The congregation of a historic church in Morristown will have its final worship service Sunday before the church closes it's doors. It was dwindling congregation and a lack of money that caused the 175 year-old United Methodist Church to close.
"Finances were only a part of it. It's a small congregation, we have 41 members on the roll, we have a very low attendance," said Rev. David Piatt, pastor.
The historic church was originally built by Presbyterians and later merged with a Methodist congregation in the 1950s before becoming the United Methodist Church in 1967. The original communion set dating back to the mid-1800s remains on display as a reminder of the history the church has seen.
Church leaders say it is likely the church will be put up for sale, but that decision will be up to the church's Northern District trustee's to decide.
A special service is scheduled of Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, following a final worship service at 9 am.
Saturday, July 4, 2015, Watertown, NY