Presbyterians work to reverse sliding attendance

With a long history and prior success, First Presbyterian looks to the future Photos Courtesy of First Presbyterian Church of HemetThe original First Presbyterian Brown Church built in Hemet in 1911. ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor My grandmother used to pay me to go to Sunday school. In a way, it was my first job. I never saw it as, “Here’s your fee for spending an hour learning about Jesus.” It was more of a tip: “Here’s a quarter for the collection plate – and here’s a quarter for you!” “Aw Grandma!” I would squirm because it felt a little dishonest. I would think, “I’m getting paid as much

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