Land Acknowledgement

Long before The Potomac Presbytery claimed this site for a Presbyterian church the land was used by the people native to the land we call America. According to archeologists’ estimates, a succession of indigenous peoples occupied the Chesapeake and Tidewater region, arriving roughly 3,000 to 10,000 years ago. Those people of Algonquian & Nacotchtank affiliation who would coalesce into the Piscataway nation, lived in the Potomac (Patawomeck) River drainage area since at least AD 1300.

We thank those who cared for this land before us and give gratitude to the land itself. As Christians, we are called to be responsible stewards of God’s creation and to protect the land and its complex natural environment so that it can continue to exist and be enjoyed now and in future generations.


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