Bowling lanes disappearing from U.S. churches

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Photo by Nick S. Adams / USA Today.

Photo by Nick S. Adams / USA Today.

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PEORIA, Ill. (RNS) When Max and Nancy Carson got married at St. Ann Catholic Church in 1974, the organ music was accompanied by the unmistakable sound of balls crashing into bowling pins from the basement. But now church bowling alleys are a dying breed, with fewer than 200 remaining in the U.S. By Judy Keen.

  • JW1951

    I used to bowl at a very large alley in Minneapolis Holy Cross Lanes in the 60’s and didn’t think much about the church or God then. Won’t it be nice in the Kingdom on earth that will restore man to perfection….then we can worry about great recreation with God’s blessing! Our Father in the Heavens let your Name be hallowed. Well that name that Jesus knew and proclaimed was Jehovah. The new Divine Name King James brings that name to the fore where it should be. Bowling alleys are great fun…but taking religious steps forward to graduate from the wicked world is much harder and the devil is on our tracks. Move forward in you thinking of God and His purpose for the earth. Read your Holy Scriptures daily. Pray for God’s Kingdom on earth as in Heaven….Live forever on Earth in Paradise. A new thought for many but it was the original and only purpose for the earth. Adam and Eve blew it…sinned. We cannot be ignorant of Satan designs. Again it is God’s will that no man be destroyed but all attain to repentance and live…John 3:16 is a good start but not the finish. Bowling can come later. If we make it to paradise on earth!