Wednesday, February 27, 2013

5 new churches were dismissed into ECO

From the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Facebook page: Pleased to announce that 5 new churches were dismissed into ECO as of last night. Welcome! We are pleased to share that as of last night, 5 new churches were dismissed into ECO:
  • East Brook Presbyterian Church, New Castle, PA
  • East Main Presbyterian Church, Grove City, PA
  • Leesburg Presbyterian Church, Volant, PA
  • Neshannock Presbyterian Church, New Castle, PA
  • Princeton Memorial Presbyterian Church, New Castle, PA
Welcome, everyone!

Florence, S.C., church dismissed to join ECO

Layman Online Story: Florence, S.C., church dismissed to join ECO

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Presbyterian church in Mechanicsville, Virginia splits UPDATED 2x

Richmond Times Displatch Story: Presbyterian church in Mechanicsville splits

New Layman Online Story: Presbytery seizes control of Virginia church

  • New Hanover Presbyterian Church
  • In November 2011, the session voted to be dismissed to EPC
  • Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • 806 Members, 85 Worship, Income $1,110,000 (2011)
  • Online survey for dismissal: 218-6
  • The new church:
  • the Presbytery of the James
    • 114 Churches
    • On Sunday, Feb 10 ,2013 the Presbytery dissolved the church’s leadership
    • AC Letter To The Congregation
    • Here are the Six Members of the Presbytery of the James' Administrative Commission assigned to NHPC.
      1. Allen Fisher, Teaching Elder, The Presbyterian Church (Fredericksburg) - Moderator
      2. Edna Banes, Teaching Elder, Union Presbyterian Seminary
      3. Larry Diebold, Ruling Elder, The Presbyterian Church (Fredericksburg)
      4. Alexander Evans, Teaching Elder, Second Presbyterian Church (Richmond)
      5. Don Osborne, Ruling Elder, Chester Presbyterian Church (Chester)
      6. Martha Singdahlsen, Ruling Elder, Bon Air Presbyterian Church (North Chesterfield)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Administrative Commission formed to work with disaffiliated churches

The Layman Online Story:Administrative Commission formed to work with disaffiliated churches
  • Maumee Valley Presbytery in Findlay, Ohio
  • First Presbyterian Church of Ada, located between Dayton and Toledo Congregation: 53-0
  • First Presbyterian Church of Bucyrus found between Columbus and Toledo

Friday, February 1, 2013

Future of Lewes DE Presbyterian in question

Cape Gazette Letter to the Editor: Future of Lewes Presbyterian in question

This is a very frightening article. A left winger bashing right wingers with total disregard for freedoms and the Constitution of the USA.

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