Where are you located? We are located at 2320 Country Club Road, near Thruway Shopping Center, and just around the corner from the Five-Points intersection where Country Club Road, Statford Road, First Street and Miller Street come together. See Church location.
What is the Sunday morning schedule? Our Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m. and our traditional worship service is at 11:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. There are also opportunities for fellowship after each service, with free coffee and donuts provided in Taylor Fellowship Hall.
What is your worship like? As we seek to be faithful to our mission and vision we are grounded in our corporate worship, which follows a rather traditional format. It includes reading from the scriptures, corporate prayers, a sermon and, as is true in other Disciples of Christ churches, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, or communion, every Sunday. The music varies in the 11:00 a.m. service in terms of style and instrumentation; our Praise Band usually leads us in worship during the early service. We have a powerpoint to help worshippers navigate the early service and a worship bulletin in the 11:00 service.
What is your dress code? There isn’t a dress code. Some worshippers wear their Sunday best while others wear more comfortable clothing.
How accessible are your facilities? There is plenty of convenient parking, including some visitor/guest spaces and handicapped spaces, in the parking lot next to the church building. The sanctuary, Taylor Fellowship Hall and the rooms in the educational wings are all on one floor, so all parts of the building can easily be accessed. There are handicapped-accessible restrooms available.
What about hearing assistance? We recently installed the Loop hearing system in our sanctuary, which can connect to the t-coil in your hearing aide. Hearing assistance devices are also available, and one of our greeters will be happy to locate one for you.
What about my children? What is available for them? We have a nursery, located in the children’s wing, for infants and toddlers. It is attended during Sunday School and worship. During the worship service older children can worship with their parents and a worship bag with activities for children is available. There is a worship service for children ages 3-8 called Children Worship and Wonder. Children come to the worship service with their parents and at the appropriate time are invited to come to the children’s wing for their worship service.
What do you believe? Who are the Disciples? The Disciples of Christ date back to the Restoration Movement in 19th century America. Barton Stone’s Christian movement and Alexander Campbell’s Disciples movement joined together in 1832 to become Christians, Disciples of Christ. The major tenets of the movement are:
(1) The New Testament teachings of Jesus the Christ are the best guide as to how Christians should live, not man-made doctrines or creeds (“No Creed but Christ”).
(2) Arguments and divisions among Christians keep them from doing God’s work (Christian Unity).
(3) All believers are ministers and share in the work of the Kingdom of God (“Priesthood of all Believers”).
(4) The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly and is open to everyone (Open Communion).
(5) Those who profess Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the Living God, are baptized by immersion (Believer’s Baptism).
What if I want to become a member? How do I join? If you want to join with us, just contact the pastor and let him know of your desire. Although we teach and practice baptism by immersion for those who are old enough to proclaim Christ as Lord, we accept persons from other denominations without requiring re-baptism.