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.
Project Linus - Making Blankets
Remember Linus, Charlie Brown's best friend? Linus is the symbol for the non-profit Project Linus helping children in need by making blankets!
We will be helping their mission to make 100,000 this year by making blankets after church on July 20th & August 17th. No special skills required, if you know how to use a pair of scissors, you can help!
For more information on Project Linus, check out their website - www.ProjectLinus.org