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    First Pres Boulder tradition carries on, despite heavy loss

    First Presbyterian Church Boulder Thanksgiving tradition carries on, despite a heavy loss Bernon Ward, once homeless, had been mainstay in First Presbyterian kitchen By Charlie Brennan More info:fpcboulder.org/thanksgivingdinner/ Vernon Ward, […]

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    First Presbyterian-San Antonio accepted into ECO

    On Wednesday (11/18/15), the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, Texas was officially accepted into its new denomination — ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. The church voted by 87 percent on Nov. […]

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    New Presbyterian denomination joins NAE

    National Association of Evangelicals press release. The National Association of Evangelicals is pleased to welcome ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians as its newest denominational member. ECO joins with […]

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    Open letter: Thoughts on leaving the PCUSA

    At the end of February, five months after my failed attempt to join the EPC last September (which is quite a story in itself), I finally managed to make an […]

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    Lewes Presbyterian Church parts from national denomination

    B y Nick Roth, The Cape Gazette (Delaware.) Lewes Presbyterian Church has separated from the national denomination Presbyterian Church (USA). Local officials say the national denomination’s liberal interpretation of scripture […]

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    A fresh start: Amarillo’s Presbyterian churches part ways

    By Eboni Graham, Amarillo Globe News. After an exhaustive discernment process, three Amarillo churches have officially been dismissed from the nation’s largest Presbyterian denomination and joined a more conservative group. The […]

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    Praying our way through 2015: a monthly prayer guide (February)

    We are a praying people. The staff of the Presbyterian Lay Committee gathers regularly for a time of Bible study, prayer and mutual encouragement. Thousands of people share their prayer […]

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    Defrocked by the PCUSA: An interview with Joe Rightmyer

    Since the announcement on Jan. 7, 2015 that Grace Presbytery defrocked Joe Rightmyer as censure for his participation in the process that lead to Highland Park Presbyterian Church’s realignment to […]

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    ECO And Egypt?!

    By Keith Hill, ECO’s blog Two weeks ago Fakhri Yacoub, Brian Stewart, my wife, Sarah, and I, had the privilege of representing ECO at the 150th anniversary of the Evangelical Theological Seminary […]

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    Not just LGBT issues

    By David Briggs, Writer, Association of Religion Data Archives In 2005, two congregations left the Presbyterian Church (USA) In 2006, three churches departed. But the floodgates have lifted since then as decades-old […]