We Are All Children of God from Dr. Cynthia M. Benz

In this video update, Dr. Cynthia M. Benz shares in the pain of our country as we mourn the loss of Mr. George Floyd. In the face of racism and inequality, we as Christians are called to help effect change in our community. To aid in this change, Cindy encourages us to participate in Myers Park Presbyterian's "Better When We're Back Together" 21-day race equity challenge. For more information, please visit https://myersparkpres.org/project/better-when-were-back-together/.

Thrive Worship Service 5/31/2020

Join us for our Thrive worship service! This service includes regular liturgy, praise songs, and sermon. Dr. Cynthia M. Benz is preaching, "Called to the Future." This is the day that the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it!

Traditional Worship Service 5/31/2020

May the peace and love of God be with you this day! Our traditional worship service includes prelude, hymns, liturgy, and sermon. Dr. Cynthia M. Benz is preaching, "Called to the Future."

Our Mission and Vision

Following the Word with Christ’s heart into the world with open arms spreading the Good News, we are committed disciples of Christ engaged in God’s Word, joyfully united in worship and work, urgently taking the Good News into our community and the world.

We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) with a long tradition of service and leadership in the Gastonia community and in the Presbytery of Western North Carolina.

Worship Opportunities

Due to concerns regarding the coronavirus, in-person services have been suspended until further notice. During this time we will be worshipping remotely via Livestream.  Services will include regular liturgy, sermon, hymns, and praise music.  Online worship will begin Sunday mornings at 8:55 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

We Are Making a Music Video!

We all miss being able to see each other and worship God in person.  While we can't be together physically right now, we can join together to do something virtually!

 We invite you to share your time at home by filming yourself singing a well-known hymn with the rest of our church family. Our Thrive worship team has recorded a version of "How Great Thou Art" for you to sing, dance, or play along with. Make a video of your version and send it to us!
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2 Peter 3:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.


1621 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054 
Phone: 704-864-2651