New to Shawnee
We hope you'll feel welcome when you visit us at Shawnee! Our greeters can help you find the sanctuary, the coffee, a classroom for yourself or nursery for the kids.
Sunday's Regular Worship Schedule:
9:30am, Prepare time of contemplation
10:00am, Worship Service
10:30am, Servicio de Adoracíon
11:15am, Sunday School for all ages
Wednesday Ministry Night:
5:30-6:15, Church Family Table
6:30-7:45, Children’s Activities– nursery, early childhood, elementary
6:30-7:45, Youth Activities
6:30-7:45, Hispanic Worship & Discipleship
6:30-7:45, Choir Practice, Worship Band Practice
6:30-7:45, Prayer First (a time for prayer, intercession, encouragement note writing, communion, scripture meditation, and anointing for healing)
What should I wear?
We want you to feel comfortable when you visit Shawnee Church of the Nazarene. You will see people wearing a variety of clothing from a suit and tie to jeans and a t-shirt so dress in the clothes in which you are most comfortable.
Should I keep my children with me during the service?
As a visitor, it is up to you if you feel comfortable introducing your child into a new setting. Wiggles from children in the sanctuary are certainly not frowned upon! Nursery is provided for babies through 2 years old; worship for our preschool aged children - "The ARK" - is also available every Sunday. A greeter can assist you in finding the check-in desk for your precious little ones.
Children 5 years old through the 6th grade are dismissed to children's church - "The Neighborhood" - from the service in the sanctuary. Our loving "Neighborhood" staff will be sure to help your child feel welcome in a new environment. Once a month we enjoy "Family Worship," which simply means children 5 years and older will remain in the sanctuary. We believe there is value in creating space where folks of all ages learn together.
Where should I park?
The Hispanic Church worships on the lower level of the building and generally parks outside that entrance. If you plan on attending the English worship service, you can park at any door and find easy access to the sanctuary.
What should I expect?
During the service feel free to sit wherever you are comfortable.
Words to choruses and hymns are projected onto a big screen at the front of the sanctuary. There may be a brief time to greet those seated near you.
A collection is taken during each service to support the work of the church and mission projects. We do not ask that visitors contribute. This offering is for those who regularly attend to support our church.
We partake in communion each week. You do not need to be a member to participate. It is offered to all who are seeking to personally know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. The entire congregation is given instructions on how to receive communion during the service. Please feel free to receive communion with us.
Any of our pastors would love to have the opportunity to introduce themselves, pray with you or even hear your thoughts on your visit to our church. If you aren't able to meet a pastor upon your visit at Shawnee, please don't hesitate to contact one of them by a phone call to the church, or an e-mail.