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
*Sunday school classes do not meet in July and August.
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.
Guests: Sam & Martha Cotten
Sam and Martha Margaret Cotten will speak to us about their missionary work during the Sunday school hour. Sam will share a message with us during the worship service, and the Cotten family will join us for lunch after the service. Learn about the Cottens and their work here.
Fifth Sunday Hymn-sing &
March 31, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an old-fashioned hymn sing-along and fellowship. Guests are welcome.
Benefit Concert for
Feed My Starving Children
Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.
This annual concert is presented by Sumter area musicians to raise funds for Sumter Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). The program includes performances by Crestwood High School Choir, vocalists Deborah Horton and Jay Johnson, pianist Mark Burns, organist Linda Coyne, harpist Kipper Ackerman, oboist Alex Beaton with pianist Hamilton Stoddard, vocalist William Paul Brown, and a 9-piece instrumental ensemble. All concert donations will go to Sumter FMSC. This year's county-wide fundraising goal is $220,000 to purchase and pack 1,000,000 meals for underfed children around the world. Read more about FMSC here.
Festival of Hymns
Sunday, May 5, 4:00 p.m.
This annual event is an occasion for hearty congregational hymn-singing, as well as an opportunity to learn a little of the history behind the hymns that we sing in our churches on Sundays. Check back here later for details about this year's theme.