Important Notice

Hello OGPC Online Friends and Family.  One of the highlights of our year has been worshiping with you online! While the pandemic has certainly been challenging, one of the blessings and joys has been being able to worship virtually with friends all over the United States and many countries around the world.  Thank you for worshiping with us, your support, and encouragement.

We wanted to share our current plans here at the church. You’ll find our most current church protocols here. Our sanctuary is now open for the congregation to come together.  For the coming weeks, we will rotate one week inside and then the next outside (weather permitting). As the number of people attending live each week is growing – we are engaging more with people in person.  We know this may mean those online are not able to always see/hear all happenings – but please know that our commitment is to ensure you have a positive worship experience online.  We are always happy to hear from you with ideas and suggestions.

When we worship inside – the tablet will be back in the balcony and will provide a steady view of the front of the church.  We are working on improving the online experience when we worship together inside for the long term.  There will be multiple cameras, different angles, and improved sound.  This design is already in progress and we look forward to showing off this new technology in the next few months.

We are blessed that you have and continue to worship with us from near and afar.  We hope you know how important you are to us and we look forward to your comments on FB, seeing your names pop up when you log in, and know so many are viewing at times convenient to you. Thank you for being with us!

The history of Old Greenwich is long and rich. The earliest record of our congregation is a call in 1739 to the Presbytery of New Brunswick for "supplies of preaching in Mr. Barber's neighborhood near Musconnekunk." That was us! At first we were interchangeably referred to as Mr. Barber’s neighborhood or Mr. Green's Farm; then Green’s Ridge, Greenridge, Greenage, until the name finally became Greenwich. 

One of the first supply ministers sent to preach in that log church was the frontier missionary Rev. David Brainerd. In 1775, the site of the log church and the early cemetery were abandoned in favor of the present location and the first stone church was erected. In 1835 the original stone building was replaced by our present, larger church.

In 1951, the cornerstone was laid for Memorial Hall. The great hall has a large stage at the north end of the building and a kitchen at the south. It has become a sort of all purpose room, housing such events as Sunday School classes, after church fellowship, committee meetings, Christmas pageants, and many more activities. Adjacent to Memorial Hall are the library and youth room.

Dedicated in the spring of 2004, Trinity Wing is the latest addition to the physical church. This new wing provides much needed space for Sunday School classes, committee meetings, support groups, and other gatherings. The infant's room a We are actively involved in public service and Christian Mission locally and world-wide. Offices for the pastor and church secretary are also located in this building.

Since 1973, Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church has been pleased to house the Greenwich Nursery School. The nursery school was set up by the church to serve the community. It is now governed by a separate board and subsidized by the church as a part of its local mission.

The Greenwich Cemetery predates the American Revolution, with memorials dating back to 1740. It has beautiful, historic characteristics of an early American church graveyard and nineteenth century rural cemetery. The cemetery's growth through the twentieth century affords visitors a historical cross-section of gradually changing styles of burial layout and monuments, from family plots and vertical markers to the memorial park with flush markers. The cemetery is no longer governed by the church and one need not be Presbyterian to be buried in it.

Old Greenwich's Mission

The congregation of OGPC fully embraces its responsibility to bring the word of God into the community and world. We look to be inspired and unified in our shared mission:

“To Celebrate the Love of God in All We Say and Do”

And so, with the leadership of a new pastor and secure in God’s love and guidance, OGPC approaches the unknown future with commitment that God’s will be done and that as God’s people, we can witness the power and glory of God through our own actions. In doing so, we will celebrate the love of God in all we say and do.