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UPDATED: Two Area Presbyterian Churches Officially Exit PCUSA

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By Mark Collette, The Houston Chronicle. Regional Presbyterian leaders voted Saturday to accept the exit of two Houston-area congregations in an ongoing schism fomented by social issues including gay marriage. On a voice vote, the Presbytery of New Covenant, governing body for 95 Southeast Texas congregations, agreed to dismiss Memorial Drive Prebyterian Church in Houston …

Data Reveal Oldest & Youngest U.S. Religious Groups: Two Presbyterian Denominations Rank as Oldest

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By Joseph Rossell, Juicy Ecumenism. Data from the Pew Research Center has revealed the youngest and oldest religious groups in the United States. The numbers show Protestant mainline denominations are aging fast, and could be headed for steep membership declines unless they make major changes soon. The Presbyterian Church (USA) and its splinter denomination the …

The Invisible Presbyterian Seminary

World Mission July 11, 2016 Mission co-workers teach and preach around the world by Jonathan Seitz | for Mission Crossroads Lukas Nkhoma, Jonathan Thole and Watanga Ngoma leave the classroom at Justo Mwale University in Lusaka, Zambia. (Photo by Johanneke Kroesbergen) TAIWAN – Together, we are among the largest Presbyterian faculties in the world. Our …

As Goes the Mainline, So Goes the Nation

The next President of the United States will likely be a self-identified mainline Christian. Hillary Clinton is a member of the United Methodist Church and Donald Trump continues to assert that he is a Presbyterian. However, Clinton does not align with the UMC on the exclusivity of Christianity, LGBTQ issues or abortion. Trump’s self-avowed denomination …

Lehigh Presbytery Moves to Oust First Bethlehem’s Pastor, Marnie Crumpler

Governing body moves to oust First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem’s pastor, replace leadership By Sarah Wojcik, The Morning Call. A dispute over denominational identity has taken another divisive turn in Bethlehem, where the Lehigh Presbytery is canceling its contract with the new pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem and preparing to push aside church …

First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem Takes Court Action in Bid to Break from PCUSA: UPDATE posted 6/13/16

UPDATE: A message from the church session has been posted on the First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem web site, explaining why it asked the “Trustees to seek definitive answer to the question of the ownership of the Church’s property. Accordingly, the Trustees filed suit in the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas to simply seek confirmation from …

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