Donegal Society


Sunday, June 12


It will be a very special opportunity to celebrate the history and the faith of the Donegal Presbyterian Church and the rich legacy of the past that surrounded it then and now! 

Departing from the tradition of the past in holding the reunion on a weekday, this year we will join the congregation of the Donegal Presbyterian Church in worship. The service starts at 10:00 A.M. and will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and a special message entitled “Witness Marks.”

Following, there will be a wonderful chance to experience the cuisine of the 18th century Scots-Irish, German and Lenape people. The cost is $10 per person and will be served in Fellowship Hall. If you plan to be a part of this meal, a form will be available in the Weekly Witness and in the narthex. 

At 12:45, the Donegal Society will convene for its annual meeting that will include reports from its ongoing work in fulfilling its mission, a report from the nominating committee and the election of officers, and a presentation by Dr. Marlene Arnold on her continued work on “The Providence Project.” 

At the conclusion of the meeting, there will be a culture fair on the grounds of the church, including Native American drummers, Scots-Irish dancers, booths that will invite all to test their knowledge of 18th century history and culture, a tour of the historic cemetery that will also provide voices from the past and dessert, featuring Montgomery Pies. These pies will also be available for sale at $10.00 each and if interested please look for an order form in the coming weeks. 

The Donegal Society is especially excited about this very unique day that will offer the opportunity to learn and celebrate the rich history of Donegal Presbyterian Church and the legacy it has helped to shape. Please plan to attend!


Highland Presbyterian Church has collected a significant volume of clothing, housewares, and furniture from the community for the purpose of redistributing to new neighbors from Afghanistan. This “Donation Center” has been a valuable resource over the last several months, but we plan to close up shop over the Summer. We would love to find a new home for the remaining items, especially if they can continue to serve new neighbors being resettled in the area.

Does your church have the space and the calling to continue this ministry (or a similar one), by taking on part or all of the clothing, housewares, and furniture? We can organize and provide transportation!

Please call Highland members

Tom Whitworth (717-725-1462) or Lynn Dawson (717-205-5201)


Celebrating the History of

Faith Presbyterian Church

Sunday, June 19 at 10 am

First Presbyterian Church, 225. E. Market St., York

While gathering for worship on June 19, First Presbyterian Church will celebrate the history of Faith Presbyterian Church, a Black congregation with which it merged in 1965.

It is known to be one of only three such interracial congregational mergers in the nation during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. Recent historical research into Faith Presbyterian and its pastors has unveiled the church’s significant influence in and beyond the Black community of York, prompting First Presbyterian to recognize its sister congregation’s rich legacy during this special worship service.

The service will also include a “Litany of Celebration, Lament and Reconciliation,” acknowledging ways in which the predominately white congregation has not recognized the rich legacy of Faith in the past nor has been more intentional in supporting their Black members in their quest for racial justice. 

Among those helping lead the service will be several guests as well as former members and descendants of members of Faith. They are: Dr. Dorothy King, former Faith member, and her pastor, Rev. Tom Sweet, a son of First Presbyterian and lead pastor of Market Square Presbyterian Church; Mr. Rick Chase, son of First Presbyterian Church and former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.; Warren Cooper, well known Philadelphia jazz musician and son of former Faith pastor, Rev. J. Jerome Cooper; Jennyfir and Christian Hunter, children of former member of Faith, the late Virginia (King) Hunter and Patricia Hedgepeth, former member of Faith. 

Following the service, attendees will be invited to walk down to 50 North Duke St, former site of the Faith Presbyterian sanctuary and Community House, where a brief ceremony marking the location will be held. The public is cordially welcomed to attend both the worship service and the ceremony following.

For more information, please contact the church office at 717.843.8041



For detailed information about these positions,

visit the Donegal Presbytery website HERE

Transitional Minister

First Presbyterian Church, Pottstown, Pottstown, PA | https://fpcpottstown.org/


First Presbyterian Church, Mount Joy, PA | 7 Marietta Ave. Mount Joy PA 17552 | Call 717.653.5888

Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Unionville Presbyterian Church | Kennett Square, PA | unionvillepresbyterianchurch.org

Director of Music

Doe Run Presbyterian Church | East Earl, PA | Sally Hammond, 610 312 1798 or sfh0821@icloud.com

Covenant Pastor Position

Bethany Presbyterian Church | Mendenhall, PA I www.bethanychurchpa.org

Half Time Pastor Position

Westminster Presbyterian Church of York | 320 North Queen St. York, PA 17403