200th Anniversary Celebration Coming Soon

200th Anniversary Celebration

We will be celebrating our 200th Anniversary at the Presbytery Meeting on November 14 at Harmony Presbyterian Church.

Here is how you can participate!

Photo Video

There will be a photo video of pictures of all Newton congregations  for the Prelude of the worship service. Please send electronically a couple of pictures of your church to Sonja at [email protected]. These can be historic photos or something  more recent. Please do not send actual hardcopy pictures, only electronic/digital pictures. Please make sure you clearly identify the name and location of your congregation. We do have many First Presbyterian churches in Newton Presbytery.  The deadline to get your photos in is Friday, November 3rd.

History of the congregations Display

Bring no more than two objects, pictures in frames or artifacts that tell something about your congregation.  The items will be on display before the meeting and during the Presbytery meeting break.
Please let Sonja know that you are bringing something to display so she can have a display tag. Email her at [email protected]

Pickup Choir

We will have a 200th Anniversary Choir. If you are interested in being part of the choir  please RSVP at [email protected]. The one selection will be My Shepherd will Supply my Need (Psalm 23) to the tune of RESIGNATION.  The choir will have one rehearsal on the day of the meeting around noon.  More details will be sent to you after your RSVP.

Photo Booth

Join us at the November Presbytery meeting at the Photo Booth. Our own photographers Chris Scrivens and Rich Gelson will be snapping pictures of us to celebrate our 200th Anniversary. We will provide props from the different eras of our churches to add just a touch of fun and history.  If you have some props that might work please let us know at [email protected]

Schedule for the Celebration
( subject to change)

November 14, Tuesday
Harmony Presbyterian Church


  • Pickup Choir Rehearsal
  • Registration for Presbytery Meeting
  • Set up of History of Congregation Displays

1 PM – 5 PM

  • Presbytery meeting begins with Worship Preaching – Rev. Jan Edmiston – Co Moderator of the General Assembly
  • Following worship Light refreshments reception
    History of the Congregations Display
    Newton Photo Booth
  • Presbytery Business agenda
  • Words from the Co-Moderator
  • Adjournment