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Church keeps spirit of community

from Toledo Blade

In the middle of the central city, a once-thriving church has been steadily deteriorating over the decades. Once the pride and focal point of the neighborhood, the church has been losing members to the suburbs. A few holdouts live nearby, but the rest of the dwindling congregation only comes in once a week, commuting from the suburbs for the Sunday morning service. It's a scenario found in all U.S. cities, in virtually all denominations. And it's one that can draw either the ire or the endorsement of the Rev. Ruben Duran, program director for new congregations for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. more

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