About Shannon Creek Baptist Church
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Shannon Creek Baptist Church and our community. Shannon Creek Baptist Church was established in New Florence, PA in 1975. We have members in our home county of Westmoreland County, PA and the neighboring Cambria and Indiana counties. We hope that after you look through our website and attend one of our services, you will consider becoming a more active part of our growing community of faith. Led by Pastor Roger Roadman, Shannon Creek Baptist Church offers many ministries for people of all ages and walks of life who are looking to strengthen their relationship with Christ. We offer ministries for Children, Youth, Women, and Men of all ages.
We support, both financially and with prayers, the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Conemaugh Valley Baptist Association, certain missionaries in foreign countries, a campus minister at Indiana University of PA, and a new church in Irwin, PA. We contribute special offerings for support of missionaries in the USA and world-wide.
We have Sunday School classes for all ages, as well as worship services, prayer meetings, and Bible Studies. A nursery is available during Sunday morning sermons for children through pre-school age. Children's Church takes place during that time for children pre-school age through second grade. Also, our Children's Ministry meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 throughout the school year.
Our Youth Group (for teens from 7th through 12th grade) meets throughout the school year most Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00. About once a month, they will stay after the morning service for lunch and an activity. They also have several outings throughout the year, so check back often to see what's going on!
Several of our members have been trained in disaster relief to be called anywhere when needed.
Our Men's Group meets the second Sunday of every month from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. They also have a breakfast and fellowship each month, as well as several work days throughout the year.
Our Ladies Group also meets the second Sunday of every month from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. They have several projects and events throughout the year, like communicating with missionaries and brunch with special speakers.
See the Ministries page for further details of the groups mentioned above.
In our prayer services we thank God for blessings and answered prayers, pray for our members and friends with medical needs, for friends and relatives needing salvation, for those in the military and for those serving in full time service in foreign countries and in the US.
To be a dynamic spiritual organism empowered by the Holy Spirit to share Christ with as many people as possible in our church, community, and throughout the world.
To be a worshiping fellowship, experiencing an awareness of God, recognizing His person, and responding in obedience to His leadership. To experience an increasingly meaningful fellowship with God and fellow believers. To help people experience a growing knowledge of God and man.
- To be a church which ministers unselfishly to persons in the community and the world in Jesus’ name.
- To be a church whose purpose is to be Christ-like in our daily living by emphasizing total commitment of life, personality, and possessions to the lordship of Christ.
A Community of Faith
Since its organization in 1845 in Augusta, Georgia, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has grown to over 16 million members who worship in more than 42,000 churches in the United States. Southern Baptists sponsor about 5,000 home missionaries serving the United States, Canada, Guam and the Caribbean, as well as sponsoring more than 5,000 foreign missionaries in 153 nations of the world.
The term "Southern Baptist Convention" refers to both the denomination and its annual meeting. Working through 1,200 local associations and 41 state conventions and fellowships, Southern Baptists share a common bond of basic Biblical beliefs and a commitment to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world.
You become a Southern Baptist by uniting with a Southern Baptist church, one in friendly cooperation with the general Southern Baptist enterprise of reaching the world for Christ. Typically church membership is a matter of accepting Jesus as your Savior and Lord and experiencing believer's baptism by immersion.