For the last story of each year, Our Faith challenges its good readers to a brief and friendly quiz concerning some of the more unusual stories of the year. Answers can be found at the end.
1) Some local churches are growing rapidly even as their parent denomination is shrinking. Among those that refuse to participate in the current religious recession is one United Methodist Church that guides visitors in by telling them to “turn at Buc-ee’s.” Though they building as fast as they can, their two Sunday services are already close to full. It’s also a church which has a concentration of artists and creatives. Its symbol is a cross formed from cattails.