We are so glad you want to know more about us!
We are a multi-generational body of believers who have fun while growing together in our faith. Through the work of Christ, whether our commitment to outreach, worship, prayer and fellowship, we want everyone to learn to live in response to God’s love for them!
Worshiping with us
Our worship style is traditional, except once a month when Gospel Grass plays, and worship becomes a little more casual. But even if our style is traditional, you don’t have to be! Come to worship as you are most comfortable: from Sunday best to jeans to work clothes are all acceptable here. We have a wide variety of attire (and footwear…even our preacher has been known to show up in cowboy boots).
Whether you are searching for a church home or are just in need of a good word for a morning, you are welcome. We hope you know you are never alone, where ever you are in your journey with Christ. Our worship services are designed to intersect the Living Word of God with our life today and it is our belief that in this time, through the music, prayer and message, you will find the Triune God ready to meet you in your need.
We love children in worship! There are black bags as you come in the sanctuary for them to pick up. And there is a special time for them during worship, “The Young Disciples Message”, where children of any age who would like can come forward for a message that speaks right to their heart. If they are a little noisy or wiggly, that does not bother us at all but if their adults need a break we have a staffed nursery downstairs.
In December, 1888, the church was organized as the Crewe Methodist Episcopal Church, South, with the Reverend J. T Mastin appointed by the Virginia Conference as its first minister. At a meeting of the official body on January 30, 1889, the following resolution was adopted: Resolved that we, the Official Body of the Crewe Methodist Episcopal Church, South, relying upon Almighty God, do determine to build a church at once, not to cost over $2500 and to be 36 x 56 feet, with basement for school room. The cornerstone for the new church building was laid April 22, 1889; and it is believed that it was dedicated July 21st, with Dr W. V. Tudor, pastor of the Granby Street Methodist Church, Norfolk, officiating.
In 1977, the congregation voted to build a new church on property purchased at the corner of Fourth Street and Georgia Avenue. The groundbreaking service was held on September 21, 1980. The first worship service in the new sanctuary was held on October 18, 1981, followed by a covered dish luncheon in the unfinished fellowship hall on the lower level.
We are part of the United Methodist family.
United Methodists come in all sizes, shapes, colors, dispositions, outlooks and life stories, but share a unique history and faith perspective. Our members speak many languages and live in many countries.
No matter how or where they serve Jesus Christ, United Methodists do God’s work in a unique structure—referred to as “the connection.” This concept has been central to Methodism from its beginning. Connectionalism comes to life through our clergy appointment system, our mission and outreach, and through our collective giving. We live out our call to mission and ministry by engaging in ministry with the poor, combating diseases of poverty by improving health globally, creating new places for new people and renewing existing congregations, and developing principled Christian leaders. No one congregation can do all these ministries, but together—through the power of our connection—we can make a tremendous difference.
—From UMC.org, The official online website of The United Methodist Church
If you’re searching for something to believe in, our hearts, our minds, and our doors are always open.