The Ellsworth Methodist Church votes to close in 2023
because the declining membership was not able to continue to meet financial obligations

The Last Service was held August 17, 2023

Worship team of piano player Lori Simmerman, Lay Pastor Anita Matchie, and vocalist Rachel Haugland.

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Some of the Congregation and Guests who attended the final service
The United Methodist District Superintendent is seen in front at left.

Former Pastor Margaret Aiseayew, at left, with Verle Haupt

The final service is over, so it is time to turn off the lights.

The Closed Church Marquee was updated to reflect the closing.

The Methodists have worshiped 140 years in Ellsworth (since 1883).


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