When the wall to your church collapses onto the sidewalk and street, there’s no need to stop holding services. With a pile of bricks and an i-beam laying across the sidewalk and into the street, the name of the church, the pastor, and the service schedule was simply painted on a once interior wall. As singing and sounds of “praise God…” blared from speakers of a church across the street, pedestrians walking along the sidewalk either climbed over the pile or walked into the street without so much as a pause to consider the somewhat strange situation. It is a testament to what can be considered “normal” in the city of Detroit.
Archive for the 'storefront churches' Category
Just in case you ever wondered, or speculated about the relationship between big business and politics, here’s an article that will only confirm what you thought. Not that I believe we should deny people of second chances, but really, who would hire a convicted mayor?
Part of a series on Detroit’s small churches.
A map of abandoned houses, small churches and other Detroit scenes:
Blue markers represent abandoned houses.
Red markers represent houses that no longer exist.
Yellow markers represent renovated houses.
Green markers represent small churches.