Remember, “You

matter to God, and

You matter to us.”


The Merriam Story

In February 2011 Orchardville Church purchased the former Merriam Grade School property. The plan was to establish a Branch Church in Fairfield, IL. Renovations began on the building and were completed in May, 2011. Orchardville Church – Fairfield Branch held its first Sunday Worship Service on Mother’s Day of 2011. Orchardville Church Senior Pastor, Mark Shell passed away on March 27, 2015. Per his request, it was determined that the Fairfield Branch would become a church plant and have its own identity. EverFound Church was established as a 501c3 organization and held its first Sunday Worship Service on April 12, 2015. The Leadership of EverFound Church felt that the church needed to re-brand itself in order to better identify who we are and where we are located. The Church voted and approved to change the name to “Merriam Community Church.” This beloved school building now reflects the vital role it plays as the spiritual anchor in the community.

What We Believe

Our mission is to honor and follow the Lord Jesus Christ helping others find their hope and purpose by following the command of the Great Commission that Jesus gives us in Matthew 28:17-20, by making disciples in all nations.
We believe the Bible is God’s holy word, it is the only authority for what we believe.
We believe in the Trinity, The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ.
We believe the only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ.
We believe that salvation is a work of God, through Jesus, therefore true believers are secure for eternity.
We believe it’s a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, not any religious denomination that makes you right with God.
We believe it’s every Christian’s duty to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those around us and throughout the world.


Service to others is how we serve God. At Merriam Community Church. we strive to demonstrate true humility by seeking, serving and protecting the well being of others. We believe each of us should use whatever gift we have been given to serve others. We support a variety of different organizations through our church tithe. We give 10% of our weekly tithes to help these organizations prosper financially.


Compassion Pregnancy Center-For more info. visit:
Angels Cove-For more info visit:
Happy Day Express-Christian Based Daycare in Fairfield, Il.
Dyball Home-Oblong – Children’s Christian Home in Fairfield, Il.
Hope Ministries – (Food Pantry) in Geff, Il.


Sow The Word Missions-For more info. visit:


Jireh India Mission-For more info. visit:
Adventure Land is to enable parents to attend Bible study and our worship service. Our children will be supervised by loving adults. A secure check in system is in place for the safety of your children. Your children are very important to us and our goal is to provide a safe environment for them to learn fundamental Biblical truths through bible stories, crafts, and other activities. We consider it our blessing to partner with you in caring for and disciple your kids! We just want to say thank you for the opportunity.

Infants & Wobblers

9:30 & 10:30 AM – Children will be attended by caring adults, who are passionate to show Christ’s love to children. Cubbies are provided to keep track of the children’s belongings.

Adventure Land

9:30 AM – Session includes childcare, interactive play, music, and Bible stories.
10:30 AM – There is a video Bible lesson, followed with activities to reinforce the central 
Bible truth. A fun atmosphere and snacks will be provided. 
Carpenter’s Kids is our newest program at Merriam Church. It is a place for our children, 1st thru 5th grade, to learn about and grow closer to Jesus. Your children are very important to us and our goal is to provide a safe environment for them to learn fundamental Biblical truths thru praise and worship, bible stories, crafts, and other activities.

J.A.M. – 9:30 AM

During this time your children will engage in biblical lessons and activities, they will also prepare to lead praise and worship for Kid’s Church at 10:30.

Kid’s Church – 10:30 AM

Kid’s Church includes: kid style announcements and offering time, praise and worship led by the J.A.M. Praise Team, time set aside for God’s Word, and followed up with small group activities.

Contact Information:

Rebecca West – Children’s Director

MCC Youth Ministry

Our youth ministry is geared toward 6th though 12th graders.We understand that teens are at a critical time in their lives, and with the world telling them so many things, we strive to create an environment that focuses on God and what He says. Our ambition at Merriam is to raise up faithful followers of God and His will, utilizing bible study, small group discussion, fellowship, and more. We invite you to come join us this weekend.

Contact Info:

Noah West – Youth Director
Phone: (618)842-9870 *available during these hours: Tuesday – Thursday 8 AM – 4 PM


MCC Youth: “Our goal

is to raise up faithful followers.”

Merriam Community Church
Sunday School @ 9:30
Worship @ 10:30
 846 County Road 2300 East
Fairfield, Il. 62837
Phone 618-842-9870