The Charlos Heights Community church meets in a building that formerly housed the Charlos Heights Elementary School. One of our members actually attended the school and graduated from the 8th grade here.
After the one-room and rural schools consolidated with larger schools in Darby and Hamilton, the Charlos Heights school building was closed and later acquired by a local group that wanted to hold church services. In the 60’s the group contacted Village Missions (learn more at villagemissions.org), a para-church organization dedicated to keeping the country church alive. This church has been served by Village Missions ever since
The church is a small, warm, lively fellowship of believers who gather together to worship God and get to know him better through his word and fellowship with his people. We practice a blended form of worship, singing both old hymns and newer worship songs. Our desire, each Sunday when we meet is to give God the glory and encounter him. We want to be relevant, but we’ll take revelation—encountering the Living God through his perfect word—over relevance any day.
To God alone be the glory!
Pastor Del Abbey
Charlos Heights Community Church
230 Russell Dr.
Hamilton, MT 59840
Pastor Del Abbey
Phone: 406 363-2896
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God has created us to be worshipers. We believe in a glorious God who is worthy of all our praise and adoration. We see our primary function as a church to be worship. Our goal, every time we meet, is to encounter the living God through worship (which, by the way, is not just singing), praise, prayer and the ministry of the Word of God.
People need the Lord. He sent his Son to die on the cross for us because there was no other way. If it was at all possible for us to get right with God by keeping rules and doing good works, do you think that God would have sent his Son to die? Paul wrote in Galatians 2:21, "I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the works of the Law, then Christ died needlessly."* In Ephesians 2:8-9 we read, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."* We are not save by works, but by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6*) So we see our secondary reason for being here to be sharing the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A third reason that we're here is to build one another up in the faith. Our ministry is to the Lord, then to one another, then to the world. We believe that we'll never get our outreach (evangelism and service) right until we get our upreach (worship) right.
*Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by the Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.
Our office is located in the east end of the parsonage on the northwest side of the parking lot. Pastor Del is usually in the study between 7 a.m. and noon Tuesday through Friday and all day Saturday. Please stop by. We'd love to see you.