KCC should have closed years ago if it were following trends in California. Small congregations like ours have been on hard times for decades; the odds of survival were small.
We are now a thoroughly secular culture. A very small percentage of people in Sonoma County have any church affiliation at all. Younger generations resist joining most anything except Sunday morning soccer leagues. We are a "mission field" as were missionaries 100 years ago in Africa, India and every country in the world.
Further, few of us did a very good job bringing our children into the Church through strong Sunday School and youth programs.
The odds of KCC getting to 128 years were not good, but we have. Against the Wind. At the Annual Meeting on Sunday, let us give thanks for 128 years of ministry, and, ask for vision to carry on and thrive. We have a strong congregation! Now, what will become of it over the next decades? This, in part, is what an Annual Meeting is about.
Bless you all,