Welcome to Englewood Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Welcome to Englewood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We are a loving, open and affirming. We are a social justice oriented Church who are, committed to following Jesus in our person lives and as a church family.
As members of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, we don’t have creeds or doctrines. We think that how we live our faith is more important.
We have a passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and we believe God’s direction for us is a lifelong journey, intended to be shared and reflected upon with others.
God’s love and mercy are shown to others through acts of justice and peace. Our church shines when we move outside our walls, and become the hands and feet of Christ. We are blessed by our gifts and our gratitude expresses itself in how we use our gifts, and talents for mission and ministry.
We value unity amidst diversity, not uniformity. We value freedom of belief, and a reasoned, thoughtful approach to faith. We take the Bible seriously – not literally.
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What To Expect
When is the worship service?
Worship is at 10:00 am during our summer months and lasts about an hour. Our Sunday worship time changes to 10:45 am during the school, September through June.
What is the worship service like?
Our worship service is best described as traditional, and informally formal!
Yes, we still have pews and pipe organ. Whatever the style of music on a particular Sunday, it is done well. Some songs are accompanied by our talented organist on the amazing pipe organ, that fills the sanctuary with a huge sound. The bulletin informs you when to stand up and where to find the songs.
Where should I park?
We have several spots for those with disabilities near the main entrance off of 44th Ave. Most people park in the North parking lot, parallel with Englewood Ave. We also have a south parking lot accessible from 44th Ave., and Douglas St.
Where is the sanctuary?
The sanctuary is located at the far South end of the building. Following worship guests are invited into the Fellowship Hall, just off the main entrance, for refreshments. Monthly potlucks (first Sundays) are especially popular.
What activities are available for my children on Sunday mornings?
Kids are welcome. For those who would like, a nursery is available for babies and toddlers during worship, and all children during the service hour. Following the children’s time in worship, children are invited to participate in Children’s Church, which is usually based on the Pastor’s theme for the sermon.
What should I wear?
Feel free to come as you are and dress as you’d like. Here at ECC, you’ll find all different sorts of people from all different walks of life. Some folks like to dress up for church and some wear jeans. Some people wear a tie or a dress and others have tattoos and piercings. Some people with tattoos and piercings wear a tie or a dress. You are welcome and will feel at home just as you are.
Can I take Communion?
You may know Communion as Eucharist, or The Lord’s Supper, or you may have no idea what it means when we pass around bread and juice. At ECC we have Communion every Sunday. We believe Jesus Christ is the host at the table of communion, and everyone is invited to the table. You do not have to be a member or our church, or any church to take communion.
What do I do with this plate of money when it is passed to me?
As part of our worship, we believe it is important to offer, as an act of gratitude, just a part of what God has given to us back to God’s work through the Church. As a guest we hope you will feel free to give as you feel led. It is not a duty, obligation or requirement for anyone.