RNS Opening Budget — Friday, January 24, 2020

RNS-Holy-Supper: La Luz del Mundo will continue to host US ceremony while leader remains in jail
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The Mexico-based La Luz del Mundo is holding its most sacred ceremony in February in events across the U.S. while its leader remains in a Los Angeles jail after he was arrested and charged with numerous sex crimes. The date of the Holy Supper — which memorializes the death and salvation of Jesus Christ — is unknown at this time but church members will be able to commemorate the ceremony in gatherings held in different states. By Alejandra Molina. 727 words. (category: a)

RNS-Salkin-Oped: God save the boomers!
(RNS) - Grove United Methodist Church, a congregation of mostly 60- and 70-somethings in a St. Paul suburb, will close this summer, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The church needs a "reset," the pastor said, and when it reopens in November, it will be focused on attracting new — and younger — people. I can certainly understand the need to attract younger families. But, let's make sure there will always be room for every generation within those hallowed walls. By Jeffrey Salkin. 782 words. (category: k)

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