The National Council of Churches reports that  The 77th annual edition of the  Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches shows declines in the Roman Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention; however, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported a 1.6% increase in membership: (more…)

2007 Church YearbookThe National Council of Churches’ Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches has just released its 75th edition, which reports the largest 25 denominations/communions in the U.S. (noting an increase or decrease in membership since the 2006 Yearbook reports). (more…)

I got a chuckle out of this headline: Church Forced To Split, in today’s York Daily Record. At first blush, at least just reading the headline, one thinks of a church be forced to flee, or perhaps divided by force. Of course, once you get into the article you see that one of the local wards there in the York, PA Stake has grown large enough that they are “spliting” the ward into two wards, rather than the one. (more…)