Community Presbyterian Church
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We at Community Presbyterian Church of Clewiston receive our guidance from the Bible, The Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, the Session (Board of Ruling Elders), and the Book of Order of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. (Click on the active links above to find out more.
While differences of belief and opinion do exist within our denomination, and within the larger Church, the motto of the Evangelical Church is “In Essentials… Unity; In Non-Essentials… Liberty; In All Things… Charity.” Click here for more about what we believe to be the Essentials Of Our Faith.
For links to more of the beliefs of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church detailed in the Westminster Confession of Faith, Click Here, and scroll down the page.
We celebrate two Sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Click on these links to learn more about Sacraments in general, or Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
The authority and responsibility for Governance and Discipline is placed in elected and ordained laypersons known as Ruling Elders. The elders of a local congregation are called a Session. Several Sessions constitute a presbytery, which in turn collectively meet once a year as a General Assembly to provide guidance to the entire denomination. Elders and ministers who serve in governing bodies are called presbyters. Every congregation is represented, both at the presbytery and General Assembly level, by two Ruling Elders for every Teaching Elder (Pastor).
For more information on how the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) and Community Presbyterian Church view specific issues, click on any of the links below. These "position papers" have been circulated among the presbyteries of the EPC for a minumum of one year for their review and discussion, and have been approved by at least two General Assemblies.
Divorce and Remarriage
The Holy Spirit
The Sanctity of Marriage
Ordination of Women
Problems of Suffering, Death and Dying
Value of and Respect for Human Life