Friday, July 17, 2009

The latest info

I spent most of the day, today, at the church. To call it a heartbreaking experience is an understatement. Seeing our beloved church building reduced to ashes and rubble is an experience that defies description. And yet it was a day filled with strange beauty as people came together and laughed, cried, and shared memories of all the wonderful things that happened in this building over the last century.

We will be worshipping at the site at 10am on Sunday. The worship will include Holy Communion. There will also be an informational meeting at Sango UMC at 7pm on Monday evening. Dr. Ron Lowrey, our District Superintendent, and I will be there to share information and answer questions.

Here are some photos I took today:

Please keep our congregation in your prayers.


B Smith said...

I don't have words to express my sadness and sympathy for you and your folks. Just let them know that we are praying for them in this difficult time and if there is anything we can do please don't hesitate to ask.

Melissa Smith said...

Did you see it on Channel four yesterday? When she said, "...dedicated to Martha Pile's parents..." Mom and I both just started crying all over again. It still doesn't seem possible that it's all gone.

SpeasHill said...

Matt - Just wanted to let you know that we've been thinking about you and praying for you and your congregation. Please let us know if there is anything we can do!