New building in sight for Eau Claire church destroyed by fire

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A new building is in sight for an area congregation after a church was destroyed by a fire last year.

Members of Plymouth United Church of Christ gathered for a blessing and groundbreaking ceremony Sunday on Moholt Drive in Eau Claire as construction is about to begin on a new church.

The church's old building was destroyed after a lightning strike caused a fire in September 2016.

Pastor David Huber said the new church will be about the same size as the old one, but it will have more flexible space and be more modern and efficient.

He said the new building is a great way to start looking forward.

"People were very happy, a bit cold, but very happy to be here and to know we're starting construction on our new building, been waiting about 13 months for this day to come," said Pastor Huber.
Pastor Huber said construction equipment is scheduled to arrive Monday, October 30.

The hope is to have the church finished by late spring or early summer 2018.

Since the fire, Plymouth United Church of Christ has been operating out of Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.



 
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