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Historic Church Building in Dire Straits

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COWICHE, Wash.--St. Peter's Church and Retreat Center has been holding retreats and other events for nearly one hundred years.   But events at St. Peter's are way down.   The building's expenses are $100,000 more than what it brings in.  The diocese is stuck with a difficult decision.

"Hopefully we can find another use for it or another owner," said Reverend Robert Siler.

The building has structural issues, so tearing it down is a possibility.  Rev. Siler said they may also simply mothball the center.  The diocese has put together a committee to decide the fate of the building.  They expect to make a decision by the end of the year.