Pierre Jehovah’s Witnesses put up smaller Kingdom Hall to replace older one

Pierre Jehovah’s Witnesses put up smaller Kingdom Hall to replace older one

Dennis Stahlecker, an elder in the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Pierre, said this new, smaller pre-fabricated building — called a Kingdom Hall —  was completed about Thanksgiving time to replace the larger 1989 brick building taken down in September. The congregation is smaller and needs less space.

Instead of the seating for 200 or more as the other one had, this one can seat about 55, Stahlecker said.

“When we built the old one, we had people with families with children. Now the children are gone,” he said.

The Pew Research Center that studies American religion says the Jehovah’s Witnesses have one of the lowest retention rates of denominations and religious groups.

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