What We Believe...

Who We Are...

Founded in 1826, the Medway Congregational Christian Church has been a Gospel witness in the Northern Catskills for generations. It is our earnest hope and desire that the name of the Lord Jesus Christ would be honored and glorified in this church, as well as in the lives of those who call it home.
As a congregation, we are a collection of widely different individuals all united around a common love - the Lord Jesus Christ. As we grow closer to him, and become more and more like him through the renewing of our minds, we will inevitably become closer to one another. This vital fellowship, all predicated on our worship of Jesus Christ as our great God and Savior, serves to bring strength and passion to our daily life.

How We Worship...

When you arrive at Medway, it's our prayer that you'll be struck by how we worship:

  • WIth a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary songs, we sing our praises to God.

  • With a casual feel, we seek to be a place where no one "dresses up" thier lives in an effort to look good, but where we can be honest before God, as well as with one another and ourselves.

  • By celebrating the Lord's Supper each week, we confront ourselves with the life-giving reality of the death of Jesus as often as possible.

  • With Sunday School for children in grades K-6, we recognize that children are the future of the Church, and should be shepherded in a way that is accessible and relevant. The lessons seek to show the children not just moral lessons, but rather Jesus Christ, and how knowledge of him changes everything.

  • With sermons rooted in the verse by verse exposition of the Scriptures, we seek to know only Jesus Christ, and proclaim his glory, so that our lives would be ones shaped by joy in knowing him.

  • the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, to be the only inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative written Word of God.

  • that there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

  • in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

  • that for salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

  • in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling power and fullness the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

  • in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

  • in the spiritual unity of all believers in Jesus Christ.