The Story Of Chapel Hill Christian Church
Chapel Hill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) began as a church in a box, literally. The church planted itself with the help of Reverends Mike Byerley, Rebecca McCulloh, and Mike Shannon. We began worshipping together in 2003 at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. The “church” was loaded into an ancient SUV parked at the Y. Each Sunday, we hauled our belongings into the Y and then returned them to the SUV.
We moved out of our box in 2009 and we now worship at the Carrboro Civic Club located at 108 Bim St. in Carrboro. Life is much easier at the Carrboro Civic Club. We still set up tables and chairs, but we have storage space, a kitchen, and room for our children’s ministry.
Sometimes, we suffer from “church envy”, and long for our own building, but most of the time we enjoy and rejoice at being a different kind of church.
We recently said a fond good-bye to Mike Shannon, who served as co-pastor with Rebecca McCulloh since 2003. Rebecca serves the church now as a bi-vocational pastor.
The church is also served by two musicians: Charles Bradshaw and Dail Rawls. Greg Watrous is our children’s Sunday School teacher.
We welcome everyone to come and join us for worship, fellowship and service. We extend a special welcome to the un-churched, the de-churched, and to traditional Disciples of Christ members looking for a home. We also serve Disciples attending UNC, NCCU, and Duke. Often patients and family members seeking treatment at UNC Hospitals, or Duke Hospitals join us.
We are a congregation that is diverse, in age, ethnicity, ability, sexual preference, and in all other ways.
We are a congregation that is open, affirming, and welcoming of all.
At Chapel Hill Christian Church we have two slogans. The first is:
Come As You Are
And the next is:
Being Christian Can Be Hard Work
Coming To Church Shouldn’t Be
At Chapel Hill Christian Church we guarantee that you will receive a warm welcome each time you worship, fellowship or serve with us.