June 10 Historic Congregational Meeting and Vote
Dear Members of NPC,
On Sunday, June 10, 2018, following a combined worship service at 9:00 AM, we will hold a Joint Congregational Meeting (combined meeting of the congregation and the corporation) to consider and vote to ratify NPC’s gracious dismissal agreement from PC(USA) to ECO. Your attendance is highly important. The Presbytery requires a 50%+ quorum, or about 240 active members present in order to convene the meeting and 75% voting YES to proceed with dismissal. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.
Parking will require extra graciousness on everyone’s part! We ask all able-bodied members to park in the SEPTA lot at the train station, just a five-minute walk from the church. The entrance is across the Narberth Ave bridge. Another parking option is the Metropolitan lot at the corner of Windsor and Forrest avenues.
Here are the docket for the meeting and the agreement that has been approved by Session and the Board of Trustees. Both the Session and the Board of Trustees of NPC unanimously recommend these terms to the congregation and urge your participation and support at the congregational meeting on June 10. We want you to know that the Administrative Commission of the Presbytery unanimously supports this agreement.
Registration for the meeting will commence following the benediction at about 10:15 AM, and the meeting will begin once registration is completed. We will have some “housekeeping” to do at the beginning of the meeting to adopt procedural rules for this special meeting, but the central focus of the meeting will be to affirm the call we believe God has placed on us to continue sharing the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ within the setting of a new denominational affiliation, and to approve the terms of gracious dismissal that will permit us to do so.
Should you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with any elder, Pastor Debbie, or Pastor Steve.
Yours in Christ,
The Narberth Presbyterian Church Session
What is ECO all about?
In this five minute excerpt, John Ortberg casts a vision for the ECO denomination. The full 37-minute talk is available here: A Vision for Ministry & Introduction of ECO.
You can learn more by visiting the ECO website at: eco-pres.org
Informative articles that give insight to NPC as an ECO church.