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Church attendance is on the decline in this country; according to a Gallup study, Mississippi has the highest percentage of residents who attend weekly or nearly every week at 63%. Vermont has the lowest attendance percentage at 23%. Maine is not far behind Vermont at 27%. The national average is somewhere around 42%.
Nationally, the number of churchgoers over all has been declining according to Religious Tolerance.org, with the exception of the Wiccan religion which seems to be doubling it's numbers every 30 months.
I only provide the information above as background for the following:
These properties are for sale:
St. Joseph's Church in Lewiston, Maine.......List price $425,000.
There's something sad about these beautiful old buidings having outlived their original purposes. And I'm sure there are many more, across the state and across the country. It's like an era is passing. I'm not saying everyone needs to rush back to church; I'm no longer a church goer. And like many, it doesn't mean I'm not religious or spiritual in my way. I believe and I pray, I just don't feel the need of the brick and mortar structures and the rites and rituals to expresss my beliefs.
Blessing to you all.