NORTH TURNER – The North Turner Presbyterian Church held a successful traditional church supper recently. More than 75 community members attended and the church made more than $500.

The supper was the first of several planned community activities the congregation is undertaking in an attempt to save the church from being closed.

Earlier this winter, the governing body of the Presbyterian Church was actively pursuing closing the 129-year-old church, which stands in the middle of North Turner Village.

An agreement was reached between the congregation and that body under which friends and members of the church are trying to keep it open but have only one year to meet a number of goals.

“We understand that everyone in this area thinks of the church as theirs and that they expect it will always be there for baptisms, weddings, funerals, Christmas and Easter,” elder Lawrence House explained. “But unless some of them start taking part on a regular basis, it isn’t going to be.”

The church is planning a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Goodwin Well and Water on Route 4, a harvest supper on Friday, Oct. 21, and a hunter’s breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 12. Church is at 9 a.m. each Sunday with Pastor Ann Marie Simone.

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