“It was an active and faithful community.” Rural 274-year-old church remembered after closing

In 2017, Cedar Creek United Methodist Church closed after 274 years. Once filled with families weekly attendance fell to only a handful of people.
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In 2017, Cedar Creek United Methodist Church closed after 274 years. Once filled with families weekly attendance fell to only a handful of people.

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