The Evangelical Congregational Church

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: The Evangelical Congregational Church
Denomination type: Methodist/Wesleyan
Year Reporting: 2010
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Description: This denomination had its beginning in the movement known as the Evangelical Association, organized by Jacob Albright in 1796. A division which occurred in 1891 in the Evangelical Association resulted in the organization of the United Evangelical Church in 1894. An attempt to heal this division was made in 1922, but a portion of the United Evangelical Church was not satisfied with the plan of merger and remained apart, taking the above name in 1928. This denomination is Wesleyan-Arminian in doctrine, evangelistic in spirit and Methodist in church government, with congregational ownership of local church property.
Congregations are located from New Jersey to Illinois. A denominational center, one retirement village and a seminary are located in Myerstown, Pennsylvania. Three summer youth camps and three camp meetings continue evangelistic outreach. A worldwide missions movement includes conferences in North East India, Liberia, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Japan. The denomination is a member of National Association of Evangelicals.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: Evangelical Congregational Church Center
Address line 2: 100 W. Park Ave.
City: Myerstown
State: Pennsylvania
Zip Code: 17067
Country: United States
Phone: (800)866-7581

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Chairman, National Conference, Frederick Moury, Jr.
Phone: (717)866-7581
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Kevin Henry
Position: Controller
Phone: (717)866-7581

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 17,577
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 17,577
Total Churches: 141
Average Attendance: 10,180
Membership Calculation Method: Census

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 149
Other Service to the Church: 23
Retired: 83
Total Clergy: 255

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $2,037,928.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $18,183,077.00
Total Financial: $2,022,100,500
Receipts/Expenditures: Receipts