City Bans Congregation From Holding Worship Services and Serving Coffee

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A small congregation located in Baltimore, Maryland, has been forced to cease its worship services due to a crackdown on religious activity from local government. Redemption Community Church opened a coffee shop in the town of Laurel, with the aim of serving the local community coffee for six days a week and presenting the Gospel on Sunday.

Ragamuffins Coffee House is located in a very poor neighborhood and seeks to meet the needs of those who are struggling, offering them a welcoming and warm community — and great coffee.

"We're trying to represent the tremendous love of God. Community is our first product; after that we bring [handcrafted] coffee," said Rev. Jeremy Tuinstra, according to the Baltimore Sun.

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