The Covenant Presbyterian Church holds the distinction of being the first church established in Butler, Pennsylvania. When the city fathers met in 1803 to plot the county seat, the current site was set aside as "the church lot" and since its clearing the ground has served no other purpose.
The church's congregation has played a part in national historic events. In the 1860's, while the young nation was torn apart by the Civil War, members of Covenant Church showed their compassion by establishing a stop on the famous underground railroad helping runaway slaves to escape to freedom in Canada.
Covenant has for many years been a welcoming venue for community groups, providing meeting space for the Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and others. Most recently, since 2006, the church has joined in support of the Butler Emergency Relief Initiative to coordinate assistance for many unmet community needs, including utility bills, housing, prescription medication and transportation.
Through its approximately two centuries of sacred worship and dedicated work, the Covenant Church community of believers has valued outstanding preaching, excellent music, Christian education for all ages and service to the wider community. From its historic beginnings in 1813 to today, their mission has been to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and to minister to our neighbors with energy, intelligence, imagination and love.
Even as the world seeks to divide us according to our economic, racial, and ethnic groups, ages, gender, abilities, preferences, politics and theological positions, they believe that in Christ there is no such division. The congregation is strengthened through difference and diversity.
They welcome all to our church community and its activities, especially those who are seeking peace and a respite from the stress and anxieties of daily life. Their programs, services and pastoral care are available to members and non-members alike. The right and privilege to vote and hold office is extended to all active church members.
Monday & Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Thursday & Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
On-street parking and nearby lots are available.