Sherry and I went to a workshop that was advertised as making effective use of church buildings. Part of the discussion dealt with how to use a church building to help generate income for struggling churches. There was a larger issue that developed during the discussion. The Episcopal Church in America is losing its membership and the congregations that are left are struggling to stay open. Part of the discussion was that staying open is not a good enough reason to stay open. We all have to ask ourselves why we are here in the first place.
It is late at night (for me) and I promise to continue on this topic tomorrow.