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Eastvale Alive!

03. March 2008

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Eastvale RPC

Location: Eastvale, Pa.

*Presbytery: *Alleghenies

Organization date: Jan. 1886

Membership: 34 communicant; 10 baptized

Pastor: Micah Ramsey

Origin

The Eastvale RPC began with a Sabbath school held in the borough’s old school house. Originally, the work was under the direction of the Geneva RP Church. Meetings to organize the Sabbath school were held in Jan. 1886. Teaching and preaching began in 1889.

Recent History

The pulpit in Eastvale was vacant from Aug. 2001 to Aug. 2007. The congregation retained its commitment to the God who called them. They also remained committed to one another, to evangelism in the Eastvale community, and to the Reformed principles of worship. Most recently, Rev. Ed Robson, professor emeritus of the RP Seminary, provided consistency in the pulpit as an interim pastor. He also provided direction for the congregation. In the summer of 2006, the congregation welcomed Micah Ramsey. Between his middle and senior year at RPTS, he interned with the congregation. He and his family lived in the parsonage. Micah was installed as pastor on Aug. 31, 2007.

Ministry

The congregation is continuing with its vision to reach the community of Eastvale with the good news of Jesus Christ. This past fall, Treasure Diggers, Eastvale’s weekly afterschool program, ...

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