HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) A Northern California man has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter charges in the 2016 drowning of his 4-year-old daughter in the baptismal pool of a Catholic church, authorities said. Gerardo Mendoza, 47, had been smoking methamphetamine for three days and began believing his two youngest children were “being attacked by evil” when he took … [Read more...] about Father Pleads No Contest to 2016 Church Drowning of Daughter
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) Starting Wednesday, houses of worship across Mecklenburg County are required to abide by the county’s COVID-19 mask mandate. Earlier this month Mecklenburg County commissioners voted to extend the mandate to churches too. While some local religious leaders have already expressed their opinions on mask mandates, at least one church congregation won’t … [Read more...] about ‘We Take ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ Very Seriously’: Charlotte Church Still Meeting Virtually Due to Pandemic.
INDIANAPOLIS (FOX59) Grace Church in Noblesville, IN has been serving residents within Hamilton County since 2012 with the establishment of their “Grace Care Center” which serves residents with a fully stocked food pantry. The food pantry that isn’t what you would picture it to look like. The pantry mimics that of a grocery store to allow county residents to feel like … [Read more...] about Indiana Church Serving Underprivileged Residents in Unique Way
60 Minutes Australia aired a 28-minute episode about Hillsong Church on Sunday titled “Hillsong Hell: Disturbing Accusations Expose the Celebrity-Favored Church,” reported by Tom Steinfort. The episode comes on the heels of Brian Houston, Hillsong's global senior pastor, announcing last week that he was stepping down from the church's boards. Houston was charged in … [Read more...] about 60 Minutes Australia’s ‘Hillsong Hell’ Exposing Sexual Abuse Within Church’s Leadership; Hillsong Church Responds
(Premier Christian News) While the pandemic caused many churches to close their doors, one church changed their name due to some confusing affiliations. Stony Fork Community Church is based in Rock Hill, SC, where it boasted a moderate attendance rate and a growing congregation. While the congregation had only been open for a few years, it had a notable presence in the rural … [Read more...] about Church Changes Name After Pandemic Creates Confusion About ‘Outbreak’ Affiliation