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 White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church 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.  Please join us!

  • We hope you enjoyed our Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30th!  We honored our veterans by marking the graves of the many veterans buried in the White Clay Creek Cemetery and remembering those who have served from our church and community. Veterans from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam are found in the cemetery.  We also heard some great music and two excellent presentations on the early history of our church and local community.  Even if you were not able to attend, you can still enjoy this great write-up with many pictures by Josh Shannon in the Newark Post.  Also, check out these links to the talks given by our featured speaker Bill Conley about Revolutionary War events near White Clay Creek and our own Prof. Jeff Jordan on the early history of the church and its intersection in the Revolutionary War on our 300th Anniversary blog.
  • A 300th Anniversary Church Picnic will be held on June 6th.  The picnic will feature fun activities from past and present, and will also include food trucks and BBQ.
  • On Friday, November 5th, a Celebration Dinner at the Clayton Center will feature a talk by the Reverend Rachel Stahle, author of The Great Work of Providence: Jonathan Edwards for Today (Wipf & Stock: 2010).
  • On Sunday, November 7th we will hold a special Worship Celebration and Luncheon to praise God for His faithfulness - past, present, and future!
  • We also plan to publish a book of short essays on the history of WCCPC.  Stay tuned!

We hope that many folks from our community will join us as we celebrate 300 years of history in Newark!  For more information on any of these events, please contact our church office (302-737-2100; ).

If you'd like to know more about the history of White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, check out our 300th Anniversary blog.  We will be posting articles about the history of the church throughout the year.