Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
Church Members Plan to Rebuild
ROYALTON -- The state fire marshal's office is still investigating what sparked a fire that destroyed a historic church.
The First Christian Church in Royalton dates back 89 years. Crews have already torn down the remaining walls as a safety precaution and church members are already talking about rebuilding.
"That's where I went my whole life so you can imagine how it feels," said church member Tom Fisher. "It's kind of devastating to your mental state but God is still on his throne so we will live through it. It's just material things burned up."
He says the congregation plans to rebuild but first must figure out what's covered under the church's insurance plan.
"Cleanup is first," explained Fisher. "The insurance was there today. He went home to do his paperwork and I guess we have paper work to do also."
The church members will hold services at the Royalton town hall for the next few weeks, despite plenty of support from surrounding areas.
"We had offers from neighboring churches to give us room and board," said Fisher.
The church was built back in 1924 and was one of the town's oldest buildings. Fisher says church members would like to rebuild in the same spot.
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