The Potter Hollow Union Church
Established in 1895, it was named as a Union Church. We consider ourselves non-denominational, although we are affiliated with the Hudson Baptist Association and Southern Baptist Convention. We believe in one body in Christ and and will work with anyone who confesses the authority of Jesus Christ: holding to Jesus as Creator and Lord, recognizing the authority of his word over all creation, and displaying a heart belief that God has raised Him from the dead. (Rom. 10:9)
Though we are a legal 501 C3 and own two buildings, we do not believe that buildings make us a church. We use our buildings as meeting places and centers of outreach, but believe that the local church is a body of believers in one place. We encourage house to house fellowship, and discipleship in all forms.
Children are an important part of our body and welcomed!!! God's word calls for the elder to teach the younger, so we purpose to rarely separate. As families, we take turns providing nursery for the little one's during the teaching part of our fellowship, but those that can sit we encourage to stay. We have suggested ages for Sunday School Class and some bible studies, but do not hold to them dogmatically and allow the decision to be made by the parents, and always welcome them to join in to any study. Our children are definitely seen and heard, and without apology!
We believe in a living God and the presence of the Holy Spirit in each believer, and welcome what each joint supplies (Eph 4:15-16). We believe that our assembly is for exhortation and edification (1 Cor. 14:26), so we put little emphasis on our format or schedule, but do strive to hold to a biblical order (1 Cor 14:40). As we seek to be actively involved in each others lives, we know conflicts will inevitably come. We do not run from them but encourage them to be dealt with biblically (Matt 18, 1Cor. 1:10). As Pastors/Elders we are not above accountability and pray the body would always feel comfortable coming to us with any concerns.