Monday, December 21, 2020, was a difficult day for the church community in Townsend. In addition to the devastating fire at St. John’s Rectory, we had a water pipe burst above the kitchen. We were fortunate to have Lynne Connors and Al Harris discover the mess and acted quickly along with Al Higgins, Pastor Chris Jones, and Marsha Schofield to remedy the situation.
The Townsend Fire Department came and inspected the church and found the damage was contained to the kitchen, bathroom, the hallway, and parts of the teen room and meeting room. The upstairs sanctuary was free of harm. ServPro installed fans, dehumidifiers, and drying mats. Our insurance company will be visiting the church to assess the damage soon.
We are thankful that no one was harmed and look forward to coming together to overcome another challenge in 2020.
If you would like to support our ministry, please consider giving today. Charitable contributions may be sent to PO Box 497, Townsend, MA 01469. All donations to New Beginnings UMC are 100% tax-deductible and can be sent an end-of-year giving statement.