Welcome to Connellsville Presbyterian Church (EPC)
We are a multi-generational church, located in Connellsville PA, in Fayette County. Connellsville Presbyterian began as a small church in 1829, had its own building by 1849, and merged with other Connellsville Presbyterian churches in 1879 and 1963. For over 180 years, CPC has ministered to the residents of Connellsville and surrounding communities. Connellsville Presbyterian has recently become a transitional congregation of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and is a member of the Presbytery of the Alleghenies, which currently consists of 65 congregations.
The Rev. Suzanne Brown Zampella, Pastor
Annual Nativity Display
Our annual Nativity Display will be held between 12pm and 4pm, on Saturday, Dec 5th and between 12 Noon and 2pm, Sunday, Dec 6th.
Last year over 200 people came through to view the collection. The Nativities on display were owned by our members, as well as friends from the Connellsville area. There's more background on the various Nativities in this Daily Courier article. There is no admission fee, but a free-will collection will be taken to support the Alternatives:Yes Pregnancy Support Center.
Please join us this year as we begin our celebration of the Birth of the King.
If there is a major snow or ice storm preceding Sunday morning, Rev Suzanne will be here, and Sunday Worship will occur -- although we might be without musical accompaniment.
That said, your safety is uppermost in our minds. Each area and neighborhood in which members live might be impacted differently. If you cannot walk or drive to worship safely, Please, stay at home!! Do not endanger yourself trying to make it through unsafe conditions, we'll see you the following Sunday. The sermon will be available later that afternoon on this website for listening.
Faith Finders will follow the school closing announcement of the Connellsville Area School District. If the school district has declared a snow day or an early dismissal due to snow, there will not be a Faith Finders session that evening.
Join us for a special movie evening on Wednesday, Dec 9th at 6:00pm. We'll be showing the movie The Christmas Experience, a retelling of the Nativity Story in a way you may not have seen before.
FAQs about the EPC.
What is unique about the EPC?
We are unique among American Presbyterians with our self-conscious attempt to balance essential and non-essential matters within a confessional framework. We are unified in our commitment to the essentials of the historic Christian faith taught in the Bible, but allow liberty of conscience on those matters which are not so plain in—or central to—the Bible’s teaching.
What is the EPC's view of the Bible?
We believe that the Bible is fully inspired by God the Holy Spirit to lead people to a saving knowledge of God and to help them understand their world rightly. By its very nature, the Bible is infallible. It is the supreme authority that orders our doctrine and mission.