Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
October 5, 1961

Notice Of Withdrawal

To All Brethren Concerned:

On July 30, 1961, in a business meeting attended by the male members of the church which meets at 1303 Irwin Street, Escalon, California, we found it necessary to mark Herbert Griess (one of the members) as a factious man.. ..Titus 3:10, Roan. 16:17. Brother Griess has so conducted himself in violation of the gospel of Christ as to cause division in the body of Christ at this place.

Brother Griess was taught and admonished, but failed to show any evidence of repentance, thus, we have no alternative but to take this scriptural action. Brother Griess now meets with a few others in the Modesto area. We cannot consider brother Griess or those meeting with him as faithful to the Lord, nor as worthy of the support of faithful brethren in any place.

Any further information needed will be supplied by the church in Escalon, California. Our mailing address is: Route 1, Box 110, Escalon, California.

Signed by the male members of the church of Christ in Escalon, California — (thirteen in number)

L. L. Freeman, Preacher