Friday, June 10, 2011

Red Bank Church is on fire, right now

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It feels like history is repeating itself.  Two years ago, I watched a fire gut St. Elmo UMC, down the block from where I live.  After the funeral of my former husband today, I came by Red Bank United Methodist Church, where the smoke was too thick to get good photos.  However, it seems only the church's Christian Activity Center (built in 1988) is burning, not the sanctuary.

Read more about the fire in Red Bank, here.  This report says the fire was apparently caused by lightning.


Helen's Book Blog said...

I hope the service was alright for you and all that attended. It seems like there have been a number of disasters in your area lately!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Thanks, Helen. Watching my children grieve for their father was hard, but I only teared up a few times, like when we reached this line during the singing of Hymn of Promise: "From the past will come the future." If I hadn't married him (the past), I wouldn't have our three children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren (the future).

I got to visit with a lot of old friends -- and even found a relative, who searched me out, knowing we shared the same maiden name. Even though she is five years younger than I am, her dad and my grandfather were brothers.

We used to be members of Red Bank United Methodist Church, back when our children were little. So it hurt to see it burning.