The Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney (PCOP) is a vibrant, welcoming, and service-oriented
congregation made up of people from all over the area and of all ages.
We have been a part of the Punxsutawney landscape longer than Punxsutawney Phil himself!
Please take an opportunity to explore our site and visit some of the many pages that help describe
what we feel is our call and mission as a church of Jesus Christ.
 
 
Our History

To be Presbyterian in Punxsutawney means that you have seen your fair share of change.

What began as a small gathering in the home of the Reverend David Barclay, founder of Punxsutawney, the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney as we know it today has worshiped in six different sanctuaries, been known by six different names, and gone through leaving and then later rejoining the Presbyterian denomination as we know it today. Thankfully the roller coaster of Presbyterian life here in Punxsutawney came to an end in December of 1921 when the final two Presbyterian congregations joined together and erected the sanctuary that we worship in today.

Since 1921, the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney has been led by eight Pastors. With an average length of service of close to ten years, including one pastor who served this congregation for nineteen, the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney has had a consistent presence in Punxsutawney and we look forward to challenges and celebrations of the next hundred years.
 
 
 
Our Beliefs
 

The Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church, USA. Instructed by a constitution, governed by a team of members elected by the congregation, and led by an ordained Presbyterian Pastor, our congregation is proud to be the Presbyterian Church here in Punxsutawney, and one of ten thousand congregations nationwide. To learn more about what makes Presbyterians distinct, our understanding of God and the world, and what it means to be Presbyterian please check out Presbyterian 101, an online resource of the Presbyterian Church, USA.

As a Presbyterian congregation, we believe we best serve our members, friends and the people of Punxsutawney by trying to do God’s work and live out the Gospel in our daily lives. To that end, our congregation affirms the following values as it seeks to be the Body of Christ here in the Weather Capital of the World.
 

Worshiping

Preaching in dynamic and relevant ways
Celebrating the Lord’s Supper (Communion) and Baptisms
Glorifying God through Creative Arts
Welcoming All of God’s Children
Giving of our resources

Teaching

Christian Education for all ages
Families as partners in Christian Education
Our Presbyterian heritage
Theological Diversity

Nurturing

Intentional care for our church family
Fellowship for children, youth and adults
Small group ministries
New Member orientation and assimilation
Unity in the midst of our differences

Empowering

A life of prayer and study
Personal development
Discerning our spiritual gifts
Witnessing to our faith
Individual initiative that faithfully implements the mission of the church

Serving

The ministry of the laity
Seeking opportunities to serve
Compassionate care for our neighbors at home and abroad
Both corporate and individual community involvement
Advocating and working for social justice
 
 
Our Pastor
 
As of November 12, 2017, the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney no longer has a serving minister.
Please check back for updates on our search for a new pastor!