Robert Reilly - Raleigh NC Organist

Wendell Christian Church

Organist Robert Reilly at Wendell Christian Church

Since January, 2013, I have been serving as Music Director and Organist for Wendell Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Wendell, NC. WCC is a small congregation with a big heart. You will not find a more warm and welcoming church family. If you are not familiar with the Disciples of Christ, I can assure you that they do not handle live serpents or speak in tongues (not that there’s anything wrong with that). The worship is Eucharist centered (Holy Communion every Sunday), and folks from any protestant denomination will probably feel right at home.

What the church’s little choir lacks in numbers and voices it makes up for with great courage and enthusiasm. A weeknight choir rehearsal is not feasible, so everything is learned on Sunday morning, and these devoted singers are always game for anything I throw at them! Since the church’s repertoire of hymns had been somewhat limited, both choir and congregation have welcomed the opportunity to learn some wonderful new hymns from the Chalice Hymnal.

The church’s Pastor, The Rev. D. Thomas Hill, is a kind and caring shepherd with great imagination and humor. His sermons are always provocative- you will always take home something helpful for your spiritual journey.

More than one parishioner has described Wendell Christian Church as “an eating church”. They will never pass up an opportunity to include good food with fellowship. In the short time I’ve been serving WCC we’ve already enjoyed a Valentine’s Dinner, a chicken barbecue and a Fish Fry. On Mother’s Day there will be a Sunday morning breakfast at the church.

The wonderful folks at this church have welcomed Julie and me with open arms, and I’m sure they will do the same for you, so feel free to come and worship with us any Sunday!

Here are some recent photos:

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