Re: “Another old Tacoma church might fall” (TNT, 5-15)
This calls for a reminder that the church is the people, not the building. Tacoma’s grand old church buildings were constructed at a time when they were needed for growing congregations.
For instance, the much bemoaned former First Methodist building at 5th and Martin Luther King Jr. Way was the third building for the congregation. Two others had been outgrown and demolished in turn.
Now, the culture has changed so that big old buildings are not a good home, but rather a dreadful burden. Even their structures do not fit …