Our Church's History

 

     Our church was organized in 1909 by a small group of devoted people who met in the former Hudson's Bay Company manager's house at Fort Nisqually. In 1916 the Villagers worked hard to raise funds to build the First Church of Dupont on land donated by the DuPont Company. The building was completed in 1917 and was fondly known as "The Little Brown Church." It was later dubbed the "Campside Church" when it began ministering to the needs of soldiers from Camp Lewis (now Fort Lewis) during WWI. 

At some point, the church was enfolded into the Presbyterian denomination. In recent years, DuPont Presbyterian Church was renamed "DuPont Community Presbyterian Church" due to its service to the greater community. The beautiful stained glass windows were a memorial gift. Later, an outdoor ramp was added to the original structure for wheelchair accessibility. The roof was replaced in 2009 by generous donor. 

     It still functions today as a historical landmark and vital gathering point for the community of DuPont. Church members have continued to volunteer their time to restore the original woodwork, such as the antique pews, and maintain the building. When the church was recently painted, the Historical Society of DuPont painted the new interpretive sign to match the new color of the church and fit the theme of other historical sites around town.

     The Church often sponsors a summer week-long Vacation Bible School for the whole community, with the participation of other local churches. On December 24th, it holds an old-fashioned Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with carols, a children's Christmas pageant, and hot spiced cider for everyone. The church also hosts memorial services for community members, special events for a local Montessori School, Boy Scout and Cub Scout meetings, DuPont Historical Society special events, and a beautiful Easter Sunday Service. Backed up to a lovely park, the church is the perfect setting for charming weddings and photo shoots. 

     Come and see how the church continues to provide a warm welcome to everyone who enters its doors!

 

                                                                                            Newly painted by the DuPont Historical Society  

Original sign by Jake & Terry Smith                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring-time Cherry Blossom Trees line Barksdale Ave on the way to church 

September 18, 2020

SUNDAY CHURCH AND BIBLE STUDY CLOSED

Due to the COVID-19 virus concerns, we have decided to close on-site church activities for the next few weeks. Pastor Dan will still be recording inspiring messages and putting them on our website under: Sermons: This Week. Feel free to call or email Pastor Dan if you have any special needs.


SUNDAY WORSHIP

When we start up again, you are invited tojoin us for Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m.. The Children's Message will be around 10:50, followed by Sunday School downstairs. We also have a nursery available during the entire service for children under age 3. To learn more about our Children's Ministry, see Children's Programs.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY.

Bible Study will be suspended for the next few weeks, but will start up again when it is safe and prudent to do so. Our intent was to continue through the end of May, from 7:00 to 8:30. Hopefully those of you who normally attend can continue to study at home. Pastor Dan has been leading us in studying the book of James.

 

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About DuPont Presbyterian

Come to the About Us section to meet Pastor Dan, our staff, our church history, and find out what we're all about!

 

Join Us!

If you're curious about what a truly nurturing community of believers is like, come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved. 

 

Contact Us

We are in the "village" portion of DuPont, 502 Barksdale Ave 

Pastor Dan: (253) 310-1532

Map and more contact info.

 

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