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First Presbyterian Church, located at 601 Sixth Ave. in Sibley, Iowa, is now affiliated with the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, effective March 1. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Sibley church first in Iowa to join new Presbyterian denomination

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SIBLEY, Iowa -- It took more than two years of research and prayerful consideration, but Sibley's First Presbyterian Church officially joined the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO) on March 1, becoming the first Iowa congregation to do so.


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