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Marine City Church Closing After 162 Years

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MARINE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A Marine City church has celebrated its final Christmas.

Next month, it'll close for good.

Marine City United Methodist Church has been a presence in the area's spiritual community for 162 years.

The Times Herald of Port Huron says the church will hold a final service on Jan. 26, and the doors will be shut for good five days later.

The church's membership has declined from a high of 650 to 700 in the 1950s to the current roster of 56. Marine City United Methodist had 124 members as recently as 2001.

According to a history of the church, the first Methodist Episcopal Society in Marine City was organized in 1851.

The current building was constructed in 1905.

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