Farewell to our Interim Pastor
Rev. Dr. Darcy E. Hawk, D. Min.
Interim Pastor Darcy Hawk and his wife,
Jil, began their ministry at Shawnee
Presbyterian Church on September 1, 2020.
Pastor Hawk came to us after 35 years as
the pastor at First Presbyterian Church of
Gibsonia in western Pennsylvania, just
north of Pittsburgh.
Rev. Hawk arrived in the thick of the
Covid-19 pandemic and shepherded the
church through many changes, from pivoting
to remote worship during the pandemic to
beginning the selection process for a
Darcy completed his term as Interim Pastor on August 31, 2023. We wish him and Jil the best as they move on the next phase of their lives!.
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Clerk of Session: Barbara Dickinson
Class of 2023: Kevin Mays, Tom Kirkwood, Harold Needham
Class of 2024: Bill Dolph, Barb Dickinson, Steve Walston
Class of 2025: Pete Ferguson, Vince Della Fera, Catharina Litjens
President: Christine L. McDannell
Class of 2023: Christine L. McDannell, Debby Mays
Class of 2024: Linda Jennings, Patti-Jo Dolph, Steve Clemmons
Class of 2025: Ginny Sodano, Diane Bowman, Sharon Murphy
Ministerial Assistant: Christine L. McDannell
Custodian: Steve Walston
Musical Director: Midge McClosky
Pianist: Clifford Hudson
Help us continue to do the Lord's work!
Please prayerfully consider how you might be able to further our ministry with your gift.
Our Mission Statement
To be a friendly congregation where all people
can freely come and worship, experience family
fellowship, feel the presence of God's love in a
historical and recreational setting, and be a
beacon of God's light to the world.
At Shawnee Presbyterian Church, it's our mission to help you explore your relationship with God and improve those meaningful relationships in your family life. We hope you will join us each Sunday to share the warmth of faith and the strength of our community.
Our Historic Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Monroe County, PA. We offer a free self-guided walking tour with major stops, including sites dating back to 1752.
Buildings & Grounds: Michelle Siptroth
Cemetery: Jon Kirkwood
Christian Education: Cathy Klingler
Church Life: Maggie Della Fera
Congregational Care: Steve Clemmons
Finance: Barb Dickinson
Financial Secretary: Christine L. McDannell
Hostel: Barb Dickinson
Media: Cathy Klingler, Vince Della Fera
Nominations: Christine L. McDannell
Personnel: Kevin Mays
Presbyterian Women: Maggie Della Fera
Stewardship: Kevin Mays
Treasurer: Peter Ferguson
While the new pastoral search is underway, we are blessed to have these speakers to deliver the Sunday Message.
Services are live-streamed on Facebook at 10:00 a.m. each week.
September 3: Rev. Rhonda Kruse
September 10: Rev. Tom Bartha
September 17: Rev. Tom Bartha
September 24: Rev. Dave Cornell
October 1: Rev. Tom Bartha
October 8: Rev. Tom Bartha
October 15: Rev. Dave Cornell
October 22: Rev. Dave Cornell
October 29: Rev. Dave Cornell
November 5: Rev. Tom Bartha
November 12: Rev. Dave Cornell
November 19: Rev. Dave Cornell
November 26: Rev. Tom Bartha
December 3: Rev. Tom Bartha
December 10: Rev. Dave Cornell
December 17: All Music
December 24: All Music
December 31: Rev. Tom Bartha
The History of Our Church
From the Pastor's Desk
When I Leave This Valley
I leave shimmering transitions
In the still air
Creating perfect moments out of time
People living beyond stranger danger tribes
busy welcoming travelers
I leave shocking skies of deep diving blue
Creatures emerging from forests
Their ancestors roamed before us
Living not so much off the grid
As nearer the edge of it
The ghost of Hillbrow house
Symbol of how things used to be
The people of the churchyard,
And people of the foundation
enshrined in memory and story
chaining us to generations
Before and after
Conversations about the amazing things
People did and saw on their journeys here
I leave the roots of mountains older than the ocean
Soft lights along the wall in snow covered Advent.
Constant music; constant art.
while guessing what hymn the carillon is chiming
I shall leave a place in my heart for all of you
- Darcy Hawk
The Shawnee Presbyterian Church in Shawnee on Delaware, PA, traces its history back to 1750, when William Allen of Philadelphia conveyed five acres of land to Nicolas DePuy for a "Presbyterian Meeting House." The meeting house was erected by the 1752 committee.
The original "Old Stone Church" (sketch at right) featured a high pulpit with a sounding board and window sills above the heads of the seated congregation to thwart attacks. The building has been used by Presbyterian, Dutch Reformed, Lutheran, German Reformed, and Baptist congregations.
The present brick structure was erected on the original stone foundation in 1853. Ann DePuy Erb, great-granddaughter of Nicholas DePuy, laid the cornerstone. The narthex and chancel were added in 1893.