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'We've had a miracle'

Lutheran, UCC congregations hustle to continue before- and after-school ministry

When Faith United Church of Christ, Garden Grove, Calif., voted in the spring to close its doors after years of decline, members wanted its before- and after-school ministry to continue.

But how? Faith had worked hard and spent thousands of dollars to pass California's rigorous licensing requirements. Any church that took on "Faith Kids Club" would have to do the same, and do it quickly enough to begin serving 100 schoolchildren in September.

But how? Faith had worked hard and spent thousands of dollars to pass California's rigorous licensing requirements. Any church that took on "Faith Kids Club" would have to do the same, and do it quickly enough to begin serving 100 schoolchildren in September.


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