In 2021 we began our celebration of 300 years of following Christ in faith, hope, and love in Newark, Delaware! 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. Our celebration has been extended into 2022 due to the pandemic. It's not too late to join us for our 300th Anniversary Celebration Weekend, May 14/15, 2022!
- Our Celebration Picnic will be held on Saturday, May 14th at the church from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Join us for the fun with free BBQ and ice cream from Woodside Creamery, a Moon Bounce, free family photos, and more! There is no charge for this event.
- Join us in worship on Sunday, May 15th at either 9:30 AM or 11:00 AM for a special Celebration Worship Service, complete with bagpipe!
- Our Celebration Luncheon, featuring a talk by the Reverend Rachel Stahle (author of The Great Work of Providence: Jonathan Edwards for Today), will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 15th in Clayton Hall at the University of Delaware. Dinner will feature a barbecue chicken and brisket buffet. There is no charge for this event, but you must register by Sunday, May 8th to attend, as there is a space limitation. Click here to register for our 300th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon!
- We held a special Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30, 2021 to honor 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. 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.
We hope that many folks from our community will join us as we celebrate 300 years of history in Newark!
If you'd like to know more about the history of White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, check out our 300th Anniversary blog.