History

Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church is a vibrant congregation of 2196 households and 3340 individuals and is affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, whose mission is: Together in Jesus Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly and serve joyfully.  Learn more at www.elca.org.  

We are located at the corner of University Avenue and South Main Street in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Working together, we strive to create a church community that is undergirded by prayer, permeated with grace, and marked by excellence in all we do.

Nazareth’s history in Cedar Falls has included a variety of buildings, locations, and even languages. Did you know that for the first 50 years, all worship services at Nazareth were conducted in Danish?

To learn more about the rich heritage of Nazareth, click on the Naz History Brochure or on the History of Naz Class Documents.