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First Baptist Meetinghouse in Potsdam. Photos:
First Baptist Meetinghouse in Potsdam. Photos:

Potsdam Baptist church closes doors after 188 years

After 188 years, the First Baptist church in Potsdam has voted to close. The remaining members gathered for their final services this weekend. A congregation of thirteen founded the little American Baptist church in 1824. Nora Flaherty has the details on the dissolution of the tiny church.  Go to full article

Churchgoers Seek Peace of Mind During War

As Fort Drum buzzes with deployment activity, area churches are busy helping people cope during times of war. The First Baptist Church in Black River is just a few minutes drive from Fort Drum. Sunday some 40 parishioners - many with military ties - came to hear Pastor Cliff Bennett's sermon, entitled "What To Do in Uncertain Times". David Sommerstein talked with some of them about how their faith helps them with their fears.  Go to full article

Baptist Minister Steps Down After Naming "Satanic" Businesses

A Baptist minister in Tupper Lake has resigned after distributing a list of local businesses and organizations that he described as "satanic". The list of names included the public library and the Catholic church. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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