German churches save on heat, still help the needy warm up


              People leave a day shelter for homeless people, run by the evangelical charitable organisation Diakonie in the district Kreuzberg in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. Churches have joined in Germany’s efforts to save on heating costs this winter, forcing their congregations into ever more layers of clothing. But at the same time, they are providing warm spaces for the homeless and for people who are struggling to pay their bills. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
            
              Doreen Glamann, left, project leader of a day shelter for homeless people, run by the evangelical charitable organisation Diakonie and employee Monique, center, speak to a visitor at the shelter in the district Kreuzberg, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. Churches have joined in Germany’s efforts to save on heating costs this winter, but at the same time, they are providing warm spaces for the homeless and for people who are struggling to pay their bills. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
            
              People sit in a day shelter for homeless people, run by the evangelical charitable organisation Diakonie, in the district Kreuzberg, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. Churches have joined in Germany’s efforts to save on heating costs this winter, forcing their congregations into ever more layers of clothing. But at the same time, they are providing warm spaces for the homeless and for people who are struggling to pay their bills. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
            
              Doreen Glamann, center left, project leader of a day shelter for homeless people, run by the evangelical charitable organisation Diakonie, speaks to visitors at the shelter in the district Kreuzberg, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. Churches have joined in Germany’s efforts to save on heating costs this winter, forcing their congregations into ever more layers of clothing. But at the same time, they are providing warm spaces for the homeless and for people who are struggling to pay their bills.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
            
              An employee prepares a bowl of hot soup in a day shelter for homeless people, run by the evangelical charitable organisation Diakonie, in the district Kreuzberg in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022.Churches have joined in Germany’s efforts to save on heating costs this winter, forcing their congregations into ever more layers of clothing. But at the same time, they are providing warm spaces for the homeless and for people who are struggling to pay their bills. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
            
              A employee places heated cushions on chairs prior to a service at the Martha-Church Congregation in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Churches have joined in Germany’s efforts to save on heating costs this winter, forcing their congregations into ever more layers of clothing. But at the same time, they are providing warm spaces for the homeless and for people who are struggling to pay their bills. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
            
              A worshipper adjusts a blanket as he arrives for a service at the Martha-Church Congregation in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Churches have joined in Germany’s efforts to save on heating costs this winter, forcing their congregations into ever more layers of clothing. But at the same time, they are providing warm spaces for the homeless and for people who are struggling to pay their bills. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
            
              Monika Matthias, Pastor of the Martha-Kirchengemeinde lights candles prior to a service at the church in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Churches have joined in Germany’s efforts to save on heating costs this winter, forcing their congregations into ever more layers of clothing. But at the same time, they are providing warm spaces for the homeless and for people who are struggling to pay their bills. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
German churches save on heat, still help the needy warm up