Mayesville Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Associate Reformed Synod. As such, we are theologically reformed in what we believe and teach. We believe the Bible to be God’s Word, infallible and inerrant in all that it teaches. We are a confessional church in that we believe that the Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, accurately summarize the teaching of Scripture and the theological foundations upon which we stand. Our church is Presbyterian in government and Calvinistic in doctrine.
We hope that our website is a helpful introduction to our congregation and denomination. We invite you to visit us on Sunday morning for worship, or for one of our special offerings scheduled throughout the year. Our earnest prayer for you, whether you are discovering us for the first time or you are a regular visitor to our website, is that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of your life and that you may grow in grace and in the knowledge of Him.
Reverend Brian Peake, Pastor
*Sunday school classes do not meet in July and August.
Just as we embrace traditional teachings in our theology, so do we engage in traditional worship. Choir and organ lead worshippers in hymns that have taught and inspired the faithful through the ages. These are interspersed with newer hymns that have won a place in the Church's hymnody because of the strength and integrity of their texts, and the power of the melodies with which they have been paired.
As one family in the Lord, we lift our voices in praise and thanksgiving, profess our belief through the Apostles' Creed, join in intercessory prayer, and hear the Word of God preached and applied to our daily living.
In addition to Sunday school classes, several opportunities are offered during the week for continued growth in God's Word.
Exploring a variety of subjects, evening studies are held on alternate Wednesdays during
the school year. (Check with the church office for schedule.)
5:00 p.m. - Supper
5:30 p.m. - Study
Study and fellowship are the focus of the Women's Ministries monthly circle meetings. Please contact the church office to inquire about the meeting schedule.
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
The choir takes a break from regular rehearsal in July and August.
Our congregation is a founding participant in Sumter Feeds My Starving Children. Learn more about this important outreach ministry here.
Mayesville Presbyterian Church also partners with others in the community to provide meals to those in need, and to offer a community Vacation Bible School. We support the ministry of Camp Joy, participate in Operation Christmas Child, and are in purposeful prayer for missionaries who serve in the name of the Reformed Church.
"Why the Battle?"
Wednesdays: Sept. 12 & 26, Oct. 10 & 24, Nov. 14 & 28
5:00 p.m. - Light supper
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Teaching
Through video and in-person teachings, the Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon and the Rev. Al Zadig address the real issues of theology and discipleship that are at the core of the divide within several mainstream denominations. Read more here. If you plan to join us for supper, please register here so that we can make adequate preparations.
Fifth Sunday Hymn-sing &
Ice Cream Social
Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an old-fashioned hymn sing-along, fellowship, and homemade ice cream. Guests are welcome.
Christmas Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 16
"Sundays at 4:00"
Sunday, March 10
Dr. Terree Shofner-Emrich
Dr. Shofner-Emrich will present a program of piano, organ, and vocal music. Dr. Shofner-Emrich grew up in Sumter, and now teaches at North Park University in Chicago. Read her bio at https://www.northpark.edu/faculty-staff-directory/terree-shofner-emrich/.