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Cleveland Church Turns Membership Struggle Into Gift For Community

28 Aug , 2022  

By Nate Flauto, The Land

Publisher’s Note: Many churches in Ohio, including some in Richland County, are facing the twin challenges of declining attendance and increasing maintenance costs. This article shared with permission from The Land in Cleveland sounds a positive note on opportunities in such situations. The Land is a local news startup that reports on Cleveland’s neighborhoods and inner ring suburbs. They deliver in-depth stories that foster accountability, inform the community, and inspire people to take action. Like 1812Blockhouse, The Land is a member of LION Publishers.

Since putting down their roots at Archwood United Church of Christ (Archwood UCC) in the Brooklyn Centre neighborhood, the Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center (the Center) has flourished. The recreation room is now a dance studio home to Latin dance classes, the basement is now a frequently booked place for celebrations, and the dormant classrooms once used for bible study are now filled with children attending programming such as the Latin Image Leadership Program.


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