Churches Merge, Close in Baltimore – Fascinating Article

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-religious-consolidations-20171010-htmlstory.html But with attendance stagnating, maintenance costs rising and the population of Christians from which to draw shrinking, the two have decided to join forces. If the Baltimore Presbytery gives its approval next month, they’ll become one congregation before the end of the year, bringing more than 280 worshippers and 230 years of history together…

Are We Serving an Empty Temple?

There may come a time where we need to examine our motives for attending a church.  Why are we there?  Do we show up to Risen Lord Jesus and learn more about Him?  Or are we there for other reasons?   We may be honoring a commitment to a person, chasing an emotion or serving our…

Churches Suing FEMA over Harvey Relief Aid

http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2017/september/texas-churches-flooded-by-hurricane-harvey-sue-fema-houston.html But the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has to differentiate which victims qualify for government aid. And churches don’t make the cut. So three Texas churches impacted by Hurricane Harvey sued FEMA this week for deeming them ineligible for disaster relief grants. The agency’s policy excludes sanctuaries that serve as shelters after natural disasters.…