About Us

What We Believe

Lighting Holy Spirit Candle at the Beginning of Worship

Lighting Holy Spirit Candle at the Beginning of Worship

“Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.”

  -From A Brief Statement of Faith,  Presbyterian Church-USA

God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.

Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.

More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love.

To learn more about our denomination’s history, theology, and mission work that spread the Gospel through the USA and worldwide, please visit  presbyterianmission.org/ministries/101/

Our Church’s Vision Statement

By the Grace of Jesus Christ,                                                                                                                   We will strive to share the Good News with the world,
To nurture our faith, and
To go into the world sharing Christ’s love and mercy.

If  you would like to see how we carry these out, take a look at a description of our worship services, calendar or special monthly events.

Interested in Joining?

Classes for new members are offered regularly and individual time with the pastor can be arranged to discuss concerns or issues. Those joining can come by letter of transfer from another church, a first time profession of faith, or reaffirmation of faith for those who have belonged to a church already but for whom a letter of transfer cannot be arranged. If a new member has never been baptized then she or he will be baptized as well.

Feel free to contact our pastor (scroll down on Contact page) or call (740) 373-1800 and ask to speak with Pastor David if you have any questions about our beliefs, baptism or becoming a member.

Children are welcome with their families as covenant members. Historically, Presbyterians baptize children, although some families choose to wait until their children go through confirmation. Confirmation classes are held each year for youth in 7th and 8th grade. Upon completion these young people are invited to join the church as full members.

Our Weekly Schedule  (For further information, go to our monthly calendar.)

On a typical week, Sundays and Wednesdays are key days for activities. In the summer, we do not have choir practices, Youth Group, or our mid-week meal and time of learning (Manna).

Sunday

  • 9:00 am Children’s Choir Practice
  • 9:00 am Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
  • 9:15 am Children’s Sunday School Classes
  • 10:00 am Chancel Choir Warm-up
  • 10:15 am Worship Including Junior Church
  • 11:30 am Sip and Chat
  • 5:00 pm Youth Group

Wednesday

  • 5:00 pm Bell Choir Practice
  • 5:00 pm Glorify! Practices
  • 6:00 pm Manna Fellowship Meal
  • 6:30 pm Manna Study or Education Event
  • 7:30 pm Chancel Choir Practice

A Men’s Fellowship meets on Saturday mornings at 8:00 am at the church for coffee. The first Saturday of the month they meet at Harmar Tavern for breakfast. Committees, commissions, Bible studies and other meetings take place in the daytime and evening throughout the week. Alcoholics Anonymous makes weekly use of our building and there are some outside organizations that we host.