Alderson Presbyterian Church holds final worship service — GALLERY

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV

With a crowd of more than 140 people packed into every pew, the Alderson Presbyterian Church held its final worship on Sunday afternoon.

The original church building was completed in the mid-1870s at a price tag of $600, according to church records. They began with six members all those years ago.

Now, with only six members remaining, the church officers decided to close the doors. “The supreme architect of the universe has blessed our church for 147 years,” said Margaret Hambrick, an elder of the church. “Maybe with continued blessing, these six members can extend the mission of the church for another 100 years.”

Click here for Jeffrey Kanode’s previous story on the church’s closing and how the members will continue to be active in their faith in the community.

Below is a full gallery from the closing worship service, which was attended by officials from the Presbytery of West Virginia, local residents, ministers of other denominations, former church staff, and friends of the congregations.

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