Old church, new life

The Web site for Indianapolis Star reports today about a flagship former Methodist Church’s conversion to secular use.

But see about a half way down to read how the old 1911 All Souls Unitarian Church building — which the church left for new (and current) digs in 1959 — became “a combination of residences and studios.”

The takeaway message is that “getting the newcomers” isn’t the only possible outcome of a struggling urban church seeking a turnaround. If institutional survival (in place) isn’t an option, it’s worth considering that the building can have a second life.

New uses for old churches” by James Glass (IndyStar.com)

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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