to a congregation of
the churches of Christ
Greetings! Please come in. Sit where ever you like.
The Church was begun about 33 A.D. on the Day of Pentecost. Because of persecution, scattering of the Christians and the apostasy of some believers, the church has waxed and waned in numbers over the centuries, becoming weaker in one area while stronger in another. Ancient and modern research confirms that there were always strongholds where the people held fast to the Gospel as taught in the first century. There were often "restoration movements," times in which people would return to the Scriptures with the determination to follow God's word alone. Our aspiration today is to apply what was taught and practiced in the New Testament church as we maintain the simple teachings and worship of the Church of the First Century. Placing God first in our lives, obeying His will and sharing the Good News of God's love with others is our goal.
We have a Sunday morning Bible study period that begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 9:45. We have classes for
all ages. Our worship service is conducted from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00. We also have evening worship services
at 6:00 p.m. A Bible Study and devotional period is conducted on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Our preacher or minister of the gospel is Terry Harmon. Terry is an experienced gospel minister who has
extensive preaching experience . He bears no religious title and wears no religious clothing. Since
Christianity is a priesthood of all believers; all are equal.
Our singing is a cappella, without the use of musical instruments. We praise God with our pure, natural voices.
Musical instruments were not used in early worship. Instruments were first used, with great opposition, in the cathedral at Aix-la-chapel
by the German emperor, Charlemange, who came to the throne in 768AD (-- Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Vol. 4, pg. 439).
Everyone is invited to participate in singing praises to God.
Prayers will be led by men who have been designated. Our prayers are usually made from the front where
they can be more easily heard.
The minister will extend an invitation to those wishing the prayers of their fellow Christians or who
are expressing a desire to be baptized. This invitation usually comes at the close of the sermon. We believe
that everyone should be given an opportunity to become a Christian. Therefore, this special time of
encouragement has been set aside for this purpose.
The Lord's Supper (or communion) is part of our service each Lord's Day. The Lord's Supper is for all
Christians, and visitors are welcomed to observe the Supper in the same manner as our members.
A collection is taken each Lord's Day.
Guests are not expected to make a contribution, although you are
welcome to do so if you would like. Please feel comfortable in passing the collection plate down the
row without making a offering.
Thank you for coming!
We pray that you find our worship service to God refreshing to your soul.