For the actual anniversary of our congregation’s charter (Sept. 7, 1714), we have planned a great weekend of service, song, fellowship and worship. We hope you will plan to be a part of this celebration!
Here is an outline of the planned events:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5:
5:00 pm Gathering at Governor’s Club Café for fellowship and refreshments
7:00 pm Choral concert in our sanctuary by the Kent Chamber Singers
First Friday events will also be taking place downtown on Loockerman Street
8:30 pm First State Heritage will be conducting a lantern tour of our historic cemetery on S. Governor’s Ave. Tickets ($5) are available from Bob Frazier or Nancy Parish.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6:
9:00 – Noon Service project at The Murphey School (rain or shine)
6:00 pm Reception at the Modern Maturity Center with cash bar
7:00 pm Catered dinner at the Modern Maturity Center, followed by
8:00 pm Program titled "Ye Olde Presbyterian Hour," an old-time radio show produced by Don and Delores Blakey
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7:
10:55 am Special worship service, with a piper, brass, organ, bells, choir, and guest preacher, Dr. Heath Rada, Moderator of the 221st General Assembly of the PCUSA
Noon Light lunch at the church
3:00 pm Community worship service, with invited guests from Dover and our presbytery, with an emphasis on our
historic presence and our partners in ministry. Guest speaker will be U.S. Senator Chris Coons. Reception to follow.
As you can see, our Tercentennial Task Force has been hard at work!
The session has invited former members and pastors to join us in this homecoming celebration, and we look forward to this festive weekend!
Please make your plans to be a part of it!
Please click on the categories below to learn more about the current status of the Capital Campaign projects and expenditures.
1. Project Status
2. Project Expenditures
Also of note, Bob Frazier and his team (Chuck Mater, Jim Stuck and Ed Gazze) have continued to paint both interior walls and exterior wood surfaces as part of the sprucing up of the church. If you would like to help with the painting, please contact Bob.
We are pleased to announce Dr. Heath Rada, recently elected Moderator of the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has accepted our invitation to preach at the 11 a.m. 300th anniversary worship service on Sunday, September 7, 2014 and to participate in the 3 p.m. celebration service as well. Click here for more information.
Our Tercentennial Street Fair was a triumphant community celebration of our history! New relationships were formed with our neighbors and within our own congregation. Click here to see the continued festivities. We are grateful for all who shared the day with us.
Click here for more crafts, musicians, friends and important history celebrated at our Tercentennial Street Fair.
What was happening at our Tercentennial Street Fair? Food, music, crafts, and fun with community friends! Click here to "experience" the day!
Our Tercentennial Street Fair was held on June 8, 2014. It was a wonderful community celebration where our history "came to life" for an afternoon of fun! Click here to see the first in a series of photo galleries.
There are several military veterans buried in the old Presbyterian cemetery. Click here to review the list of names.
May 2014 Tercentennial Updates include the following:
1. More Testimonials and Memorials
2. Updated Pictures of the Social Hall Rennovation Project
3. Project Status Updates
4. Project Expenditures
5. Street Fair Update
Asbestos removal in the social hall started April 28 and was expected to last 4 weeks. As of May 5, one half of the removal has been completed. Work continues on the remaining space. Pictures of the entire social hall area can be found at Social Hall Progress/Asbestos Removal.
May 4 – Third Sunday of Easter
Luke 24: 13-35
Sermon: “Holy Heartburn!”
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Dessert Musicale – 6:00 pm
May 10 – Inquirers’ Class – 9:30 to 11:30 – Assembly Room
May 11 – Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 2: 42-47
Sermon: “”We Are the Church Together”
PW Birthday Offering
Presentation of Bibles to kindergartners and third graders during worship
May 18 – Fifth Sunday of Easter
John 14: 1-14
Guest Preacher – Mark Olson, Moderator of New Castle Presbytery
Youth meetings - tba
May 24 – Inquirers’ Class – 9:30 to 11:30 – Assembly Room
May 25 – Sixth Sunday of Easter
John 14: 15-21
Sermon: “Help is at Hand”
High School Youth - tba
See the latest Memorials and Testimonials from long-time church members in celebration of our church's 300th anniversary.
Tercentennial Updates for April 2014 include the following:
1. Street Fair Activities
2. Memorials and Testimonies from Long-time Church Members
3. Project Status
4. Project Expenditures
6. Final Lenten Art Exhibit
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