Memorial Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) Faithful Hope for Resurrection after Fire Burns Church


(By Rick Kauffman, Daily Times News, PA). Devoted members of the Memorial Presbyterian Church watched helplessly Monday morning as their beloved place of worship erupted in flames.

Along 3217 Chichester Ave. in Boothwyn, ladder trucks took to the skies as brave firefighters plunged into the church as black smoke poured from the shattered gothic-style arched windows that adorn the facade of the 130-year-old structure.

Pastor Robert Kaufman was in disbelief when he got a call at 8:36 a.m., saying, “Your church is on fire.”

“As I was coming here I was thinking about how we spent a week discussing the trials and troubles that Jesus went through,” Kaufman said. “Yesterday we celebrated the resurrection.”

Luckily no one was inside at the time of the fire.

Kaufman said he’ll once again be praying for a resurrection, but now in particular for the church which congregation just celebrated Easter Sunday.

“It was a reminder that the church may be in disrepair, maybe totally, we don’t know yet, but one thing we do know is that it will be resurrected,” Kaufman said.


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