Sunday, September 12, 2010

Our neighborhood's newest church: Our shul :(

The president spent yesterday's kiddush bragging about having gotten yet another renter for our synagogue to help pay the bills: As of this morning, we now have a Baptist service in the sanctuary at 9 AM, in addition to Pentecostal services in the sanctuary later on Sunday and on two weeknights. Sunday-morning "minyan" now takes places downstairs in one of the rented-out offices created from the space formerly occupied by our chapel. So the five of us attendees had the privilege of davvening/praying among the file cabinets this morning. No, I'm not the only one who's unhappy with this arrangement--one of our other members refuses to attend services in an office when there's a perfectly good sanctuary upstairs, and will no longer join us for davvening on Sunday morning, prefering to pray at home alone.

Since we now run only Friday night, Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning services on a weekly basis, some of them in the "dungeon" downstairs, we now have more Christian services than Jewish ones being run in our sanctuary (excluding holidays.) It's sad, to see what we have to do to keep a roof over our heads. I hope we get an acceptable offer for our building soon--as far as I'm concerned, the sooner we move into a house, the better.


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