We are a warm and welcoming group of people who share the desire to worship and serve our Lord. We were established in 1853 and among our members are several descendants of the original petitioners. We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Our worship service is traditional in nature with hymns of praise, adoration, and thanksgiving. We offer prayers of confession and prayers of the people. We give thanks by offering our gifts.
We serve our community in a variety of ways. We are a large contributor to the Chattooga County Food Bank. We support Presbyterian Homes, Thornwell, and some members knit hats for infants born in local hospitals.
The History of Beersheba Presbyterian Church
On December 13, 1852, a group of Presbyterians in Chattooga County, Georgia, petitioned Cherokee Presbytery to establish a new church in the Broomtown Valley. The petition was acted upon by Cherokee Presbytery at its session at Rossville, Georgia, in the spring of 1853.
Construction of the building had begun in 1851. Old photographs show the double entrances, presumably one for the men and the other for the women, as was the custom in those days. In 1934, four Sunday school rooms were added. Another was added in 1950, and in 1958, an educational annex with five additional rooms was added along with two restrooms, a first for the church. Sadly, early in the morning of November 14, 1965, a fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed the historic building, the additions, and all contents.
On Sunday, August 7, 1966, groundbreaking ceremonies were held at the new site and the first service in the new sanctuary was held on Palm Sunday, March, 19, 1967.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
As Presbyterians, we believe that God comes to us with love and grace in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and arose from the dead so that we might have an eternal life in Him. Presbyterians believe that God comes to us in free and undeserved favor (grace) in the person of Jesus. As we follow Jesus, we seek thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our lives. We are part of the Reformed Tradition: reformed and always reforming.
To find out more about PC (U.S.A.) visit its website at https://www.pcusa.org/.