Our church members and families come from different walks of life and experience, yet they have found a home at Frederick Nazarene. Scroll below to read more about their journeys of faith and their sense of what it means to be part of this fellowship.
Our journey to Frederick First Church of the Nazarene began about 20 years ago. We didn’t have a church that we could all agree to attend, so we didn’t go at all. Our son was invited to the Frederick church by a friend. He immediately loved it, attended regularly, and made lots of new friends. He said to me, “Mom, you need to go to the church with me. The people are so nice and there are lots of people there that you already know.” And he was right. We felt welcomed, loved and appreciated by everyone. We attended Sunday School, sang in the choir and were members of several committees and boards. After a number of years we, along with several other families of the church, left to form a new Nazarene church in the area. It was a new and exciting experience, but not what we wanted or needed. We finally made our way back to the Frederick First Church. Again, we were welcomed with smiles, hugs, and even tears. We felt like we were home.
The Hawkins Family
We moved to Frederick a few years ago and had been looking for a church that was both focused on Christ and will to build relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds. After attending several churches in the area, we decided one Sunday to check out this one. We received a hearty welcome from everyone, were invited to stay for the Coffee Fellowship, and started attending regularly. We found community here, but that community isn’t closed off or stagnant. It is loving, encouraging, and determined to serve God and his people. We love it here and have been coming ever since.
The Williams Family