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Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Church Installs New Pastor


Last updated 8/15/2019 at 1:04pm

Jill Brubaker Reigh

Newly installed Pastor Janie McElwee-Smith sends her congregation at First Presbyterian Church of Hollidaysburg out into the community to share the Love of God Sunday, Aug. 11. She was installed as the 18th pastor of First Presbyterian Church Sunday.

Though this story has many more chapters yet to be written, consider this the final installment leading up to the Installation of the 18th senior pastor in 231 years at First Presbyterian Church of Hollidaysburg. Over the past three years and two months, you have read about challenges this historic church has faced courageously.

On Sunday, Aug. 11, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the Rev. Janie McElwee-Smith was installed as the 18th pastor of First Presbyterian Church by members of the Huntingdon Presbytery, church elders and participants. More than 100 congregants and former Interim preach...

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