Events of the past few years, the church’s refusal to confront the economic and other realities facing it, and the conduct of both clergy and some members suggest Grace will be among those closing.
As one long-time parish employee once said to me (herself an Episcopalian);
“I would never belong to your church, and it’s because of the way people talk to each other, and it goes right to the top. And I’ll tell you right now, Bob will never say anything about it. And because he engages in a certain amount of it himself, he shows it’s okay”
At the time, I foolishly took Bob’s side. I have since admitted to that person that she was right; I was wrong.
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Some good articles on church closings:
(Check out my naive comments at the end!)