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For churches and places of worship all over the QCA, Old Man Winter has been tough all season long.

KWQC spoke to several churches today who say this Winter, people on Sunday's are choosing to stay home in the warmth, rather than going to services. 

On in particular, Calvary United Methodist in Walcott, IA, says their normal congregation of 125, has been cut in half on several weekends this Winter, due to bad weather.

"When we don't have the normal attendance or service, one of the things, unfortunately in this day of monetary needs, is it does affect the giving that particular Sunday," says Calvary REv. Nick Needham. 

Needham says on a normal Sunday, his congregation will donate around $3,000. 

Those donations go towards bills for the church, building upkeep, pastors salary and charitable giving. 

But this Winter has seen donations on some Sunday's have taken a dive.

To the tune of half of those donations, gone. 

So far now, Needham says his parish will get by, until the weather warms up. 

"The snow birds, who are in Texas, Arizona and Florida right now, will come back in April, and when the weather improves, people will naturally come back."

 

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