About Our Church
The Church was organized in February 1781 by thirty members. It later transformed to the Union Calvinistic Society of Carlisle in 1830.
Since the church was incorporated in 1903 as the Carlisle Congregational Church, the Union Calvinistic Society was dissolved in 1904.
For the past two centuries it has been faithful to a sound Biblical witness. It is associated with the National Association of Evangelicals, and is a member of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.
The church agrees with these historic statements of the Christian faith: the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Savoy Declaration, and the original Covenant and Statement of Faith adopted in 1781 and 1782.
The church continues to be involved in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in our community, our nation, and around the world.
Our goal is the same in theology and spirit as that covenant first agreed to in 1781, biblical, evangelical, and Reformed.
What To Expect:
We come together at least once per week to remind ourselves that the only one worthy of our worship is God the Father, his Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
We do this through:
talking to our Creator through prayer
praising Him through songs, old and new
reading his Word, the Christian Bible, and try to unpack its meaning
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I dress?
Dress tends to lean toward business casual. However, you'll find anything from jeans to suits on a Sunday morning. Our encouragement to you is to dress comfortably and be yourself.
Can I bring my child?
Absolutely! We welcome children of all ages.
During the service, kids are included for the first portion of the service.
Then, infants/toddlers and grades K-5 are dismissed for our junior church program led by responsible, background checked adults.
What is a morning service like?
We gather together during this time to remind ourselves that the only one worthy of our worship is God the Father, his Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. We do this through:
Talking to our Creator through prayer
Praising Him through songs both old and new
Hearing an expositional sermon preached on a specific text from the Bible.
After the service, most stay around to spend time in conversation and enjoy refreshments together. It's common to find folks still spending time together an hour after the service.
What is the snow cancellation policy?
Historically, the Sunday morning worship service is rarely, if ever, canceled.
If you feel it is not safe for you to go out, please stay home.
Those who live close or are especially brave are welcome to come participate in a service.
Sunday School will be cancelled if the parking lot cannot be cleared in time.
Sunday School cancellations will be posted on the Church website and on the Church answering service 978-369-7830, option 7.
Be sure to check before leaving for Church if the weather is bad.