Two congregations from within the Synod of the Trinity region were among the five that were awarded Heritage Preservation Grants from the Presbyterian Historical Society. The winners are:
- Community United Presbyterian Church (New Alexandria, PA), organized in 1805.
- First African Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, PA), organized in 1825.
- First Presbyterian Church (Perrysville, OH), organized in 1818.
- First Presbyterian Church (Lincoln, IL), organized in 1866.
- First Presbyterian Church (Kalispell, MT), organized in 1892.
The Heritage Preservation Grants were established in 2001 in celebration of PHS’s 150th anniversary. Sustained this year by donations to our annual fund, each in-kind grant of $500 will cover much of the cost of digitizing a congregation’s vital records, including session minutes and church registers. We’d like to thank all the congregations who applied. If your congregation is older than 50 years and has fewer than 250 members, you can apply for the 2017 grant cycle here. The deadline is Oct. 31, every year.
To donate and be a part of efforts to preserve Presbyterian records and to make them newly accessible, send a check made payable to the Presbyterian Historical Society to 425 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. You may also give safely and securely on PHS’s website here.