BANGOR – After 165 years, Grace United Methodist Church on Union Street has closed its doors for good.
The congregation held one last celebratory service Sunday afternoon. At least 50 people were in attendance, including many former members.
The church is closing its doors due to a declining congregation.
“We’re sad but I think we’re dealing with it and I know we’re going to find new homes and new places to worship and we’re looking forward to that,” said Pastor Darlene Shortt.
Shortt said she is not sure what’s next for the future of the building.