Monday, June 20, 2005
More churches can't put faith in collection plates - PittsburghLIVE.com
More churches can't put faith in collection plates - PittsburghLIVE.com: "The 11-member staff at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh dodged a bullet this year. The board of trustees went out of its way to avoid laying some of them off. 'Laying people off was the last thing we wanted to do. We borrowed from our endowment,' said Kurt Summersgill, president of the 10-member board. The church's congregation approved the move so the full- and part-time employees -- from pastor to choir director to custodian -- could keep working.