Welcome!

"A Community for Wholeness in a Fragmented World"


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.


  
2515 Grandin Road SW

Roanoke, Virginia 24015                    


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"A Community for Wholeness in a Fragmented World"


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.  

Sunday Worship

11 a.m.

All are invited to share in Holy Communion

Child Care Provided

Wednesday Bible Study

  10:00 a.m.

Wednesday Choir Rehearsal

  7:30 p.m.

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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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