Five Churches Removed from Member Roster

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PORTLAND, OR (June 26, 2009) – Five churches from four conferences were removed from denominational membership roster during the 124th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Central Conference

Christ the King Covenant Church, Crown Point, Indiana—The congregation joined the Covenant in 1986. The membership steadily declined to about twelve members two years ago, and the church decided to close.

Iglesia Evangelica Del Pacto El Redentor, Indianapolis, Indiana—The church joined the Covenant in 2003 but has decided they no longer wanted to be a part of a denomination.

East Coast Conference

Bethesda Covenant Church, New York, New York—Bethesda Covenant Church was founded March 5, 1879 with 29 members and was the earliest “Mission Friends” congregation in the East. It had suffered gradual decline in membership. It is being honored this year as a “Living Legacy” congregation.

Midwest Conference

First Evangelical Covenant Church (DBA New Beginnings Covenant Church), Denver, Colorado—Formed in 1898, First Covenant is the “mother church” of the Denver area, having spawned the planting of numerous churches on the Front Range. The Midwest Conference and church leadership have spent the last 10 years seeking to bring renewal and revitalization to this ministry. The church is being honored this year as a “Living Legacy” congregation.

Northwest Conference

Bethel Mission Covenant Church, Roseau, Minnesota—The church was founded in 1942 and has 11 members. It decided to become an independent congregation.

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