Who Are We?
Located on the sunny slope across from the Cabool Elementary School on Garst Street, the Church of the Brethren has served the community since 1908. For over a century, persons from all walks of life and varied age groups have come together in this place to genuinely seek to practice what Jesus taught.
We strive to be a loving and caring community where each person's experiences and perspectives are valued and each person's gifts can be shared in order to build up the whole community of faith. Through prayer, Bible study, worship, fellowship and service, Cabool Church of the Brethren offers both seekers and disciples a place to belong, to grow, and to put faith into action. We invite you to join us.
In the New Testament, the word brethren describes the kinship of men and women who choose another way of living: the way of Jesus. The Church of the Brethren, begun over 300 years ago in Germany, still draws people who want to continue Jesus' work of loving service.
For guidance, Brethren look to the scriptures, rather than to doctrine. Our faith emphasizes compassion, peacemaking, and simplicity. We baptize those who seek to follow Jesus; we anoint for healing; and in our love feast, we reenact the last supper, at which Jesus washed his disciples' feet and offered the bread and the cup of communion.
Brethren work locally and worldwide to help victims of war, poverty and natural disaster. We believe that when Jesus showed us another way of living, he intended it to nourish and hearten the entire human family.