little tokyo church's rescue plan

For over 90 years, the historic Union Church of Los Angeles has been a home for worshipers in Little Tokyo's Japanese American community, but has seen its congregation numbers dwindle in recent years. Over time they've lost folks to the suburbs, and... well, age.

With a need to jump start the church's membership, Union Church has partnered up with one of Los Angeles' most prosperous congregations, Bel Air Presbyterian: A Little Tokyo church finds the answer to its prayers.

The rescue plan: Use high-energy worship services, complete with ear-thumping Christian rock music, to help Union Church attract the young professionals who populate downtown's lofts and condos. Will it be the infusion of energy this church needs?

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