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Every denomination needs one of these...

Yet another UCC church closing it's doors

Monday, August 20, 2007

Maybe it's just coincidence, but two churches in two days? And these are just the ones getting press. Is this a bigger problem? From The Buffalo News:
As the congregation has for more than 100 years, members will celebrate the anniversary of the founding of St. Paul’s Church in South Buffalo with a special service.

This time, they also will say goodbye. The United Church of Christ congregation, down to a few dozen people, voted in January to give up its charter and cease operations as a church. It will hold a final service Sunday.

“Our anniversary service is going to be our closing service,” said the Rev. Wayne E. Sova, who has served as pastor of the church at 49 Indian Church Road since 1986. “The service on the 26th is going to be a celebration of the life of the church, but it’s going to be an awful lot of emotion there, too.”

The congregation had 31 members Aug. 30, 1895, when it was organized as St. Paul’s Evangelical German Reformed Church. Members initially met on the second floor above a grocery store at Seneca and Duerstein streets, according to a church history. By the 1940s and 1950s, the church had 900 members, and the sanctuary was filled to capacity for Sunday services.
No IRD conspiracy here.
posted by UCCtruths, Monday, August 20, 2007


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