3 Responses to “From the Readers: Choosing a Church”

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  1. its fascinating how this church has revived itself. back in the day i remember reading an article about how the congregation was literally passing on, the average age was 82 and there were about 50 members left.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/28/AR2006042801776_pf.html
    So they did the real estate deal with very nice results i must say, building is lovely. church is restored…and they started a rebranded campaign of outreach to the local community, not just to attract parishioners, but to have a relationship with the neighborhood. Glad things are working out!

  2. Mario Sengco

    Thanks for the comment. Yes, what you’ve heard is correct. This church was struggling in its recent history with declining membership and the like. But I feel that I’m arriving at an up-swing for the community. There is optimism and real wish to be a church for the surrounding community as a whole.

  3. fifthandem

    Interesting blog post that I would probably read differently than other readers, as a nicely disguised plug for your church. I would have been fine with it until you started “selling” your choice. There should be nothing more personal than religion and no one needs to know what your faith is or how great your church is (or how much they would love for you to post something about them!).
    How about “Mount Vernon Triangle is a great place to live because you can worship whoever you want in the comfort of your lovely house.”
    Community work? No need to add a religious tag to it.
    Just my personal view.