We care because God cares for us!
We are enthusiastic believers
Who gather to seek renewal,
Reaching out to the overlooked and ignored,
And open to the Spirit and message of compassion.
As a congregation, the Presbyterian's in Wrightsville date from May 8, 1828. For ten years prior to this the Presbyterian's met informally in Wrightsville in what was known as "The Union Church".
From 1838 to 1847 the congregation worshiped in "The Old Brick Meeting House". The church was incorporated on March 17, 1845 as "The Presbyterian Church in the Borough of Wrightsville, York County, Pennsylvania", and in 1847 a lot was purchased at the corner of Second and Locust Streets. This location is where the church's first structure was built.
Under the leadership of Rev. George Bell, the congregation first worshiped in the "Lecture Room" after the structure was completed on April 28, 1885. In November of 1903 the first and present organ was installed in the sanctuary.
The longest ministry of this congregation was that of Rev. Nathaniel Chestnut who served the church from June 24, 1914 until his death on June 11, 1933. His leadership marked the largest period of growth in membership, peaking at 166 members in 1924.
The Rev. Christine Blackford has been serving the church since 2004.
"Helping Hands" may be coming into our own backyard, literally. After collaborating with Susquehanna Grace and East Bible Church, we have the beginnings of a game plan. All information after this point is tentative!
The three churches will collectively serve soup and sandwiches on the 4th Saturday of every month between 4-5pm, with our first run being in April. It will tentatively be held in the parking area/alley behind our very own Fellowship Hall!
We would also like to have seasonal shoes/clothing available as well. We will provide handouts containing the names and worship hours of all churches involved, free Bibles, and information about the Food Pantry, clothing banks, etc. To say everyone was excited during our first meeting is an understatement!
For more details, see Pastor Chris, Daron, Sarah or Julie. There is so much more to come, stay tuned!