Please contact us if you would like to add a definition for a word that used in our worship practices.

Term Definition
Advent The 4 weeks before Christmas when we prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Bulletin A worship program with the order of events during the church service.
Chancel The raised area in the front of the Sanctuary.
Chapel A small room where worship services take place.
Communion An act of worship commemorating the “Last Supper” Jesus had with his disciples.
Doxology A short hymn of praise.
Epiphany January 6; commemorates the coming of the Magi to Jesus at Bethlehem.
Lectionary A 3-year cycle of scripture passages used in weekly Sunday worship.
Lent The 40 days, not counting Sundays, between Ash Wednesday & Easter.
Narthex The hallway outside the sanctuary.
Pentecost The 7th Sunday after Easter; commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles.
Pulpit The lectern from which the minister speaks.
Sanctuary The large room where the worship services take place.
“The Parish Paper” Our monthly newsletter.
“The Community News” Our weekly newsletter.
Fellowship Hall The large fellowship hall on the main level, next to the elevator, where coffee hour is held.
United Church of Christ The Protestant denomination with which the Gaylord United Church of Christ is affiliated.