Tuesday, April 30, 2013

FPC Waynsboro, Staunton, VA church splits PCUSA/EPC

Layman Online Story: Members of Virginia church have parting of ways
  • First Presbyterian Church of Waynesboro, located west of Charlottesville in Staunton, Va
  • Session members resign on March 17
  • Presbytery of Shenandoah assumed original jurisdiction
  • 375 members
  • The session had voted by a 10-2 margin in November 2012 to seek dismissal from the PCUSA
  • Over 100 members now attend Waynesboro Mission Church (EPC)
  • fellowship hall of Church of the Brethren

Friday, April 26, 2013

Six Alaskan churches leave PCUSA; only nine remain in presbytery

Layman Online Story: Six Alaskan churches leave PCUSA; only nine remain in presbytery

Westminster PCUSA->EPC

Times News Story: Going their own way: Pastor leaves denomination with congregation in tow
  • Burlington, North Carolina?
  • “Out of Order: The Self-Destruction of a Mainline Denomination”, by Pastor Powell Sykes published Nov. 16, 2012
  • Mebane Presbyterian Church also switched in February.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Two Yakima, WA PCUSA churches begin leaving PCUSA, 6 more consider leaving.

Layman Online Story: Yakima Presbyterian churches considering their future

Original Story: Yakima Herald RepublicYakima Presbyterian churches considering their future

  • Westminster and First Presbyterian
  • Yakima, WA
  • Presbytery of Central Washington
  • Also Considering:
    • Terrace Heights left PCUSA a year ago, joining the EPC.
    • Bickleton
    • Prosser
    • Wenatchee
    • Ephrata
    • Roslyn
    • Moses Lake

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Six churches dismissed by Presbytery of Shenango (PA)

Layman Online Story: Pennsylvania church leaves PCUSA, joins ECO

Presbytery of Shenango (Western PA) dismissed six? churches on Feb 26. No Cost to the churches! Council Minutes (PDF)

  1. ECO - East Brook Presbyterian Church, New Castle, Pa.(98)
  2. EPC - Center Presbyterian Church, Grove City (164)
  3. ECO - East Main Presbyterian Church, Grove City (694)
  4. ECO - Neshannock Presbyterian Church, New Castle, Pa. (325)
  5. ECO - Princeton Memorial Presbyterian Church, New Castle, Pa. (38)
  6. ECO - Leesburg Church, Volant, PA (234)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

FPC Cushing Ok leaves PCUSA to be independent.

Layman Online story: Oklahoma church closes, buys property from presbytery for $1

A misleading headline, a disappointing one from Layman. Although, they do spell out the terms in the article.

  • First Presbyterian Church of Cushing
  • disaffiliated from the denomination by closing it.
  • the church paid three years of per capita in the amount of $7,702.80 and $1 for the building
  • new name of First Presbyterian Church, Independent.
  • Presbytery of Cimarron
  • a city-wide meeting publicized by a mailing and newspaper ad took place Oct. 28, 2012

Leesburg (PA) PC leaves PCUSA for ECO

Layman Online Story: Leesburg PC leaves PCUSA for ECO

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