History: Synod of the Trinity – 300 years of dedication to the region
The first synod in the United States was organized in 1716 and met for the first time in 1717 in Philadelphia, consisting of presbyteries from Philadelphia, New Castle, Snow Hill and Long Island. However, the Presbytery of Snow Hill was never formed, and those churches were absorbed by New Castle.
Presbytery of Philadelphia raising $300,000 for 300th birthday
The funds will be equally distributed among eight initiatives already transforming lives within this mission focus.
Young Adult Volunteer program gearing up for 2017
The Young Adult Volunteer program is a yearlong service opportunity for young folks, ages 19-30, in 21 separate sites across the United States and around the world through the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
History: Beaver-Butler Presbytery – Grown out of four presbyteries and two denominations
In1959, four presbyteries from two merged denominations met for the purpose of merger to be known as the Beaver-Butler Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. And the rest is history.
History: Presbytery of Donegal – Boundary (and spelling) changes didn’t deter this presbytery
at various times in the presbytery’s history, the Presbytery of Donegal completely ceased to exist as an entity. For a period of 63 years (from 1870-1932) the part of the present presbytery (covering Lancaster County), in addition to Lebanon County, was known as the Presbytery of Westminster.
History: Huntingdon Presbytery – Rural roots still shine today
The heart of this presbytery has remained rural and small town. It remains generous and outward looking, maintaining overseas partnerships.
History: Presbytery of Lake Erie – 200 years of disunity and unity
The earliest Presbyterian churches in Lake Erie were founded about 1800, but unfortunately none have proof of an exact date: Meadville claims 1800, Middlebrook 1799.
History: Lehigh Presbytery – Immigrant groups found new home in Lehigh
Eight different presbyteries were involved in sending missionaries, pastors and Sunday school teachers into the region now served by Lehigh Presbytery.
History: Presbytery of Northumberland – A long history of ethnic diversity
The first church established by the new Presbytery of Northumberland was Milton, established in November of 1811.
History: Presbytery of Philadelphia – The first presbytery of the United States
Created in 1706, the Presbytery of Philadelphia was the first one in the country. It eventually evolved into the Synod of Philadelphia in 1717.