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A new beginning as New Life for Virginia congregation

The wait to become part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) is over for a Virginia congregation that also has changed its name. New Hope Presbyterian Church’s dismissal…

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A pair of churches leaves Carlisle Presbytery; 9th congregation departs Santa Barbara

The number of congregations released from the Presbyterian Church (USA) by the Presbytery of Carlisle grew to three with the dismissals of Lower Path Valley Presbyterian Church and…

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Two congregations leaving Holston Presbytery in Tennessee

Two churches in northeastern Tennessee are changing their denominational affiliations after being dismissed by Holston Presbytery, but issues regarding property have not been determined yet. Walkertown Presbyterian Church…

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Buddhists expand use of former Presbyterian church property in Florida

The Layman A former Presbyterian church in Scranton, Pa., is now a Hindu temple. The home of a former Episcopalian congregation in Binghamton, N.Y., belongs to a Muslim…

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Presbytery gives AC authority to expedite dismissal process

An Administrative Commission (AC) was granted full power by its presbytery to handle all property and settlement negotiations with a congregation leaving the Presbyterian Church (USA) in an…

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Westminster (Hattiesburg, Miss.) looks to bright future with new additions

By Emily Ham Price The future of Westminster Presbyterian Church looks bright to the Rev. Steve Ramp — and it’s not because of the church’s additional windows and…

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Presbyteries ready to help those impacted by flooding

As Long Island, N.Y., and Detroit, Mich., continue to dry out from record amounts of rainfall that led to widespread flooding last week, the assessment of needs in…

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Regarding ruling elders: Presbyterian councils

By Alison Janke How many Presbyterians does it take to change a light bulb?  It takes a council, in stated meeting, to determine if a new light bulb…

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Something old, something young

By Carol Howard Merritt While serving as an English-speaking pastor at a Korean congregation, Shawn Kang came to understand the particular struggles of second-generation Korean Americans. When he…

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PC(USA) stated clerk joins religious leaders in welcoming ceasefire

Presbyterian News Service LOUISVILLE – The Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), has signed on to the following statement welcoming…

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