Welcome to McDonald Presbyterian Church

Welcome!  We are a mid-sized congregation located in McDonald, PA that exists to honor God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ.  Our worship, service and outreach are all focused on helping others experience the love of God and the joy that comes from knowing him.  We love what we do and the community of people that we are together.  Our door is always open and we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our fellowship.

Gradual Re-Opening - May 28, 2020


We are pleased to say that after much careful consideration, we will begin hosting in person gatherings this Sunday May 31st. Our state governing officials have given varying guidance to churches, but they have also declared the work of churches to be "Essential" and even "Exempt" from their specific restrictions. They have given different guidelines to work with. One is recommending 25 people or less for gatherings and the second is recommending that large spaces be filled to 50% capacity. We will be using both principles as we reopen.

Starting on Sunday May 31st, and continuing through the month of June, we will allow approximately 40 people to gather in Trinity Fellowship Hall to view our livestream worship service. We will also have the service streaming live in Trinity Parlor, and about 20 people can gather there to view the service. In Trinity Parlor masks will be required.  We will respond to attendance patterns and open more overflow rooms to view the service in one or both buildings as appropriate. Also Community Life Groups may resume in-person meetings at the timing and choice of the group leaders. Those who attend will be encouraged to use whatever social distancing practices they feel are appropriate. We are asking those who attend to enter directly through the outside door to the room where they will be worshiping or meeting in order to minimize contact with others.

We have determined that the risks at the present time are acceptable for us to begin in-person worship. We will keep the livestream a priority by meeting in Trinity Fellowship Hall. We have not scheduled a communion service for the month of June. There are not yet plans to reopen in-person children's ministry at this time so any children that attend should be prepared to participate in the service of worship until further notice.

Worship Services through June will continue at 10:45am

This is an exciting time and we are all looking forward to seeing each other once again.  

Facebook Livestream Instructions

We are using Facebook Live for our streaming service.  Even if you do not have a Facebook account you are able to view the service through the provided link.  If you have a family member who can set up your phone, computer, or tablet to live stream the service I think you will find it to be very rewarding.  At this time the service audio file will not be available on our website.   Our online services have been very well received and we are so encouraged by your responses.  The recording of past services and all future services can be accessed here: www.facebook.com/mcdonaldpres

Bulletin & Announcements are emailed out each week and also posted on our facebook page.

Lenten Devotional Reading Plan is available here: Lenten Devotional


Please keep investing in your spiritual well being during this season.  Pray for all those around the world impacted by this virus and for our own church family members health and safety.  In this quickly changing environment know that your financial support of our congregation is greatly appreciated and will continue to make a big impact for the Kingdom.  this might be a good time to set up a direct bill pay from your bank to our church or to utilize the online giving system that we have in place through our website.

Our Lord Jesus Christ is firmly in control and we trust him for all things in all times and in all places.  May the Lord protect you and yours as we do all we can to prevent the spread of this disease. 

A Heart for Service

Our church family takes the great commandments of Jesus to heart as we seek to love the Lord our God with all of our hearts and to live that out by loving our neighbors as ourselves.  Our church calendar is filled with mission projects and opportunities that everyone can get involved in.  Learn more about them here.

Church Newsletter

Ten times a year our congregation publishes a newsletter that contains relevant information regarding special activities, Sunday School, Life Groups, Choir Schedules and more.  

Download our latest newsletter by clicking below.

July/August 2020 Newsletter

What We Believe

  • We believe that life is lived best in the context of a Church family that loves Jesus.
  • We believe that no one should be alone in this world and that we exist to serve and bless one another.
  • We believe that salvation through Jesus Christ is the one and only way to truly know God and to be accepted by him.
  • We believe that children should be taught the faith of Jesus Christ in a dynamic and fun setting so that they have every opportunity to thrive and be spiritually healthy throughout their lives. 
  • We believe that no person regardless of their circumstances has fallen so far from God that they cannot find peace with him.
  • We believe in the evangelical and reformed doctrines of our denomination as expressed in the Essential Tenets of the ECO.

Sermon Podcast

Curious about our message or missed a Sunday?  Check out our sermon page and be blessed by God's Word through a relevant and engaging message.

Focused on Children and Youth

From our Sunday School Program that meets during the school year to numerous special events there is always something happening at MPC for our Children.  We have reNEW Wednesday nights for Students in 5th grade and above and other special activities for our Junior and Senior High students.  Little ones have nursery care on Sunday Mornings and Children's Church for kids age 4-third grade.  We seek to invest heavily in the lives of our children and love seeing them develop into young men and women who love the Lord with all of their heart.

Upcoming Events

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...