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
Masks are optional for those who have been fully vaccinated. Those who are unvaccinated, experiencing symptoms, or have been recently exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid-19 are asked to mask. Masks are provided for those who may need one.
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.
SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS & CAROLS
Sunday, December 18, 2022
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, this service returns as an offering to the public. Congregational Christmas carols, choral music, and scripture readings that trace salvation history are the features of this festive 104-year-old seasonal service. This year, a string quartet will join organ, choir, and handbells to accompany the singing. Read about the history of this service at https://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/chapel/a-festival-of-nine-lessons-and-carols/history-of-a-festival-of-nine-lessons-and-carols.