By Bridgette Bonner
Sunday will be the last time members of three Presbyterian churches in Cobb County will come together as separate congregations.
Southminster Presbyterian in Marietta, Woodlawn Presbyterian in Mableton and Calvary Presbyterian in Marietta will all diminish after Sunday, no longer to be recognized as churches. They will all be replaced by one larger church, not yet created, called Light of Hope Presbyterian.
All three existing church buildings are up for sale, according to the Rev. Peter Paulsen, pastor of the Southminster and Calvary churches.
“Each congregation has deep history in Cobb County, but our congregations are becoming smaller and older,” said Southminster member Beverly Pearce.
The churches have all been in Cobb County since the 1960s, and many of their members have, too.
Read more in the Marietta Daily Journal.