We would like to be your church - every Sunday if you live in the area, or any Sunday you happen to be visiting. Our worship services are meaningful and enjoyable, our friendship is spontaneous and real, and our goal is to serve you and others in every way we can.
We have borrowed the credo of the Moravian Church as our own watchword: “In Essentials, Unity; In Non-Essentials, Liberty; In All Things, Charity.” Come give us a try No events found
Join Us for Fellowship and baked goods each week following the service.
Fairfield Mountains Chapel is a different kind of church, in a number of ways. First of all, it is not a church for devotees of only one denomination; it is a congregation that combines believers from many different denominations and sects of the Christian Church. The Baptists learn from the Lutherans, and the Methodists and Episcopalians learn that they have more in common than they knew. Pentecostals join us as do persons accustomed to a lot of liturgy. Our worship services seek to combine evangelical and liturgical elements, as we center our worship on God in all three persons.
Moreover, our congregation is made up of persons from all over the United States. On a Sunday a number of years ago, persons were asked to identify the state in which they were born, and thirty-five states were represented, as were four foreign countries. To say that we are a heterogeneous group is an understatement.
Yet with all our “differentness,” we share with all true churches in Christendom the centrality of Jesus Christ, a commitment to Jesus’ Great Commission, and an acceptance of His command for us to “Love one another as I have loved you.”
Our worship services are warm and welcoming, our music uplifting but thoughtful, and I seek to preach sermons to both head and heart, that are both informational and inspirational. We heartily invite you to worship with us. Feel free to put on your “Sunday best” or dress casually. God doesn’t look on the outside; neither do we. You are as welcome as the sunshine on a rainy day. Please give us a look. We would delight to meet you.
Ready to serve you and yours,
Everette H. Chapman
Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m.
* Child Care Provided
* Fellowship Hour following worship weekly.
* Casual dress encouraged
* Communion first Sunday each month
* Children's Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.
* Morning Bible Study Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
* Tues Evening Bible Study at 7:00 p.m.
* Extensive Library Facilities
* Mission programs supporting a variety of local, national, and world-wide needs
* Prayer Ministry
* Community Volunteer Groups such as Habitat for Humanity and Hospice
* Prayer Shawl and Quilting Groups
* Sharing our facilities for community groups and blood drives
* Chapel Choir
* Handbell Choir
* Women of the Church
* Shepherding Program
* Congregational Dinners
* Social Outings
Fairfield Mountains Chapel is an interdenominational, ecumenical Christian church, located at 1384 Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure, adjacent to the security gate at Rumbling Bald Resort and Spa. Our mission is to serve the permanent and sometimes residents of the resort, the Town of Lake Lure, and the surrounding areas. We proclaim a sovereign God and preach the Good News of Jesus Christ, His life, death, resurrection, and redeeming love. We seek to serve our family of faith and the larger community by offering meaningful worship, engaging in compassionate evangelism, providing faithful teaching and preaching of the Bible, caring for the needy through a variety of ministries, and fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission to share God’s love with the entire world.
Our church began in the hearts and minds of a wonderful couple named Garry and Jennie Bruisma in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Having moved into this community, they noted that there was no church here except several Baptist churches and one Episcopal congregation. Being of the Reformed tradition, they attended Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church, but also began having Bible studies in their home each week. That beginning resulted in weekly Bible studies in different homes and worship on Sundays in a small room at the pro shop of Fairfield Mountains. At the time of its charter as a church in October, 1981, the group, which chose the name of Fairfield Mountains Chapel, numbered thirty persons.
From those meagre beginnings, Fairfield Mountains Chapel has grown to a membership upwards of 500, with an average Sunday Morning attendance of 200-250. We are debt free and rejoice in having generous reserve funds available for future development.
Our present pastor accepted the call to lead that first small group in June, 1983, served until September, 1990, went to serve a church in Ohio, then returned to us in May, 1995.