300th Anniversary

In 2021 we celebrate 300 years of following Christ in faith, hope, and love. God’s graciousness has been evident as the history of WCCPC is a story of a people enjoying the presence of a loving God. The history of WCCPC is intertwined with the history of Newark, that of Delaware as a colony and then as the first state, and the growth of the University of Delaware. To celebrate our tercentennial, a series of special events have been planned:

  • In May, members of WCCPC will honor veterans by marking the graves of the many veterans buried in the White Clay Creek Cemetery. Veterans from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam are found in the cemetery.
  • A church picnic featuring food trucks and BBQ takes place in June.
  • In November, a special church-wide dinner at the Clayton Center will feature a talk by the Reverend Rachel Stahle. Stahle is the author of The Great Work of Providence: Jonathan Edwards for Today (Wipf & Stock: 2010).
  • We also will celebrate in November with a special worship service.
  • Another notable activity during the tricentennial is the publication of a book of short essays on the history of WCCPC.

With  the Memorial Day event, the June picnic and the dinner in November, we hope that many in Newark will join us and learn more about our church and the Christian faith. In October we celebrate with a special worship service at which a commissioned hymn will be premiered. This service and a following luncheon will be a time of homecoming, as we invite former members to join current members in a time of worship and thanksgiving.