Ormie King's Legends of Auburn

Ormie King: Auburn's many churches reflect our diversity

2013-03-03T03:00:00Z Ormie King: Auburn's many churches reflect our diversityOrmie King Special to The Citizen Auburn Citizen
March 03, 2013 3:00 am  • 

Today’s Legends of Auburn are all of our churches in Auburn, and those close by in the surrounding areas, that have graced our landscape over the years. Here are just a few, many that are still here and many that are not, and I’m sure I have missed some as many have merged, moved, changed their names, etc.

In no particular order, they are:

  • Wall St. Methodist
  • St. Peter’s
  • St. Aloysius
  • Freedom Baptist
  • Sacred Heart
  • Soul Healing Ministry
  • Lake Ave Christian
  • St. Nicholas Orthodox
  • Sand Beach
  • First Methodist
  • Westminster Presbyterian
  • Salvation Army
  • Trinity Methodist
  • B’Nai Israel
  • Holy Family
  • St. Mary’s
  • St. Alphonsus
  • St. Luke’s
  • Immanual Baptist
  • Second Baptist
  • Second Presbyterian
  • St. John’s
  • St. Peter & Paul
  • St. Hyacinth’s
  • Calvary Presbyterian
  • Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Half Acre Union
  • Auburn Assembly of God
  • United Church of Auburn
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Peter & John’s Episcopal
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Redeemer Lutheran
  • House of Miracles
  • Owasco Lake Mennonite
  • Auburn United Methodist
  • Owasco Reformed
  • Christian & Missionary Alliance
  • Apostolic Church of God
  • Willard Chapel
  • AME Thompson Memorial Zion
  • Owasco Reformed
  • Eternal Life Baptist
  • United Methodist
  • Throopsville Community
  • Nazarene
  • Auburn Alliance
  • The Auburn Circle
  • First Presbyterian
  • Seventh Day Adventist
  • Church of Christ Disciples
  • First Church of God & Christ
  • First Universalist
  • First Love Ministries
  • First Church of Christ Scientist
  • Unitarian Universalist
  • Auburn Theological Seminary
  • First Baptist
  • Roosevelt Memorial Baptist
  • Church of the Larger Faith
  • St. Ann’s
  • Central Church of Christ
  • United Congregation of Owasco Lake
  • Central Presbyterian
  • Auburn Campus on the Vineyard
  • St. Isaac Jogues
  • Faith Chapel
  • First Bible Baptist
  • Fort Hill Chapel
  • First Assembly of God
  • First Love Fellowship
  • United Pentecostal
  • United Congregation of the Reformed Low Dutch Church
  • Auburn Church of God
  • Fleming Federated
  • Christ in Christian Union
  • Mission Church
  • Auburn Gospel Tabernacle
  • Church of the Open Bible
  • Reformed Methodist
  • United Fellowship
  • Sennett Federated
  • Throop Church of God
  • Auburn Fellowship Chapel.

What prompted today’s article was a memory from when I drove the RSVP van for a decade, and my love for trivia questions. On this one particular day I had the van radio on, and they posed the question: “Do you know how many wars are going on around the world right now?” and the answer would come later. I thought to myself that there were maybe six to eight wars going on. Later they came back with the answer. There were 57 wars going on all over our globe, and many of them were driven by differences in religion and politics.

I always remembered that, and today’s listing of churches is an exercise to show how diverse we are, right here in our own little area. This same exercise, extended to other towns, cities, counties, states, countries, and continents, would of course amplify even further the vast diversity of our world today.

With the world getting smaller by the day, and the problems getting larger by the minute, such as shrinking food supplies, climate changes, nuclear proliferation, threats, human greed, etc., it seems the least we can all do is to respect each other’s beliefs and religions, as they are as vast and different as our own churches listed here.

To quote that old song, “Let There Be Peace on Earth!" Thanks for listening.

Ormie King's column appears Sundays in The Citizen and he can be reached by email at ormieking@yahoo.com.

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  1. get_me_turtles
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    get_me_turtles - March 05, 2013 12:57 am
    Sorry, but I have to disagree. Political experts agree that most wars are not the result of religious conflicts; however, differences in religion may help play a small part in some wars. Political differences and limited natural resources (like water) are usually considered the greatest reasons for war.
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