Going to church should be a personal thing, and I am glad for those who are fighting to keep this one open. The fight seems to be for the right reasons. God has a plan, and He answers all of our questions. Sometimes, unfortunately, His answer is, "No" or (which is sometimes worse if you're impatient, like me) "Not yet."
It's easy to sit back and think, "Oh, just let them go to a different church. There are plenty." Or to say something sarcastic about what you think should happen with the land where the church sits. Honestly, we know some of you like to be funny but there's a time and a place and even if you were trying to lighten the mood that didn't seem appropriate.
It is possible to successfully switch churches. It took me well over a year to make the decision to go back to church at all after leaving our old church. (We go to Harvest Pointe now, down by Ruby Tuesdays, and are very happy there. All are welcome.) However, it was a heartbreaking series of events that led up to the decision to switch, and I would not wish anyone similar fate.
I applaud the efforts to keep this church open. Is there any way to get the building itself on the National Register of Historic Places? Perhaps that would throw an unexpected kink into any future attempts to close the church.
Feed a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, you get rid of him for the whole weekend.