The Baiting Hollow Church: Its Mission and Purpose


The mission of the Baiting Hollow Church is to witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


The purpose of our church is to worship God; to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ; to celebrate the sacraments; and to realize Christian fellowship and unity within our church family and the Church Universal




What is a Congregational Church? Congregational Churches are Protestant Christian churches which trace their history to the New England Puritans. These churches practice a form of church government which maintains that the local church is answerable to God and not some person or organization; in effect each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs.


Congregational churches were widely established in the Plymouth Colony and the Massachusetts Bay Colony, now the New England States. The model of Congregational churches was carried by migrating settlers from New England into New York State and then into what are now the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin and a small portion of Minnesota. With their insistence on independent local bodies, the Congregational church became important in many social reform 

movements, including abolitionism, temperence, and women's suffrage. 


The Baiting Hollow Congregational Church has a faith family membership of about 80. We are a small but active church and are known for being a very friendly church. Our doors are open to all who wish to grow in faith individually and with others and who wish to serve those in need and work for Christian unity and peace.