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Congressman Pittenger recognizes 250th anniversary of Providence Presbyterian

WASHINGTON – Wednesday, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) addressed the U.S. House of Representatives in recognition of the 250th anniversary of Charlotte’s Providence Presbyterian Church.


“Founded by Ulster Scots in 1767, the church was named ‘Providence’ to express the founders’ firm trust in the faithfulness of God to work all things for His purpose.

“Members of Providence Presbyterian were part of the combative North Carolina militia, the ‘Hornet’s Nest,’ which courageously opposed Lord Cornwallis during the Revolutionary War.  For over 140 years, the church sponsored all schools in the community, and in the 1850s, established Providence Female Academy, which was one of the few schools for women in the South.  The church remains committed to service today.  Part of the 250th anniversary celebration included making 250 dresses for young girls in Africa.

“Providence Presbyterian’s motto is ‘rooted in Christ, growing in the Spirit.’  To Pastor Walt McCanless and the entire congregation, congratulations, and God bless this wonderful community of believers.”

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