Mission and Vision Statement
God calls us through the Holy Spirit to connect with each other to plant, grow, and nurture vital, faithful communities of Christ for service and ministry. In response, we build partnerships, communicate with and support congregations, leaders, and individuals, and embody Christ's transforming love in the world.
Prayer Church -- August 21-27 -- Delaware First
The Delaware First Church was founded in 1810 by a Presbyterian licentiate from Pennsylvania. The congregation worshiped in three locations; Delaware, Liberty and Radnor (now Old Stone) until 1836. The Delaware Church met in the county courthouse until 1825. It was there that Rutherford B. Hayes was baptized as an infant and President John Quincy Adams attended services. In 1825 a small stone structure was built on the present site in downtown Delaware. First Presbyterian Church has a long history of involvement in civic and community life and world-wide mission. For more information about the Delaware FPC, under the pastoral leadership of the Reverend Deb Patterson, visit the church website: www.delfpc.org