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Credit:  Raggamuffins Coffee House

Credit: Ragamuffins Coffee House

by Amanda Casanova, Christian Headlines

ADF Church Alliance member, Redemption Community Church, is facing roadblocks to its plan to build a “come one, come all” non-profit coffee shop in the inner city.

The church sold its property and donated some of the proceeds from the sale to other local religious non-profits. The church then moved to Main Street in Laurel, Maryland, to open its Ragamuffins Coffee House, which would serve as a coffee shop and worship center.

Within days of the church’s sale of its property outside the city, the City of Laurel made a law change to bar non-profit businesses from the area. The law then changed again a few weeks later that forced churches to be on lots less than one acre or obtain a “special exception.”

Instead, the church opened a for-profit coffee house and planned to close the shop on Sundays for worship services.

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