Message from Pastor David Shankle

1We’re so glad you’ve decided to check out Oregon City Church of the Nazarene!
 
We are so excited about what God is doing for our church, our community and our lives. This is a time of great harvest and what a privilege to be a part of it. We gather each Sunday for worship at 10:30 am at 716 Taylor Street, Oregon City, OR 97045 with nursery and Children’s Church available for kids ages birth through 6th grade. Our Sunday School hour starts at 9:30 am.
 
When you visit, don’t forget to stop by one of the Information Centers to introduce yourself and to turn in a Connect Card. One of our friendly greeters will guide you to a Sunday School class or answer any questions you may have.
 
Below you will find a list of commonly asked questions about your visit. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 503-656-6536 if you have any questions.
2What about the Nazarene Church? The Church of the Nazarene is a Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The doctrine that distinguishes the Church of the Nazarene and other Wesleyan denominations from most other Christian denominations is that of entire sanctification. Nazarenes believe that God calls Christians to a life of holy living that is marked by an act of God, cleansing the heart from original sin and filling the individual with love for God and humankind. This experience is marked by entire consecration of the believer to do God’s will and is followed by a life of seeking to serve God through service to others. Like salvation, entire sanctification is an act of God’s grace, not of works. Our service to God is an act of love whereby we show our appreciation for the grace that has been extended to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Organized in 1908, the Church is now home to more than 1.9 million members worshiping in over 24,000 local congregations in 159 world areas. Nazarenes support 13 liberal arts institutions in Africa, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Korea and the United States, as well as 5 graduate seminaries, 32 undergraduate Bible/theological colleges, 3 nurses training colleges, and 1 education college worldwide.
 
What Will Happen When I Visit for the First Time? If you are visiting for the first time, we will not embarrass you, have you stand up or ask you to give money. We know that many people want to check out the church and “Be anonymous” for a while – and that’s fine with us! Come in, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and see if this is the church for you.
 
What Do I Wear to Attend Your Services? The Lord focuses on the heart more than on the outward appearance, and so do we. You will see some dressed up, some dressed casual. Whatever you wear, you will fit right in.
 
What is Sunday Worship Like? We want you to feel at home as you experience a mixture of music styles, encouraging messages that are holiness centered with humor and application to every-day life, friendly people and enjoyable atmosphere. Our worship services are designed to focus our attention on Jesus Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords and His gospel as a practical plan to victorious living. Our passion and purpose is to bring glory and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ as we meet together in corporate weekly praise and worship and to live and demonstrate a personal life-style of worship that will draw others to the saving knowlege of Christ. You will receive a printed outline for notes in your Bulletin that will help you make the most of each week’s teaching.
 
Do You Have a Midweek Service? Yes, adults meet in the sanctuary on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm for Bible Study, kids attend Caravan (our Bible-based scouting program) and the teens meet in the Teen Center.
 
Where do my Kids Go? Your children from birth through sixth grade will enjoy small groups just for them during Sunday worship and during Sunday Schoool. They have fun with other children their age, Bible stories and participate in age-appropriate music and games led by committed, loving church volunteers who teach our kids about Jesus. Child care is available at Sunday morning services. Children’s church is held during the Sunday morning worship hour. Teenagers meet in the Teen Center during Sunday School and join the adults during the morning worship service.
 
Need Help? We are committed to reaching as many people as possible for Jesus Christ. We pray we might be a spiritual blessing to you and your family. We have developed a wide variety of ministries to serve our community, our body and our Lord through loving and caring for the needs of others. We offer support groups through the year such as Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace and Celebrate Recovery.
On Monday nights we provide food and clothing to our community through H.O.P.E. and Clothesline. We also participate once a year with several other Oregon City churches in providing FREE medical and dental care to our community. Nazarenes are instrumental in assisting people in every part of the globe who have been affected by war, famine, hurricane, flood and other natural and madmade disasters.
 
How Do I Get to Oregon City Church of the Nazarene? Oregon City Church of the Nazarene is in the historic city of Oregon City located at 716 Taylor Street, Oregon City, OR 97045.  See our Contact page for a google map.  Disability accessible through sanctuary and May Activity Center (gym) entrances. Elevator in May Activity Center for 2nd floor and basement access.
 
Please join us for worship this Sunday morning. We look forward to meeting you.
 
Blessings,
Rev. David and Margie Shankle