Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Church members worship after devastating fire

The first song the Childress Memorial Church of God in Christ sang together as a congregation Sunday, less than two days after a fire left its church a charred shell, was indicative of its spirit — hopeful.
“Over my circumstance, given me another chance, you reign,” they sang, hands raised and heads held high.
The congregation was displaced from their building at 901 North Pine St. to the Convention Center after a fire destroyed the church and almost everything in it. The Bible passages, songs and sermon Sunday encouraged church members to press on, even though their home of nearly 50 years is gone.
“Yes, we've gone through a tragedy, but Childress is not over,” said Bishop Samuel Edward Iglehart. “I just got news all the way from heaven that God says he's still with us. He still has our back.”

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