Grace Point's 120th Anniversary

Join us Sunday, September 19, 2021!


We will have special celebration worship services and a picnic that Sunday as we look back and remember God's faithfulness to our church over the last 120 years. Our church was founded in 1901, and its history is one filled with rich blessings and unique challenges. But through it all God has been faithful!


Services: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Picnic: 11:45 a.m. (after the 10:30 a.m. service)


Special Grace Point History Presentation with Q&A by Dave Lewis during the 10:30 a.m. service, in place of our Adult Bible Study Class, in the Conference Room.

 

With photos, testimonies and more, we'll be glancing back and looking ahead to what God has in store for our church! Also, we'll have activities and fun for the whole family, and we hope you'll join us for this special occasion!


Be sure to bring a lawn chair for the picnic! Hot dogs, salad, chips, water and a sweet treat will be served!


"Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast."

Psalm 119:90

founded in 1901

On Sunday, September 22, 1901, following a preaching services by Rev. E. C. Romine at Newtown Hall, the 13 charter members held a business meeting to formally organize the church. On the following day the church was recognized as a Baptist church by the Council of Baptist Churches. Romine, of Philadelphia, had preached in the Langhorne and Newtown areas for several months previously and was instrumental in the formation of the church. 


Rev. C. W. Teasdale was called in November as the first pastor of the church. May 1906 saw the dedication of the small stone church building (pictured left). This building was expanded several times and an educational wing was added in 1961.


(Photo courtesy: Newtown Historical Association)

state street

Following much planning and prayer, construction of a new addition began in 1981 on the site of the old parsonage. This new addition was completed in 1982 (pictured right) and remained home until 2004 when the church moved to its current location on Route 532 and Stoopville Road.


First Baptist Church of Newtown, now known as Grace Point, has remained committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. While the church has seen highs and lows, God has remained faithful these last 120 years.