Posts Tagged ‘Church’

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Going to Church on Christmas: A Vanishing Tradition

December 25, 2008

christmas-church.jpgMillions of Americans go to church on Christmas Eve. They crowd shoulder-to-shoulder in pews to sing “Silent Night” and light candles and listen to soloists belt out “O Holy Night.”

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New Jersey Church Shooting Suspect Captured in Georgia

November 25, 2008

joseph-pallipurath.jpgA California man accused of driving to New Jersey and fatally shooting his estranged wife and another man inside a church on Sunday has been captured in Georgia. Joseph M. Pallipurath was captured around midnight in Monroe, east of Atlanta, said New Jersey district U.S. Marshal James Plousis.

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Ex-Church Official Sentenced for Embezzling Over $1 Million

November 22, 2008

barry-herr.jpgA 62-year-old man was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Friday for embezzling about $1.1 million from the church organization where he once worked.

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Bishop Thomas W. Weeks’ Church Evicted from Georgia Church Building

November 19, 2008

thomas-weeks3.jpgBishop Thomas W. Weeks III, the leader of Global Destiny International Ministries, held services elsewhere Friday after his Duluth church was evicted from its campus Friday afternoon. “He hasn’t made any payments at all since July of this year,” said Stephanie Friese, attorney for Grimes-Square Executive, Inc. “The landlord did try to work out something with him.”

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Obama’s Church Choice Likely to be Scrutinized

November 19, 2008

Churches in the nation’s capital have started extending invitations to
President-elect Barack Obama and his family, touting their
African-American roots, their ties to presidents past and to Obama
himself.

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Catholic Church says Priest was wrong in Obama/Communion Flap

November 19, 2008

A South Carolina Catholic priest was wrong to warn parishioners who
voted for President-elect Barack Obama to confess their sin before
receiving Communion, according to the head of the priest’s diocese.

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Georgia Baptist Convention Rejects Fund From Church Who Has Woman As Senior Pastor

November 19, 2008

The Georgia Baptist Convention recently changed its policy on receiving
monetary gifts to allow it to refuse funds from churches that were “not
in cooperation and harmony” with the Southern Baptist Convention.

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