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Church of the Nativity in Timonium aims to 'make church matter'
Church of the Nativity in Timonium aims to 'make church matter'

A simple walk through the Church of the Nativity makes it clear that the Timonium Roman Catholic Church aims to give its parishioners a different worship experience. A full-band setup, including an electronic drum set, sits beside a seldom-used organ. A production booth tucked in the back right corner controls the video feeds on flat-screens set up in the hallways and projection screens on the walls behind the alter. But to simply note the surface differences between Nativity and the Archdiocese's more traditional parishes ignores over a decade of slow, thoughtful reform by the church's leadership to modernize its practices and engage the community in a way that would attract new...

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