Abraham Lincoln had just been reelected in December 1864. The Civil War would be over in four months. And the Catholics of Janesville completed St. Patrick’s Church. Nearly 157 years later, the church’s steeple at 315 Cherry St. will be removed. A structural engineer recently inspected the steeple and said...
Beatrice Daily Sun
Click here to read the full article. Intrigue and all the makings of a Lifetime Original Movie surround this historic church-turned-mansion that’s on the market in the Garden District of New Orleans. In fact, the place has nearly 99 problems — and transparency isn’t one! For instance, why did the asking price inexplicably jump by $1 million, from $3.5 million to nearly $4.5 million, after less than one week on the market? Why are the current listing images recycled from 2015, when the property last sold, even though the structure was damaged by an alleged arson fire in July? Who started the...
Grand Forks Herald
After 137 years of service, Faith Lutheran Church in Inkster, N.D. is closing its doors. The church, which is as old as the town, had been struggling with declining membership and an aging building for years. Services were put on hold in late 2019 because of low attendance and the church was forced to remain closed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the church does not have the resources or the community support needed to reopen.
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- The Mobile Police Department overnight has released the name of the victim in the city's latest homicide. On Tuesday at approximately 7:22 p.m., police officers responded to the 1200 block of Rev. A.T. Days Street in reference to a vehicle that struck a church building. That was St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The city of Chamblee, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta located in DeKalb County, has approved zoning changes for the development of 62 parcels, yielding 700 homes and 20,000 square feet of retail uses. Zachary Hansen reports on developer Thrive Residential's (a subsidiary of Toll Brothers Inc.) plan to build the...
The shuttered Church of the Blessed Sacrament could fill with life again under a new proposal. As first reported by GBH this week, the Hyde Square Task Force that owns the Jamaica Plain property on Centre Street said its board of directors has picked Philadelphia-based developer, Pennrose, to transform the aging structure into 52 housing units — of which more than half will be deemed affordable — and public performance spaces.
Kankakee Daily Journal
BOURBONNAIS — After a five-year construction project, College Church of the Nazarene in Bourbonnais will unveil its remodel and expansion to the community on Sunday. There will be dedication ceremonies at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. during worship services. There will also be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:10 a.m. on the new plaza at the church, which is located at 200 University Ave.
WAUPUN — The Waupun United Methodist Church, 199 E. Jefferson St., has been blessed by the efforts and giving for many people throughout the 175 years of its existence. The building and infrastructure stand as a symbol of their commitment according to Rev. Steve Miller. “As with all physical structures,...
It makes a certain sort of symbolic sense that Pastor Johnna Camp was walking through a garden, lush with flowers and abundant plant life, as she discussed the roots of her church. “This church started with just seven people in a Sunday school initiative in 1921,” said Camp, who has...
When a standalone gymnasium was built on Mill Street in Seymour a block from The Tabernacle, Pastor Larry Arrowood thought, “That’s it. We’re done. We’ve got everything we need.”. Then Seymour Christian Academy and Little Angels Daycare, which were housed in the same building as the church at 301 Indianapolis...
Members of Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, celebrated with a festive service Oct. 3 to observe completion of all mortgage payments which began 20 years ago for construction of the worship center. Pastor Gordon Camp, who was called to Union Lutheran in 2018, commented on the occasion. “This was a great...
In the past few weeks as I observed my golden anniversary of ordination to the priesthood, May 29, 1971 – May 29, 2021, a number of people have asked me about these 50 years. The truth of the Latin phrase Tempus Fugit (Time Flies) is my experience. In response to these inquiries, I decided to write a reflection on the past 50 years of my priesthood. It will appear in THE CATHOLIC STAR HERALD in a few installments.
They couldn’t give it away, but the First Baptist Church is now hoping to sell their building at auction. “We’re still hoping a coalition of people might come together here in Rutland or a person might come forward to look at the space, but we’re doing this because we need to be done with this,” the Rev. Patti Stratton said Wednesday.
Herald Community Newspapers
Last Friday and Saturday, the 24th Annual Friendship Fair at the Church of the Ascension in Rockville Centre returned after a one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of the wide-ranging selection of items at the fair was donated by church parishioners. Tents were set up on the grass...
Churches should be welcoming places where new visitors feel free to explore and meet new friends. Because it’s been a while since many of us have been first-timers, some congregations have forgotten some basic ways of putting yourself into the shoes of visitors, and how to make them feel welcome. By learning to welcome new members and introduce them to your church, you can make the experience memorable and avoid some common mistakes that turn off prospective members.
St. Leo the Great alumni, former parishioners and friends celebrated on Saturday at an all-class reunion at Cannstatter’s. The indoor and outdoor event included food, an open bar, live musical entertainment, a DJ, a performance by the Emerald Isle Irish Dancers, historical displays of the church and school and basket raffles.