A version of the following message appears this morning on the website of the Grace Brethren church in Norton, Ohio (Jeff Bogue, pastor).
As many of you have heard, there was a fire at the Norton Campus of Grace Church Tuesday morning. We are very thankful that nobody was hurt as the church was out of the building, but there is extensive damage to the upper auditorium.
We have a big God to rely on. “Things” can be replaced, and we know that He can accomplish more than we could ever ask or imagine. So while we are saddened by the situation and inconvenienced, we are not scared or discouraged and will continue to shine the lights bright on Jesus.
A big thanks goes out to the six fire departments that responded, all those who helped and those that offered to help. Continue to pray and watch for God’s hand through it all.
Information about the programming and weekend services will be announced in the next few days via email and on the website.
We are very blessed to have a congregation of “can do” people and will be working to find ways for the community and church body to help. Thank you for your offers and thank you for your prayers.