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Resolution Approving Consolidation of Church of the Transfiguration (Towaco), Montville, New Jersey and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Lincoln Park, New Jersey into Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Montville/Lincoln Park

WHEREAS, this the 140th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark gives thanks to God for the historic ministries of Church of the Transfiguration, Montville, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Lincoln Park, Morris County, New Jersey, as they have worked together to create and build a new congregation—Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Montville/Lincoln Park –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, applauds its mature, effective commitment to stewardship of its financial and physical assets, relishes its warm Christian fellowship, and, recognizing that both the Church of the Transfiguration and St. Andrew’s Church have voted through their congregations to submit an application for consolidation of their two parishes and union with this Convention under the new corporate name of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Montville/Lincoln Park; 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 parishes ; 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 140th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark hereby approves, ratifies, and confirms this application for consolidation of the Church of the Transfiguration, Montville, New Jersey and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Lincoln Park, New Jersey into the consolidated parish of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this 140th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark welcomes Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Montville/Lincoln Park as a member parish in union with the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.

Resource Date: 
Jan 25, 2014