The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Congregation withdrawals

As of Jan. 1, 2013, 947 congregations had taken first votes to terminate their relationship with the ELCA since the 2009 Churchwide Assembly. Those congregations took a total of 1,026 first votes. Of that total, 713 passed and 313 failed. There were 689 second votes to terminate; 654 passed and 35 failed. Some 643 congregations completed the termination process and are no longer on the roster of congregations.

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This report of congregations withdrawn in 2012 was completed as of Dec. 31.
Source: ELCA Office of the Secretary.

St. Luke, Lincolnton, NC 9/8
Advent, North Charleston, SC 9/17
Sion, Lake Mills, IA 9/18
St. Peter, Georgetown, TX 9/20
St. John, Palmer, IA 10/1
Bethlehem, Royal, IA 10/1
Good Hope, Youngstown, OH 10/1
Zion, Harrisburg, PA 10/11
West Prairie, Leland, IA 11/19
First, Hope, MN 11/28
Grace, Marshfield, WI 12/13


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