When & Where
Our services are at 8:30 and 10am each Sunday morning. We meet in a historic church building at 700 Bonnie Brae Blvd in central Denver near the University of Denver, Wash Park and the Cherry Creek shopping area. Just find Bonnie Brae Ice Cream (you already know where it is!) and go north a block to the intersection of University and Exposition Ave. There is parking behind the church, which can be accessed from Exposition Ave. There is also parking along Bonnie Brae Blvd on Sundays. You can enter the church from the parking lot or from Bonnie Brae Blvd.
What to Expect
What should you expect? Our services last about an hour and include singing, prayers, a time of teaching, and updates on key events. We sing both newer songs written by modern artists and some well-known hymns. During the teaching time (sermon), we typically explore a passage of the Bible and consider how it applies to our lives. Once a month we celebrate communion (also called the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist). It’s open to anyone who follows Jesus, but participation is optional.
You don’t have to dress up to attend NDC. In fact, we’re pretty casual and laid back. When you come, hopefully you’ll meet some new people and connect in meaningful ways with others. But if you just want to come, sit in the back, and “check things out,” that’s fine too. Our main goal is to help everyone on their journey of faith, whether you’ve been a Christian for decades or you’re exploring spirituality for the first time.
We resumed in-person gatherings in early 2021. Adults do not need to RSVP for one of our services (unless your kids will be attending NDC Kids – see below). Also, please read through the section on Health Guidelines so that you know what to expect.
ADA access is available at both services. We have handicapped parking spots and a ramp is located on the southwest side of the building (facing Bonnie Brae Blvd.) ADA restrooms are located on the main level.
We continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC, State of Colorado, and City of Denver. While we cannot eliminate every possible risk, we have taken numerous precautions to create a safe environment. When you attend on Sunday, here is what we ask of you:
Stay Home If You Have Symptoms
Please stay home if you are sick. We cannot over-emphasize that this is the primary way of protecting each other. If you or others in your family have any symptoms of illness, or have been exposed to others that you know are ill, please stay home. You can still watch our 8:30am Sunday Service online at YouTube.
Masks and Social Distancing Recommended
Masks and social distancing are no longer required. If you have been vaccinated, masks and social distancing are optional. If you have not been vaccinated, we strongly recommend wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
Seats in our sanctuary have been arranged to provide social distancing. Hallways and foyers have been cleared as much as possible and two additional entry/exits have been added to the sanctuary area to reduce congestion.
Wash Your Hands
We have lots of hand sanitizer stations in the building . . . please use them when you enter and exit!
Babies (birth-23 months) and Toddler/Preschool (currently including Kindergarten) are reopened at the 10am service only. Registration for kids is required so that we can plan accordingly; please click here. Masks are encouraged for kids ages 3 & up. Elementary will reopen soon!
NDC has never been a “livestreaming” church. We think being together in-person is central to the experience of worshiping together and being part of a community of faith. For now, we will continue to stream our 8:30 service on Youtube for those who are sick, especially vulnerable, or not yet fully vaccinated and cautious about attending in-person. We intend to discontinue livestreaming this summer.
Families on Sundays
At the 10 am service, we have children’s environments where kids (infants through 5th grade) can learn about God. We have an amazing group of volunteers that love investing in your kids and helping you nurture their faith. Each secure children’s environment is led by background-checked, trained, and fully covid-vaccinated volunteers.
Babies (birth-23 months) and Toddler/Preschool (currently including Kindergarten) are reopened. Masks are encouraged for kids ages 3 & up.
Elementary will reopen at a later date, but Elementary-aged kids are welcome to attend the adult worship service. If you’re worried that your kids might be loud and need to move around, you can sit outside on the grass if the weather is nice. Audio will be available outside so that you can hear the service. Bring lawn chairs! (If your kids do want to run around, be courteous of others and practice social distancing.)
Be sure to RSVP here for your whole family before you come.
Messages & Resources
We all regularly face situations in life when we have to make difficult decisions or navigate tough circumstances. In those moments we all need wisdom. In this series we’ll be looking to the ancient biblical book of Proverbs to learn how it points us to seek and grow in wisdom.