Hi Cathy. Welcome back.
As Shann said, the new membership system was introduced early in January. It was something we had talked about many times over the last few years, but resisted it as long as possible. Finally, we had no option:
http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpB ... hp?t=28220
The good news is that instead of only having one paid membership option, there are now two, and both have access to the Challenge. The Silver membership is the free one with limited access to services on the site. The Platinum 500 replaces the old FaithWriters' 500, and has full access to everything. The new Gold membership provides access to key services only, including the Challenge. The Gold membership is just $5.95 a month.
So although we had to introduce the levels of membership, we believe the Gold membership cost is within most people's range.