Nahunta Friends Church
2537 NC 581 North
Pikeville North Carolina USA
Nahunta Friends Meeting is a place where people strive to follow Christ Jesus. We are a gathering of believers learning to "live in Him, and make our home in Him as He does in us." (John 15-4-5). Day by day we are striving to bear more fruit and continually we are reminded that "apart from Him we can do nothing." (John 15:5)
We have come to learn - as other believers have - that service for Christ is a high calling. We are in a movement that is charged by the Great Commission (to go and make disciples) and motivated by the Great Commandment (to love). Our prayer is to remain faithful to our Lord as He is faithful to us.
Brief History of Nahunta Friends
Nahunta Friends is a Friends meeting established in 1860 when Quakers of the community met in their homes for First Day (Sunday) worship. Our original meetinghouse (church building) was completed in 1882 and has undergone multiple renovations and additions.
In 1977 a Fellowship Hall was added. In 2014 a new, larger "Friends Hall" was built,and we established “The Meeting Place at Nahunta”, a community park with a 1/4 mile walking trail, picnic shelter, and volleyball pit.
The people of Nahunta have attempted to follow the model of ministry exhibited by the early Christians in the Church at Antioch. That church was innovative, evangelistic, fruitful, discipled, generous, worshipful, and dedicated to a missionary purpose. God has poured out His blessings upon the people of Nahunta Friends Meeting, for which we are most appreciative. Our future is beaming with possibility and opportunity. This potential may be observed through active, effective leadership, new members, persons being calling into ministry, involved youth, and active children’s ministries. The Lord encourages us as He manifests Himself among us, fashioning His people into His special design.
-excerpts from “Historical Events of Nahunta Friends Meeting”, published in 1997
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What We Believe
We are an independent, Christ-centered Friends meeting. Here are our core beliefs:
We believe in the one and only God who exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that all humans, male and female, were created by God in His image to be loved and known by Him. We were made to glorify and enjoy God but our relationship with Him and our very nature has been broken by sin and has made us all subject to God’s judgement.
We believe that all of our world, physical and spiritual, visible and invisible, was created by God. We believe our world is also broken by sin and remains in corruption and rebellion and in need of God’s redemption.
We believe that God’s gift of His Son is the only and all-sufficient way we can be saved from the guilt, power, and eternal consequences of our sin and restored to a full relationship with Him. We believe we receive, by His grace, this salvation only through our repentance and faith in the atoning death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus’ sacrifice is sufficient for salvation because He is truly God’s Son- fully human and fully divine. We believe Jesus’ humanity and divinity are demonstrated through His virgin birth, His sinless and miraculous life, and both His death and resurrection.
We believe that after His resurrection, He ascended unto Heaven and is seated at the right side of God. There, He intercedes on our behalf and will one day return to earth to establish His eternal kingdom.
We believe that the Holy Spirit will lead those who believe in the Lord Jesus into transformed lives. This radical and divinely empowered transformation happens as we come to see Jesus more clearly, know Him more intimately, and follow Him more closely. This life is marked by increasing conformity to Christ’s goodness and holiness, as we die to our sin and self-seeking. We believe this transformation is accomplished through obedience and self-denial by the believer and empowerment and cleansing by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in one universal Church which is made up of all who have been saved by faith in Jesus Christ and who seek to serve, love and obey Him.
We believe the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired and authoritative written Word of God. We believe the Bible is entirely trustworthy in all that it teaches and reveals, that we are obligated to obey its teachings, and that all of our doctrines and practices are subject to its authority.
We believe that God created the family as a foundational institution of society. It is composed fundamentally of those persons who are related to one another through blood, marriage, or adoption. Marriage is a committed union between one man and one woman that God intends to last for a lifetime. As a gift of God, a marriage covenant provides the framework for intimate companionship and is the only appropriate context for sexual fulfillment and procreation.