Empty pews, high utility, maintenance costs prompt real-estate steeplechase as congregations sell houses of worship. Other faith groups frequently among buyers
Published: November 13, 2010 - 02:30 AM
| Updated: June 18, 2011 - 09:52 AM
By Colette M. Jenkins
Beacon Journal religion writer
A realtor sign hangs outside of Grace Lutheran Church. It is one of many churches that have been put up for sale in the area. Congregations and their declining membership can no longer afford the buildings. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
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