Friday, November 07, 2008

NY church removes pews in bid to attract believers,0,6189360.story

[] 7 Nov 2008--An Episcopal church in the New York suburbs is hoping that the removal of two dozen pews from the sanctuary will help attract new parishioners to the small congregation.

St. Bartholomew's Church in White Plains hatched the plan as part of an effort to create a more intimate space for worship that could appeal to visitors. The church gets about 50 to 60 people during its morning services on Sundays. In its heyday in the 1950s, more than 1,000 people showed up for services.

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