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A ‘for sale’ sign outside of Memorial Christian Church in Ephrata. Pastor Don Dunn said he is hopeful that it represents the planting of a seed for new life for the church.

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‘78 years of prayers’
March 28, 2024 2 a.m.

‘78 years of prayers’

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.”