The History of the Shawnee Presbyterian Church
The Shawnee Presbyterian Church in Shawnee on Delaware PA traces its history back to 1750, when William Allen of Philadelphia converyed five acres of land to Nicolas DePuy for a "Presbyterian Meeting House." The meeting house was erected by the 1752 committee.The cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Monroe County.
The original "Old Stone Church" featured a high pulpit with a sounding board, and window sills above the heads of these seated congregation to thwart Native American attacks. It was used by Presbyterian, Dutch Reformed, Lutheran, German Reformed, and Baptist congregations.
The present brick structure was later 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.
The Sacrament of communion is celebrated the first Sunday of every month.
We have a hostel program for groups of 15 to 50 may enjoy our facility, while in the Pocono's, enjoying skiing, canoeing, hiking, water sliding, or other recreational activities.
HISTORIC CEMETERY TOUR
Our Historic Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Monroe County PA. We offers a free self guided walking tour with major stops, including sites dating back to 1752.
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. Join us each Sunday and experience the warmth of faith and the strength of our community.
We use both the Old Testament and the Gospels as the foundation for our faith and the inspiration for our daily lives. We put those teachings into practice at home and at work.
HOURS OF WORSHIP
September - June 11:00 AM
July - August 9:30 AM
Shawnee Presbyterian Church
1129 Shawnee Church Road
Shawnee on Delaware PA 18356
Founded in 1752