Dana United Methodist Church, Dana, NC

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Dana UMC, located in the southern foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, closed in the middle of 2019. This church is surrounded by vineyards, orchards, and agricultural land. The property consists of a sanctuary with an educational wing and a separate fellowship hall with a robust kitchen space.  As with all of our properties, Wesley explored options for use of the property. A Conference preference was a feeding ministry taking advantage of local agricultural and farming businesses or some other community ministry.  Without an organization to spearhead one of these ministries, the decision was made to list the property for sale at market value while efforts to reposition the property towards any viable ministry continued.  The eventual buyer was a local Baptist congregation with an adult daycare ministry housed in its parsonage.  The program grew through the years and had become self-supporting.  This growth required a search for new larger space. The Conference worked closely with the buyer through innovative financing options for the purchase which allowed the former church to be reborn into an adult daycare ministry that continues to thrive today