Chatham Baptist Church

Worship for June 28, 2020

Here’s the worship service for Sunday, June 28, 2020. The scripture is Genesis 22:1-14. Charlotte Paris provides an organ solo, and Kathleen O’Hare contributes two piano pieces. I hope your day is wonderful however you join us for worship!

Worship for June 21, 2020

Happy Father’s Day! Here’s the broadcast of worship for June 21. The service begins with Charlotte Paris playing “The Gates of Jerusalem,” by David Paxton. Later in the service, Lee Turpin sings “This We Pray,” by Jay Althouse, accompanied by Charlotte Paris on the piano. The message is taken from Genesis 21:8-21, and is titled, “The Grace of God in Our Broken Relationships.”

Worship for June 14, 2020

This is the worship service of Chatham Baptist Church that was broadcast on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 11 AM on WKBY 1080 AM, and in Chatham, Virginia. Musical selections are performed by Charlotte Paris on organ and piano, and by Emily Wright, soloist. The sermon text is from Genesis 18:1-15, which is the Old Testament lectionary reading. The sermon title is “Following God Means Everything Changes.”

Worship for June 7, 2020

Please click the link below for the worship service for Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Candles in our Sanctuary Windows


Worship by internet and radio

Join us for worship each Sunday morning at 11 AM EDT on WKBY 1080 AM if you live in the Chatham, Virginia area, or on the internet at Prior to Sunday worship, we gather through GoToMeeting at 10:45 AM for 15-minutes of fellowship.

For log-in or dial-in information for GoToMeeting, call the church office at 434-432-8003, and leave your name and mailing address so that you can be added to our newsletter mailing. In the weekly mailing you will find the log-in or dial-in information for GoToMeeting.

We have decided not to begin to regather until a later date and we have a better understanding of the situation. Until then, we continue to worship online, over WKBY 1080 AM, and by gathering thru GoToMeeting on Sundays at 10:45 AM, Tuesdays at 7 PM for fellowship, and Wednesday evening at 7 PM for prayer and Bible study.

Please visit pages on our website for past Broadcasts of Worship; Music selections performed by Charlotte Paris and Kathleen O’Hare; Kids’ Stuff; Photos of past events in the life of our church; Videos on various topics; and information about the Virus.

Announcements: Week of April 26, 2020

  • Sunday Worship for April 26, 2020: 43 households, 82 potential attendees
  • Personal Non-medical Masks are available and bagged in quantites of 10. Please call Chuck or Debbie Warnock to order masks for you or your family.
  • ChristWalk grocery bag distribution is Sunday, April 26 at 4 PM.
  • Light a Candle, preferably an electric one, and put it in a window of your home as a symbol of God’s Light during the darkness of this pandemic. The sanctuary windows are lit each evening from 7 PM to 6 AM the next morning as a silent, but visible witness of our faith in God’s presence.
  • WKBY 1080 AM radio broadcasts begin next Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 11:00 til 11:30 AM each Sunday morning. We will continue to meet online or by dial-in at GoToMeeting at 10:45 AM, so we can fellowship for a few minutes before worship. At 11 AM, we will join the broadcast on WKBY1080 AM, or via the internet at Now members of our congregation will be able to listen to our Sunday worship on the radio (WKBY 1080-AM), via the internet (, by logging on to GoToMeeting (call the church office to get the login info), or by dialing in to GoToMeeting (call the church office to get the phone number and access code).
  • A new look for our website. Check out our new menu. Now we have separate pages for information about:
    • Home – the latest posts with announcements, videos, photos, letters from the pastor, and more
    • Kids’ Stuff — a new page featuring stuff by and for kids. Keep checking because we’ll add to it each week.
    • Music — Musical selections performed by Charlotte Paris, our organist and choir director; and, Kathleen O’Hare, our pianist.
    • Photos — Photos of past events, parties, our congregation, kids’ activities and more. Feel free to browse through for a look at when things were the “old normal.”
    • Videos — Collected here in one page are our YouTube videos which run from messages from the pastor to previous parties and activities.
    • Worship Broadcasts — We started posting our worship service (audio only) beginning March 29. When our radio broadcasts begin on May 3, we’ll post that audio as well.

I miss you!

Here’s a quick word of encouragement from our sanctuary. I hope to “see” you soon!

Worship, April 19, 2020 (audio)

Here’s the audio from our online worship on Sunday, April 19, 2020. The text for the message is John 20: 19-31 — Jesus appears to the disciples on the evening of resurrection Sunday. Thomas is absent, and he is usually the focus of this story, but I think there’s alot more to it than just Doubting Thomas.

I’ll edit the video out of this and repost, but for now here it is. We’re using GoToMeeting because our folks who do not have internet can dial in. We’re averaging about 50% log-ons and 50% dial-ins, which is exactly why we chose this platform instead of live-streaming.

Podcast: Easter Worship, April 12, 2020

Here’s a portion of the audio of our Easter Sunday online worship for April 12, 2020. We “broadcast” this over GoToMeeting. I hope it’s helpful to you during this Easter season.