Greetings from Northwest Community United Church of Christ in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. As you navigate through the site we hope you get a sense of who we are as a community of faith. At Northwest Community, you will find a truly Open and Affirming family. We not only welcome everyone but we embrace all for the fabulous creation that we are. As a fully inclusive church, our members and attenders identify as straight, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer. (LGBTQIA) Here we experience the beauty of God in our diversity and gifts. We also have many families with children of all ages, toddlers to youth and added blessings are found in our seniors (people with a history). Whatever your age, sexuality or gender identification you will find folks here who identify with you and who will love you for your unique beauty as a child of God. We worship every Sunday morning at 9:30 on the campus of First Christian Church, DOC 101 S. Rancho Drive in Las Vegas. The church is conveniently located right off the 95 at Rancho near what we know as the “spaghetti bow,” the intersection of I-95 and I-15.
As a progressive Christian church, we follow the teachings of Jesus and find in his life examples of how to live to our fullest potential. Christ’s life, death and resurrection are central to who we are ... truly a love that never ends and that is available to everyone.
Our worship is a mix of traditional and non-traditional. We utilize contemporary praise music as well as hymns of the past that reenforce the theology of a Great God who desires relationship with each of us. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and is open to everyone ... those of great faith, those of little faith, and even those of no faith at all. We believe that in Communion, the church, as the body of Christ, is “re-membered,” brought back together as one who are many.
While our focus is Christ, we also honor and appreciate other faith traditions and beliefs, knowing that God is beyond true, human comprehension, a mystery that is manifested in many exciting ways.
Northwest Community is also a church of action. You don’t have to look very long to find us feeding the poor and hungry through our food pantry, “God’s Groceries,” marching in the annual Gay Pride Parade, or seeking Godly justice in many areas of our city where we find marginalized and oppressed people. We believe that a big part of Jesus‘ charge to us is to “care for the poor, widowed and oppressed.”
Most importantly, we are a “house of prayer.” We gather weekly, setting aside time to intentionally pray for each other’s needs, the needs of our community and the needs of our city, state, and nation.
Northwest is a congregation of the United Church of Christ, www.ucc.org. In the rainbow that is Mainline Protestantism, we are the smallest but our history, dating back to the colonial days of America, as made us a denomination of firsts: First African American, First Woman and First openly gay persons ordained to the Gospel ministry. While our ancestors were also those who defended the slaves of the Amistad in the 1800’s, our present leadership and congregations openly defend the right to marriage equality for everyone, including same gendered couples.
Northwest Community UCC is dedicated to the notion that “God is Still Speaking,” in our world, we just need to listen with our ears, our eyes and our hearts more fully, remaining open to the movement of the Holy Spirit.
There is so much more to find out about us, so explore the site and come visit us any Sunday morning, at 9:30.
I love being pastor of this faith family!
Blessing and Surprise!
Rev. Greg Davis, Pastor
Northwest Community United Church of Christ.