The education wing was added in 1964 to accommodate the growth of families with young children. In August 1998, Christ Church Children’s Center began its ministry to children and families in the region. Mostly recently in 2018, the congregation completed a renovation to its present campus that will serve the congregation and community for years to come.
In August 2020, the congregation of Christ Mertz Lutheran Church issued a call to the Rev. Martin Milne to be the pastor. Having been served by excellent and faithful pastors, we trust Pastor Milne will follow in those esteemed footsteps.
Although rooted in Dryville PA, the congregation is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; a constellation of 4.8 million believers in all 50 states and territories.
Along with our long history, the people of Christ Mertz continue to look forward in order to discern the ways God is calling us to minister in this time and place. To the children and their families of our childcare to missionary work in Haiti, we hope and pray that our Lord will continue to bless our efforts and use us to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
From the settlers along Beiber’s Creek to those who gather now in this place and time, God continues to call people to this place for the sake of the Gospel. And it is to this that we go.