Worship with us this Sunday!
It says “Welcome” on all our chapels—and we mean it! Come sit with us, learn with us, and let us learn from you. We have churches all over the world and most likely right in your neighborhood. Find a church below. We hope to see you this Sunday.
Welcome to a living faith
God can make you a better person—and you can make us a better church! Every week, we welcome new members to our community as we all try to help each other live the teachings of Jesus Christ. Watch the experiences of some of our new members as they’ve been welcomed with open arms.
You’re welcome to come in any tasteful clothes you like. But most men wear suits or button-up shirts and ties, and women typically wear dresses or skirts. Children usually dress up too.
The service where everyone meets together is called sacrament meeting. It consists of songs, prayers, and sermons (called “talks”) given by different members of the congregation. The most important part is the sacrament (or communion).
On the first Sunday of every month, there isn’t a typical sermon. Instead, anyone who has something to share about their growth in the gospel can do so over the pulpit. Our own convictions can be strengthened as we hear the experiences of others and let God’s Spirit fill our hearts.
Either before or after sacrament meeting, there are other age-specific classes for children and adults. If you’d like to attend, just ask someone at church and they’ll be happy to help you find the right classroom.
Members of the Church are generally friendly people who will welcome you to the meeting and help you feel at home. Feel free to ask anyone if you have questions.
Belong to a caring community
We’re imperfect people just trying to follow the perfect example of Jesus, who taught us to love God and love one another. Watch how the notion of ‘church’ extends well beyond the four walls of a building into everyday life.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are just like anyone else. They have ups and downs and everything in between. In fact, you might be surprised just how normal we can be! Latter-day Saints have a reputation for being a happy, peaceful people. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have challenges. Everyone in life is fighting a hard battle—but when you try your best to live the gospel of Jesus Christ, you have additional strength and peace to make it through.
As far as lifestyle is concerned, Latter-day Saints try to keep Jesus front and center. Their beliefs about the Savior and His teachings affect their day-to-day decisions about how they speak, dress, and act. For example, they try to avoid working on Sundays so they can attend church, serve others, and spend time with family. Faithful members of the church also do not smoke, drink alcohol, or gamble.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has many cultural traditions, as well as customs, that focus on the family. For example, Church members reserve one night a week for family home evening, or family night. Other activities throughout the week include church gatherings like potlucks and small parties, or youth groups for teenagers. Many of our traditions are standard, like celebrating holidays with our families, and others are more unique—like offering a sacred blessing for a new baby during church. As families, we pray together, read scriptures together, and on the first Sunday of every month, we even fast for 24 hours together.
Every Sunday, we gather together to sing hymns, hear sermons, and teach each other about the Savior. Church is a spiritual recharge and a perfect way to keep Jesus front and center in our lives. We welcome all visitors to attend our Christian services and worship with us.
Church service times vary from congregation to congregation. However, you can always count on one main meeting for everyone followed by a separate class split by age groups or general interests.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is safe a place where people can come for the hope of a better life through Jesus Christ. The Church provides sacred tools, practices, and teachings that help you develop and nurture a relationship with God. And on top of all that, being a member of the Church means belonging to a community of people who care about each other.
Yes, both as individual families and as a Church. After all, if Christ’s birth and Resurrection aren’t worth celebrating, what is? Sometimes people confuse us with a few Christian religions that don’t celebrate holidays, but rest assured, we do.