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Federal Court ruling re: Minister’s Housing Allowance

On Saturday, November 23 the Associated Press reported that a federal judge in Wisconsin has struck down the law that gives clergy a housing allowance that is excluded from income tax. An important element of this ruling is that the housing allowances of pastors remain unaffected, because the ...

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Argentina Trip Report

On November 14-17, I made my annual visit to St. Andrews Presbytery of Argentina. The good news is that St. Andrews is growing. New, younger leadership is moving into existing churches and newly formed mission churches. There are now more mission churches (eight) than particular churches (seven). ...

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Typhoon Haiyan Relief

The Office of the General Assembly has received a number of calls regarding relief efforts for the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.  The EPC does not have workers or churches in the region and recommends that donations go to World Relief, the relief arm of the National ...

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2013-14 Book of Order is ready

Hard copies of the 2013-14 Book of Order are now available and may be ordered from http://www.epc.org/resources/order-epc-materials/ or by phone at 734-742-2020. The new edition contains eight amendments ratified by the 2013 General Assembly as well as updated Rules for Assembly and Acts ...

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Small Church Leaders Gather

Fifteen leaders from eight small churches were graciously hosted by EPC of Elkton in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia for a Networking Conference.  Directed by Ed McCallum (Assistant Stated Clerk), the participants discussed the strengths of ministering in a small church ...

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EPC Pastor Alan Conrow

Alan Conrow, Assistant Pastor at Fellowship EPC of South Lyon, MI, has written a small group study entitled The Path of Discipleship: A Journey Toward Whole-Life Worship. This book is designed to help believers discover what Jesus wants for their life and how He wants to lead them there. The book ...

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Thoughts on Transformation

We know that transfer growth is not what we’re ultimately about. God has something better, He has something much greater for us! As I’ve thought about the increase in our number of churches the last six weeks the number I’ve focused on is 2.5. We’ve grown by a factor of 2.5 ...

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A Fresh Look at the EPC Medical Plan

Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland is one of a growing number of EPC churches taking “another look” at the EPC Medical Plan in light of the implementation of the Contraceptive Mandate in the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”). The Contraceptive Mandate ...

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Disaster Relief Update November 2013

Thank you very much for your generous support for our disaster relief funds! We have received and distributed more than $127,000 to support the Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery work in New York City. At the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the national media gave a lot of attention to ...

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Genesis Presbyterian Church celebrates first anniversary

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ We, the session, pastor and congregation of Genesis Presbyterian Church, greet you in the mighty, loving name of Jesus Christ our one and only Redeemer, Savior and Lord. Through this letter we want to take the time to welcome you into the Evangelical ...

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