Garfield Memorial Christian Church

Garfield Memorial Christian Church

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About Our Church

MISSION STATEMENT

"Garfield Memorial Christian Church is an inclusive community of individuals called to express God's love through worship, prayer, fellowship, study, and deeds in order to share the joy, comfort and challenges of Christ's presence."

CHURCH HISTORY IN BRIEF

Garfield Memorial Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) began as a mission church under the auspices of the Capital Area Christian Churches and the United Christian Missionary Society. The first service was held in 1955 at the Pimmit Hills Elementary School  of Falls Church, Virginia. The school served as our meeting place until 1961 when the first service was held in our present building.

The name Garfield Memorial Christian Church was chosen to honor James A. Garfield, a lay minister of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, who became the twentieth President of the United States of America.

We believe that Commitment to Christ as Lord and Savior is the only requirement for joining a Disciple congregation. The Bible is our only guide, but members may hold different views on specific doctrines. Those with doubts and questions are respected.

We believe in the ministry of all believers. You will see men, women, an youth serving in all phases of Church life. We baptize by immersion but accept those from other churches who have been baptized by other methods. The Lord's Supper is celebrated every Sunday.  All who believe in Jesus as the Son of God are invited to partake. Christ issues this invitation.