A N DE RS & COMM N’it z COFFEE TEA SPICES TWO JEFFERSON SQUARE AUSTIN, TEXAS 78731 512 453-1533 Send me your list. Name Street City Zip IN DALLAS: 4528 McKINNEY AVE. 209 S. AKARD, downtown RICHARDSON: 508 LOCKWOOD FARMERS BRANCH SHOPPING CTR. SW CORNER, VALLEY VIEW IN WACO: 25TH & COLUMBUS. IN AUSTIN: 1514 LAVACA. 6103 BURNET RD. IN FORT WORTH: 6301 CAMP BOWIE BLVD. \\ ”’,,,,. , ` \\ , ,, \\ & ‘ \\ . ‘ , \\ ONT1 SITE WLING LANES RNAGAN\\I 230 AND ALL. coULS SAU DEmoLmoN NA\\ OEGiNS /ate/ .0411141111-1016,1 THE COMMODORE HOTEL On Capitol Hill Owned by Texans. Run by a Texan. 520 N. Capitol St., NW Washington, D.C. 30001 Bob and Sara Roebuck Anchor National Financial Services 1524 E. Anderson Lane, Austin bonds stocks insurance mutual funds optional retirement program HALF PRICE RECORDS MAG AZ IN E Supernatural development Who can get away with a program to demolish or remove a neigh borhood’s old homes, tear down its trees, put whole blocks under concrete close off . streets, and erect on the emptied lots an elaborate recreational center, complete with sauna, skating rink and bowling alley? Your local minister of the Gospel, that’s who. No use fussing about it, either-L–your minister is guided by divine command \(see Matthew 28: 29, regarding we are hearing these days from the pastors of two fast-growing Austin churches by way of justification for just such upheavals being visited on their neighbors by church expansion. The two churches in question, Hyde Park Baptist and Allandale Baptist, bear the names of the residential areas into which their facilities are expanding, and time was when they actually drew a significant part of their congregations from among nearby residents. But in recent years their ministers have been spreading the Word so zealously that church membership has skyrocketed. Between 1974 and 1976, for instance, Allandale Baptist’s total membership rose from 1,304 to 3,091. Worshippers have been flocking in from all over Austin and from as far away as Georgetown, 35 miles to the north. So the churches have come to need more elbow room even as they have become something Of an alien presence in their neighborhoods. \(Only a dozen or so Hyde Park residents belong to the 6,135-member congregation of Hyde Park dwellers have seen the church in their midst remove 15 of the 17 houses it has acquired over the years. Some residents have been virtually surrounded by church parking lots; others 14 NOVEMBER 17, 1978
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