New Life Presbyterian Church
We are living testimonies that God changes people!
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Some come in suits while others come in jeans. What God desires is that we come to worship modestly on the outside and in spirit and truth on the inside. Our love and appreciation for what God has done is spilling out all over in our worship. Music fills our hearts and hall as we sing the hymns of our fathers and the songs of praise from our lives today. We have been greatly blessed with a team of humble musicians who lead us to through the gates with songs of praise and worship leaders who faithfully lead us to the throne of grace in prayer and thanksgiving. Our minds and hearts are fed and encouraged through the proclamation of Biblical truth and our lives are strengthened by the loving fellowship of the family of God. We seek to honor the Lord our God with the sacrifice of praise in Bible readings, offerings, testimonies of faith, announcements, mission testimonies, and God’s blessing from God’s Word.
We belong to a denomination called the Presbyterian Church in America or PCA.
We are called Presbyterian because of our form of church governing. Presbyterian means ruled by elders. In fact, the United States government itself is a model of Presbyterianism – the original establishment of our country was sometimes called the Presbyterian Revolt.
With much prayer, we elect representatives who seek to know God’s will and direction. The heart of our elders is love that desires to shepherd one another toward Christ-likeness.
On April 5, 1992, the first Worship Service for the New Life Presbyterian Church (PCA) was held in the Professional Building in Level Green. Rev. Scott Johnston was the founding Pastor.
After a few years of steady growth and wanting to be more of a physical presence in Penn Township, a Property Search Committee was formed to look for property suitable for a church building. The search began with a prayer for God’s guidance. Soon the Marcinkewicz farm, bordering on Raymaley and Boxcartown Road, came on the market.
Amid much prayer by the committee and the congregation, a plan was formulated—money would be borrowed to purchase the farm; a portion of the farm including the house, barn and outbuildings would be sold to the highest bidder; 8 one and one-half acres lots would be divided and sold; and the net result would be twenty acres for the church and a down payment to begin construction on the building.
On September 28, 1997, the first Worship Service to our Mighty God was celebrated at the new Raymaley Road site for New Life Presbyterian Church in Harrison City, Pennsylvania.
A special marker was placed to the right of the entrance door to the church, proclaiming God’s faithfulness and goodness to us. It includes the cornerstone from the barn and the inscription:
“See I have given you this land” Deuteronomy 1:8
As God gave the Promised Land to the Israelites, this congregation believes He gave this land to us. This stone, from the original barn on the property, is a reminder that Jesus Christ is our Rock.
We are a relatively young congregation. Sometimes we feel like teenagers as we establish a personality. It is great fun discovering God’s design for us as a church. With each new member we look for what God is doing among us and try to cooperate with what He is doing. We are enjoying growing together, seeking to become like the Lord Jesus Christ. It is our goal that each of us becomes mature Christians. We have the wisdom of many who have been followers of Jesus Christ for decades.
We just recently added on to our facility which allows us to do all kinds of wonderful events like sport camps, large dinners, Biblical time reenactments, and other community activities. In the future we would like to add an educational wing as well. God has blessed us richly and we desire to be a blessing to others with what God has given us.