701 NW 8th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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"Worship is not about personal preference; it's about a communal connection. We come to participate in a drama that is the story of God's action in the world. Bring your joys, your desires, bring your baggage, but come with expectation and hope that you too will hear and be able to live into a good story." - Pastor Chris


Join us for worship on Sundays

9:30am-Indoor Service & Live-stream at 8thstreet.online.church.

11am-Indoor Service

Masks welcome.

  

8th Street Church
701 NW 8th Street | Oklahoma City, OK 73102


WHAT TO EXPECT

In our church we are committed to telling good stories. We believe that we are in the midst of a great story of redemption where the hero, God, revealed to us in the person of Jesus, presents opportunities for change. This leaves us with a sense of hope.

Each week we Gather from different places, Listen to the good news that is presented, Respond to what we've heard, and are Sent to be a means of grace to the world - In other words, we are sent to be good neighbors to those around us.

Because we are committed to telling this redemptive story, 8th Street Church follows the lectionary, a resource based on the Christian Calendar. This allows for themes and seasons of emphasis to shape the individual believer and the Church. The seasons of the Christian year are: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Ordinary Time.

Want to know more about the Seasons of the Christian Church Year? CLICK HERE


WORSHIP FOR KIDS

Neighborhood Sign no bleedsTHE NEIGHBORHOOD (ages 0-5)

We believe that the presence of children is a gift to the church. We believe that they are vital members of the family of God- just as they are! We know that the way we welcome children directly affects the way they respond to the Church, to God, and to one another. Our vision is that 8th Street Church would be a place where kids are known for who they are, valued for the gifts they bring to the Body of Christ, and formed by walking the way of Jesus alongside us. 

Your children are always welcome in service with you. Whether they are not ready to leave you, or you aren’t ready, we understand. And it is okay! Our community room downstairs offers a great space to participate in worship alongside active kids. There are toys and snacks for kids and the service will be streamed to the TV. Communion elements will be available on the chairs.

While we know that there are different circumstances where you might choose to keep your child with you, we also understand that children have unique developmental needs which cannot be fully met in an adult worship service in the sanctuary. Because of this, we have rooms downstairs- divided by age- so our kids can fully participate in worship. The nursery and early childhood rooms begin accepting babies and children 15 minutes prior to service. Elementary children will remain with adults upstairs until they are dismissed downstairs prior to the sermon, for a children's sermon and prayer time and come back upstairs to receive Communion.

The easiest way to enter for check-in purposes is to come in through the door on the northeast side of the building. When you check your child in, we will ask you to provide contact information and any pertinent allergy information. We will print a sticker with your child’s name on it and a corresponding sticker for you. After service, you can use this sticker to pick your child up. 


THE EUCHARIST

At the center of our services is the Table (also known as the Lord's Supper, Communion, the Eucharist). We have been embraced by Jesus, and he invites us to come and eat with him at his table, and to yield to his good work in our lives.

We practice Open Table, which means that everyone that is open to the good work of Jesus is invited to receive the bread and wine at communion. This is a sacred and sacramental activity. John Wesley, one of our theological forefathers, said that participating in the sacraments (i.e. the Eucharist and Baptism) is an "Outward sign of an inward grace." In other words, in this act, God does something for us that we cannot do for ourselves. 

We understand that this is His table. These elements represent the body and blood of Christ who died for the sake of the world. 

Historically, our denomination has been rooted in helping people with addictions. Therefore, we want there to be no barriers at our church so we offer non-alcoholic wine and for those with dietary needs, we offer gluten free bread.