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About Us

Our Mission Statement

"The Grace of God formed Wicomico Presbyterian Church to proclaim that 'God so loved the world he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life'. (John 3:16, NIV)

Our mission is to call all to Christ-like maturity, and to equip them to effectively serve the Lord in the Church and in the world. We will accomplish this by proclaiming the word of God as set forth in the Scriptures; by loving God through obedience to the Scriptures as they are revealed to us in worship, study and prayer; by showing God's love to all."

Adopted by Session on November 21, 2000


Wicomico Presbyterian Church is part of
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), with
denominational offices in Louisville, Kentucky, has approximately 2.4 million members, 11,100 congregations and 14,000 ordained and active ministers. Locally we are part of The New Castle Presbytery in Delaware.
 
Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.




 


 

Our History

Francis Makemie arrived from Ireland to minister to Presbyterians on the Delmarva Peninsula, organizing them into congregations.  In 1706, Makemie became the first moderator of the General Presbytery of America at Philadelphia.  The Wicomico Presbyterian Church has been a continuous congregation since 1683.  Wicomico Church was one of the original congregations in this organization.


The present brick church was erected in 1859.  Since then, numerous changes have taken place.  The main sanctuary was expanded and renovated, and a new annex was built for the Church School.  Installation of the stained glass memorial windows was accomplished in 1911.  A new pipe organ replaced the old one in 1983.  In the 1990's a modernization program updated the lighting, added air conditioning to the building, and renovated the pews and floors in the sanctuary.  Outside improvements included landscaping, lighting, and a brick patio and sidewalk.  In 2001 the Slemons Family Memorial Columbarium was added to our historic cemetery located behind the Social Hall.


If you are interested in reading more about the history of the Presbyterian Church in our area, the New Castle Presbytery offers this page.


Wico Pres Today 

Wicomico Presbyterian Church offers a caring community of love and support to all who enter.  Our program offerings include dynamic Sunday morning worship, an excellent music ministry, church school for all ages, Wednesday evening Bible Study and fellowship and an active women's association. Our mission involvement supports those in need locally as well as far beyond our neighborhood. Explore our web site to learn more about our congregation's ministry and mission, and feel free to contact the pastor or staff for more information.