In 2004, Geneva RP Church merged with First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Beaver Falls, Pa., becoming the congregation we have today.
There were many reasons for the merger of the congregations, but the rerouting of Highway 18 directly in front of the former Geneva RPC building and the mounting costs of repairs and renovations helped make the decision to leave that building and head to the newer building in Patterson Township.
This was a return to our roots as the First RPC had planted Geneva RPC years before.
This week, Geneva College tore down the old church building. We had plenty of warning that this would happen so members and former members had the option to claim stained glass windows from that building.
The church claimed the old Blue Banner Window. This week, the same week the church came down, this window had new life breathed into it as it was installed in the First RPC building.
It looks like it has always been there. It is a definite celebration of the Lord’s faithfulness to this congregation.