This Blog's purpose is to offer information about congregations voting to leave the ELCA. Pastor Barnhart's other Blog offers information about current news events relating to the Church and the nation. It may be found here: http://livinginthetimes.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
LATEST REPORT FROM THE ELCA CONCERNING CONGREGATIONS VOTING TO LEAVE
According ELCA Secretary David Swartling, as of 1/6/11, 686 congregations had taken first votes to leave the ELCA. These 686 congregations have taken a total of 726 first votes. (The greater number reflects that some congregations have taken multiple first votes.) Of the first votes taken, 504 passed and 222 failed. 351 congregations have taken second votes (and two congregations have taken two second votes!) Of the total of 353 second votes; 334 passed and 19 failed.