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Every denomination needs one of these...

Another UCC church closes

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Another church closing... from WNEP in Pennsylvania:
It is the end of an era for a church in our area. The last service at Saint Paul's United Church of Christ in Summit Hill is Sunday. A minister who served at the church years ago has come back to say good-bye.

Pastor Wilber Albright walked through his church in Summit Hill for one of the last times Friday. Four hundred people used to belong to the congregation of the church in Carbon County. That number has dwindled to 40.

"I can remember walking in here every Sunday morning and if the church wasn't full there was something wrong," said Pastor Albright.

Like other churches, Saint Paul's just doesn't have enough members to keep the 142-year-old house of worship open.

"You're going to try to make it a service of celebration and joy but back here," Pastor Albright said, pointing to back of his head, "it's going to be like burying a family member."
posted by UCCtruths, Saturday, October 13, 2007


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