Church Groundbreaking


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.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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