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7:33am

Thu February 13, 2014
Religion

Church closures become a sign of changing times, demographics

The Christ Lutheran Church in Little Falls is shutting its doors after more than a century.
David Chanatry/NYRP-UC

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.

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.

Terry Monahan knows the feeling.

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10:13am

Tue December 3, 2013
Regional Coverage

Closing church auctions not only items, but memories

The church is selling off everything. The church itself will also be sold eventually.
David Chanatry NYRP-UC

As ringing bells herald this Christmas season, another city church has gone silent. The West Genesee  United Methodist Church in Syracuse has closed its doors, and last week it auctioned off its contents.

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