OUR MISSION IS TO SHARE FAITH, LOVE AND HOPE THROUGH THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST. ALL OUR PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND EVENTS ARE HELD TO REACH OUT TO THE MEMBERS BUT ESPECIALLY TO THE COMMUNITY OF MOWRYSTOWN AND SURROUNDING AREAS. THEIR PURPOSE IN REACHING OUT TO OTHERS IS TO:
-help them hear the Gospel, the Word of God and learn of His love for us, and
His salvation for all men
-share Christian love with one another by friendship and fellowship, and
meeting each other's needs
-help Christians continue to grow in the knowledge of the Bible and in the
likeness of Jesus Christ
Please check the monthly calendar for services and other events. Besides what is found there every SUNDAY we have
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES FOR ALL AGES - 9:30 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE - 10:30 A.M.
SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER MEETING FOR ALL AGES - 6:00 P.M.
Also check the YOUTH PAGE to find what's offered for them each week.
Around 1880 Wash Ruble, a powerful Gospel preacher, held a series of meetings in the Wesley Chapel one-room Schoolhouse, located south of Sugartree Ridge on Rt. 136. After several years the people who worshipped there were asked to join with those at Olive Chapel, located at Rt. 321 and Roberts Road, close to US 62. The Sunday Schools combined but the preaching services were held separately. A New Testament Church was established at Olive Chapel on March 23, 1885 upon the same principles the Mowrystown Church of Christ embraces today. Approximately 15 years later, this group disbanded and members worshipped elsewhere. Four years later in 1904 this same group decided to come together again and purchased the church building here in Mowrystown from the Methodist, who merged with the United Brethren. There were 35 charter members. Several building additions have been added to form the present building.
On nonessentials we allow liberty, on the essentials we appeal to the New Testament.
One slogan we use is "where the Bible speaks, we speak, but where the Bible is silent, we are silent."
WHY WE EXIST
*The churches of Christ or Christian Churches desire to restore the church to that found in the New Testament (the first century church).
*We are diligent to lead sinners to Christ in the clear light of the New Testament teaching.
*Our desire is to not have denominational names, man-written creeds but to exalt Christ and take His Word (The New Testament) instead of any human creeds.
*To provide the basis of unity for all followers of Christ into one body (John 17:21)