Introduced Version



Introduced by: Lehe


        A RESOLUTION honoring the Federated Church of Brookston.

    Whereas, The Federated Church of Brookston marked its 90th anniversary in 2009;

    Whereas, The federation of the Baptist church and the Presbyterian church in Brookston is the oldest federation in Indiana;

    Whereas, The Federated Church of Brookston was founded in 1919 when the Union Baptist Church and the First Presbyterian Church voted to become one congregation;

    Whereas, Their goal in uniting was "to better fulfill their

common mission in the community, to conserve the resources of the Kingdom of God, and to promote the unity of His disciples";

    Whereas, Rev. Clayton C. Brown served as the first pastor of the Federated Church of Brookston;

    Whereas, The Federated Church of Brookston is affiliated with the American Baptist Church and the United Presbyterian Church (USA);

    Whereas, The church participates actively in both denominations and calls pastors from both on an alternating basis; and

    Whereas, For 90 years the members of the Federated Church of Brookston have been guided by their original goal as they spread the Gospel with joy and expectation: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives congratulates the Federated Church of Brookston on the 90th anniversary of its founding. The pastors and congregation have continuously worked to spread the work of Christ and promote unity among all.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Pastor Lelan McReynolds.


HR 1514/DI 84



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