ROBINSON, Ill. (WTHI) – Finally a new beginning for one Illinois congregation after a devastating fire. The First United Methodist Church family is rebuilding. This after their sanctuary went up in flames more than a year ago. Destroyed by the suspicious fire. Throughout the past year. The church family made sanctuary in one still standing building. But now their big plans to rebuild are becoming a reality. Church officials say it’s been a roller coaster ride for them the past year.
“We’ve gone through a myriad of feelings and experiences throughout all of this, from pure grief to bonding together and becoming closer as a family to looking forward and ahead.”