History

Our congregation has a long and rich history. Presbyterians in Craftsbury began meeting occasionally around 1810, and the gatherings grew as Scottish farming families began to migrate to the area (some descendants of those families still attend today). On September 14, 1816 the church was chartered under the Reformed Presbyterian Church of America, commonly called the Covenanters, who were orthodox Calvinists deeply opposed slavery and who did not use musical instruments in worship.

In 1906 the church’s governing board voted to dissolve relationship with the Reformed Presbyterians and to affiliate with the United Presbyterian Church (now called the Presbyterian Church (USA)).  They also purchased a reed organ, which is still used occasionally in worship today. Our church building was dedicated in January, 1910.

The emphasis of the church has been to promote the personal and corporate worship of God through Jesus Christ, and to participate in spreading his good news throughout the world.