We extend to all a sincere invitation to visit.
You may wonder what to expect when you visit us.
You may expect to be received with courtesy and friendship. Those who come to worship and learn are honored guests. We want their visit to be comfortable and pleasant, as well as profitable. You will meet people who share your interests regarding careers, family, community, and religion.
You will find a friendly group of people, bound together in Christian love, who are seeking to live and worship by the principles of Jesus. We are the first to confess that we are not perfect, but we are trying to do right. Toward everyone we want to exhibit a sincere spirit of Christian charity and kindness.
You will find worship that is simple, orderly and Scriptural. We believe, as Paul admonished in I Corinthians 14:40, that all things should be done decently and in order. Christ showed that worship must be "in spirit and truth" (John 4:24). You will find, therefore, that the items of worship authorized in the New Testament are things we practice.
Prayer is led by men of the church. The singing is congregational. Giving is free will. The Lord's Supper is passed to the congregation every Lord's Day. The sermon is always on a Bible theme, with emphasis on knowing and doing what God teaches in His word.
When you visit the Chapel Hill church of Christ, you will find those who hold no creed but Christ and who follow no book but the Bible. You may find what you have been seeking.
The congregation here at Chapel Hill began in a small, three room building on Garfield Avenue on the outskirts of downtown Gallipolis. The first meeting of the saints was held at this location on July 12, 1942. The growth of the congregation at this location facilitated the need for additional classrooms and a home for the minister, built in 1952. During the years of 1959 and 1960 four more classrooms and the front porch were added. A nursery and one additional classroom were completed in 1964.
The current location on Chapel Drive with the large fan shaped building became a reality on October 13, 1972 and is a landmark in this area. The auditorium will seat 580 comfortably. There are 14 classrooms, offices and other areas.
Over the years the congregation has seen several ministers come and go and we have been blessed to have the McAnulty family working with the congregation here since 2011.
"The past is to be cherished, without it we could not have the present. We are indebted to all those who have faithfully taught, sacrificed, visited, preached and literally worked with their hands for this congregation. Only God knows how important this service has been to Him and others.... May the Spirit of God guide, empower, and inspire us to do the business of the Heavenly Father. Like Paul may we be able to say of God--"whose I am and whom I serve." ~Brother Gary L. Vaught--past minister, Garfield Avenue
From the past... to the present... Looking toward the future....