Mainline Denominations

Southern Baptists versus United Methodists

Minnesota’s mainline Christian denominations face unprecedented declines, altering communities and traditions celebrated for generations

"The rising toll is evident in rural, urban and suburban churches across the state. St. Paul’s On the Hill Episcopal Church on prestigious Summit Avenue was recently sold to a developer after more than a century of religious service. Bethany Lutheran Church in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis held its “holy closure” ceremony last fall. St. Michael Catholic Church in West St. Paul celebrated its last mass 18 months ago. Mainline Protestant churches have been hit the hardest.

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Seminaries Reflect Struggles of Mainline Churches - Storied institutions are shutting their doors as enrollment shrinks

PCUSA Votes to Allow Clergy to Marry Same-Sex Couples; Approves Redefining Marriage

"The Presbyterian Lay Committee released a statement repudiating the action of the PCUSA General Assembly. 'The Presbyterian Lay Committee mourns these actions and calls on all Presbyterians to resist and protest them'" CPost

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