PHS Awards Four Heritage Preservation Grants
The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to report that we have awarded Heritage Preservation Grants to four PC(USA) congregations. These include a California congregation dispersed by Executive Order 9066 and a Texas congregation that was the spiritual home of the 48th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The winners are:
Union Church of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) organized 1906.
First Presbyterian Church (Cedarville, N.J.) organized 1838.
First Presbyterian Church (Waynesville, N.C.) organized 1875.
Grace First Presbyterian Church (Weatherford, Tex.) organized 1876.
The Heritage Preservation Grants were established in 2001 in celebration of PHS's 150th anniversary. Sustained this year by donations to our annual fund, each in-kind grant of $500 will cover much of the cost of digitizing a congregation's vital records, including session minutes and church registers. We'd like to thank all the congregations who applied. If your congregation is older than fifty years, and has fewer than 250 members, you can apply for the 2018 grant cycle. The deadline is October 31 every year.
To donate and be a part of our efforts to help churches preserve their history, please send a check made payable to the Presbyterian Historical Society, 425 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. You may also give safely and securely on our website.