in our rhetoric and the ways we see ourselves and each other in the world, I think that will allow us to begin to believe that there's enough to go around.The headlines coming out of the Episcopal Church’s annual U. convention are stunning — endorsement of cross-dressing clergy, blessing same-sex marriage, the sale of their headquarters since they can’t afford to maintain it.
The new railroad station attracted related development and the town grew. This was a center of timbering in the piney woods, as the land was not suitable for large-scale agriculture.
In 1893, the citizens of Crenshaw County voted to move the county seat from Rutledge to the more populous Luverne.
The racial makeup of the city was 70.25% White, 28.43% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races.
The American branch of the Church of England, founded when the Vatican balked at permitting King Henry VIII to continue annulling marriages to any wife who failed to bear him sons, is in trouble. Even the little African Methodist Episcopal denomination -- founded in in 1787 -- has passed the Episcopalians.
Somehow slipping out of the headlines is a harsh reality that the denomination has been deserted in droves by an angry or ambivalent membership. Among the old mainstream denominations reporting to the National Council of Churches, the Episcopal Church suffered the worst loss of membership from 1992-2002 — plunging from 3.4 million members to 2.3 million for a 32 percent loss.