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From late 2010 to Easter 2017 we were a new faith community of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

We believed, and still do, that there is too much anger and division in our country and the world, so we do our best to “Make peace, not judgments.”

Our backgrounds are moderate, conservative and liberal. AND we are united by the definition that God is love and Christ Jesus welcomes ALL to the table!

Thank you to all who helped in trying to grow new church in a new way where we treat EVERY human being equally as a fellow child of God.

We highly recommend visiting our faith family over at Trinity Presbyterian Church, their new pastor, Rev. Betsy Lockhart has much in common with us!

Here’s a background article published by our denomination:

Read this background article on East Broad Outreach

Leadership at EBOC

We had a community with shared leadership of those who value:

  • Unconditional love
  • Helping each other
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Interfaith peacemaking

Shane and Pat during EBOC’s 2012 Spring Break Camp where 13 kids learned to care for the earth and each other.

Our directors and pastors were a clergy couple: Shane and Pat, who had the support of their children Mattie and Molly. They aspire to be leaders with characteristics described the article excerpt below.

*Adams, a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Committee on Theological Education, cited conclusions from the committee’s recent paper: “Raising up leaders for the people of God.” The character traits needed in “transformation leaders for this brave new world” are, she said:
   •    transparency
   •    authenticity
   •    servanthood
   •    vulnerability
   •    cultural proficiency

*Rev. Mindy Douglas Adams is the organizing pastor of Chapel in the Pines in North Carolina.
Source: http://www.pcusa.org/news/2012/5/11/emergent-seminaries-emergent-church/

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