At Darnestown Presbyterian Church:
We believe that adults and children should share regularly in the joyful and transforming worship of the living God, that we should grow together as disciples and servants of the living Christ, and allow our hearts to be moved and our minds to be enlightened in the presence of the Spirit.
We believe in creating rich educational and fellowship opportunities and desire to create deepening connections with Christ, one another, and our families. The DPC faith-based ministry is committed to full spiritual development through recognition and sharing of our unique gifts in the Church, our homes and the world around us, and through a growing number of quality small group ministries designed to help us develop spiritually, live in God's grace, be active in mission, have an active prayer life, and attract all to living as committed disciples of Christ.
We believe in inviting all beyond our church to faith in our Lord and participation in our worship. We welcome newcomers with consistent hospitality and work to bring old and new members into the active life of the Church. We welcome absolutely everyone to our community of worship and service -- striving to be faithful and open-minded, spirited and inclusive, challenging and comforting.
We believe in mission. DPC strives to provide a diverse outreach to our community and beyond through financial support as well as hands-on mission efforts. We are happy to offer significant financial support to the mission of the Presbyterian Church at large and to eight other local mission arganizations. We are also pleased to offer our members opportunities to participate in the doing of mission. Service trips to Towonda, PA and to the homeless of downtown DC run annually.
To learn more about being Presbyterian:
We invite you to visit the Presbyterian 101 section of our national organization website at the following link.
The following websites and links are also useful to understanding our faith.
Presbyterian Church (USA) - www.pcusa.org
This is "the starting point to finding out more about the Presbyterian church (U.S.A.)." in addition to the overview mentioned above, this site includes the latest news on Presbyterian involvement worldwide, resources like the Books of Confession and Order, daily readings, the Presbyterian news service, and links to other sites.
National Capital Presbytery (NCP) - www.thepresbytery.org
This site is a source of information about the NCP which consists of 37,000 members, 115 congregations, three missions, and five immigrant fellowships. Information that can be found at the site includes the NCP calendar, committees, staff, and congregations within the NCP. Darnestown Presbyterian Church is a member of the National Capital Presbytery.
Book of Order - http://www.pcusa.org/oga/constitution.htm
This link will take you to the Presbyterian Church's Book of Order (scroll down). In order to read and search through this site, you'll need Adobe Acrobat.
Book of Confessions - http://www.pcusa.org/oga/constitution.htm
This link will take you to the Presbyterian Church's Book of Confessions. In order to read and search through this site, you'll need Adobe Acrobat.