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EDUCATION

 

Worship & Education

Sunday morning services.  Children worship with us and attend classes after the children's message.  Childcare provide up to age 3.

 

Church School

Children of pre-kindergarten age through pre-confirmation following children's sermon (Sept through mid-June).  Children's activity program is offered during the summer months for children through 2nd grade.

 

United Presbyterian Youth

7th grade through 12th grade meet for fellowship and program twice a month on Sundays.  Special activities and programs are scheduled throughout the year.

 

Confirmation Class

For young people in 7th grade and above.  Offered every other year.

 

Daily Vacation Bible School

Ecumenical and community DVBS for children from age 4 through children entering 6th grade.

 

Inquiry Class

For adults who unite with the church, scheduled as needed.  Want to know what it means to be a member of WCUPC?

 

Church Library

Inspirational and reference books, periodicals, tapes and videos dealing with Christian faith available on loan.

 

FELLOWSHIP

 

Coffee Hour

Second Sunday of the month after worship and on other specific occasions.

 

Family Events

Several times during the year as announced, including June picnic and Christmas Pot-Luck dinner.

 

Fellowship/Dinners

Several times a year focusing on a special theme.  The Harvest Dinner features an auction, usually held the end of October.

 

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION    

 

Men's Breakfast Fellowship

first Saturday of the month, November through June, for breakfast, Bible study and fellowship.  A retreat is held in the early fall for men/women at Silver Bay.

 

Presbyterian Women

Bible study, fellowship and service/mission projects.  Morning and Evening Circles meet monthly in homes and several times together during the year for supper programs with special speakers.

 

Other adult studies seasonally, and as otherwise scheduled.

 

SERVICE & OUTREACH

 

In addition to three Boards (Elders, Deacons and Trustees) and the Personnel and Nominating Committees, the following opportunities for Christian Service invite your participation.

> Worship & Music

> Nurture & Action (Christian Education)

> Membership & Outreach

> Stewardship & Finance

> Facilities

 

Choir

For 13 year-olds and up.  Rehearses on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. September through June.

 

Youth Leaders

As advisors, drivers, and chaperones

 

Lay Preachers, Greeters, Ushers, Lay Readers, and Acolytes

Opportunities to assist and/or lead worship on rotation and/or as needed basis.

 

Teachers

For church school and ecumenical Summer DVBS.

 

Scotch Church Quilters

Meet second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the church dining room September through June.  Our mission is quilting items for charitable donation.

 

Special Projects

Planning and implementing special events and projects in the church and community, such as Christmas and Easter Baskets, Turkey Supper and services at Maplewood Manor.

 

History of the Church

In 1792, several families who emigrated from their native Scotland formed the Associate Reformed Church of Charlton and Galway. 

 

there have been four church buildings over the 200-year history of the church.  The first was built of hewn logs and located near the southern Galway boundary on Route 147.  The second building, in use from 1804 to 1846, was a frame structure situated on the Scotch Church cemetery property facing Route 67.  The third building, built on the present church location, was destroyed by fire.  The present building was dedicated in 1881 and now is in its second century of service to the congregation.

 

The chapel was built in 1904.  The Christian Education building was constructed in 1966, to provide needed church school facilities, dining room/social hall area, and kitchen space.

 

In 1860, the West Charlton Church accepted the form of government of the Presbyterian Church.  In 1958, when the United Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church USA merged, the congregation became the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church.

 

The Rev. Thomas A. Gregg was installed in 2002 as the 19th pastor for the congregation and serves the church with a vibrant, Christ-centered ministry.

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