Auburn Presbyterian Church is closing due to low attendance

Auburn, Ky (WBKO) --- Auburn Presbyterian Church is closing due to low attendance.

Since 1865, a Presbyterian Church has stood in Auburn.

"It's God's church, but we are to keep it up and with two or three people it's hard for us to do that," said Eloise Hadden, elder at Auburn Presbyterian.

With dwindling numbers in the congregation, the church is shutting down.

"I love it dearly. I've been coming here ever since, well I think I was just over 16-years-old, my first time to come and I've been coming ever since," said Hadden.

The last time elder Eloise Hadden saw this church filled was one of the most important days of her life. "People in the balcony and standing room only, was June the 26th, 1955, that was my wedding day," said Hadden.

So, they filled the pews, maybe for the last time, to honor past and present veterans.

The Sons of American Revolution held a ceremony Sunday evening.

"That's kind of significant that one of the last, or maybe the last ceremony it has, is a tribute to veterans on veterans day," said Veteran and Sons of the American Revolution member, Roger Vincent."

The ceremony began with an entrance by the Son's of the American Revolution.

"We were very happy to lend a hand and make this, hopefully, make this event special," said Vincent.

"So, from my perspective, I am an Air Force veteran and I was moved by the presentation," Vincent said. "It was really really good."

This ceremony was not only to honor the veterans but to honor the church, that has stood for around 153 years.

"If you are looking for a church, dear ones, you couldn't find a better one," said Hadden.

They say goodbye to the church, but not to the people and memories made over the years.

"I believe in miracles, maybe just maybe God is gonna send one and we won't have to go," said Hadden.



 
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