Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Tragic Loss

Many of you all have already heard the news that Bethlehem UMC was struck by lightning last night and burned down. Here are the photos that the Leaf Chronicle published.

I was in Costa Rica at the time of the fire. I got on a plane as soon as I heard, and arrived back in Clarksville this evening.

Please pray for our congregation in the difficult days ahead as we figure out the next steps and move forward.


David said...

My prayers go with you and your community in this tragic loss. May God guide your steps forward into intentional community with a fresh look at where the community at large, and the church community have opportunity to intersect anew.

James F. McGrath said...

I don't know what to say except that you and your congregation will be in our thoughts and prayers.