What TO expect
Our sanctuary was built in the 1800s. It is a beautiful, historic, tall brick structure, so it can look imposing and formal from the outside. On the inside, though, you can expect to find a vibrant, welcoming church for persons of all ages.
Expect to be welcomed as you enter the sanctuary
and greeted as you leave.
Expect to find people dressed in a variety of styles:
dresses, coats and ties, business casual and jeans.
Expect to find quality nursery care for your child, engaging faith formation opportunities for all ages and a vibrant youth group.
Expect to find worship that is engaging and participatory,
preaching that is relevant, and music that blends old and new.
Expect to be welcomed as a child of God.
Especially for Children
All children are welcome in worship. We provide activity bags for those who need to keep busy. Children are invited to participate in our services by processing the Bible, lighting the Christ candle and helping to set the communion table.
10:00 AM Service for the Lord's Day
This service is based on the Lord's Day Service from the Book of Common Worship, which includes prayer, scripture, music and a sermon. We celebrate the Eucharist on the first and third Sundays of the month, by intinction. Music is led on the organ and piano and often by guest musicians.
Worship with Communion: This is a more intimate and quiet service which includes scripture readings, a sermon, prayer, and weekly communion. Music is typically led on the piano and congregational singing is limited to two hymns. Participants come forward to form a semi-circle in front of the communion table to receive communion.
The Sanctuary Choir rehearses weekly during the academic year from 7:00-8:00pm on Wednesday nights. They help lead worship every week at the 11:00 am service. All are welcome.
Our bell choir rehearses weekly during the academic year, and they offer music during worship three to four times throughout the year. We are fortunate to have a 4-octave set of handbells and two octaves of handchimes that enhance our worship life.
There are many opportunities for instrumentalists to contribute to the worship life and musical leadership of the congregation. Please contact the Director of Music if you would like to find a place of service.
Music on Main Street
Each year, we host music concerts, free of charge, that are open to the greater Danville community. We enjoy welcoming our neighbors into our acoustically rich sanctuary, sharing God’s gift of music with the community, and having time to fellowship with one another following the performances.
Taylor & Boody Organ
A gift from Dr. Robert Weaver in 1999, this 42 rank tracker organ was designed especially for our sanctuary by Taylor and Boody Organ Buildings of Staunton, Va. It has a mechanical playing action (called a 'tracker' organ), with air supplied either by a bellows or electrically. The organ took more than a year to build, and is one of the finest in the country. Note the hand-carved casing and the Presbyterian symbol at the top.
Congratulations! The Presbyterian Church of Danville welcomes all who seek to unite in Christian marriage. We rejoice that you have chosen to establish your marriage relationship in the light of our covenant with God and that you wish to celebrate this covenant in a service of worship at this church.
Please read the guidelines and forms below and then contact Cara Brennan, Administrative Assistant, to talk about getting your wedding on the church calendar. Wedding dates are confirmed after a conversation with the pastor.