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Rev. Dr. Darcy E. Hawk, D. Min.
Interim Pastor Darcy Hawk and his wife, Jil, began their ministry at Shawnee Presbyterian on September 1, 2020. Pastor Hawk comes to us after 35 years as the pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Gibsonia in western Pennsylvania.
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Clerk of Session: Barbara Dickinson
Class of 2021: Karl McDannell, Michelle Siptroth, Linda Jennings*
Class of 2022: Vince Della Fera*, Cathy Klingler*, Pete Ferguson
Class of 2023: Kevin Mays, Tom Kirkwood*, Sharon Murphy*
President: Christine McDannell
Class of 2021: Steve Clemmons, Nancy Fish, Stefan Poci
Class of 2022: Ginny Sodano*, Diane Bowman*, Connie Meyer
Class of 2023: Christine McDannell, Bev Williams*, Debby Mays*
Custodian: Steve Walston
Musical Director: Midge McClosky
Buildings & Grounds: Lee Bower
Cemetery: Jon Kirkwood
Christian Education: Kate Kirkwood
Church Life: Maggie Della Fera
Finance: Cathy Klingler
Hostel: Barb Dickinson
Media: Cathy Klingler
Nominations: Nancy Fish
Personnel: Michelle Siptroth
Presbyterian Women: Maggie Della Fera
Signage: Mike Sodano
Stewardship: Linda Jennings
Treasurer: Peter Ferguson
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.
The History of Our Church
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.
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.
From the Pastor's Desk: 1/10/2021
An anonymous source provided us with a very important lesson:
For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
This week I am not so much worried about finding that nail as about the fate of the messenger who had to deliver that news to the king. As we look over last year trying to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it, there doesn’t seem to be a single source for our troubles. So many things have gone the wrong way that it seems to overshadow what went right. The fact that we are writing and reading this is the first sign that something good happened last year – some of us made it through it. I recall a time in my spiritual journey when the devil loomed so large that he dwarfed God in my imagination. This is a dangerous thing to entertain because ultimate power resides on the side of good. So many good things happen just in the course of going out grocery shopping, yet we fixate on how they were out of tofu. In the constant battle between the glass-half-empty and the glass-half-full people, I offer the engineer’s perspective that the glass was designed surplus to requirements. This past week seems to come right out of 2020, limping on a three shoe horse, but until Christ comes for us we are privileged to see the good in creation, and on that day when the worst thing happens, Christ has gone through that shadowed valley. I’ve been nervous for ages about the hymn, “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine.” It speaks of the kind of faith we need for these days, but that fact that I belong to Jesus far outshines Jesus belongs to me.