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From left to right: Memorial Christian Church Elder Cliff Barbre, Pastor Don Dunn and Elders Mary Barbre and Pam Cook. All four said the church has left a lasting impression on their lives and they hope the future of the building will see it continuing to bless the community.

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Memorial Christian Church to sing last hymn, but considers a seed of Hope

EPHRATA – After more than 70 years, Ephrata’s Memorial Christian Church will soon shut down after decades of service to the community, Pastor Don Dunn and church elders said in an interview with the Columbia Basin Herald last week. “It’s an aging thing…,” Dunn said. “One of the people in another church in town says that they’re aging out, and I think we’ve kind of aged out and the ministry has changed.”