Virginia Episcopal churches face unin...

Virginia Episcopal churches face uninsured quake losses

There are 10 comments on the www.episcopalchurch.org story from Aug 25, 2011, titled Virginia Episcopal churches face uninsured quake losses. In it, www.episcopalchurch.org reports that:

East Coast Episcopal churches great and small spent Aug. 24 assessing damage caused by the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck the day before outside of Richmond, Virginia, and finding that their insurance may not cover needed repairs ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Aug 25, 2011
from episcopalchurch:

"'Regrettably, several churches that have sustained damage have learned that their insurance does not cover earthquake damage -- and this includes churches covered by the Church Insurance Company,' Johnston said in his letter.'Earthquake insurance is an additional insurance one must purchase and, given the fact that earthquakes have been such a rarity in Virginia, many churches may not have such insurance.'

"He urged all churches at this point to determine whether they have such coverage and, if they do not, consider adding earthquake insurance to their existing policies."

Perhaps they should add "wrath of God" insurance as well?

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#2 Aug 25, 2011
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from episcopalchurch:
"'Regrettably, several churches that have sustained damage have learned that their insurance does not cover earthquake damage -- and this includes churches covered by the Church Insurance Company,' Johnston said in his letter.'Earthquake insurance is an additional insurance one must purchase and, given the fact that earthquakes have been such a rarity in Virginia, many churches may not have such insurance.'
"He urged all churches at this point to determine whether they have such coverage and, if they do not, consider adding earthquake insurance to their existing policies."
Perhaps they should add "wrath of God" insurance as well?
Not all states will sell 'earth movement' insurance. Tennessee is one of them.
hammer time

Dallas, GA

#3 Aug 25, 2011
too bad the churches can't apply for disaster relief from the gov't. DIG DEEP teaCHEAPlicons.
maybe you'll stop hating on poor folk for a change. God don't like ugly!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jul 10

Glen Allen, VA

#4 Aug 25, 2011
hammer time wrote:
too bad the churches can't apply for disaster relief from the gov't. DIG DEEP teaCHEAPlicons.
maybe you'll stop hating on poor folk for a change. God don't like ugly!!!!!!!!!!
God don't like ugly??? Is that why you hide in thunderstorms???

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#5 Aug 27, 2011
Cennydd said:

"While I certainly have sympathy for any congregation....Episcopal or otherwise....facing such financial losses, it's clearly evident that TEC is either going to have to ask for donations to help pay for repairs, or they're going to have to dip further into their already depleted financial resources, such as their endowment funds, etc.

"I don't see how some of these parishes are going to survive, to be quite frank, and for some, this quake might end up being the straw that broke the camel's back. There may be a silver lining for most startup Anglican parishes and missions, however, in that in most cases, they rent their facilities."

elvenstone said:

"I'm shocked that they would close the bookstore where you can buy statues of Buddha and Buddhist prayer bowls! Where am I going to go now to get my New Age reading materials?"

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#6 Aug 27, 2011
To rejoice at the suffering and damage done by an earthquake must be some new evangelical-fundamentalist cult practice that the rest of the civilized Christian world hasn’t ‘found’ yet in ‘THE BIBLE’.

I guess it would be fair to pray that you come to experience the same loss in your own life that these people feel now. We all know that:‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’ is in fact a two edged sword.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#7 Aug 27, 2011
T McCabe wrote:
To rejoice at the suffering and damage done by an earthquake must be some new evangelical-fundamentalist cult practice ...
Learn to read.
Joe DeCaro wrote:
Cennydd said:
"While I certainly have sympathy for any congregation....Episcopal or otherwise ...
hammer time

Cartersville, VA

#8 Aug 31, 2011
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from episcopalchurch:
"'Regrettably, several churches that have sustained damage have learned that their insurance does not cover earthquake damage -- and this includes churches covered by the Church Insurance Company,' Johnston said in his letter.'Earthquake insurance is an additional insurance one must purchase and, given the fact that earthquakes have been such a rarity in Virginia, many churches may not have such insurance.'
"He urged all churches at this point to determine whether they have such coverage and, if they do not, consider adding earthquake insurance to their existing policies."
Perhaps they should add "wrath of God" insurance as well?
wrath of God insurance? surely eric cantor wouldn't care one way or the other.
Listen to the Word

Kingman, AZ

#9 Aug 31, 2011
While I am a conservative through and through, I never like seeing any church building destroyed or damaged, especially the older more ornate buildings. They can never be replaced.

One thing that caught my attention was the mention of financial reserves (although being depleted) and endowments. In sixty years I have never be a member of a church that had either reserves or endowments. We also were blessed from Sunday to Sunday with what we needed. That money will help these TEC churches. It is also mentioned that they could ask for donations. I imagine that parishioners are already pouring money into their parishes for repairs. If worse comes to worse, they will need to do what any other church does -- get a loan.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#10 Aug 31, 2011
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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Learn to read.
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Learn to read what?

A quote you provided about someone else's sympathy?

Or a joke you made at the expense of [Episcopal] Churches suggesting a consequence in damage from an earthquake that confirms just compensation through the wrath of God?

Such thoughts are pure folly.

TV evangelist Pat Robertson made the same thoughtless insinuation regarding the destruction that occurred to the residents of New Orleans that came from H. Katrina, saying that the sins of New Orleans were like Sodom and Gomorrah, causing a similar fate.

He did it again after the Haitian earthquake, suggesting that the woes of the Haitians came as a result of mixing their Roman Catholic faith with the practices of African Vodou.

Ignorant beliefs and the influence that can be gained through ammassing of money are not mutually exclusive commodities in the marketplace of theology.

The truth is that human beings occupy lands that are easily accessible and locally favorable for habitation. Though it could be a questionable location in New Orleans, being below sea level in part. Nevertheless, there are dikes, levees and pumps that make the area habitable, much in the same way as the Zuiderzee. Then, one weighs the chances of suffering and surviving the occasional hurricane.

In Haiti, the fact is that the population developed over the joint planes of two tectonic plates that had been bound into the certitude of an eventual cataclysmic release, building up for thousands of years, long before the French brought Catholicism and their slaves brought Vodou together.

Rev. Ken

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