Waddington First Presbyterian Church

America's Friendliest Home Church!

Our History

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Waddington First Presbyterian Church, founded in 1863, has been active in the local community for over 150 years.  Nestled along the picturesque St. Lawrence River in the quiet boarder town of Waddington, we welcome people of all backgrounds and denominations to worship with us. 

As a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Waddington First Presbyterian Church belongs to the Synod of the North East and the Presbytery of Northern New York. 

During the warmer months, join us in our center-aisle Sanctuary which holds over 300 people.  Enjoy classic hymns accompanied by our century-old pipe organ.  In the winter, we worship next door in the intimate double parlor of the church manse.  There, we are able to enjoy a cozy, friendly service in the warmth of the old brick building, complete with keyboard accompaniment.  

  • The original "White Church"dedicated in 1849.  Congregation voted to become Presbyterian in 1863.
    The original "White Church"dedicated in 1849. Congregation voted to become Presbyterian in 1863.
  • After the fire destroyed the White Church in 1887, a stone church was built in its place.
    After the fire destroyed the White Church in 1887, a stone church was built in its place.
  • Lighting struck in 1908 and destroyed much of the stone church.  The present day structure was erected using the original walls.
    Lighting struck in 1908 and destroyed much of the stone church. The present day structure was erected using the original walls.
  • Still used by the church today, the Manse was completed in 1874 on the property adjacent to the Church
    Still used by the church today, the Manse was completed in 1874 on the property adjacent to the Church
  • After the fire of 1908, Andrew Carnegie donated the M.P. Mooler organ which boasts 604 pipes with two manuals of 36 white keys each.
    After the fire of 1908, Andrew Carnegie donated the M.P. Mooler organ which boasts 604 pipes with two manuals of 36 white keys each.
The original "White Church"dedicated in 1849.  Congregation voted to become Presbyterian in 1863.
The original "White Church"dedicated in 1849. Congregation voted to become Presbyterian in 1863.

Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.

 

God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.

 

Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.

 

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