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Session member Deena Mahowald shared a picture showing the construction of the bell tower in front of the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington. It was buried in a time capsule, which was pulled up after the congregation decided to close the church.

For First Presbyterian Church, it's a Christmas farewell

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The Christmas season has always brought joy to the hearts of the members of First Presbyterian Church of Farmington. But this year, that joy is bittersweet.


On Sunday, Dec. 22, the congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Farmington will say goodbye to more than 150 years together. The church is closing, just days before Christmas.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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