What to Expect


elcome! First thing you should probably know we’re pretty relaxed – we welcome all visitors of varying faiths, heritages, creeds, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, nationality, ethnicity, abilities, marital status, political affiliation, age, and economic status. We want you to know, that we are here to offer a community where you can belong, be valued and loved, deepen your spirituality, and discover a purpose that can change lives and your community. All persons are welcome here!

Finding Us

Community of Christ Salt Lake City is located at 2747 East Craig Drive in Salt Lake City. A map of our location is below. To get to us, use any of the following instant GPS links to connect to your phone's preferred GPS apps. We currently support Waze, Apple Maps, and Google Maps to get you to our church.

Entering the Building

As you enter the church, you enter into a small foyer. As you enter the foyer, the sanctuary is straight ahead, flanked by double doors. Come on past there, (and hopefully we’ve greeted you by then; but, if not – don’t be shy) and past the next set of glass doors and into the sanctuary. Opposite of where you are standing, there is a place for coffee and morning fellowship (often supplied with doughnuts, fruit, juice, etc.). There is also a place for young children to play during the service.

About Sunday School

We have a weekly Sunday school; for adults, the youth and younger generations. Otherwise, we fellowship about events, topics, or interesting things as well. We try to uphold the worth of all persons during this time and respect their opinions; even if we disagree!

Sunday School starts at 10 AM Mountain Time and has been relocated from the Fellowship Hall to the Library/Study Room.

The Library/Study Room is located just inside the front foyer to the left, next to the Church Office. It's the second door on the left.

About Fellowship

Fellowship begins at 11 AM MST and we often have coffee, fruit, and donuts available. So come 15-30 minutes early to join in fellowship. These refreshments are left out through out the service as well so if you’re running close to time, or need a little something during service, you can feel free to step back to our kitchen and fill up your coffee cup. We’ve found that morning fellowship is a great way to get to know each other – and a good way to share in community. We enjoy our time to take and chat.

"Generously share the invitation,
ministries, and sacraments through which people can encounter the Living Christ who heals and reconciles through redemptive relationships in sacred community. The restoring of persons to healthy or righteous relationships with God, others, themselves, and the earth is at the heart of the purpose of your journey as a people of faith."

— Doctrine & Covenants 163:2b

About Worship Services

We’re pretty informal. Around 11:00 AM, we begin our opening song and gathering music. Our worship services are traditional, with some contemporary flare. You can expect some singing, a morning message, an offering, and some more singing. Often times we’ll dedicate our offering for an upcoming event such as Outreach International, SPEC, or Camps. The morning Message varies based on the theme and may or may not follow the Community of Christ’s provided worship resources that follows the liturgical calendar. Often times, a member of the congregation may be the one delivering the message. Our Worship planning committee is comprised of many individuals in our congregation and is always seeking new opportunities to share. If you have ideas – please don’t hesitate to reach out!

The Typical Service

A typical service usually has some of the following components:

  • Opening hymn – We generally gather and start to get seated as the morning message gets started.
  • Greeting/Announcements/Church Business – during this time we ask for prayer concerns, praise reports, share in upcoming events, and then have a focus moment on the theme drawing individuals into worship.
  • Opening Prayer – We’ll often follow this up with a prayer over the concerns and an invitation for open and receptive hearts as we focus on worship.
  • Children’s / Focus  Moment – This is interactive part of the service, generally directed towards the children about the theme being discussed that day.  This can be varied, but it helps bring the “a ha” moments out of the scripture.
  • Scriptural Readings – Most weeks there is some kind of scriptural reading. Sometimes these readings are modified slightly to be responsive readings (sometimes known as call and response) involving the leader and the congregation reciting aloud different parts of the reading.
  • Morning Message (Sermon) – The message usually lasts between 15-20 minutes and is given by participants of the congregation, so the speaker will be different depending when they are assigned. The sermons are generally based upon a scriptural passage from the Revised Common Lectionary.
  • Disciples Generous Response – Usually towards the end of the service, there is a moment that focuses on collecting of tithes/offerings. We use this time to reflect on God’s generous gifts to us and how we can respond to this wonderful generosity. Participants are welcome to contribute if they feel so inclined, but it is completely voluntary. Trays to collect the offerings are passed around, some people put in loose cash/change.  Some people choose to contribute their offerings electronically or by direct deposit instead of putting money into the baskets (a process called eTithing).
  • Closing Hymn/Sending Forth – Like the opening hymn, generally the congregation stands for the closing hymn. After the hymn, the congregation remains standing as a closing prayer is offered or a special sending forth passage is read (sometimes both are done).  

Preparing for Your Visit

We mentioned earlier, but it may be worth mentioning again; we’re fairly relaxed. Odds are, if you come dressed in a suit and tie, you’ll probably be the only one. If you’re ok with that, then so are we; but, we just though you should know, you can come as you are that’d be ok with us! I wouldn’t be surprised if someone is even wearing a pair of shorts (perhaps the speaker, even!)

Who Can Participate?

Typically we serve communion the first Sunday of the month. We believe in an open communion, which means any person who identifies as a follower of Jesus may participate in communion, regardless of your religious affiliation. You are welcome to participate if you feel comfortable. Other sacraments are available as well. Check out our Sacraments page for more information.

An Open Invitation

We believe all are called and everyone is welcome to come seek the embrace of God’s Love. It doesn’t matter who you are; come join us!