FIRST PRES TO CHANGE DENOMINATIONS
Congregational Meeting Vote: 438 - 16 (96.5% to 3.5%) to Join ECO
Bylaws/Articles Affirmed 438 - 14 with 2 Abstentions
In a standing-room-only congregational meeting Wednesday evening, more than 500 attendees heard Rev. Howard Griffin summarize events of the past two weeks leading up to the historic vote to disaffiliate from the PC(USA) and join ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. Elder Cole Camp described his experience in attending an ECO gathering. Members in favor of joining ECO lined up to speak for two minutes each. No one spoke in favor of remaining in the PC(USA). Elder David Mullin explained the ballot, and the congregation voted. Elders gathered the ballots and several retired to count them. David Mullin also read a letter hand delivered the day of the vote from Palo Duro Presbytery outlining Presbytery's objections to FPC's departure from the PC(USA). When Bonnie Rogers, clerk of session, read the vote tally, a cheer went up for the recommendation to join ECO. Learn more about ECO at www.eco-pres.org.
WHAT IS ECO (COVENANT ORDER OF EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIANS)?
ECO (COVENANT ORDER OF EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIANS) ESSENTIAL TENETS