Church of Jesus Christ Family

Church Supported

The long-standing objective of the Church is to assist all members to increase their faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and in His Atonement, to assist them in making and keeping their covenants with God, and to strengthen and seal their families.
(Russell M. Nelson)

 
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Sunday Worship

Each Sunday worship service focuses on the gospel of Jesus Christ and includes the Sacrament Meeting and a second hour class.

The classes include age-appropriate lessons taught by members of the ward "called" to teach. Lessons are designed more as discussions with a facilitator.

Youth lessons are taught by the youth with adult leaders there to support as needed.

 
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Lay-Ministry


No Paid Ministry

Church members are assigned to minister for a period of time and dedicate themselves at their own expense.

There is no financial incentive. We become part of a ward (congregation) family and serve where we are asked.

Ward Leadership
 
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Sacrament Meeting

Sacrament Meeting includes music, taking the sacrament and hearing talks given by ward members. As there is no full-time clergy or paid ministry we're able to learn from the experiences of one another.

 
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Primary

The 2nd hour of church includes Primary for children 2-11. The first 25 minutes is class time with age-appropriate lessons from Come Follow Me followed with 25 minutes of combined singing time.

Children are taught that they are children of a loving Heavenly Father with divine potential. They are also given the opportunity to give talks on gospel principles. This is a great learning and development experience.

 
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Sunday School Class

Youth and adults attend a 50 minute Sunday School lesson during the 2nd hour. Youth classes are taught by the youth (with help as needed from adult advisors). All classes are designed for more discussion: more a "guide on the side" rather than a "sage on the stage".

 
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Priesthood & Relief Society

On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month classes are separated by age and gender. The women's class is presided over by the Relief Society Presidency and the men's class by the Elder's Quorum Presidency. Lessons are taught by members of the group and geared towards more discussion than being talked to.

 

FAQ's - WHAT TO EXPECT

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

You’re welcome to wear any modest clothes that you feel comfortable in. But just so you know, most men wear suits, sport coats and shirts and ties, and women wear dresses or skirts. Children also typically dress up.

DO I HAVE TO DONATE MONEY?

No. We don’t solicit donations or pass a plate.

DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE?

No. Visitors aren’t required to participate in any way. You can simply sit back and enjoy the service.

 

WILL I FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE ATTENDING ALONE?

We hope not. Many of our members come to Church by themselves each week. However, if you’d like someone to attend with you for the first time, feel free to contact the missionaries or the bishop of the ward when you arrive and they’ll find you a friend to sit with. It’s always hard to be new, regardless of the situation, but in time you’ll get to know the other members and feel more at home.

WILL EVERYONE KNOW I’M A VISITOR AND NOT A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH?

This probably depends on the size of the branch or congregation you’re visiting. Some congregations are so large (up to 600 members) that its regular members may or may not realize you’re a visitor. Others are so tiny the members all know each other and will definitely recognize and welcome a newcomer.plate.

HOW LONG DOES CHURCH LAST?

Our primary family worship service is called sacrament meeting. It’s held in our chapels on Sunday and lasts approximately one hour. You’re welcome to come alone or bring your family; children are present in virtually all our congregations.

 

ARE THERE ANY OTHER MEETINGS ON SUNDAY?

Before or after sacrament meeting there are a variety of other age-appropriate meetings you and your children can attend. We have Sunday School for adults, Youth Sunday School for teenagers, and Primary for young children (3-11). If you want to attend these additional meetings: Ask someone for directions. If they don’t know, they’ll find someone who does. Visit the Meetinghouse Locator to find the beginning time of the two-hour block of meetings and the starting time of sacrament meeting.

WILL EVERYONE KNOW I’M A VISITOR AND NOT A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH?

This probably depends on the size of the branch or congregation you’re visiting. Some congregations are so large (up to 600 members) that its regular members may or may not realize you’re a visitor. Others are so tiny the members all know each other and will definitely recognize and welcome a newcomer.plate.