Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Church of the Saviour

The Church of the Saviour in Washington has always been unconventional (or maybe that should read: real). Now with the retirement of its long-time leader, (he's only 91), the church is facing another change in its journey.
It's never been into 'big' church, and has split into smaller groups before. Even at the last sermon, there were only 70 people attending. The rest of the 'church' are elsewhere, doing church, or being active in the community in health, AIDs, housing, ministry to athletes, homelessness.
The Church has been well-known for its activist Christianity for decades, and continues in this vein. With a major transition in the retirement of Gordon Cosby, there is some concern that things will go in a different direction.

Michelle Boorstein, in The Washington Post, has written a longish and entirely sympathetic article on the Church and its current transition.

The photo shows the church building, as unconventional as everything else about the place.

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