- Jul 29, 2021
A Florida-based group of Romanian nationals stole $740,000 from hundreds of churches by taking donation checks from their mailboxes and cashing them, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Wednesday.
Churches that meet on private school campuses in North Carolina could allow members or visitors to carry concealed handguns if they’re otherwise permitted in legislation approved Monday night by the state Senate.
Concealed weapon permit holders could carry handguns on North Carolina private school campuses when separate church services are happening onsite in legislation approved on Tuesday by a state Senate committee.
At the start of the pandemic, the predictions were dire: Churches, already on narrow budgets, would soon collapse in large numbers. Yet as the collections were counted, a surprising thing happened: Many churches themselves were above average and larger denominational groups were slightly down but way better than expectations.
Long overshadowed by the country’s Anglican structures, England’s Catholic churches are put under the spotlight in a new book.
Two outbreaks of the coronavirus in the Wyoming county of Fremont, located just southeast of Yellowstone National Park, were tied to churches, officials said.
Some coronavirus restrictions on in-person worship have been relaxed for churches, under new guidance issued by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Bars and inside restaurant dining are banned throughout California, while indoor religious services, gyms and hair and nail salons are again off-limits in most of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday in issuing a sweeping set of closures to head off surging coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.