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Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus

Christ as our Savior; and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the

name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence

of God, angels and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant

with one another, as one body in Christ.

     We engage therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian

love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge and holiness; to give

it a place in our affections, prayers and services above every organization of human

origin; to sustain it's worship, ordinances discipline and doctrine; to contribute

cheerfully and regularly, as God has prospered us, towards it's expenses, of the

support of a faithful and evangelical ministry among us, the relief of the poor and

the spread of the Gospel throughout the world. In case of difference of opinion in the

church, we will cheerfully recognize the right of the majority to govern.

     We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to study diligently the

word of God; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred

and acquaintance; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be kind to those in our

employ, and faithful in the service we promise others; endeavoring in the purity of

heart and good will towards all men to exemplify and commend our holy faith.

     We further engage to watch over, to pray for, to exhort and stir up each other

unto every good word and work; to guard each other's reputation, not needlessly

exposing the infirmities of others; to participate in each other's joys, and with

tender sympathy bear one another's burdens and sorrows; to cultivate Christian

courtesy; to be slow to give or take offense, but always ready for reconciliation,

being mindful of the rules of the Savior in the eighteenth chapter of Matthew, to

secure it without delay; and through life, amid evil report, and good report, to seek

to live to the glory of God, who hath called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.

     When we remove from this place, we engage as soon as possible to unite with

some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the

principles of God's word.

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