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Ferrisburgh to buy church as congregation dwindles

THE TOWN OF Ferrisburgh is set to accept ownership of the Ferrisburgh Center Methodist Church, which sits next to the town’s Route 7 office building. The church, which like many is faced with a dwindling congregation, was deconsecrated on Dec. 17 to allow the transfer. Church Pastor Paul Hoffman said congregants are happy the historic building can be repurposed for the public good.  Photo courtesy of Paul Hoffman

A bittersweet ceremony held on Dec. 17 at the Ferrisburgh Center Methodist Church was a prelude for the planned transfer of the Route 7 church property to the town of Ferrisburgh.

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