Delphi Falls United Church
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Bicentennial of the beginning construction of the Church Building 



Delphi Falls United Church


Celebration Weekend

August 14th 15th 16th

Activites Will Include

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Friday August 14th

Free Spaghetti Dinner
Delphi Falls Fire Department
5:30 to 7:30
Free To The Public 

Church Service
Delivered By: Martha Ryan
Under The Tent Church Lawn
Everyone Invited to Attend

 Saturday August 15th


Bake Sale
Church Lawn at 8am
Coffee Available

Special Music
Shirley Mapstone and Carol Neubauer
Delphi Falls United Church Choir

Special Guest: Pastor James Austin

Delphi Falls United Church
Free to the Public


Spirit Of Syracuse Choir
 Church Lawn
 Free to the Public


Pompey Historical Lecture
 Nancy Edwards & Ruth Hotaling
Delphi Falls United Church
Free to the Public

Tee Shirts & Hats For Sale
Tee Shirts $15.00
Hats: $10.00

Chicken Barbecue

Members of the Church and Delphi Falls Fire Department

Church Lawn
Take Out or Tables will be Available Under the Tent

Chicken Halves
Dinner: Chicken Halves, Salt Potatoes, Baked Beans
Starts 11:30am


Raffle Items & Raffle Baskets

Delphi Falls United Church

At The Church

Open to the Public All Day


Community Garage Sale
8:am to 4:00pm
Through Out the Village

Delphi Falls Fire Department 
Open House
All Day Saturday 

 Free to the Public


Bicentennial Quilt Unveiling
On Display at the Church

Artifacts by Pompey Historical Society.
Following Pompey Historical Lecture

Free to the Public


Unveiling of the Highway Marker

Commemorating the Hamlet's Cemetery
On the Church Lawn
12:00 noon 
Free to the Public

Skippy Ice Cream Truck

12:00 noon to 2:30pm


 1st Annual
Gene Barber
Lawn Mower Parade

Ray Randall and the Rhythmaires

Church Lawn at 5pm

Free to the Public


Saturday Night Movie Night
Delphi Falls United Church
Gods Not Dead
All Day Activities

Lemonaid / Ice Tea Stand
Free Popcorn
Tours of Church / Cemetery


Sunday August 16th

Church Service
Delivered By: Martha Ryan
Under The Tent Church Lawn
9:00 am


Strawberry Social

Church Lawn



 Time To Reflect

Under The Tent

Church Lawn 1pm


Will You Attend The Celebration In August

Be Sure To Sign Our Guest Book Under Church Links...

This will be published in the Summer Addition of the Pompey Historical Society Newsletter and was published in the Cazenovia Republican. 




     This is going to be a great year for the Delphi Falls United Church.  The Church has undergone many changes this past year. The biggest change is the resignation of its pastor, James Austin, after 23 years.  Financially the Church has been unable to meet its budget.  It can no longer sustain the budget due to declining membership, rising cost of fuel, insurance, other expenses and maintaining a pastorís salary.


    In April, the congregation held a Celebration for Pastor Jim honoring him for the dedication he gave the Church over the years and wishing him well. Fortunately there is a lay minister in the congregation to continue the Sunday services.  The American Baptist Convention will assist the Church in finding an interim minister.


   Through the years the Church has experienced some great fellowship with its yearly harvest dinners and senior luncheons.  This year the Famous Friday Night Fish Fry set a record of serving 175 dinners in a two hour period. The Parish Hall has provided good food and warm friendship for friends and neighbors near and far.


     The congregation has been working over the past few months with the United Methodist Conference to negotiate an agreement to transfer the Parish Hall property to the Delphi Falls United Church.  This will enable the Church to continue using the facility and to continue serving the community with dinners and events in the Hamlet of Delphi Falls now and in the years to come.


     The year 2015 marks the 200th Anniversary, the Bicentennial, of the beginning construction of the Church building for the Delphi Falls United Church. This remarkable structure, based on New England architecture, was placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1979. Plans are underway to mark this occasion for the summer weekend of August 14-August 16.  The Celebration will memorable and designed for all to participate and enjoy.  A special quilt is being designed and sewn to commemorate this milestone.  It will represent the history of the Hamlet and highlight the

Pastoral leadership. Instead of being raffled off it will be donated to the Town of Pompey Historical Society for a permanent display.  Tours of the Church building and the Cemetery will be given.  The unveiling of the historical highway marker commemorating the Hamletís Cemetery, surrounding the Church on three sides, established in 1803, funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, will be highlighted.


    Even with the changes and financial struggles the Church has endured over the past couple of years its members and friends feel that 2015 is a New Beginning.  The Lord has given the membership a rebirth to move forward, blessed with people stepping up and helping financially as well as actively participating in activities.  For the first time in years there is an opportunity to fix and repair the Church structure.  A new Church Board looks to the future with perseverance and hard work to give new vitality to this unique Central New York Landmark begun 200 years ago.


     Further updates will follow as plans are finalized for the August Celebration.  If anyone is interested in helping and volunteering for the Celebration please e-mail or use the following website to receive information on the Churchís Celebration and future events.






Ron Becker: Board Chair


cell: 315.243.0573

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