With many older and historic sacred places already vacant and many more vulnerable to closing in the coming years, there is an urgent need for solutions that help congregations preserve and maximize their buildings as assets for outreach and community revitalization.
Growing both historic congregations with diverse community programs, and healthy historic districts that foster property investment, is high on every preservation organization’s wish list. However, within the context of established historic districts, conflicts can arise when the expansion of a cong [...]
For the past few Saturday mornings, music has been echoing in First Presbyterian Church in Kensington. The songs are different from typical religious fare like “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee,” though there’s some of that, too. More often, they’re something like Beethoven’s “Ode t [...]