Who We Are
Our services are simple with no surprises. Although we sing, pray, read and study the Bible any day of the week, we celebrate the Lord's Supper (Communion) every Sunday, the day Jesus came back to life.
We have "Pew Packers" for children in the front pews before the adult worship period begins. The children get a brief Bible story and single songs. Often the adults sitting behind them join in with their singing.
We do not get involved in emotionalism. We love God and each other with our heart and head both. So Bible study is emphasized. Questions are welcome. We feel the Apostles Peter or John or Paul or any first-century Christian would feel comfortable and at home in our worship services.
We reach out to others, both our community with clothing giveaways, and worldwide. We give away free Bibles in Arabic and are involved in evangelizing the Muslim world. We are also involved in mission work in Central America and some parts of the northern US. We also give periodic help to emergency work in areas hit by hurricanes, floods, fires, etc.
We have a website that is read all over the world. It includes Bible studies, archaeology, short articles, the weekly bulletin, foreign mission reports and so on. There is a special section in it comparing passages in the Muslim Quran with passages in the Christian Bible on the same subjects in both English and Arabic.
A 100-year history of our congregation will be available soon. It is entitled "Up from the Desert: The City and the Church." Our congregation grew along with Casa Grande back with the downtown was only one block of shacks facing a railroad servicing miners and cattlemen.