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Monsignor Tim McGee said Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes has a steady membership with new members still joining, including retirees moving in from the country and new families moving to town. Photo By - Brian Basham

Changes in the church pews

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Church membership may be down nationally, but local congregations seem to be doing all right as some grow in members and others make efforts to maintain attendance.

According to a survey released by the Association of Religion Data Archives in May, fewer people are attending church nationwide, particularly in traditional congregations.

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