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ECO Reaches Milestone of 300th Member Church After Break From PCUSA

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By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post. A conservative Presbyterian denomination formed in response to the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s increasing acceptance of homosexuality has reached the milestone of 300 member congregations. “We are blessed to have each and every church and church member in our ECO family. As we grow, it is our prayer that we continue …

Old Presbyterian church closes doors

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By Dan King, Manchester Newspapers (NY). A small congregation of Presbyterians is currently without a full-time home. The First Presbyterian Church of Whitehall closed its doors in July, after the Albany Presbytery – which oversees the church – became aware of some code issues at the church, which was built in 1848. “What we were …

Meetings This Month on Athens Church’s Move to Leave Mainstream Presbyterians

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By Lee Shearer, Online Athens. (Georgia) After a months-long quiet period, an Athens church’s move to secede from its denomination could be headed toward resolution. An administrative committee of the Northeast Georgia Presbytery scheduled two meetings this month with the congregation of Central Presbyterian Church, whose congregation earlier this year voted to leave the country’s …

Flames Shoot Out Door, Roof of Historic Philadelphia Church

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Editor’s Note: Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA). By Dan Stamm, NBC10.com. Philadelphia firefighters battled flames shooting through the front door and roof at a four-alarm Philadelphia church fire Monday morning. Flames broke out around 9 a.m. in the basement of century-old Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church along Lansdowne Avenue near …

Does Theology Still Matter?

By Richard Burnett, Theology Matters. Does theology still matter? It may seem like an odd question to ask in a journal that has asserted for more than two decades with the simple proposition of its title that it does. Yet asserting that theology matters does not make it so. And even if it once mattered …

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board Hopes New Structure Will Bring Strategic Focus

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By Jana Blazek, The Presbyterian Outlook. Those are the new building blocks of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board’s internal structure – and will be the format around which the board’s next meeting Sept. 13-16 in Louisville will be structured. The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board’s executive committee, which is meeting in Chicago July 27-29, spent time …

Two PCUSA Churches Join Interfaith Group To Issue Statement on Shooting of Iman and His Assistant

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Two Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations were part of an interfaith group which issued a statement of condolence following the Aug. 13th deaths of a Queens, N.Y., iman and his assistant. Fanwood Presbyterian Church in Fanwood, N.J, Somerset Presbyterian Church in Somerset, N.J., the Temple Beth El of Somerset, the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the Islamic Society of Central Jersey wrote that they …

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