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Today's Inspiration
"A Christian should not follow the crowd, but rather show them the way."

 
"You yourselves are our letters of recommendation, written on your hearts, to be known and read by all men; and you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts." (2 Cor. 3:2-3, RSV)

 

We truly hope that you will be impressed by the simplicity and dignity of our services. They are designed to draw you closer to God and provide an atmosphere that will allow you to worship God in spirit and truth (John 4:24).

Let Us Help You Know God

We would be happy to meet you and explain any part of our worship assembly.  If you have questions later, do not hesitate to write or call any member to ask.  We have a number of pamphlets and CDs; these materials may answer your questions.  Feel free to take them home to read or listen to. 

We Follow the Bible Pattern

Since all we do is governed by the word of God, you will find us observing only those things contained therein. We shall do our best to duplicate the pattern of the early church of the Bible in everything we do. The following is a list and explanation of each item of worship.

  • Singing - To many our song service will be different from that customarily practiced in many churches. No mechanical instruments of music are used. As Christians we are commanded to sing and make melody in our heart (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16). Because of this, it would be an addition to His Will if we added and employed instruments of music. The songs will be selected so as to stir within you a desire to obedience and spiritual enjoyment. We encourage you to sing along with us.

  • Teaching - The teaching service will be handled by men only, speaking one at a time. The women will remain silent, not because we think they are inferior mentally, but because Paul forbids them from speaking in 1 Corinthians 14:35. The teaching is designed to instruct and exhort you in the ways of righteousness. You are invited to follow the speaker in the Bible as he presents the lesson. We feel sure you will leave greatly benefited from his instruction.

  • Contribution - The collection or contribution is taken only at the Lord's Day worship service (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). At this time each disciple gives of his means as he has been prospered and as he purposed in his heart.  Only members are asked to contribute.  If you are not a member, please do not feel compelled to contribute.

  • The Lord's Supper - The communion is observed just as it was the night of our Lord's betrayal. It is a joint participation of each disciple in the body and blood of Christ (I Corinthians 10:16). The brother waiting on the table will give thanks for the bread, break a piece from it, eat, and pass it on to another until the whole assembly has broken (Matthew 26:26-28). He will then take the cup, give thanks, drink, and pass it on to each disciple until all drink. This is the simple pattern given in the New Testament, and repeated at this congregation every first day of the week (Acts 20:7).  Only members of the church participate.  If you are not a member, please do not feel that you need to participate.

  • Prayer - The prayers will be led by a male member of the congregation and are designed to thank God for His blessings and request His continued watch and care over us.

The People Are Christians Only

According to Acts 11:26, the disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. The confusion and division in the religious world has resulted in party names and creeds. We have no creed but Christ, accept no book but the Bible, and wear no name but Christian. We believe that when we preach the Bible only, we will be Christians only.

You Will Never Be Embarrassed

At each service, an invitation song will be sung. Those wishing to become Christians are invited to step forward and let their desires be made known. One who believes in Christ (Hebrews 11:6), repents of his sins (Luke 13:3), confesses Christ (Romans 10:9-10), and is baptized into Christ (Galatians 3:26-27), is added to the church (Acts 2:47), and by this obedience is a member of the Lord's church. However, this action is voluntary on the part of the one desiring to become a Christian. You will never be singled out for public attention or embarrassment.

You Will Find a Friendly Welcome

Solomon said "He who would have friends must first show himself friendly." For this reason, the people of this congregation will greet you with a friendly smile and warm welcome. Every visitor at this place is an honored guest. We hope you will visit us in the near future. A cordial invitation is always extended and a gracious welcome always awaits.

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