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.
Rev. Hawk may be reached at 570.421.5518 or email@example.com.
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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*
Office Assistant: Mariann Oswald
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 (Radio, Web, and IT): 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
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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: 6/1/2021
I’ve long appreciated the attitude of Peter. To paraphrase John, “Peter decided even though Jesus was amazing, and we all had such hopes for a new world, but things happened to dash it all to pieces, so I might as well go back to what I was doing before I met Jesus; do you want to come along?” An often overlooked but prevalent message of the Bible is that out of the ashes life comes. A remnant is rescued and a people are reborn. When things are hopeless, hope springs up like bamboo. We contemplate what may come after this long trial by fire. We have endured, but many have not.
William Butler Yeats wrote of the price his country paid to gain freedom from the England:
Too long a sacrifice
Can make a stone of the heart.
O when may it suffice?
He went on to name some who died during the Easter 1916 uprising and wrote of them:
Now and in time to be,
Wherever green is worn,
Are changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.
We must depend on God’s ability to take what the world offers and return it with redemption and love. God holds those who were lost, and God presents us with a born again savior who surprised Peter with a new normal beyond his imagination.