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In the past, churches were the center of the community

February 22, 2014
Submitted by the Rev. Jerry Oliver , The Leader Herald

Last Sunday at the churches I serve, I did something the congregations have come to expect (tolerate?) from me on occasion: I got on my soap box and ranted about something that has troubled me. I had titled my message "Spring is almost here," but in reality it had nothing to do with what has seemed like an endless winter with very elusive signs of the spring that waits to be. I wanted to stress the churches in the United States seem to have lost their special place in our society, and we need to plant the seeds of faith once again if we are to produce a new crop of believers.



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