A historic church held its very last services SundayPage, ND (WDAY TV) - Imagine the memories that could be made in a building which has been standing for 126 years.
Page, ND (WDAY TV) - Imagine the memories that could be made in a building which has been standing for 126 years.
Sunday, those memories were shared with WDAY as a historic church held its very last service.
It's this sound which awaken years of thoughts
For this member, those thoughts go back as far as 60 years ago.
Scott Davis/Member: "In front of the church was redone in the 60's then a portion was put on the back of the church for more room."
Scott Davis' mother, father, grand-dad, and great grandfather all worshiped at the United Methodist in Page.
Along with his uncle who was one of hundreds to marry here.
Davis: "it's hard to give it up"
Unlike the crowd today, there were over a hundred members and a lot of young families.
Members have dwindled to maybe only six per Sunday.
Davis: "If we could have them come back every Sunday we'd be doing fine."
But there's a little bit more history than that.
Davis: "We have one lady with us today that's 93."
That would be Valeda Samuelson.
Valeda Samuelson/Member: "I learned about him in this church since I was a child."
She's spent nearly her whole life in this church.
But according to her, it took a while to find her way back home.
Samuelson: "I was a little bit rebelious I would say. I'd rather go out and have a good time."
Valeda admits when she finally did find her back,
Samuelson: "I got so convicted of my sins I was scared I would go to hell."
This long-time member decided to never leave.
Samuelson: "I'm very sorry that's it's closing - Because this is the light house for the gospel of Jesus Christ."
The church says it will most likely put the building up for sale.