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Susan Champion

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The Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church is located in the Borough of Mill Hall, three miles southwest of Lock Haven, the county seat of Clinton County.  Located in the Ridge and Valley region of Central Pennsylvania, it is easily accessible by residents of both Bald Eagle and Nittany Valleys including the rural villages of Salona, Rote, Mackeyville, Cedar Springs, Clintondale, and Lamar; and the nearby boroughs of Beech Creek and Flemington. 

Presbyterians in Bald Eagle and Nittany Valleys have been worshipping together since 1841.  On May 7, 1856 the Mill Hall and Nittany Presbyterian Church was organized.  The congregation later changed its name to the Bald Eagle and Nittany Presbyterian Church.  In 1871, the Beech Creek Memorial Presbyterian Church shared a common pastor with the Mill Hall church.  Following the closing of the Beech Creek church, c, 1971, the congregation again changed its name to its present configuration reflecting the uniting of the two nearby churches.

The Bald Eagle and Nittany Valley area is serviced by the Keystone Central School District.  Most importantly, schools at all levels (elementary, middle, secondary, and technical) are located within one mile of the church.  Post secondary education is offered at Lock Haven University. Penn State University, Lycoming College, Penn College are within a 45-minute drive

 The mission of the Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church is:

  • To GATHER as God's people.
  • To GROW in faith, love and service ,and
  • To GO into the world as disciples and apostles.

 The primary task of our congregation is faith development:

  • Reaching out and receiving people into the congregation.
  • Helping them strengthen their relationship to God through Christ.
  • Nurturing them in the Christian faith and equipping them for lives of discipleship.
  • Sending them out to live as God's people — extending the church and helping make the world more loving and just.

We envision our church as joyfully celebrating a wide spectrum of opportunities for creating interconnections between Christ, our congregation, and our community, especially among those who have not traditionally connected with the church, youth and young adults.  

We strive to provide:

  • FELLOWSHIP with other Christians,
  • LEARNING and living Christ's teachings,
  • OUTREACH to all people,
  • WORSHIPPING Him alone and doing
  • SERVICE in His name.

 History of the church:

This church was built in 1890 after the 1889 flood and destroyed by fire on January 3, 1915.  Robert Cole of Bellefonte was responsible for the design and construction of this building.  Several newspaper accounts of the fire exist.  They all attribute the cause of the fire to an overheated furnace.  One of the articles states that, "Many sightseers rode to Mill Hall on the street cars to view the ruins of the once pretty and artistic Presbyterian Church."  Our present church is the third Presbyterian Church at the corner of Church and Main Streets.


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