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PCUSA decline continues theologically, numerically

From the AFA Journal, Sept., 2014 The Presbyterian Church (USA) has made a decision that may prove to be the final blow to the PCUSA denomination. On July…

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The Fellowship Community is introduced

DALLAS, Texas — Addressing the speculation that the newly formed Fellowship Community was merely a way to keep Presbyterians for Renewal (PFR) going, Paul Detterman said, “No, not…

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An order of Presbyterian Abbots? … and Costellos? – (updated)

Yes, I’ve already heard the joke: “An order of Abbots? What about an order of Costellos? What we really need is some comic relief!” But the creation of…

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Congregation, presbytery reach settlement to avoid litigation

A Pennsylvania congregation and its former governing body reached a settlement that allowed the church to be dismissed to another denomination without going to court for a civil…

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Woodbury, St. Stephen congregations released by Central Florida Presbytery

Two Orlando area congregations have been granted dismissal from the Presbyterian Church (USA). During the June 3 meeting of Central Florida Presbytery, Woodbury Presbyterian Church and St. Stephen…

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My mixed birth metaphor coming out of the ECO/Fellowship Dallas Gathering

After the official Synod meeting of the ECO: Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, the Dallas Gathering continued for another two days and included The Fellowship of Presbyterians, which…

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Session cancels meeting to vote on dismissal from PCUSA citing “simple math”

In a called meeting, the Session of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Aurora, Ill. voted to cancel the congregational meeting previously called for September 14. At that meeting the congregation was scheduled…

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Galatia released from PCUSA by Peaks Presbytery

The departure of a small Virginia congregation from the Presbyterian Church (USA) became official Aug. 15, and a formal service of dismissal is slated to take place Sept….

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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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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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