Info About Us


The Bible is our only guide


The group started meeting Sundays at the Days Inn in October 2004. Our goal is to follow the Bible as our only guide. Thus, we pattern ourselves after the church found in the New Testament (Acts 2:38,41-42; 2Tim.1:13, Phil.3:17). We don’t subtract from what God has written nor do we add to His Word (Rev.22:18-19). We reject human creeds and doctrines (Mt.15:7-9). We are simply a group of Christians (Acts 11:26) who meet together to worship and please God (Acts 2:46-47). We do not answer to any denominational organization. We recognize Jesus as our only head and source for authority (Mt.28:18-20; Eph.1:22-23; 5:23; Col.1:18; 3:17; 2Jn9). Preaching comes straight from the Bible (2Tim.3:16-17; 4:2; 1Pt.4:11). If this is what you’re looking for, we’d love to hear from you.


What we do in worship


On the first day of the week (Acts 20:7), we do exactly what the Christians in the New Testament did: we pray together (Acts 2:42); we sing (Eph.5:18-19; Col.3:16); we listen to preaching from God’s word (2Tim.4:2; Eph.4:15); we partake of the Lord’s Supper to remember Jesus’ death on the cross (1Cor.11:23-29); and the local Christians voluntarily contribute so we might spread the gospel in central New York (1Cor.16:1-2). We never ask visitors for money. Our worship is orderly (1Cor.14:40), reverent, and according to truth (Jn.4:24; Acts 17:11). We want our worship to be pleasing to God and to be an encouragement to all who are present (1Thess.5:11).


We have more to offer you


We offer free Bible Correspondence courses on request.  We’ll also be glad to study the Bible with you and answer any questions you have -- in person or through email. We’d like to help you get to know Jesus better and understand His wonderful plan of salvation for you. Feel free to call us at (315) 706-3489. Ask for Tom Rainwater, our preacher. Tom has been preaching for over 25 years and loves talking to people about the Bible. Our mailing address is: The church of Christ at Canastota, P.O. Box 285, Canastota, NY 13032.

Come worship with us!


You are invited to worship God and study the Bible with us! We meet Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. for songs and Bible classes, then at 11 a.m. for worship. We assemble in the meeting room at the Days Inn in Canastota near I-90. (See map below.)  Come in the front door and go past the lobby, and we will be in the meeting room just past the restrooms. On Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., we have Bible study in a home in Chittenango. Please call (315) 706-3489 for times, places and directions.

Tom Rainwater

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