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
Suspended due to Covid-19
Suspended due to Covid-19
Please click on the banner at the top of the page to be directed to the list of social distancing guidelines that will be practiced until further notice.
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.
Until such time as it is safe to resume singing during corporate worship and to hold our hymn-sings, hymn festival, and other music-centric events, here are a few ways to stay in touch with the hymns of our faith.
1) Visit the Hymn Reflection page on this website. (Click on the "More" tab above, then on "Hymn Reflection.") Every weekend, an article about the upcoming Sunday's hymn will be posted to the site, along with a recording of the hymn.
2) Warm up your voice and try the "homework challenge" to learn new hymns. Details can be found on the Hymn Reflection page of this site. The new hymns will be incorporated into the Sunday worship service when we are once again able to safely raise our voices in song.
3) It might be awhile before we have another 5th Sunday Hymnsing & Dessert Social, but plan to churn up a batch of your favorite ice cream and tune in for a virtual hymnsing on July 26. Details to come.
4) Treat yourself to a CD of hymns for a personal sing-along or quiet reflection. Amazon.com offers two excellent recordings to consider: "The St. Olaf Choir: Great Hymns of Faith" and "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns." Both are available for about $15. Much of “More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns” is on YouTube, too.