Conservative Presbyterian Church Changes Denominations

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania presbytery has dismissed
a church from the Presbyterian Church (USA) so it can join a more
conservative denomination.

Members of the Portersville Presbyterian Church north of Pittsburgh voted 115-3 to leave the mainline denomination and join the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

The PC(USA)'s Beaver-Butler Presbytery had previously dismissed
another church, but that one is pending a court dispute over financial terms of the split.

The Pittsburgh presbytery has similarly split with three of its churches in recent months.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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