Vandals stole paint from the Corinth Baptist Church in Leicester, and spread it all over the sanctuary, this morning damaging crosses, pews and other property inside, according to the Sheriffs department of Buncombe County.
The suspects apparently took bottles of paint from a Sunday school room and used it to deface the sanctuary and other rooms on the first floor of the church. No arrest or suspects at this time according to Buncombe County Sheriffs Department.
Question: Does your church have an intrusion alarm system installed? Is the alarm connected to a central monitoring station? These types of events are taking place in churches across America. The time to start considering installing an alarm system to protect your church from these types of incidents in now. Be Proactive not Reactive!
A vandal painted the capital “A” for “anarch” symbol on the door of Pleasant Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in Warrensburg, MO last Sunday.
In Huston, Texas, shattered windows and broken glass was the results of vandals and was not the first time that this church had been targeted.
Three panes of glass were broken costing an estimated $600 a pane to repair. This cost is significant for a 40 member church to raise.
The Pastor blames the vandalism on what’s going on around them with drugs in the community. Over the years, the Pastor indicated that the problem has gotten worse. However, the church continues its outreach for the lost.
The church can’t afford insurance, so the pastor is hopeful members will spare whatever they can to repair what was damaged. He’s also hopeful the repairs will be completed by the first Sunday in May for the official celebration of their big 99th anniversary.
Question: Could you help with the repairs? What a way to show the love of Christ who gave himself unselfishly for us, by giving unselfishly giving to the repairs of this 99 year old church who still reaches out to the community to share the love of God. What is God leading you to do?