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Ten Churches Removed from Member Roster

ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – Ten churches from six conferences were removed from denominational membership during the 125th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Central Conference

New Beginnings Covenant Church
in Oak Forest, Illinois, closed. The church was organized in 2004 and had an average attendance of 38.

Covenant Community Church in Dunbar, Wisconsin, withdrew its membership. It was formed in 1952 and had an average attendance of 20.

East Coast Conference

Concord Covenant Church
in Concord, New Hampshire, closed. It was formed in 1995 and had an average attendance of 46.

Great Lakes Conference

Evangelical Covenant Church of Hudson, Ohio, closed. The church was formed in 1962. Attendance averaged 58.

North Pacific Conference

Mosaic Covenant Church in Hillsboro, Oregon, closed. Formed in 2006, the church had an average attendance of 86.

Cascade Covenant Church in Bend, Oregon, closed. The church formed in 2001 and had an average attendance of 60.

Vietnamese Covenant Church
in Beaverton, Oregon, withdrew from the denomination. It joined the denomination in 1985 and had a membership of 22.

Pacific Southwest Conference

Sierra Vista Covenant Church
in Auburn, California, closed. It joined the Covenant in 1986 and had a membership of 15.

Southeast Conference

Commissioned Disciples Covenant Church
in Stone Mountain, Georgia, closed. The congregation joined the Covenant in 2005 and had and had an average attendance of 25.

Full Deliverance Covenant Ministries in Florida City, Florida, withdrew its membership. It joined the Covenant in 2004 and has an average attendance of 125.

About the Author

  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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