The Meeting House, is a new name for a church that has been part of Carlisle for more than 100 years. In the early 1900s a committed group of families began meeting in homes in Carlisle called the “Brethren in Christ.” Over the following decades, we would continue to reach out to our community and share the gospel with people in new ways.
Many people might have known us as Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church. In 2015 we merged with a congregation in Dillsburg called Cumberland Valley Church. Beginning as Williams Grove Chapel, Cumberland Valley Church has a rich history of reaching the Dillsburg community for more than 60 years.
We are a church seeking to connect with people in the greater Cumberland and Northern York County areas. Becoming one church in two different towns called for a new name—The Meeting House. This name looks back to our history, when the Brethren in Christ used to meet in simple church structures called meeting houses. But it also highlights our desire to be a church where people meet together to follow Jesus. We are part of the Brethren in Christ Church in the U.S.—a denomination with its roots in Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan traditions.