Our Move to the EPC

Statement

On May 29, 2007 the Presbytery of East Tennessee voted overwhelmingly to dismiss Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church from the East Tennessee Presbytery, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), with property, real and personal (i.e., all assets) to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The dismissal was contingent upon no other conditions.

The elders and trustees of SMPC expressed thanks to the East Tennessee Presbytery, and particularly the Administrative Review Committee appointed by the presbytery that made the dismissal recommendation, for the pastoral and grace-filled manner that was exemplified in the process.

The goal of the Presbytery and Signal Mountain Church during the entire process was to discern the will of God and to respect and bless one another, as the Body of Christ in seeking His will.

Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church will now begin the process of being received into the EPC to continue Her call to share the Good News of Jesus Christ from Her home on Signal Mountain to the far corners of the earth.

The elders and trustees express our deep appreciation for the prayers of the congregation and others, and we ask you to continue to pray with us for the Lord’s guidance as we move into a new era of ministry for Signal Mountain Church.

Most of all, we thank our Lord and our God for His continued leading of SMPC in all times past and throughout this process. In Him we find our strength, our hope, our comfort, our peace, and our salvation, and we give Him all honor, glory, and praise for our new place in ministry.

Your session and trustees.

Final Report of the Administrative Review Committee

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Our Request for Dismissal

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