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About Us

New Haven Church of Christ 
What We Believe 

On each Sunday, the first day of the week, we assemble as a church to worship God.  We share together in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (Luke 24.1).  We gather together because this was the practice of the earliest Christians (Acts 20.7).  Our worship is simple and is founded upon principles we find in Scripture.


Our worship involves singing songs of praise and reflection to God.  Our music is made of simple song, with lyrics inspired from the Word of God, his works, and his character.  We use no choirs or instruments of music; we lift only our blended voices to God in praise.  We encourage all to sing, for this we are commanded to do.


To the Colossian Christians, the apostle Paul gave this simple instruction: "with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God" (Colossians 3.16).  The instruction is echoed by Paul in his letter to the Ephesians along with the directive "among yourselves" or "to one another" (Ephesians 5.19).  And, to the Corinthian Christians, Paul teaches that the assembled church should worship in a manner that is "orderly" and of mutual benefit (1 Corinthians 14.26ff.).

Our worship involves the preaching of God's Word.  Each Sunday we gather together to hear messages spoken from God's Word.  The sermons that are preached are plain, earnest, Christ-centered, and relevant.

We believe that the Bible is meant to be read and obeyed (2 Timothy 3.16-17).  We believe that the Bible remains relevant today and that in Scripture we find principles that should guide our behaviors and attitudes, our relationships and endeavors.  We believe that the Bible is unique, there is no other book or writing that has the authority of Scripture; we recognize no manual or handbook, no liturgy or creed written by the hands of uninspired men.


Our worship involves the sharing of the Lord's Supper.  Jesus instituted this observance as he and his apostles shared in the Passover meal on the evening before his death on the cross (Luke 22.14-23).


On this occasion, Jesus took the bread, blessed it and broke it, giving it to his disciples to eat, explaining, "This is my body, which is given for you.  Do this in remembrance of me" (Luke 26.19).  Then, Jesus took the cup, filled with the fruit of the vine, and passed it to his disciples to drink, explaining, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood."


Thus, the Lord's Supper, the Communion feast, is a commemoration of Jesus' death on the cross.  It is a commemoration that is to take place on the first day of every week (Acts 20.7; 1 Corinthians 11.17-34).  And, so, we partake of the Lord's Supper each and every Sunday as we gather together.


As a family of believers we value time spent together in worship, in study, and also in settings that are less formal.  We enjoy being together and we value the bonds that unite us as believers.


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