Church Activities

We all experience times in our lives where we transition from one life situation to another. As a church, we walk through life together and celebrate important milestones in each other's lives such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals. Please contact the church office if you have any questions about the options below: menighedskontor@kulturcenter.dk

 
CHILD DEDICATION

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.

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.

Read more about child dedication here.

 

FREE CHURCH CONFIRMATION

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.

Read more about Free Church Confirmation here.
 

BAPTISM

Baptism is one of the most important events in the life of Christians. In the Bible, Jesus says that if you believe in him, you must be baptized. For the individual, baptism is both a personal and a public event. Baptism is a personal decision, where one chooses to live a life with Jesus Christ as the center. But baptism is also a public mark of one's faith to himself, his neighbor and the rest of the congregation.

You can read more about baptism here.

 

WEDDING

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 .

Pratical information

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.

 
FUNERAL

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.

 
communion

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.