Friday, September 5, 2008

Good Stuff in TEC: South West Virginia

Story about church Growth in Virginia

Waverly Moss sings in the choir at Christ Episcopal Church in Marion. As church membership dwindled, Moss recalled, she once compared the experience to that of the musicians who sang as the Titanic sank. The comparison is no longer valid, and the 40-year member expresses great hope for the 139-year-old church’s future.

Moss, a retired teacher with more than 30 years of experience, is once again taking up the education mantle, this time for the church. She’s heading the new church school program. This month, Christ Episcopal Church will introduce Sunday school to its ministry, a program that’s been missing for about 20 years. That’s not all. The church will begin a children’s choir, Tuesday night adult Bible study and regular healing services.

In this time when many traditional churches are losing membership, the Main Street, Marion, church is growing.

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