Dear Grace Family,
We are grateful for your participation in this season of discernment at Grace Presbyterian Church, Houston. The motion seeking dismissal from PC(USA) to ECO passed with the required 2/3’s vote. Total ballots counted were 1019 representing 51% of our membership. There were 910 votes FOR the motion and 109 AGAINST; to satisfy the 2/3’s requirement 680 votes were needed to carry the motion.
We labored for well over six months in prayer and grace seeking a decision regarding our church’s denominational affiliation. It was inspiring to witness brothers and sisters in Christ “bearing with one another” as God’s holy and beloved children. Thank you for your Christ-like behavior.
Please join the pastors, elders, and staff for a prayer service in The Founders’ Chapel tomorrow, Monday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. We serve a God that is able to do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. To God be the Glory!
There are many who served and helped with the Discernment Season process. We are grateful and thank the internal and external members of the Discernment Team, the Grace Discernment Serve Team and many members of our church and staff who worked diligently to see us through this season.
Your servants in Christ,
The Session of Grace Presbyterian Church
On Wednesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. in MTH 101 at Grace, the leadership of the Presbytery of New Covenant will meet with anyone interested in learning about the process for establishing a new church in the PC(USA). This meeting is open to any member of Grace Presbyterian Church (regardless of how or whether they voted) who is interested in exploring the option of forming a new church in the PC(USA). The Presbytery leadership anticipates this to be a 90 minute meeting and is intended as the first of several meetings to determine the level of interest in this option.
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