If you want to get married at Kirken i Kulturcenteret, we want to do everything we can to make sure you have a beautiful wedding ceremony and celebration. We can offer guidance about how the wedding ceremony can be personalized and express what you want.
We don't require that the wedding ceremony takes place at the church's facilities. You are welcome to have the ceremony elsewhere and the return to the church for the reception. The church has many rooms, large and small, that can be individually decorated for a reception or banquet.
As a church, we believe it's important to help couples lay a foundation for a long and happy marriage. We offer pre-marriage counseling during the time leading up to the wedding, so you and your spouse can start your life together on solid ground .
Before the wedding ceremony, you will meet with the church's wedding coordinator, who will introduce you to the priest. The wedding coordinator will also review the practical aspects of the wedding with you, will help you with the formal paperwork, and is your regular contact person.
If you're thinking about having your wedding at our facilities, please contact us as soon as possible. Getting in touch sooner means we'll be able to serve you better. If you have any questions about weddings, please contact the our receptionist, who can put you in touch with our wedding coordinator.
When a new life begins, we celebrate it with a child dedication. We want to support the child and the parents as they grow together as a family and in their relationships with God. Scripture affirms the importance of this act in Mark chapter 10, where Jesus says, "Let the little children come to me, do not hinder them, because the Kingdom of God is theirs." And he took them in hand and laid their hands on them and blessed them.
Before the dedication, the child's parents will be invited to a small gathering with some of the church pastors. This gives the pastors and parents a chance to get to know each other better, review the child dedication program together, hear a little bit about faith and life for childen from the Children's Pastor, as well as what KATSJ, our church's children's program, has to offer.
A child dedication takes place during the worship service Sunday morning, where one of the church pastors performs the dedication. A child dedication includes prayer of blessing, which is a personal prayer for God's blessing of the child, their family, and the child's future life.
All 7th and 8th grade teens can participate in confirmation teaching at Kirken i Kulturcenteret.
Free Church Confirmation is an alternative to the traditional confirmation performed in the Danish state church. In our faith, we do not confirm on the basis of child baptism, but rather through the teaching of exciting and useful knowledge about the Bible. Teenagers will also have the opportunity to explore and commit to the Christian faith. The classes conclude with with a huge celebration service at the end of May, where all participating teenagers are prayed over by the congregation.
Confirmation classes take place every Wednesday from 16.30 to 18.00, where they can debate, discuss, and ask questions about the Christian faith, and have lots of fun together.
When a loved one dies, a number of questions naturally come up. The first question is often "Why did this happen?" and the second is "What now?" The answer to the first question is often slow in coming, but we want to do our best as a church to quickly answer the second one for you. The most important thing is that you are not alone after experiencing a loss, so we want to give you our care and support.
When a death occurs, one of our pastors will come and meet with you as soon as possible. During the conversation there will be room for both the practical, emotional, and spiritual. We want to help you work through your grief, find peace in a relationship with God, and walk through the plans and possibilities for the funeral service. In this moment, it's not as important to find all the answers, but instead to ask all the right questions.
As a church, we are with you if you have a need. We can help a funeral ceremony on our premises or in the chapel at the cemetery where the deceased will be buried. If you have any questions or want to have a conversation with one our pastors, please contact the church reception or one of the church priests.
The sacrament of communion was instituted by Jesus on the evening of his captivity in Matthew's gospel. By participating in communion, the church congregation remembers and honors Jesus' suffering and death on the cross. When the church pastor breaks the bread, it symbolizes how Jesus' body was also destroyed or "broken." Similarly, the wine symbolizes Jesus' blood, which was offered for the forgiveness of our sins.
Jesus' crucifixion is a decisive event in the New Testament because it is the basis for the transgression of sin. Therefore, communion is an important part of church life, because it is a common celebration of Jesus' sacrifice.
At Kirken i Kulturcenteret, we celebrate communion during our worship service once a month. Everyone is invited to come forward and participate. You will receive a small piece of bread and a small glass of grape juice, which will be taken together with the rest of the congregation. We often pray the Lord's Prayer together once everyone has finished eating and drinking.
Communion can also take place in smaller gatherings, eg. in the church's life groups, which meet privately.