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Rural Hall Church of Christ changed its name last week. New signage was installed over the weekend. Pastor Wesley C. McCarter released this statement:
Many know of the church building in the center of town on Hwy 65 W across from Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home. Many may even pass by the church building every day. The fact that some in the community may not be aware of is that the church was established in 1893 as the Rural Hall Christian Church and has been worshipping and ministering at its current site on the corner of Hwy 65 and Glade St since the late 19th century.
The change has been made to better express to the community the identity of the church. Choosing to simply take the name “Christian,” they are Bible-believing, God-glorifying, friendly folks who trust in Christ alone for salvation. They want to unite the Christian community of the area by providing a place for believers to worship and grow in the Lord. They use blended music styles in worship with hymns and contemporary songs and a variety of instruments including piano, organ, guitar, and more. The lead minister is an expository preacher, that is, he explains and applies one passage of Scripture each week in the sermon and teaches at the other two services as well. There is an associate minister who focuses on kids ministry, and, as a church, RHCC strongly supports the ongoing ministry for young families and children. They also pay a lot of attention to global missions, prayerfully and financially supporting 13 missions on a regular basis both at home and abroad. The church is always open to visitors and welcomes any questions concerning life, faith, the Bible, and the like.
RHCC hopes that many will hear the name, “Rural Hall Christian Church” and be intrigued to learn more about the congregation and even like the idea of simply being “Christians.” More can be learned about the Rural Hall Christian Church by visiting them on Sundays at 10am, 11am, and 6pm or by visiting them online at their website ruralhallchurch.org or on their Facebook page facebook.com/ruralhallchurch. The pastor also maintains a website which provides several Christian resources progressandjoy.org.