closing http://wrvo.org en Church closures become a sign of changing times, demographics http://wrvo.org/post/church-closures-become-sign-changing-times-demographics <p></p><p>Americans are generally thought of as a religious people. But in some areas, church closings are becoming a not uncommon event, as fewer young people join to replace the older generation. That's what happened recently with one Mohawk Valley congregation.</p><p>From the time more than a century ago when two dozen German immigrants turned an old armory in Little Falls into a place of worship, prayer and music have provided comfort and inspiration and peace to the congregation of Christ Lutheran Church.</p><p>Terry Monahan knows the feeling.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:33:30 +0000 David Chanatry 51316 at http://wrvo.org Church closures become a sign of changing times, demographics Closing church auctions not only items, but memories http://wrvo.org/post/closing-church-auctions-not-only-items-memories <p></p><p></p><p>As ringing bells herald this Christmas season, another city church has gone silent. The West Genesee&nbsp; United Methodist Church in Syracuse has closed its doors, and last week it auctioned off its contents.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:13:15 +0000 David Chanatry 47989 at http://wrvo.org Closing church auctions not only items, but memories