin with a time of music in which people may stand or choose to sit. Sometimes we sing out of traditional hymnals and sometimes we sing more contemporary songs to recorded music with words projected on a screen. If you know the songs, sing along, if notdon't worry about it. Just relax, enjoy the experience, and let the words and music speak to your heart!

Greeting Time

Sometimes we have a time of "greeting" or "passing of the peace." Don't let it scare you—our people are just friendly and will want to say hello and shake your hand.  

Offering

During most services we will have a time of offering. At that time, those who are regular attenders give their tithes and offerings as a part of their worship to God and to help support the ministries of the church. Visitors are welcome to participate but are certainly not expected to do so.  

Sermon

The pastor will usually preach a sermon. This is a teaching lesson--taking scripture verses from the Bible and applying them to our own lives. If you have a Bible, you are welcome to bring it with you. A lot of people use e-versions of Bibles on their phones or other electronic devices. If you don’t have any of these, don’t worry! There are Bibles provided at every pew, and the pastor will often read the Scripture as well.

Prayer

There may be a time during the service when the pastor invites people to come down front to the altar for a special time of prayer. This is not required but should you desire someone to pray with you, you are always welcome.

Communion

Some Sundays we will partake in Communion. You don't have to be a member of the church to take part, but the pastor will generally ask whether you are a follower of Jesus Christ. This is a good time to reevaluate where you are in your spiritual walk. Maybe you need to make a recommitment to the Lord and taking part in Communion may become this affirmation. Simply listen to the instructions given by the pastor and, as a confessed follower of Christ, you are welcome to participate.

 

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