Only faith communities offer worship.
Because I'm a Presbyterian, I was pleased to see that the list of recipients contained nine Presbyterian congregations, including one in the Kansas City area, Grandview Park Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Kansas. Grandview Park, a lively and diverse congregation, is to use its grant to "develop a deeper understanding of the theology and practice of worship, educate and train worship leaders from the church's diverse membership and explore ways in which art can enhance the multicultural worship experience in an urban setting."
Profound worship experiences are too rare, if you ask me, especially in mainline Protestant churches. There is much we can learn from other traditions. So I'm glad to see someone putting some resources into improving things.
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Today's religious holiday: Feast of the Visitation (Catholic).