Skip to comments.Anglican Churches from 4 States Form Common Cause Appalachia Alliance
Posted on 05/22/2006 2:29:06 PM PDT by sionnsar
Knoxville, TN - (22 May 2006) - Representatives from seven Anglican churches announced today the formation of Common Cause Appalachia, an alliance of Anglican churches in the Appalachian area of the Southeast United States, committed to working together for the advancement of Christ's Kingdom.
"We are united in Biblical truth and love of the Anglican worship tradition and are striving to improve relationships with faithful Anglicans worldwide, beginning here along the spine of the Appalachians,' said Dick Schier, People's Warden of the Anglican Church of the Redeemer in Chattanooga, an affiliated parish of the fast-growing Anglican Mission in America.
"We are not a new diocese or a new denomination. Quite the opposite, our Alliance will follow the Common Cause model of a new way for our jurisdictions to work together for the Kingdom." Explained David Jones, from Holy Cross Anglican Church in Knoxville, a parish of the traditional and orthodox Anglican Province in America.
Common Cause is a cooperative North American Anglican movement, begun in June 2004, encouraging new levels of common ministry among Orthodox Anglicans. Regional alliances similar to Common Cause Appalachia are currently forming all over the country. The Common Cause Partners include the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes(ACN), the American Anglican Council (AAC), Forward in Faith North America (FiFNA), the Anglican Mission in America (AMiA), the Reformed Episcopal Church (REC), and the Anglican Province of America (APA).
Steve Toadvine, of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Corbin, Kentucky, commented, "Throughout North America, we're seeing faithful Anglicans stepping forward to reaffirm the truth of Scripture. It's exciting to be a part of a united effort which includes the support of our brothers and sisters around the world, and which is producing new churches here in the U.S. almost every week. This is about the Bible; it's about genuine worship; and it's about seeing people's lives changed. We're very pleased to be able to partner with our sister Common Cause churches here in the Appalachian region."
"Its about time !" declared Deacon Bud Boynton, of St. Paul's Anglican Church of Asheville, North Carolina. "We have majored in minors for too long, emphasizing our differences in church discipline instead of uniting under the banner of orthodox Anglicanism. Let us proceed on those matters we hold in common, and we, with God's help, will get alot more work done for the Kingdom by working together."
For more information on Common Cause Appalachia, go to the CCA Website at http://www.anglican-cca.org, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone (423) 892-3608. Official Formation of Charter for Common Cause Appalachia
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