Previously: Saxe-Gotha Presbyterian Church (Lexington, S.C.) leaves PCUSA.
With a vote of 1,337 to 170, the church decided to leave Presbyterian Church (USA), the largest Presbyterian denomination in the country. Another vote cemented the church majority’s desire to join A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO), which was formed by former PCUSA congregations in 2012 Other churches, including First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo, have also recently made the move.
Those against the split believe the process was rushed and did not allow both sides a chance for equal representation or discussion.
Kent Krause, a church elder, said the debate about leaving PCUSA has been bubbling for decades.
Many members of the congregation disagree with the a la carte religious beliefs taken by the national body, he said.
Monday, October 28, 2013
The Exodus from Egypt, Presbyterian edition Volume 2
The meltdown of the American Mainline continues, as yet another Presbyterian congregation votes to leave the PCUSA.