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Arson damages historic church building on NW Side - Chicago Tribune

Arson damages historic church building on NW Side - Chicago Tribune | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
Arson damages historic church building on NW SideChicago TribuneChicago bomb and arson detectives are looking into a suspicious overnight fire that damaged a restroom inside a church attached to a Metra station on the Northwest Side.
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Church Sues Over Copper Roof | Roof Rocket

Church Sues Over Copper Roof | Roof Rocket | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Beaumont Texas is suing an architect firm for $1 million to replace its copper roof. The church filed a lawsuit on August 6th alleging Amtech Roofing Consultants, Amtech Building Sciences, Easley roofing ...
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Marion-based Cornerstone Church to buy former Walmart building - The Southern

Marion-based Cornerstone Church to buy former Walmart building - The Southern | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
Marion-based Cornerstone Church to buy former Walmart buildingThe SouthernMarion-based Cornerstone Church is purchasing the former Walmart building near the intersection of Illinois 13 and Halfway Road in the Williamson County seat and will be...
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Church holds first service since arson - WCSH-TV

Church holds first service since arson - WCSH-TV | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
WCSH-TVChurch holds first service since arsonWCSH-TVInsurance covered the major building repairs, and now the church is raising money to replace the other half of the roof and the curtains that were destroyed.
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Land ownership mysteries bring legal hassles - Macon Telegraph (blog)

Land ownership mysteries bring legal hassles - Macon Telegraph (blog) | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
Land ownership mysteries bring legal hasslesMacon Telegraph (blog)When the Greater Overcoming Church of God Faith Temple sought to build a new building on two Third Street lots, it ran into a surprise: the legal existence of a city-owned alleyway,...
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Church project gets luxury builder's blessing

Church project gets luxury builder's blessing | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
Joe Brennan liked the plan for the conversion of an 1888 church so much he bought the biggest unit for himself (Church project gets luxury builder's blessing http://t.co/3SWnOLXE I've been wondering...
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Church architecture matters | The Briefing

Church architecture matters | The Briefing | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
Church architecture matters. Tony Payne | 16 July, 2012. Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God. Bob Kauflin. Crossway, Wheaton, 2008. 304 pages. Christ-centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our ...
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Joliet council OKs senior apartments in old church building - Joliet Herald News

Joliet council OKs senior apartments in old church building - Joliet Herald News | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
Joliet council OKs senior apartments in old church buildingJoliet Herald NewsKavanagh, together with his law partners, owns the building next door to the church in the 100 block of North Ottawa Street.
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Archdiocese, city spar over buildings - Eagle Tribune

Archdiocese, city spar over buildings - Eagle Tribune | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
Archdiocese, city spar over buildingsEagle TribuneNunez could not be reached yesterday. The building had been empty for about eight years.
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Nonprofits Facing Pushback on Property Tax Exemptions

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The Alliance Defense Fund is currently defending a church in Maine because their church property was given a property tax exemption but their parking lot and parsonage were not. What challenges has your ministry faced ...
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Anglicans Ablaze: The Costly Faithfulness of The Falls Church

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As a result of the decision, the Episcopal diocese brought the Anglican congregation to court to dispute ownership of the historic Falls Church building. The congregation argued that the property deed is in the name of the ...
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In Which America Warms to Neo-traditional Architecture » First ...

Michael E. Descantis opens his piece, appearing in the May 28 issue, by asking: “are new church designs taking us backward?” His answer: sometimes, but not necessarily. When it comes to the affirmative answer to that ...
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Buildings Matter Because Bodies Matter

Buildings Matter Because Bodies Matter | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Many church leaders feel the tension of deciding how much money to spend on facilities. Should we aim high and build lasting cathedrals or be minimalists for the sake of our fellow Christians who lack such resources?
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Wine country vintners to church:

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The church just recently learned of the ban on churches when it sought to obtain a permit to expand its church facilities and to build a small private country school for grades K-8. Of course, the expansion of the facilities is now ...
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Ownership of Presbyterian church goes to WA - Daily Herald

Ownership of Presbyterian church goes to WA - Daily Herald | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
Ownership of Presbyterian church goes to WADaily HeraldMembers of the church, in a unanimous vote held in December, decided to enter into a building-use agreement with WA whereby the school would restore the church building and make modifications...
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Flats to replace 'derelict' church - This is Staffordshire

Flats to replace 'derelict' church - This is Staffordshire | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
This is StaffordshireFlats to replace 'derelict' churchThis is StaffordshireIn 2001, Stoke-on-Trent City Council refused plans to demolish the church building to make way for three new houses, but a year later outline planning permission to clear...
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Donation of building helps churches with their mission - The Tennessean

Donation of building helps churches with their mission - The Tennessean | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
Donation of building helps churches with their missionThe TennesseanDeclining membership, Calvary officials say, was the biggest factor that forced the church to leave its building at 101 Bowling Ave., nestled between the Richland-West End and...
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Religious Construction Spending Still Sinking - Architecture - Architect Magazine

Religious Construction Spending Still Sinking - Architecture - Architect Magazine | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
The decline in construction spending among religious institutions has been sinking for too long to be explained by the boom-and-bust dynamic associated with the recession.
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Creative Minority Report: D Mac on Church Architecture Number 3 ...

Creative Minority Report: D Mac on Church Architecture Number 3 ... | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
Third installment of the ten-part series on Catholic church architecture appearing on Fr. Barron's Word on Fire blog, this time answering the vexing question: is a church a "meeting place" or a "place of sacrifice"?
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Mormons Angry Over Bloomberg Businessweek Cover Mocking Church's Wealth - Opposing Views

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Mormons Angry Over Bloomberg Businessweek Cover Mocking Church's WealthOpposing ViewsThe Mormon church said in a statement, on Thursday, that reports on the chuch's wealth "rarely capture the whole picture," claimed that tithes went to building new...
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12 Churches Transformed Into Houses | InteriorHolic.com

12 Churches Transformed Into Houses | InteriorHolic.com | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
Old derelict churches are getting transformed into all kind of spaces. Take a look at these beautiful church house converions.
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Churches Become Shelters of Refuge - Activist Faith

Churches Become Shelters of Refuge - Activist Faith | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
In Joplin's recent tornado, local church building did not escape damage. Many were destroyed or damaged. But those that remain standing have become a beautiful picture of faith in action. Why? These church facilities have ...
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A Principal Church: A Matter of Principle | The Anglo-Catholic

A Principal Church: A Matter of Principle | The Anglo-Catholic | Church Facilities | Scoop.it
The parish was already Catholic, having been established a generation ago as an Anglican Use parish, and its property would be transferred with the people. It was a simple matter to declare it to be the principal church.
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Design a Church Chair: Finalists and awards event | Church

The panel was chaired by the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, and included furniture designer and maker, John Makepeace, architectural enthusiast and illustrator, Matthew Rice, chair of the Church ...
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Is Church Charitable Enough For Property Tax Exemption ...

Rockland officials have exempted only the church's main property from taxes, which Aldersgate alleges is discriminatory treatment compared to local secular nonprofits. The city argues that Aldersgate cannot claim tax ...
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