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South Coast Church Closes Its Doors, But Keeps On Giving To The Community

The Grace Lutheran Church building in Santa Barbara, which will give way to senior housing.

A South Coast church which was slowly losing its congregation realized it would have to close its doors.

That spurred church members to decide to use their resources in a way that would continue its tradition of helping people long after the building was gone.

Lance Orozco has the story of that church, which found a new way to help people long after the last sermon was conducted.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.