THE HISTORY OF WENTZ'S"The beginning of the church takes us back to the time of the French and Indian War, and more than a decade before the breaking out of the Revolutionary War. The cornerstone of the first three church buildings erected on the site where the present church now stands, was laid fourteen years before the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and twenty-five years before the signing of the Constitution of the United States. When Washington became the first president of the United States, Wentz's Church was already twenty-seven years old.
The founders of Wentz's Church were a stalwart group of pioneers from the Palatinate (a section of Germany, generally west of the Rhine River, was called Palatinate) who were seeking religious freedom. In order to fully understand the background of the church, the pages of history must be turned to 1710 when these German Reformed families came to the Perkiomen Valley. Many of the German reformed people brought with them the German hymn books which included the Heidleberg Catechism (a theological statement) and all or parts of the Palatinate Liturgy, The Palatinate Liturgy was first published in 1563 and serves to this day as the Order for the Holy Communion service."
This information is quoted from the 235th Anniversary Historical Booklet, "Wentz's Church Through The Years 1762-1997" published by Wentz's Church Historians Betty Wilkie and Robert C. Wilkie.
Today, we continue to faithfully minister to the people and families of our area. Currently, our members are diverse in their ages, backgrounds, race and nationality.