Looking for suggestions of fun (such as Church of Euthanasia
) churches that I could easily become a minister of. Bonus question, has anyone been ordained in order to marry people in Canada (eg. ULC
), and if so, do you have any recommendations?
posted by imaswinger
on Sep 4, 2008 -
Can I somehow declare my house as a church and not pay property taxes? What tax benefits can I enjoy by starting my own church? Where can I find the laws that govern this?
posted by GernBlandston
on Sep 3, 2008 -
Posting for a friend: She needs help getting volunteers to help out with various church functions. [more inside]
posted by KevCed
on Aug 13, 2008 -
As a Buddhist in the South, how do I politely deal with the often-asked question of where I go to church? I want to be truthful yet non-confrontational with my Christian neighbors and co-workers. [more inside]
posted by karmagirl
on Jul 8, 2008 -
Again, my childhood reverend is trying to convince me to be religious. How do I deal with him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 7, 2008 -
Past and present Episcopalians -- please tell me what it's like to attend an Episcopal church. [more inside]
posted by LeeJay
on Apr 9, 2008 -
The Mrs. and I are hosting "game night" for our Church group Friday. We need help figuring out what to play. [more inside]
posted by jseven
on Mar 11, 2008 -
I live in Austin Texas and just got engaged. I am trying to find a venue that offers an outdoor ceremony site and an indoor or covered reception area. My budget is no more than 2,000 dollars. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith
on Jan 13, 2008 -
I have recently acquired an old church and it has three huge 17’ x 24’ stained glass windows. These windows were installed in 1911 and are very beautiful but I am not interested in keeping them for various reasons. I am looking for suggestions as to where to start to find a gallery or collector that may be interested in buying them also I would like to find who the original artist was that designed them. Any advice and guidance is appreciated.
posted by scooters.toad
on Jan 7, 2008 -
My in-laws are Catholics. My husband and I are not raising our daughter in a religious household. How can we effectively counter-program my in-laws' religious activities? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck
on Dec 30, 2007 -
Growing up a white boy in a white Oklahoma church, we always had some small influence of the Gospel tradition, but always sanitized for the white tradition of our past. But when I listen to the old Black spirituals, it affects me like nothing in the Baptist church I grew up with: a sense of the spiritual and the passion that I never felt in my choirs. But where should I start to learn the basics?
posted by fishmasta
on Nov 24, 2007 -
I'm looking for a video by XXXChurch that was featured on their website a while back. I've looked everywhere, specifics inside, help?! [more inside]
posted by peripatew
on Sep 27, 2007 -
Find me the Fantastic Plastic Machine arrangement of "Get me to the church on time" (or whatever it's called) from My Fair Lady, featured in the Uniqlock
). The Googles, they do nothing! [more inside]
posted by grobstein
on Jul 27, 2007 -
Please help me find the right church in Los Angeles - Episcopal/Anglican preferred. [more inside]
posted by piers
on Jul 15, 2007 -
Quotefilter: Need both source and text from a historical story I once read for a sermon/homily this weekend. The story concerned a Native American who was shown a church by a missionary, and the Native American responded to the effect of "why do you keep God in a building?" That's all of the detail I have, and my Google-fu is failing me on this one ....
posted by Gingercat
on Jul 12, 2007 -
My church is writing a survey to get some information on the neighborhood, and we're having some trouble with the wording of one of the questions. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero
on Jun 20, 2007 -
How do I conduct myself at an important family function in a church I left on a sour note? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 29, 2007 -
I am looking for a scheduling app to help me keep track of what events get publicized when, and where. [more inside]
posted by clh
on Mar 9, 2007 -
Just watched the movie Idlewild. In it is an alternate take of the Outkast song "Church" from Speakerboxxx (2003). This particular rendition is not in the Idlewild soundtrack. I'm dying to find this rendition. ...quite good. Any ideas?
posted by Chris Brummel
on Dec 2, 2006 -
Why don't churches lose their tax exempt status when used as polling places during elections?
posted by Mr_Zero
on Sep 27, 2006 -
Help me win a meal for two! Name our three office/classroom buildings. Details are [more inside]
posted by clh
on Sep 14, 2006 -
Does anyone know the exact name of the church built into the Mokkattam mountain in Cairo? And also the date? I can't find this information online.
posted by anonymous78
on Aug 3, 2006 -
ChurchFilter:I don't know if I should stay with this congregation or cut my losses and find a new parish... [more inside]
posted by Biblio
on May 15, 2006 -
Can a Priest from a High episcopal Church marry someone at a Catholic Church? Can they Co-Preside? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector
on Apr 11, 2006 -
Were there rules or guidelines dictating the construction or details of churches during the 12th century? More specifically, how can someone find information on Vatican instructed church architecture or design in the 12th century?
posted by MightyNez
on Jan 15, 2006 -
My wife (who was raised Buddhist) wants to go to a church on Christmas day. As it happens, we'll be in Portland, Oregon on that day. Having been raised Jewish myself, and being away from my home city, I haven't a clue as where to go. [more inside]
posted by Etaoin Shrdlu
on Dec 18, 2005 -
How do I have the conversation with my dad that my belief in God is not the same as his? [more inside]
posted by chiababe
on Sep 26, 2005 -
Being from the UK I find the whole separation of church and state issue in the US confusing. At a recent public high school graduation "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" was sung by the school choir. Now that's clearly a Christian song, so why is it sung at such an occasion where non-Christians make up a large part of the student body?
posted by TheManticore
on Jul 20, 2005 -
With the election of a new pope, I'd like to take this opportunity to permanently distance myself with the Roman Catholic church and I want them to know about it in an official manner. So what is the process that I must follow to become excommunicated? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on Apr 21, 2005 -
Inspired by the recent coverage of John Paul II's death, I'm looking for a book about the early history of the Catholic church. I'm more interested in an historical analysis than a religious analysis, but obviously there might be some overlap. Any suggestions?
posted by HiddenInput
on Apr 15, 2005 -
Baffling Things About America, #820. If church and state are completely seperate in the US, why is Christmas day an official holiday?
posted by Pericles
on May 19, 2004 -