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Resolution approving consolidation of Christ Church, East Orange and the Church of the Epiphany, Orange into Church of the Epiphany and Christ Church, Orange

WHEREAS, this 143rd Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark gives thanks to God for the historic ministries of Christ Church, East Orange and The Church of the Epiphany, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, as they have worked together to create and build a new congregation—Church of the Epiphany and Christ Church, Orange—a unification of two congregations which have historically existed; and

WHEREAS, this Convention commends the effective proclamation of the Gospel by words and deeds of its laity and clergy, and applauds its mature, effective commitment to stewardship of its financial and physical assets, relishes its warm Christian fellowship; and, recognizing that both Christ Church and Church of the Epiphany have voted through their respective congregations to submit an application for the consolidation of their two parishes in union with this Convention under the new corporate name of Church of the Epiphany and Christ Church, Orange; and

WHEREAS, this application has been found to comply with the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and the provisions of N.J.S.A. 16:12-15 regarding the consolidation and renaming of congregations; and

WHEREAS, the application for consolidation has been approved by the Bishop and the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark pursuant to N.J.S.A. 16-12-15;

NOW BE IT RESOLVED, that this 143rd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark hereby approves, ratifies, and confirms this application for consolidation of Christ Church, East Orange and Church of the Epiphany, Orange, into the consolidated parish of Church of the Epiphany and Christ Church, Orange ; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this 143rd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark welcomes Church of the Epiphany and Christ Church, Orange as a member parish in union with the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.

Resource Date: 
Jan 28, 2017