Though our allegiance is first to Jesus Christ, we believe our faith calls us to participate in the political process, particularly through exercising our right to vote. At First Presbyterian Church, we particularly marked this year's election with an Election Day Communion service after the polls closed on November 6. Knowing that campaigns and elections often have the power to divide us, we served one another at the table to remember that in Christ, we are ONE.
On November 6, President Obama was reelected to serve another term in office. The president carried the keys states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and won California’s 55 electoral votes to achieve the 270 electoral college votes needed to win his battle against Republican Mitt Romney.
Republicans retained control of the House of Representatives, while Democrats stayed in charge of the Senate and the White House in Washington, DC.
As the Lord leads, please pray: