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A congregation, not a building

Bethlehem Lutheran Church – the congregation – in Grand Rapids, Michigan, left its grand structure – the building – in 2007 and renovated and moved into a former post office maintenance garage next to a homeless shelter. The move came at a point when the congregation had been in existence for more than 130 years, founded by Swedish immigrants in 1873, and in its home since 1933 (the old church now houses apartments).

From a story at Duke University’s

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