This fall New Monmouth is celebrating 500 years since the reformation.

We will have a sermon series, a Sunday school class, Bible studies, and more–including a talk on the reformation by Paul Dafydd Jones of the University of Virginia on October 29th at 6pm.

We hope to make this a season to celebrate a return to the grace of Jesus Christ.

New Monmouth is a community of worship in the Kerrs Creek area of Lexington, VA in Rockbridge County.

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Whether you have been in the church since you were a baby or are interested in exploring the Christian faith, we are always glad to have you join us in worship on Sundays:

  • Sunday Worship – 11:00am
  • Sunday School – 10:00am

Our community is more than just a Sunday morning experience, so find out more about who we are and what we do by scrolling down or following the links above.

 

About

New Monmouth Presbyterian Church is a community with great history as well as great excitement about what God is now doing in our midst.

Founded in 1746, our congregation has seen its area go through many changes. Along with Kerrs Creek and the Lexington area, New Monmouth has changed, too. The hymnals you find in the pews or the styles of dress may not be the same as they were fifty years ago, but through it all we still seek to ground ourselves in God’s Word. We humbly seek to follow it and worship Jesus Christ, who revealed himself in the Bible.

As Presbyterians, we are rooted in what is called the “reformed” tradition, which takes its name from the Reformation that happened in the Church 500 years ago. At that time the church was struggling against teachings that said we could buy or earn salvation. It gave humanity the impossible task of being good enough for God on our own. Besides being impossible, it isn’t what God had shown us in his word.

So every Sunday we seek to emphasize the good news of a sovereign God who shows a sinful people grace and mercy, and he does so in Jesus Christ. There is nothing we can do to earn God’s love, rather we believe it is about what God has already done in Jesus.

Pastors

 

In the summer of 2016 Rachel and Casey Clark were called to be the pastors of New Monmouth. They came along with their four children and have enjoyed serving this congregation and becoming a part of the community.

Rachel attended Wheaton College outside Chicago, Illinois, and Casey went to school just up the road at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. They met in seminary and learned how they shared many passions for ministry. The two served together in Durham for almost eight years before coming to Lexington and they hope they can use their gifts to help this congregation be a light for Christ in Rockbridge County.

Social

Keep up with what our church community is doing online on facebook and twitter.

Sundays

We’d love to see you Sunday!

If you’ve ever been to church on a Sunday morning, you know there can be great variety among congregations so it’s hard to know what to expect. If you’ve never been to church, then you have all the more reason to wonder what Sunday morning may be like.

When you come on a Sunday to New Monmouth here’s what you’ll experience:

  • This summer worship is at 10:00 am until a little after 11:00 am. 
  • Normally we have a range of classes for adults and children before the service, but we are now taking a break at summer. 
  • We have a nursery for children birth up until elementary school. 
  • You’ll find that dress is more casual than formal, with people wearing shorts, slacks, dresses, and even a few suits. We’re more interested in you being here than in what you wear.
  • We play contemporary music and traditional hymns.
  • It would not be out of the ordinary on a Sunday to hear a banjo or a pipe organ, a soloist or a kid’s choir. We have variety.
  • During the worship service, we have a nursery, although younger children are welcome to stay in worship. We have a children’s sermon, after which children below kindergarten are excused to the nursery. Elementary aged children have their own Children’s Worship that they can go to just before the sermon begins.
  • For those who have children and wonder how they will manage during the service, know two things. It’s OK if they make noise. We’ve all been there (or currently are). Also, we have clipboards in the back to help them with coloring pages and other activities.

While we have many who’ve been at New Monmouth their whole life, we do our best to be open to those who’ve never set foot in our building before.

Contact

Our church is located in the beautiful Kerrs Creek area of Rockbridge County. We are a short drive west of downtown Lexington, and an even shorter drive from Exit 50 off of Interstate 64.

New Monmouth Presbyterian Church
2348 W Midland Trail
Lexington, VA 24450
540-463-9283

Directions

Our church does not keep regular office hours, but you can reach the pastors, Rachel and Casey Clark, by email at any time:

NewMonmouthPres@gmail.com