Welcome to our home on the World Wide Web.
Since the Internet reaches across the entire planet it pleases us that we are able to go global When you browse this site we hope that you will get a glimpse of our life as a church.
If we are indeed “a city set on a hill" then the Web is now a platform on that hill. We wish you to be inspired by our outlook and actions. as revealed to you here. The Web offers the church a chance to “go tell it on the mountain”. Please allow us to show how we do the Lord’s work.
Our forebears who founded this congregation did so while still under the shadow of American slavery. Yet they were resilient enough to rise from this valley relying on their Hope in Christ. This then is our enduring legacy which engages and challenges us today as a religious body. We are rooted and grounded in the local community that we endeavor to serve.
If you come within the vicinity, we invite you to attend our Sunday service.
But regardless of whether you visit in person or just view this website, we sincerely hope that we will touch your life in some meaningful way.
"...in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God;
which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy."
1 Peter 2;10
When you enter our sanctuary you will discover a warm, welcoming and vibrant congregation at worship. We hope that you will be placed on the same frame of mind as you are invited to join in.
Rust currently has a multi-cultural membership. But it had its nineteenth century beginning as the first African-American congregation in the city and county.
The town of Oberlin. was founded in 1833 with the Oberlin Collegiate Institute coming into existence a few months afterward. Oberlin was heavily involved in the Abolitionist Movement which sought to rid America of slavery.