The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


For the record: 503 congregations withdraw from the ELCA

According to the ELCA Office of the Secretary, 503 congregations have withdrawn from the official roster of congregations from Aug. 14, 2009, through Aug. 31, 2011.

Congregations withdraw from the roster when they complete the constitutional process for disaffiliation and the Office of the Secretary receives notification from the applicable synod.

Most of the actions came in reaction to the 2009 Churchwide Assembly's votes on sexuality.


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