Congregation Prays for a Christmas Miracle

By Rick Wolcott*

Extinguishing flames
Moving to the basement
Stripping the sanctuary
Purifying the air
Peeling off the soot
Cleaning every surface

These are just some of the obstacles the congregation of University Circle United Methodist Church (North Coast District) would have to overcome in just 35 days, if it wanted to worship in the sanctuary on Christmas Eve.

*Rick Wolcott is director of Communications for the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.