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What Are We Worshiping? Part Two

Good News to share this week. Last week, I wrote about my concerns that good church folk may be worshiping their building more than their Savior. At Old South this winter, we are worshiping in our parish house, located across … Continue reading

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What Are We Worshiping?

A Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) not too far from where I live and work has closed. Its last worship service was held at the end of December. Everyone worried that the large, stately building in the middle of … Continue reading

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Is It All About the Buildings?

Sacred Heart Church, the Roman Catholic church in Hallowell, just around the corner from Old South, is likely to close soon, probably at the end of next month. It’s really no surprise. Everyone in town seemed to be aware that … Continue reading

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When a Church Falls, What Sound Does it Make?

A Roman Catholic church in Waterville, Maine (where I live) was torn down recently. It had been closed as a church several years ago and then put up for sale. Although some suitors came along to consider buying the building … Continue reading

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The Separation of Church and Building

A recent issue of Portland magazine (October 2012) features a cover story on new uses for old churches called “Divine Intervention.”  The cover photo displays a lively bar/restaurant with lots of people.  It’s warm and inviting.  It used to be … Continue reading

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