“Church” in the news

Example collocations

church building
church was built
local church
new church
parish church

Publications and example sentences

The New York Times
· Sandra Gaines, Unflagging Banquet Server, Is Dead at 75  
Mr. Gaines said that his mother did not relax too much when she was off; in fact, he said, “She couldn’t sit still.” She was passionate about her Baptist church and about the elaborate flower garden in her yard, where, he said, she kept the grass “cut like a fine haircut.”  Copy example sentence
The Independent
· Thousands of mourners gather for George Floyd memorial service in his home state of North Carolina  
Between 30,000 and 40,000 people were expected to pay their respects to Mr Floyd at a Baptist church in the small town of Raeford.  Copy example sentence
· 'Beautiful, peaceful and diverse': Thousands of protesters flood streets near White House  
The tension between protesters and law enforcement in Washington peaked on Monday when police and federal officers forcibly removed peaceful protesters from the street across from the White House so President Donald Trump could take a picture in front of St. John's Episcopal Church, a congregation known as the Church of the Presidents, which was damaged by fire during demonstrations on Sunday.  Copy example sentence
· Covering a White House fortified for a war zone  
With the smell of the dispersants used to the clear protesters still hanging in the air, he walked out of the White House gates flanked by his top aides and Secret Service agents and headed across the fortified park for the church visit that would come to symbolize one of the biggest controversies of his presidency.  Copy example sentence
Al Jazeera
· 'Burn down racism': World rallies against George Floyd's death  
In North Carolina, a long line of cars snaked its way down a highway as mourners arrived for a viewing and memorial service at a church not far from Floyd's hometown.  Copy example sentence
The New York Times
· I’m Finally an Angry Black Man  
That’s why I spent nearly two decades in a mostly white evangelical church.  Copy example sentence
The Guardian
· Washington mayor stands up to Trump and unveils Black Lives Matter mural  
Just days before, protesters were brutally dispersed by teargas on the street so Trump could have a photo op in front of a church.  Copy example sentence
The New York Times
· How to Navigate Your Community Reopening? Remember the Four C’s  
As various relatives fell ill, household members who took care of them were also infected; birthday party guests who had contracted the virus went to church, infecting congregants sitting in the next row.  Copy example sentence
The Age
· First she said yes, then she said no: Berejiklian could have handled clash of priorities better  
In Washington the American President, Donald Trump, decided he wanted to walk a couple of hundred metres so as to stand – as you’ll note in the quotes section – in front of a church he doesn’t attend, to hold up a book he doesn’t read, which espouses values the complete antithesis of everything he stands for.  Copy example sentence
The Atlantic
· When China Met the West  
Within five years, a community of about 900 Portuguese had collected there, building two churches and some modest homes.  Copy example sentence