What to Expect
We truly welcome you as our honored guest. Expect our members to be warm and friendly, whatever your background. We are here to share with you the message of God’s word, and to do it with joy.
There is an order and simplicity in our worship to God.
We know that many people are hesitant to attend worship services at an unfamiliar church. To help alleviate any apprehensions you may have regarding this congregation, we would like for you to know what you can expect when you visit our services: Prayer. A brother will lead the congregation in prayer. The Bible exhorts us to “Pray without ceasing” (1Thessalonians 5:17).
Each Sunday, we commemorate the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross by partaking of the Lord’s Supper. This involves eating unleavened bread and drinking fruit of the vine which our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ instituted shortly before His death.
After the Lord’s Supper, we take up a free-will offering. As our guest you are not expected to contribute.
During our service, we will have a lesson from God’s Word. Accurate and relevant Bible teaching is an important element of our assemblies. We believe that we should have Scriptural authority for everything that we do as Christians, and as a church. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and it is all that we use to determine our practices and beliefs.
One of the identifying marks of the church of Christ is acappella singing. We practice what the early church did in their praise to God. “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16).
At the close of each sermon an invitation is offered for anyone to respond to express their faith in Jesus Christ by repenting of their sins, confessing Christ before men and being buried with the Lord in baptism or request prayer. This is simply an
expedient time at the conclusion of our service for those to respond.
We would appreciate it if you would fill out a “visitor’s card” so we can have a record of your visit.
We are simply Christians who strive to be a church that belongs to Jesus Christ—the same church that you read about in the New Testament (Matthew 16:18; Romans 16:16). If you are interested in learning more about this kind of church, we invite you to come and take advantage of our efforts to draw closer to God. You are more than welcome at all of our services.
The congregation at Oakwood Road is dedicated to expanding the cause of Christ. Our love for God and for each other strengthens us daily and inspires us to reach out to all.
Who Are We?
Our goal at the Oakwood Road church of Christ is to wholly follow Jesus in our lives and to simply be Christians. We acknowledge that the Bible is a complete and perfect book which contains everything we need in reference to what God demands from us and how we should live (2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:3). We also understand the need to focus on Jesus as He is revealed in Scripture because He is our perfect example
(1 Corinthians 11:1; Hebrews 12:1, 2).
Worship and Bible Study
We have regularly scheduled Bible classes on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. These classes are designed for all ages from babies and toddlers all the way up to adults. There is a special college class plus two women’s and one men’s adult Bible study. Our worship services, which are held on Sunday morning and evening, are designed to praise God and to strengthen and encourage those who are present. In our services we have men who will lead us in praising God in song, praying to God, communing with God and one another as we take the Lord’s Supper, give of our means, and learn from God’s Word. It is our desire to worship God in “spirit and truth” as Jesus said we must in John 4:23, 24.
Where and When
Sundays @ 9:45am, 10:30am & 6pm
Wednesdays @ 7pm
Our congregation is led by elders who are also described in the New Testament as shepherds, bishops, pastors, and overseers (1 Timothy 3:1-7; 1 Peter 5:1-3). They desire to help the church grow and mature through the use of life groups. We presently have our congregation divided into six groups. These groups exist to encourage one another within the group, to help other members of the congregation, and to reach out to those in the community with various needs, especially spiritual. These groups presently meet on the second Sunday night of each month following our Sunday evening worship service. We encourage all our members to participate in these groups.
If You Visit
Please come and be with us as we try to serve God in our lives.
Oakwood Road Church of Christ
1 Oakwood Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
Times We Meet
Sundays @ 9:45am, 10:30am & 6pm
Wednesdays @ 7pm