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164-year-old church closing as pandemic erodes congregation

Only 5 to 10 people were attending once in-person services resume.

The Waldoboro United Methodist Church, a fixture on Friendship Road since 1857, will close effective June 30.

The final service will be June 27. Minister Greg Foster, who has led the church for the past three years, said it will be a gathering where people can share memories of the church community and how the church has been a blessing to them.