Welcome to church! Let’s walk through what happens on Sunday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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This is the building where we meet for Sunday services but also throughout the week for activities, service projects, and get-togethers.
Everyone is welcome here.
This is the bishop.
He’s a volunteer who has been chosen to lead the congregation and is happy to answer any questions you have.
The service begins with a song.
Then there is a prayer.
Then the most important part of the meeting:
This is a sacred ceremony that was begun by Jesus Himself.
It symbolizes the sacrifice of His body and His blood, which was shed for us. Participating in it gives us a chance to remember Him and think about His role in our lives.
We pass trays of bread and water around to everyone who comes.
Visitors are welcome to join in or just pass the tray along.
After the sacrament, you’ll get the chance to hear from other people in the congregation who have been invited to share a prepared message.
Let’s meet the speakers you’ll hear from today.
This is Maddie.
She’s 14, on the swim team at her high school, and today she’s talking about her experiences with prayer.
Next up is Bill.
He’s a father of four and has been a member of the Church for two years.
He is prepared to speak on how Jesus Christ can help us forgive others.
And finally, here’s Stacey.
She’s a high school history teacher and tennis coach, and today she is speaking about charity.
The service ends with another song …
and prayer, and everyone begins to make their way to the final meeting.
On the way, you might notice a lot of people socializing and catching up.
That’s because we’re taught to love and take care of one another, so often the people here end up feeling a lot like family.
Don’t be surprised if a few people introduce themselves to you.
After the main service, you’ll attend a class with your peers.
Here you’ll engage in discussions about the teachings of Jesus and practical ways to use them in your life.
And that’s it! Church is over, but feel free to stay and get to know a few new friends.
Many members even take some time after church to study a little more with their family at home.
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