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 a couple of years ago 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.

     Every year the Church 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, 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 has grown and 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 

November 20, 2018

SUNDAY WORSHIPYou are invited to join us for our new winter 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.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL  

We still need volunteers to help with Sunday School. Please sign up on the list at the back of the church to occasionally help Ms. Esther with the kids.

    

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

We will be taking a break for the summer and start up again in the Fall.

 

OUR FACEBOOK PAGE We welcome folks to Click on this link to our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dupontcommunitypresbyterianchurch/

 

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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