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Oct 13, 2011 18:17
Category: Religious News

Historic Church Closing

     COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A more than 150-year-old church one block
from the Ohio Statehouse will soon close because its congregation
has dwindled.
     The last service at Central Presbyterian Church in downtown
Columbus is planned for Nov. 20.
     Church leadership council member Linda Wood said the church has
only about 40 active members, making it difficult to pay the bills.
     The congregation was founded in 1839, and the church was
dedicated in 1860. The Columbus Metropolitan Library website says
the church has a stained glass window that was displayed first at a
Chicago world's fair, where it won an award.
     A lawyer overseeing the closing says the plan is to sell the
church, possibly to a buyer who will turn it into a performance
space.