NPC's Future and Denominational Affiliation
The Session of Narberth Presbyterian Church has unanimously and wholeheartedly voted to seek gracious dismissal, with property, from the Presbyterian Church (USA) to ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
Since December, NPC’s Transition Team and the Administrative Commission of the Presbytery of Philadelphia have been working on reaching agreements in three key areas: church property, provision for pastors, and possibilities for ongoing relationship. Together, these will form the basis of the Terms of Gracious Dismissal. We’ve made good progress!
Once all of the terms have been agreed upon by both the Session and the Administrative Commission, they will be presented to the congregation for a vote. If approved, the Terms of Gracious Dismissal will then be presented to the Presbytery for final approval.
It will be critical to have a greater than 50% participation rate in order to meet the quorum (approximately 220 NPC members) for this vote. Your participation in this congregational meeting is essential to the future of Narberth Presbyterian Church. Once the date (we’re hoping for spring) for the congregational meeting has been determined, it will be widely communicated, early and often!
Please continue to pray for and with NPC’s Transition Team, leadership, and the Administrative Commission, for continued positive interaction and a process that glorifies God, preserves the unity of our congregation, and blesses the Presbytery. In the weeks ahead, please pray particularly for the teams as they work together on the Terms of Gracious Dismissal.
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