Vernal area is home to a rich diversity of faiths that reflects
the spirituality of its population. With many services available,
just about anyone can find peace and comfort in one of our
many houses of worship.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Temple is
the largest religious symbol in the community, serving a regional
area reaching from eastern Utah to western Colorado. It is
the spiritual center for the large LDS population in the area.
Architecturally it incorporates the elements of Roman and
Georgian styles. This temple brings local LDS worshippers
and international missionaries together. Programs affiliated
with the LDS church include a seminary and many other community
Paul's Episcopal Church formed one of the first non-LDS congregations
in Vernal and meets in a historical building that dates from
the 1800s. The adjacent parish house was the location of the
first hospital in Uintah County. St. James, the Catholic parish,
averages about 250 members and among many other regular activities
hosts an annual spaghetti dinner and the St. James Winter Games.
Community Church provides worship for a wide variety
of denominations, including Methodists, Lutherans and Presbyterians.
This United Church of Christ church represents a growing trend
in American worship - the bringing together of many different
denominations into one house of worship to provide fellowship,
understanding and community within the congregation. Many other
denominations are present in the Vernal area. Our Savior Lutheran
Church has an active youth group and a strong membership. The
Christian Church houses the Uintah Christian Academy.
Bethel Chapel, affiliated with the Church of Christ, has an
active presence in the area, as do the Assemblies of God, Baptists,
Seventh Day Adventist, Jehovah's Witnesses and several other
non-denominational congregations. Among many programs and community
involvement projects, a recent Christian Concert series was
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