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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This report of congregations withdrawn in 2012 was completed as of Dec. 31.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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