The family-oriented atmosphere which is very welcoming and inclusive.
The earnest focus on preaching/teaching the word of God along wth the children's programs for three young boys. And...
Music - modern styles as well as traditional hymns and a still functioning church choir
Dedication to supporting missions
Bible Study/Sunday School Classes (George Bayer rocks!)
Like-minded fellow believers
We have pastoral leadership that stands firmly on God's truths and does not shy away from preaching these truths to congregants, in love. We are at a pivotal time in American history where our culture, including many churches, have clearly fallen away from the things of God. It is so very important for Christ-followers to have discernment and awareness of this and for us to safeguard our minds in God's truths on the many social issues of the day, as they are rooted in and designed by Almightly God (life, male/femaie creation, marriage, parental authority, morality, etc). It requires great courage for Pastors to stand firm publicly in this day and age and Bill is faithful to this calling. For that I am extremely grateful to attend and support Gethsemane Church of Christ.
The band. I miss playing music with my friends. Mary misses her friends.
We love how God's word is preached and taught at Gethsemane Church of Christ. No watering down of God's word to pacify worldly views. They are our family in Christ and our friends. We love and support each other. God's presence can be felt in our church as we worship together singing beautiful songs that glorify Him such as our favorite "Goodness of God". We have wonderful Godly leaders and our minister, Bill Wines, has the biggest heart, is the humblest man we have ever known and his messages grow our faith each week. We are blessed.
William and Terry Bush
I like the family feel of the congregation. There is warmth among the members and many of the "pillars" of the church embrace other younger members and are willing to share their wisdom.
My favorite thing at Gethsemane is playing in the Bell Choir! The ladies are great to work with and Becky does a great job leading us!
We love Preacher Wines and his wife, Becky. We love the way Bill Wines brings to our lives the many stories of the Bible and the significance of each story as it strengthens our faith! He has a gift which keeps each of us in the congregation on the edge of our seats and usually surprises us wth a funny story to keep us on our toes!
As I reflect back on the "covid" pandemic, Preacher Wines and his staff did two services on Sunday plus a video service for those not able to attend services! That's three times the work for our church, but for the congregation, it was additional opportunities to hear God's word! A true blessing during a difficult time!
God bless the Wines and his supportive staff at Gethsemane Church of Christ on Route 360 in Mechanicsville!
Come join us...come as you are! You will feel at home!
The warm welcoming feeling you get from the congretation. A pastor who has been by my familiy's side every step of the way during a family illness.