Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Presbyterian Property Dispute in Western PA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on the property dispute between a local congregation and the Washington PA Presbytery.

"In ongoing property litigation over Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church, Washington Presbytery has filed a countersuit against the Rev. L. Rus Howard and a church treasurer, demanding return of all church property and rent for use of the buildings.

The dispute involves two congregations that each claim to be Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church.

The larger group has occupied the property since a 207-26 vote in November to leave the Presbyterian Church (USA) for the more theologically conservative Evangelical Presbyterian Church."

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