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[*] Post 328099 posted on 31-3-2008 at 13:17 Reply With Quote
No place ... to worship?



Zoning laws are hampering some churches from finding places to worship...

I'm rather intrigued that some people would be against a church in their neighbourhood because "of the noise".

Yes, these worship services are often very loud - but they are not late at night and rarely early in the morning....?
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[*] Post 328107 posted on 31-3-2008 at 14:07 Reply With Quote


The first part of the article mentioned the zoning problem has to do with areas "earmarked for employment." Would that be the equivalent of areas in American towns zoned "commercial"? Churches certainly do employ people.

I know of a church that was unwelcome in its neighborhood because, as the church grew larger and had more activities, the people in the area complained about the traffic.

In the US, some people complain because they want someone using the locations who will contribute to the property tax revenues.

The zoning restrictions tend to drive churches to the outskirts of towns that are expanding. For the past several decades, it has been rare to see a new church among residences, where neighborhood children could walk to Sunday School or Vacation Bible School or to practice in the children's choir. Instead, they need to drive to the edge of town, as if they were going to a new strip mall.
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[*] Post 328108 posted on 31-3-2008 at 14:08 Reply With Quote


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they are not late at night and rarely early in the morning....?
Have you heard of midnight mass? greengrin greengrin
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