Members of a Crimora Church Celebrate Rebirth at Groundbreaking
June 10, 2012 07:34 PM EDT
On the night of September 30, 2011 Mount Bethel United Methodist in Crimora, VA burned to the ground. On Sunday, eight months later, about 60 church members gathered at the same location for a "breaking ground" ceremony.
The ceremony marked the first day of the church's rebuilding process. How the fire was ignited is still unknown.
Members of the congregation gathered under a tent for the rebuilding ceremony in Crimora Sunday. Many say they are happy to see their place of worship returning to its original location.
Raymond Meyers said, "Its actually been a journey but from these ashes we are really rebuilding it seems like were doing it in Gods Will, Gods work and Gods doing it - we aren't doing it."
The total cost of the new church is $400,000and it will be built by Lantz Construction. About $100,000 of that came from fundraisers and donations. They hope to have the new church finished by late November.
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