shnozzola - the church I "attend" does a lot of good for folks as wel (and a lot of bad, if I'm honest)l, but it's the scale of BS they spend money on that irks me. It's a pretty wealthy church - lots of multi media, a rock show sing a thon, pastors stashed in every corner of the sanctuary to save your soul, and I'm a million miles away while I sit there with my pasted on grin.
I don't give them a penny, other than to register my kids for this or that camp, swim party, etc. I still help out on a team that goes directly to widows, single moms and such to help them out with yard work, house repairs and the like but I don't use that as a means to "spread the word" for sure. One homebound old lady sent a thank you note once that said how we were god's hands or some such nonsense. I thought if god wanted to help, being omni-everything and all, he wouldn't need my freaking hands - especially the hands of this godless sinner - LOL.