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Heritage Preservation Grants Application Deadline

Did you know that the Presbyterian Historical Society awards Heritage Preservation Grants to Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations? Grants offer funding to assit church with digitizing their official church records. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2014. Click Here for MORE INFORMATION.

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

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: 

Presbytery Events

  • Installation Service -- September 7, 3:30 p.m. -- Teaching elder Jennifer Eastman Hinkle will be installed as pastor of the Dublin Church.
  • Installation Service -- September 14, 4:00 p.m. -- Teaching elder Robert G. Armstrong will be installed as pastor of the Hilliard Church.
  • Presbytery Meeting -- September 16, 3:00 p.m. -- Grove City Church.
  • Fall Older Adult Rally -- September 27 -- Geneva Hills Center, Lancaster -- 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Click for more information.
  • Fall Youth Rally -- September 28 -- Geneva Hills Center, Lancaster. Watch for updated information.
  • Installation Service -- October 12, 4:00 p.m. -- Teaching elder Julia Wharff Piermont will be installed as pastor of the Worthington Church.
  • Installation Service -- October 19, 4:00 p.m. -- Teaching elder Deborah Bowsher will be installed as pastor of the Mount Gilead First Church.
  • Mission Work Trip -- October 19-25 -- Point Pleasant, NJ. -- Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in Superstorm Sandy recovery. More details later.
  • Older Adult Forum and Lunch -- October 31, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. -- Westminster Thurber Community, Columbus. Click for more information.

Events Beyond the Presbytery

  • Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders -- October 6-10, Kansas City Mo. Sponsored by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center. For more information CLICK HERE.
  • More than None: Engaging the Religiously Unaffiliated -- October 13-16, Montreat Conference Center. More information.
  • Rediscovering the Beloved Community: Overcoming Isolation (15th Annual Conference) -- October 27-30, 2014-- First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, Texas. Sponsored by Presbytery Pastoral Care Network and the Synod of the Sun. Information will be available at
  • The Abundant Life: Empowering Youth as Change Agents -- November 13-15, Princeton Theological Seminary. For more information CLICK HERE.
  • Big Tent -- July 30-August 1, University of Tennessee Conference Center, Knoxville TN. More information will be available soon.


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