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On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, the Penn Wynne Presbyterian Church building sustained significant damage from Tropical Storm Isaias. Despite having sump pumps and recently installed french drains, these resources were not enough to contend with the rising water table that sits below our church. The damages are still being calculated, but are anticipated to far exceed the limits of our insurance policy. Please consider donating to our FLOOD RECOVERY FUND to help us clean the mess and repair the damages to our church and school. 

Help Rebuild Our Church & School

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” 
Proverbs 11:25

We have been blessed to work with a ServePro team sent to Wynnewood from Kentucky (see photo, below) to work on the process of drying out our building from the recent flood damage. Many walls and floors yielded water damage, and we are working hard to rebuild and repair. WE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY and look to you for help in this trying time. Please consider donating to our Flood Recovery Fund. All donations will be used in our rebuilding process. 

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your support.

Our church has roots dating back to 1764, and members from the current building's first congregation helped to found Penn Wynne Library. 

Penn Wynne Presbyterian has old roots dating back to 1764. While earlier church buildings in our denominational line were scattered throughout Philadelphia, the current building was constructed in 1948 on a property that used to house an old carpenter’s shop. It was originally called Christ West Hope (a merger between a mission church in Penn Wynne and West Hope Presbyterian). When the building opened in 1948, the church had a vibrant community-engaged congregation that founded the Penn Wynne Library on land donated by the church. The cornerstone of the original West Hope Presbyterian Church building is located in the front stairwell of our current building, and a time capsule is buried in our walls. Thankfully both were spared from the flood damage! Our preschool was founded by Dottie Doherty after a final merger between Christ West Hope Church and Wynnewood United Church in 1975 creating Penn Wynne Presbyterian Church. In the 1980s a neighborhood survey indicated that childcare was in great need, thus the Latchkey Program and half-day Kindergarten program were born. We are proud to have been serving our community for so many years. 

Some photos of the damage are below. We've had to remove many walls in the drying process and add generators to power the dehumidifiers. This is a work-in-progress, and we will continue to update and share as we work to rebuild our beloved church and school.

The ServPro team from Kentucky

Generators & Dumpster

Exterior generators needed to power the building and dumpsters

Bike Room

Damage to the walls of the bike room, Overbrook Parkway side

Bike Room

Damage to the walls of the bike room, playground side

Bike Room Floor

Damage to the tiles of the bike room floor

Craft Room

Damage to the craft room walls

Craft Room

Craft room walls, Overbrook Parkway

Girls Bathroom

Wall damage in the girl's bathroom


Damage to the hallway


Damage to the kitchen floor

Mrs. Clodfelter's Office

Damage to Mrs. Clodfelter's office

Mrs. Clodfelter's Office

Damage to Mrs. Clodfelter's office

Play Room

Damage to the playroom, Overbrook Parkway side

Storage Room

Damage to the storage room

Story Room

Damage to two walls in the story room

Upstairs Classroom

Damage to upstairs classroom

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