New site has Topeka covered

Holy Ground, a new Web site from Topeka.net, puts information about every church and faith group in Shawnee County just a click away.

With photos and listings of more than 240 Shawnee County places of worship, as well as stories about area congregations and blogs by religious leaders, the Web site is the most comprehensive source of information covering local churches and faith communities. The Web site is at holyground.topeka.net.

The Holy Ground Web site allows users to search through the list of congregations based on what they are seeking. Readers can sort churches by such factors as size and denomination and then dive into the listings for more details. They will find information about youth programs, nurseries, day cares or preschools, outreach and ministries, support groups, and availability for weddings.

Within the listings are a variety of details. For example, some churches reach out to area youths through sports, but one church offers table tennis for adults. Several congregations go on foreign mission trips, but only one church lists ministering to motorcycle riders as a priority.

Readers can even check out when the next service is planned. To help find their way to services, users can check out a picture of the building and map.

Plus, the Web site contains the latest local religion news from The Topeka Capital-Journal and the weekly religion calendar.