It Should Be Hard to Leave the Denomination



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Hey, buddy, can you spare maybe $50 Million?

The Episcopal Church has spent over $18 Million in legal bills to hold onto church property since the cancer of liberalism metastasized in that denomination in the early 2000s. Most of those former parishes are vacant now, bars, restaurants or just gone. As the UMC is still about 4 times what the Episcopal Church was back then, it might take $50 Million in legal hard ball for the UMC to hang onto real estate. Have you read how the Episcopal bosses win in court, but lose members? Isn't the UMC already running in the red?
A 2017 article. "Facing Episcopal Church Decline" by Rev. Dr. David Goodhew contained this report: "The reporting of average Sunday attendance began in 1991. During the 1990s average Sunday attendance was relatively stable but from around 2000 serious decline set in. This has continued and TEC’s average Sunday attendance dropped by nearly one third between 2000 and 2015, from 857,000 in 2000 to 579,780 by 2015. While there is some regional variation, substantial decline has been happening across the country."
We Americans are an independent bunch. When we are forced to accept something we do not want, we fight and if we cannot win, we leave. Are you planning to put bigger locks on the doors, Rev Weems?

Reese 225 days ago

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