Posted tagged ‘Churches’

In Hard Times, Many Churches Turn to Chapter 11 in Book of Bankruptcy

December 23, 2008

The auctioneer told the small crowd huddled outside the Talbot County Courthouse that the property would be sold “as is” — rectory, bell tower, oak pews and rose-tinted stained glass windows included.

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Churches More Informal & Diverse than 10 Years Ago

December 23, 2008

crossoverchurchx.jpgWorship services may still be the USA’s most segregated hour, but fewer congregations are now completely white, finds a study comparing churches, synagogues and mosques last year with a decade ago.

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Churches Stand to Lose Several Billion Dollars in Economic Downturn

December 2, 2008

church-top.jpgTens of millions of Americans have already suffered substantial financial losses in the wake of the sub-prime mortgage crisis and subsequent financial challenges. A new survey from The Barna Group shows that more than 150 million adults said they have been affected by the economic turbulence, and most of them expect it to take several years before the nation fully recovers. 

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Faith, Hope and Financial Help: Churches Offer Classes as Members Grow Anxious

November 21, 2008

Last winter, Mary Evans was drowning in debt and despair. The 27-year-old Palatine native was emerging from a divorce. The mother of a 2-year-old child, Evans was $80,000 in student loan and credit card debt.

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Thieves Prey on Churches

November 20, 2008

church-building11.jpgMany of the devout in Metro Detroit know the Bible says Jesus Christ both condemned and forgave thieves. But some of those who attend churches targeted by burglars recently say they are busier with the condemnation part.

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Congregants at Predominantly Black Churches Celebrate Obama’s Victory

November 12, 2008

Congregants at predominantly black churches blew horns, waved American flags and raised their hands from Raleigh to Los Angeles to the Atlanta church where the dream was born on the Sunday after Barack Obama was elected president.

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California Homosexual Activists Rough Up Elderly Woman, Use N-Word Against Blacks, March Through Police Blockades, Pound on Doors of Businesses, and Protest Outside Churches

November 12, 2008

Homosexual activists in California have roughed up an elderly woman who
believes in traditional marriage. During protests over the past several
days, homosexuals angry about the passage of Proposition 8, which
reserves marriage licenses for a man and a woman, have hurled the
N-word against black persons walking by, marched through police
blockades, pounded on doors of businesses, and protested outside
churches.

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