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Church holds services in new sanctuary

August 24, 2003

Camilla -  Worship never stopped for members of the First Assembly of God, it was just relocated for a while.

"To get back into your old stomping grounds, you know, where you are supposed to be, it's just marvelous," says Pastor Ralph Summerlin.

The sanctuary of the church was completely destroyed by a tornado in March of 2003. Services were held in the fellowship hall of the church and even at a local funeral home.

Pastor Summerlin says, "It's terrible, it's unbelievable. Everything was destroyed...more or less."

But, you would never know the church had been through so much devastation. With clapping hands, and shouts of joy, members are thankful for the new Sanctuary they have to worship in.

Song Leader Corey Shiver says, "We're excited. "We just praise the Lord that we're able to be in the new Sanctuary this morning."

Church members plan to hold a formal rededication ceremony in October.

posted at 4:47 PM by karen.collier@walb.com