TOP STORY: THE CHANGING NATURE OF FAITH: Mainline churches seek marketing help to fill empty pews

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c. 1996 Religion News Service GRESHAM, Ore. _ It’s 9 a.m. on Sunday, and the sanctuary of Gresham United Methodist Church is empty. Row after row of pews, made in 1959 with the finest of Oregon timber, sit like sculpture in the dark. They are monuments to a bygone era when Americans flocked to mainline […]

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