Location and Service Times
We are located at 701 W. Pine Street, Athens, PA 18810. Our Sunday begins at 9:30 am with Sunday School classes for adults, teens, children, and a nursery for infants. At 10:30, we gather in the gymnasium for a time of fellowship and snacks. Our corporate worship service begins at 11:00 AM.
There is a parking lot by the front entrance on Pine Street, and another lot around the side on Pennsylvania Ave. When you come in, you will be welcomed by our greeters and given a bulletin with the order of service, and they will assist you in getting to your Sunday School class, nursery, or to the worship service.
There are handicap accessible parking spaces by the main entrance on Pine Street as well as the lower entrance on Pennsylvania Ave. Inside, there is a lift to navigate between the auditorium on the upper level and the classrooms/gymnasium on the lower level. The handicap-accessible restroom is located on the upper level at the back of the auditorium.
Sunday morning attendance is between 100-110 people. Dress is usually diverse from casual to business casual.
Our nursery is available for ages 0-4 during all Sunday services and staffed by carefully screened workers. We welcome nursing mothers and have a comfortable place in the nursery to feed your baby if you so desire.
Classes for children of all ages are available during our Sunday School hour at 9:30 am. During the morning worship service, children are dismissed before the sermon to Children’s Church geared for ages 4 years old through 2nd Grade. Children are always welcome to stay in the main worship service.
The music sung at CBC is a blend of old and new. We love the theologically rich hymns from past centuries as well as from modern-day writers. The singing is intentionally congregational – highlighting the fact that we are gathered together to sing with one voice.
During the service we corporately sing, read Scripture, pray, give our tithes and offerings, and listen to the preaching of God’s Word. Once a month we partake of the Lord’s Supper, usually on the first Sunday of each month.
Preaching at CBC is generally expositional, which means we seek to understand, explain, and apply the main point of a particular passage. The sermons are usually 30-45 minutes in length. All of our preaching is centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ, the good news of God’s redemptive plan that is unfolded throughout all of Scripture.
Services typically end around 12:15 pm, but church members frequently stay after the service to talk with each other.