Welcome!


Whether you're a Roanoke native or new to the area, come and feel the joy at Westhampton.  I highly recommend it!  Of course, I might be a little biased because I'm the pastor here.

My name is Jim Crockett and I'm originally from Texas.  My family and I came to Roanoke in July 2008 after serving congregations in Oklahoma and Georgia.  We looked for the friendliest congregation in the country-and we found it!

Let's face it.  Every church claims to be friendly.  And they areunless you accidentally step on someone's doctrine or sit on someone's creed.  That won't happen here because Disciples have no official doctrine.  We never impose any human creed as a test of faith. 

We rely on the bible as our guidenot as a legal document loaded with religious rules and regulationsbut as a beacon of faith that lights our spiritual paths.  We encourage open discussion of scripture and sharing of faith stories as a way of discerning God's will for us.  We invite all to join us at the Table of the Lord, remembering that Jesus turned away no one.  And we feel the good news of Jesus Christ should really be good news.     

So, whether you're a lifelong Disciple or someone from another tradition seeking a new way, we welcome you with open arms.  We hope to meet you soon!

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Who are we?

Established in 1954, Westhampton Christian Church is one of the 3,754 locally owned and self-governed congregations that make up the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a mainline Christian denomination that evolved from the merging of two church reform movements—the Christians and the Disciples of Christ—nearly 200 years ago on the American frontier. Most of the ministers who initiated the reforms had roots in the Church of Scotland.

The common vision of our 19th century founders was the restoration of the church to its original New Testament form. They emphasized local church governance, weekly observance of the Lord's Supper, baptism by immersion, and the removal of doctrines and creeds as tests of faith. Today we call ourselves Disciples.

Our denominational symbol 

The symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a red chalice with an X-shaped cross.  The chalice reminds us of the importance of the Lord's Supper in Christian worship. 

The slanted cross is called the cross of Saint Andrew.   The apostle Andrew was named patron saint of Scotland in the 10th century.  This particular cross reminds us not only of the death and resurrection of our Savior, but also of the Scottish roots of the ministers who founded the movement that would become our denomination.


What is distinctive about the Disciples?
  • The centrality of the Lord's Supper in our Sunday worship.  We extend Christ's invitation to everyone present, regardless of membership status.
  • An inquisitive approach to the bible and the Christian faith, which invites us to use our minds as well as our 
  • hearts to grow spiritually.
  • Equal inclusion of males and females in leadership.

For more information about the Disciples, visit http://www.disciples.org


  
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Sunday School

9:45 a.m.

Child Care Provided

Sunday Worship

11 a.m.

All are invited to share in Holy Communion

Wednesday Bible Study

  10 a.m.

Wednesday Choir Rehearsal

  7:30 p.m.

2515 Grandin Road SW



                                                                                

Be Our Guest Each Week

Wednesday Bible Study 10 a.m.

  • A Sunday nursery for infants and toddlers is available.
  • Guest parking spaces are in the front parking lot.
  • Our building is wheelchair accessible by elevator from the front entrance, and by ramp from the back entrance.  A wheelchair accessible restroom is located next to the library on the sanctuary level.
  • Check this page frequently for meeting times and activities.
  
2515 Grandin Road SW

                    Roanoke, Virginia 24015                    

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Opportunities to Be Church

  • Study—Sunday School, Bible Study, Small Group.
  • Local Missions—supporters of Roanoke Rescue Mission, Congregations-In-Action, Presbyterian Community Center and various food and clothing drives.  We provide meeting space for several community service groups.  
  • National and Global Missions—supporters of Week of Compassion, and the Disciples Division of Overseas Ministries through Disciples Mission Finance.
  • WorshipSunday morning and special services.
  • Fellowship—monthly Coffee Fellowship, monthly Soup & Salad Luncheon, Friendship Club, annual picnic, special celebrations.
  • Women’s Groups—Dorcas Group, Lisa C. Smith Group.
  • Children—Sunday School, Sunday Worship and Wonder, nursery, playground, vacation bible school.
  • Youth—service projects, fun activities, summer camps.
  • Music—Choir, Bell Ensemble.

 

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How does someone join Westhampton? 

  • By transfer of membership.  We accept all forms of baptism from other Christian faith communities; or
  • By confession of faith, and then baptism by immersion.
You are welcome to come forward when the invitation is extended at the end of the worship service.  You are also welcome to discuss any questions you may have with the pastor in advance.


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