Friday, December 28, 2012

What Is In a Name? Part III


There are many reasons why churches choose their name. Some want to stand out from the “competition.” Some simply are fulfilling a legal requirement for government forms. Sometimes churches choose a name to identify a particular bent, doctrine, or attribute that they want their church to be known for.

I have seen some different at best and down right strange at worst names for churches. I have also, like many of you, come across some weird names on the internet.

For December, I want to take each Friday and share some of these strange and different names. These names are not all original with me. I have taken them from various sites. I simply hope you can enjoy them and chuckle with me, (even if you shake your head in disbelief or bewilderment.)

Note: These name are not made up. They have been verified from church directories. Some stuff you just can’t make up!

Churches on the move:

Getaway United Methodist Church
Chesapeake, OH

Speedway United Methodist Church
South Ind. 

Farewell Avenue Christian Church
Fairbanks, AK

Farwell United Methodist Church
West Mich. 

Glide United Methodist Church
San Francisco, CA

Roll United Methodist Church
North Ind. 

Drift Run United Methodist Church
WV 

Rush United Methodist Church
Rush, NY

Airline United Methodist Church
Houston, TX

Jet United Methodist Church
Jet, OK

Delta United Methodist Church
Rome, NY

Delta United Methodist Church
Ottumwa, IA

Continental United Methodist Church
Continental, OH

Northwest Christian Church
Arlington, TX

Pigeon Run United Methodist Church
Massillon, OH

Pullman Christian Reformed Church
Chicago, IL.

Puyallup United Methodist Church
Puyallup, WA

Cross Country Church
Holliday, TX

Runs Baptist Church
Aiken SC area

JUMP Ministries International Church (Joyously Unveiling the Master's Plan)
New Smyrna Beach, FL

Journey Church: A Walk in Grace
Sallisaw, OK

Bull Run Baptist               (An annual running of the Baptists? ;-)
Manassas, VA.

Gypsy United Methodist Church
Shinnston, WV

Journey's End Baptist Church
Hudson, NC

Drain United Methodist Church
OR/ID conf.

Ridin' With Christ Cowboy Church
Booneville, AR

Cowboy Church on the Move
Abilene, TX

Ride'n For The Cross Ministries
Carson City, NV 






3 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Nice series of posts Gregg!

I gotta go with either Gypsy or Pigeon Run on this list.

Josh said...

I gotta find me that Ride'N for the Cross Ministries right here in my own town! How was I not aware of this? Maybe Diane has more information. Maybe she's in it already!

Yvonne's World of Poetry said...

Some great names there Gregg,

Yvonne.