This congregation began in September of 1951 when some Christians began meeting in homes in Cranford. They later moved into a building located at 600 Springfield Avenue in Westfield where the Christadelphian church currently meets. The Echo Lake Church of Christ has met at its current location since the late sixties.
The congregation consists of about 70 members from a variety of backgrounds. We are diverse in age, race, socio-economic group and nation of origin. Some members live in Westfield and the surrounding communities, but others are from as far away as Newark and Carteret. Jesus is the one who binds us together.
We are striving to be simply Christians—no more, no less. We believe in the authority of Jesus and that God’s will is revealed in the Bible. We want to be the church and individuals that God wants us to be and the only way to know what that involves is by studying the Bible. We believe that loving God and loving our neighbor are the two most important things and the basis for everything else. We want to share the message about Jesus and the Cross with everyone.
If you are already a believer in Jesus, we want to help you grow and mature in your relationship with Him. We hope and pray that you will join us in worshiping and serving Him.
If you aren’t sure what to believe and have doubts, we encourage you to keep searching and questioning and want you to know that we are here to help in any way we can. We would also suggest that reading the Bible for yourself is better than just listening to what men say about Jesus and the Bible.
We offer ourselves to you as friends. You are welcome at any of our assemblies or activities. We are glad to answer any questions you have about us, the Bible, or Jesus. We are here if you just need someone to talk to.