St. Johns Church Dismissal

Edited November 16, 2021

St. Johns Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville is seeking dismissal from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO). The request has been approved by the presbytery at our 2021 Fall Stated Meeting. As of 01/01/22, the church will no longer be a member of our presbytery or our denomination. Our policy for dismissal can be viewed here: Dismissal Policy.

St. Johns and the Administrative Commission elected by the presbytery to work with the church gave notice of an advisory vote of the congregation to be held Sunday morning, September 12. The results of the advisory vote were 149 in favor and 3 against being dismissed to ECO. These results were considered by the Administrative Commission in preparing its recommendation to the presbytery.

Following are the files provided in connection with the advisory vote (and any additional files presented for the presbytery meeting):

Approved Dismissal Agreement – added 11/16/2021

Notice to Congregation

Implications for Leaving and Reasons for Staying in the Presbytery of St. Augustine

St. Johns Presbyterian Church Members Who Wish to Retain Membership in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)